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Ficep appoints regional sales manager

August 13, 2015

Ficep Corp., Forest Hill, Md., has hired Tim McFadden as regional sales manager. He will work closely with Capital Machine Technologies in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and with Ficep’s Sales Manager Peter Janes in New Mexico. McFadden previously worked for Airgas as advanced cutting systems...

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Quality Industries adds two managers

August 13, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., a metalworking company based in La Vergne, Tenn., has named Mike Swift as production manager for its Tennessee operations and Ricky Chaney as plant manager in Denton, Texas. Swift has 35 years of manufacturing experience with companies including Hillenbrand, Ingersoll...

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Survey predicts 3-D printing’s effect on manufacturing

August 13, 2015

Stratasys Direct Mfg., Valencia, Calif., has released “3D Printing’s Imminent Impact on Manufacturing,” an industry report highlighting current and impending trends in 3-D printing. The report is based on an independent survey of 700 designers, engineers, and executives, 40 percent of...

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AT&F acquires HMF

August 13, 2015

Cleveland-based steel fabricator AT&F has acquired HMF (Heavy Metal Fabricators), Manitowoc, Wis. The 60,000-sq.-ft. facility provides 60-ton crane capacity and provides large-scale cutting, welding, and machining operations. The facility will operate under the AT&F name with AT&F...

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Mercedes-Benz moves SUV production to Indiana

August 13, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has moved production of its R-Class SUV from a facility in Alabama to the Mishawaka Commercial Assembly Plant of South Bend, Ind.-based AM General LLC. According to the company, the production move involved a multimillion-dollar investment and the hiring of hundreds of new...

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Ilmor Marine produces 10,000th marine V8 engine

August 13, 2015

Ilmor Marine LLC has marked the production of its 10,000th marine V8 engine, an MV8 6.0L, with a celebration at its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters. Representatives from Ilmor, Penske Corp., GM Marine, and ZF Marine were present for the starting of the 10,000th engine by Miles Atkins, mayor of...

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BorgWarner receives 2015 GM Supplier Impact Award

August 13, 2015

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has received a 2015 GM Supplier Impact Award for demonstrating top performance in the diversity spend percentage to goal category and excelling in the significantly improved category. The company, which produces highly engineered components and systems for...

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Boardman moves fabrication facility to Oklahoma

August 13, 2015

Boardman, a steel plate fabrication company, has announced the closing of its plant in Wichita, Kan. The company, which existed at this location for almost 80 years, has moved operations to Oklahoma City, Okla., where its headquarters is located. Of 25 employees at the Wichita plant, eight are...

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Bermo Inc. adds rapid fabrication service

August 13, 2015

Metal fabricator Bermo Inc., Circle Pines, Minn., is now offering 24-hr. turnaround on certain orders before 12:00 p.m. central time. This applies to orders with a maximum of 10 pieces per part number and a maximum of three part numbers per lot. Also, the parts should not require any significant...

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Wachs Services forms new subsidiary

August 12, 2015

Wachs Services (Wachs Energy Services/Wachs Technical Services), a welding and machining company in Belmont, N.C., has announced the formation of Wachs Fabrication Group (WFG). The new wholly owned subsidiary, located in a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Jackson, S.C., will fabricate products from...

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Manufacturing Day producers collaborate with Canada’s Manufacturing Month organizers

August 12, 2015

The co-producers of Manufacturing DaySM have announced a collaboration with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to expand the annual celebration of manufacturing across North America. CME declared October as Manufacturing Month in Canada, and the organization is committed to supporting...

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MagneGas, Green Gas Supply to expand into Louisiana, Texas markets

August 12, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Green Gas Supply LLC to expand into Louisiana and Texas with a $550,000 plasma-arc gasification system sale that includes future royalty payments, profit sharing rights, and an initial 300-cylinder gas order to seed...

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Eutectic Canada gas atomizer in full production

August 12, 2015

Eutectic Canada has launched a next-generation gas atomizer program that enables the company to produce thermal spray and PTA coating powders in its Granby, Quebec, facility. The company now is producing metal and metal-matrix powders using the gas atomization process. It produces spherical...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical announces staffing changes

August 12, 2015

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, Wis., a provider of mechanical contracting services including plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, industrial ventilation, HVAC, process piping, and service work, has announced several personnel additions. Paul Lentz has been named manager of the industrial...

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Norsk Titanium names senior VP of operations

August 11, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has announced the appointment of Christopher Bohlmann as senior vice president, operations. He leads the establishment of a long-term production site in the U.S. Bohlmann previously served as director of...

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