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AME Institute, Kronos establish manufacturing scholarship

March 26, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, Chelmsford, Mass., and Kronos Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., have established a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path...

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Red-D-Arc Welderentals opens retail location in Germany

March 25, 2014

Red-D-Arc Welderentals™, an Airgas company based in Austell, Ga., has opened a retail location in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the company’s first location in that country. The facility offers welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products for sale and...

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Kennametal, Timken named to list of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 21, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., and The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, have been named to Ethisphere® Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies™ list. This is the third year in a row that Kennametal has received the honor, and the fourth time for Timken. To determine the winners, Ethisphere, an...

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Greenkote receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

March 21, 2014

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of ecofriendly anticorrosion metal coatings, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification process involved creation of a formal quality management system with defined procedures, as well as internal audits and a two-stage audit...

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Industrial Innovations relocates to larger facility

March 21, 2014

Industrial Innovations, a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment, has moved its operations from Wyoming, Mich., to a larger facility in Grandville, Mich. The 20,000-sq.-ft. facility is nearly triple the size of the company’s former space. The expansion accommodates the company’s...

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U.S. congressman tours Unitrac Railroad Material

March 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Unitrac Railroad Material’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Knoxville, Tenn., March 17. The facility manufactures trackwork, new and relay rail, and other track...

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MSSC wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award

March 19, 2014

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, Alexandria, Va., has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award from Frost & Sullivan. MSSC was recognized for its accomplishments in increasing the number of skilled individuals entering the manufacturing workforce. MSSC is a training...

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Association for Manufacturing Excellence launches AME Values Veterans program

March 19, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Rolling Meadows, Ill., held a kickoff symposium for its AME Values Veterans (AMEV2) program on March 14 at DMG Mori, Hoffman Estates, Ill. The program is designed to teach U.S. employers how to recapitalize their workforce by recruiting, hiring,...

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Italian Trade Agency announces call for papers, scholarship support from SME Education Foundation

March 19, 2014

In support of the Italian Trade Agency’s call for papers for the 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards, the SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to the top winners. The IMTTA program is a competition asking upper-level students attending premier North American universities to...

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Core Crew launches website

March 19, 2014

Cincinnati-based employment agency Core Crew, formerly known as Elite Craft Support, has launched a new website at www.corecrew.com. The company works to recruit and place skilled tradespeople, including welders, pipe fitters, ironworkers, millwrights, plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. The...

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Whirlpool to double size of Ohio plant

March 18, 2014

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced plans to invest $40 million to nearly double the size of its Greenville, Ohio, small appliance manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to generate about 400 new jobs by 2018, increasing the facility’s workforce to about 1,400...

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PMA member urges Congress to bring manufacturing back to U.S.

March 18, 2014

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) member Kevin Harberts, president and CEO of Kryton Engineered Metals Inc., Cedar Falls, Iowa, has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access about reshoring, or...

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OSHA releases educational bulletin on injury-recording requirements

March 18, 2014

OSHA has released an educational resource that focuses on requirements for recording of temporary worker injuries and illnesses. The recordkeeping bulletin explains the requirements for both the staffing agency and the host employer and addresses how to identify who is responsible for recording...

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Lockheed Martin earns three Manufacturing Leadership Awards

March 18, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been recognized with three 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards for achievements in advanced manufacturing, environmentally friendly practices, and customer relationships. The awards are administered by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan....

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FMA, NAM partner to achieve goal of 500,000 industry certifications

March 17, 2014

The Manufacturing Institute and its partners in the Skills Certification System, including the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., have announced significant progress toward achieving a five-year goal to award 500,000 industry-based certifications to individuals....

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