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FMA Metal Fabrication Lab at Harper College to hold open house April 26

April 13, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and Harper College will host an open house at the new 6,000-sq.-ft. FMA Metal Fabrication Lab on Tuesday, April 26, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will include tours of the new space and equipment and a presentation by FMA economic...

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U.S. exporters invited to participate in FABTECH Mexico

April 13, 2016

The U.S. Commercial Service is inviting U.S. exporters to participate in FABTECH® Mexico, the largest metalworking trade event in Mexico, to be held May 4-6, 2016, in Mexico City. As the ideal marketplace for matchmaking meetings with large-scale distributors in the field, this year’s event,...

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Lee Spring acquires Clark Spring & Mfg.

April 13, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Lee Spring has purchased the assets of Clark Spring in Hayward, Calif. Lee Spring is a global manufacturer of mechanical springs and related...

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Epic Systems to hold STEM workshop for children on April 30

April 13, 2016

St. Louis-based engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. has launched a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education initiative for elementary school students. The company will present a half-day, hands-on workshop for kids on April 30 at its fabrication plant to cultivate...

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Weld-Ed announces 2016 professional development workshops

April 13, 2016

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2016 professional development workshop series. The series includes seven training modules—welding metallurgy; joining and cutting processes; design,...

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Triumph Group realigns into four business units, announces executive appointments

April 12, 2016

Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group Inc. has consolidated from six to four business units to help eliminate redundancies and reduce costs. The four business units are Integrated Systems, Aerospace Structures, Precision Components, and Product Support. Thomas Holzthum, former corporate vice...

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Magirus appoints CEO

April 12, 2016

Germany-based Magirus, CNH Industrial’s global firefighting equipment business, has named Marc Diening as CEO. He succeeds Antonio Benedetti, who resigned at the end of 2015. Diening has several years of international experience in equipment manufacturing and senior management, including...

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Eberl Iron Works adds a new location in New York

April 12, 2016

Eberl Iron Works has announced it is opening a second site just up the block and across the street from its current headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Along with all welding and assembly operations, manufacturing for the company’s Rooftop Support Systems Division has relocated to facilities...

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Economic outlook forecasts 2.7 percent growth in equipment, software investments

April 11, 2016

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the “2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook,” released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C. The foundation lowered its 2016 equipment and...

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U-MEC launches redesigned website

April 11, 2016

United Mechanical & Metal Fabricators Inc. (U-MEC), Hayward, Calif., has launched a new website at www.umec.net. The website has been redesigned to be mobile-friendly. The precision metal machine shop provides contract support to manufacturers around the U.S., as well as local design and custom...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred reaccreditation

April 11, 2016

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has become the first company to receive MedAccred critical process reaccreditation and has expanded its scope of accreditation to include hardness testing and metallography and microindentation hardness. MedAccred is an industry-managed critical process...

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Program teaches 112 high school girls about succeeding in STEM professions

April 11, 2016

On April 9, 112 high school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers from 16 Milwaukee-area schools had the opportunity to engage with and learn from successful women in a variety of STEM professions. This Prep-Pro (Preparing to be a Professional) Workshop...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. reorganizes sales/marketing department

April 7, 2016

Waterloo, Iowa-based Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a provider of heat-treat and metallurgical services to companies worldwide, has reorganized its sales and marketing department with the implementation of a new technical services team to assist customers with quote requests, certifications and...

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SST installs MRO cold spray system in Latin America

April 7, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.’s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has commissioned its first cold spray installation in Latin America at Venequip SA, a private company with 11 divisions across Venezuela that sells, services, maintains, and supports heavy equipment for...

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Banker Steel acquires NYCC

April 7, 2016

Banker Steel, Lynchburg, Va., has acquired NYCC, which comprises NYC Constructors LLC, New York, N.Y., and MRP LLC, South Plainfield, N.J. The transaction expands Banker’s capabilities in the New York City commercial construction market. With more than 300 employees in New York and New Jersey,...

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