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Qnect names VP of engineering

November 6, 2014

Qnect LLC, Hadley, Mass., a provider of software for the structural steel industry, has hired Tim Fraser as vice president of engineering. Fraser has 35 years of experience in structural steel fabrication and consulting engineering, He spent 19 years as chief engineer at fabricating and...

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NN Inc. president/CEO recognized for corporate growth leadership

November 6, 2014

Johnson City, Tenn.-based NN Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal bearings and components, has announced that its president/CEO Richard Holder has received the M&A Atlas Americas award for corporate growth leadership related to the four acquisitions the company closed before the end of August...

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Kimball Intl. to move Idaho production to Indiana

November 6, 2014

Furniture manufacturer Kimball Intl. Inc., Jasper, Ind., has announced the planned consolidation of its metal fabrication production from its operation located in Post Falls, Idaho, into existing production facilities in Indiana. Citing improvement of customer delivery, supply chain dynamics, and...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for month of November

November 6, 2014

In November, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for November 2014. In November, for the eighth straight month,...

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Sioux names sales and marketing manager

November 5, 2014

Beresford, S.D.-based Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial application-specific cleaning equipment, water heating and chilling systems, and steam generators, has announced the hiring of Jesse Hanssen as sales and marketing manager. Hanssen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical...

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Drake-Williams Steel converts to employee ownership

November 5, 2014

Drake-Williams Steel Inc., a steel fabricator based in Omaha, Neb., has converted 100 percent from family ownership to employee ownership. The change affects 230 employees at three company locations in Omaha and Aurora,...

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Sage Clarity selected for CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising list

November 4, 2014

Sage Clarity, Chicago, a provider of manufacturing intelligence systems, has been named to CIO Review’s list of the 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers. The selection is based on Sage Clarity's mobile analytics technology systems for the manufacturing supply chain....

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AAK sells Binol biolubricants business to Quaker Chemical

November 3, 2014

AAK, Karlshamn, Sweden, has decided to sell its biolubricants business Binol to Quaker Chemical, Conshohocken, Pa., a provider of process fluids and chemical specialties. Binol has for many years been run as an autonomous entity within AAK with its own sales force, product development,...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in October

November 3, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Workers at Warren Fabricating win back jobs, company signs settlement

October 31, 2014

On Sept. 24 and 25, four workers employed by Industrial Labor at Warren Fabricating in Hubbard, Ohio, were laid off after talking to their co-workers about forming a union. The National Labor Relations Board was set to go to trial on Oct. 6 when Industrial Labor owner Richard Melanson negotiated...

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SME launches #MFGis campaign to create awareness of career opportunities

October 31, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, an organization dedicated to supporting manufacturing through training, events, media, and membership, has launched #MFGis, an awareness campaign to help students, educators, professionals, and companies share what manufacturing means to them through storytelling, social...

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Spartan Motors to close plant in Florida

October 30, 2014

Spartan Motors Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies, and aftermarket parts for the RV, emergency response, defense, government services, delivery, and service markets based in Charlotte, Mich., has announced plans to close its fire truck body assembly facility...

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Layman Fabrication moves to new facility in Indiana

October 30, 2014

Layman Fabrication Inc. has moved into a new, 8,400-sq.-ft. facility in North Vernon, Ind. The new facility gives the company room to expand its cutting, forming, painting, and welding activities. The metal fabricator produces carts, containers, conveyors, platforms, tables, and tanks. It also...

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Haier America to locate tech center in Indiana

October 30, 2014

Manhattan-based Haier America, a division of the multinational home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, has announced plans to locate its North American tech center in Evansville, Ind., creating 50 new jobs by 2015. The company plans to invest about $2.8 million in...

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Sierra College hosts Nontraditional Employment for Women event for high school girls

October 29, 2014

Sierra College, Rocklin, Calif., hosted the second Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event on Oct. 19 to inspire high school girls to consider science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Keynote speaker Gina Lujan, founder of the Sacramento Hacker Lab, organized a panel of...

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