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Meritor purchases assets of Sypris facility in North Carolina

July 14, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor Inc. has purchased the majority of the assets at the Sypris Solutions Inc. manufacturing facility in Morganton, N.C. The facility currently manufactures trailer axle beams, carriers, and differentials for Meritor, in addition to producing light vehicle components for other...

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DeWys Mfg. announces change in leadership structure

July 14, 2015

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabrication company based in Marne, Mich., has announced a change in leadership roles. Owner Jon DeWys has transitioned from president to CEO. Owner C.T. Martin has moved from vice president to president. Mark Schoenborn has moved into the newly created...

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HK Laser & Systems renovates Illinois facility

July 13, 2015

HK Laser & Systems has renovated its 15,000-sq.-ft. demo facility in Lombard, Ill. New additions include a CAD/CAM training center, an HK RDM deburring machine, and a conference room. In addition to the Lombard facility, the company has demo machines available for viewing in Michigan, Iowa, and...

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Hilti opens two facilities in Texas

July 13, 2015

Hilti has opened its Western Hemisphere Product Development and Tool Service Center in Irving, Texas. The 65,000-sq.-ft. facility serves two main purposes: Certified technicians perform tool repairs and maintenance, laser calibrations, and battery checks; and engineers, designers, and product...

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Bluff Mfg. recognizes 43 distributors for 2014 service

July 13, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a manufacturer of dock, warehouse, safety, and storage equipment, has announced its Dealer Recognition Program winners for 2014. The program recognizes dealers that continually demonstrate superior levels of customer satisfaction, sales and service training, and...

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Dimplex Thermal Solutions aligns with three manufacturing reps

July 13, 2015

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Dimplex Thermal Solutions, the North American chiller manufacturer of Koolant Koolers, has announced three new manufacturing representative partnerships in the industrial sector:Centro Inc. represents the company in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama as part of its...

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TAB Industries videos show wrapping systems in action

July 8, 2015

TAB Industries LLC has released two videos showing its automated TAB Wrapper Tornado wrapping system in action at its facility in Reading, Pa. The videos show the system wrapping a 4- by 4-ft. pallet (www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwo510IrNc) and a larger 7-ft. pallet...

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SelfLube achieves seventh zero-nonconformance ISO 9001:2008 audit

July 8, 2015

Mold and die components manufacturer SelfLube, Coopersville, Mich., has completed its ISO 9001:2008 quality audit with zero nonconformances. This is the firm’s seventh successive zero-nonconformance audit. The audit addresses five key areas: meeting expectations for on-time delivery, product...

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Ernst Blissenbach GmbH receives Top 100 Award

July 8, 2015

Ernst Blissenbach GmbH was named one of Germany’s innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the German SME Summit in Essen in June, earning the Top 100 Award. The company, based in Remscheid, Germany, develops systems that enable pipes to be produced with smooth internal surfaces....

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Manufacturing Day welcomes AWS and Herbalife as Silver sponsors

July 8, 2015

Manufacturing DaySM has added American Welding Society and Herbalife as sponsors at the Silver level. This is the third consecutive year that AWS has sponsored the event; Herbalife has joined as a first-time sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers...

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Tech Air acquires L&M Welding Supply

July 7, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired L&M Welding Supply Inc., Mobile, Ala. L&M is a distributor of welding supplies and industrial equipment to the military, shipbuilding, and power industries on the...

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SSAB launches 2015 University Challenge for high-strength steel applications

July 7, 2015

SSAB’s University Challenge is an opportunity for students to present their ideas for new, innovative products using high-strength steels. Applications for the annual competition will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2015. Students, either groups or individuals, can submit a design study, a...

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Marlin Steel recertified to ISO 9001:2008

July 7, 2015

Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has announced its recertification under the ISO 9001 standard. The company is a manufacturer of custom sheet metal and wire...

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Glebar moves headquarters within New Jersey

July 7, 2015

Grinding system manufacturer Glebar Co. has consolidated its plants and office in Franklin Lakes, N.J., into a larger headquarters and manufacturing facility in nearby Ramsey, N.J. The move was prompted by significant domestic business growth and international expansion over the last two years,...

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Sept. 23 workshop to teach manufacturers how to turn waste into profit

July 6, 2015

According to the U.S. EPA, more than 250 million tons of waste is generated by homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses each year in the U.S., and more than half ends up in landfills. Manufacturing executives can learn how to help reverse this trend and make their company’s operations more...

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