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Oxlean Mfg. announces $2.1 million expansion in Louisiana

December 9, 2014

Oxlean Mfg. will invest $2.1 million to expand and modernize its steel fabrication facility in Walker, La. The company, which is retaining 27 existing jobs, will create 73 new jobs at the facility and 122 indirect jobs. The project will include the installation of advanced robotic technology,...

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Economic growth continues in 2015, says forecast

December 9, 2014

Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2015, according to projections in a semiannual economic forecast issued by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM). In the forecast, purchasing and supply management executives share their expectations for a...

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SME names executive director/CEO

December 9, 2014

SME, Dearborn, Mich., has named Jeffrey M. Krause as its executive director and CEO, effective Dec. 15. In this role, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, while also leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders. Since...

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Reading Bakery Systems to expand in Pennsylvania

December 9, 2014

Reading Bakery Systems has announced plans to double the size of its oven manufacturing facility in Robesonia, Pa. The expansion will bring the plant to 38,000 sq. ft., with space for manufacturing and assembly, cutting, and...

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FNA Group’s OEM Industries Division to open Wisconsin manufacturing plant

December 8, 2014

The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has announced plans for a new $3 million manufacturing, distribution, and R&D facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 176,000-sq.-ft facility, which will create more than 100 jobs, will be used to manufacture pressure washers...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.8% in 2014

December 8, 2014

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 35.0 percent from September and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of...

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igus wins 2014 Leadership in Engineering Award

December 5, 2014

East Providence, R.I.-based igus® Inc., a manufacturer of motion plastics, has been named the winner of the annual Leadership in Engineering Award in the mechanical engineering category, presented by Design World magazine and its online community, Design World Online. The company uses its...

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Former Harley-Davidson communications strategist to give keynote address at FMA annual meeting

December 5, 2014

Ken Schmidt, former director of communications at Harley-Davidson, will deliver the opening keynote presentation for The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit and Toll Processing Conference, Feb. 25-27, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee (Orlando), Fla. "Ken Schmidt...

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Bosch Rexroth’s South Carolina hydraulics production facility marks 25 years in operation

December 5, 2014

Bosch Rexroth recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Fountain Inn, S.C., hydraulics production facility. After undergoing an expansion in 2013, the location is the company’s largest hydraulics manufacturing facility in the Americas. Opened in 1989, the facility originally comprised a...

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MEC opens Virginia manufacturing center

December 4, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC) has opened a 148,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The facility, scheduled to move into full production in early 2015, allows the company to expand its capabilities to serve blue-chip OEMs. The company, which operates 17 plants in five states,...

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ABB to join Industrial Internet Consortium to promote best practices

December 4, 2014

In 2015 power and automation company ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, will join the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a group of more than 100 companies, organizations, and universities working to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices and robust...

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AWMI names Sapa Extrusions fabrication new business coordinator as Member of the Year

December 4, 2014

At its 2014 Annual Conference in November, the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI), Mount Royal, N.J., formally recognized Carol Chizmar of Sapa Extrusions with its 2013 Member of the Year Award. The award is the highest honor given by AWMI. Members are nominated and selected by...

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Initiative launched to develop standards for additive manufacturing

December 4, 2014

U.K.-based Lloyd’s Register Energy has launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies worldwide to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry; the latest JIP focuses on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates in manufacturing not expected to slow down in December

December 4, 2014

In December, job creation rates will increase 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 December 2014./p> In December, for the ninth straight...

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D&S Mfg. to expand in Wisconsin

December 3, 2014

Custom manufacturer D&S Mfg. has begun work on a 9,300-sq.-ft. addition to its facility in Black River Falls, Wis. The current addition plans were laid out during the previous expansion, completed in 2009. Since that expansion, additional equipment acquisitions have filled the building. The...

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