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Science Channel named official media partner for second annual Manufacturing Day

May 1, 2013

Science Channel, Silver Spring, Md., has been named the official media sponsor for the second annual Manufacturing Day, a broad-based grassroots effort created to drive public awareness of the U.S. manufacturing industry and manufacturing careers. The network's "How It's Made" manufacturing series...

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Beckwood Press hires director of operations - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press hires director of operations

April 25, 2013

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, Mo., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems, has hired Richard Wilhelm as director of operations. He oversees all aspects of engineering, production, and customer service and support for the company's products and services. Wilhelm, who...

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Alliance Holdings acquires Walker Magnetics Group

April 25, 2013

Alliance Holdings Inc., Abington, Pa., has acquired Walker Magnetics Group Inc., Worcester, Mass., a manufacturer of magnetic products for workholding, material handling, and separation applications. "Walker actively and methodically sought out a partner to help us develop and implement...

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TriTech Solutions USA installs Techni Waterjet system

April 25, 2013

TriTech Solutions, a new metal fabricating company in Appomattox, Va., has installed a waterjet system from Techni Waterjet. The machine can cut metal up to 6 in. thick. Its tilted head allows it to cut a beveled edge, as well as cut along the length, width, or height of an object....

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Innovative Tool purchases 5-axis laser

April 25, 2013

Innovative Tool, Fraser, Mich., has installed its first 5-axis laser cutting center. The company provides manufacturing services and products for the prototype and short-run production industries....

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CAD/CAMConnect launches reviews site

April 24, 2013

CAD/CAMConnect™, Austin, Texas, an online resource that consolidates information on manufacturing technology to help simplify the buying process, has launched an extension, CADCAMReviews.com, where mechanical engineers, machinists, and design professionals can research and get advice on all types...

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E-course highlights weld discontinuities and defects

April 24, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has released a new online course called Discontinuities and Defects, designed for people involved in arc welding inspection, quality control, engineering, and supervision. The online course contains five video segments, totaling a run time of 70...

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GE adds two assembly lines to Appliance Park location

April 24, 2013

GE has added two assembly lines costing more than $100 million to its Appliance Park location in Louisville, Ky., for manufacturing front-load washing machines and dryers. This is the first time the company has produced a front-load washing machine and matching dryer from one of its U.S. plants....

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Small and midsized manufacturers continue growth expectations

April 24, 2013

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its fifth annual Group CFO Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies' CFOs in 2013. These CFOs remain optimistic about financial prospects and are...

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Jagemann Stamping to expand

April 24, 2013

Jagemann Stamping Co., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings and fineblanking, has announced plans to add up to 50,000 sq. ft. and 100 jobs at its Manitowoc, Wis., location by 2014. The addition, a result of growth in the company's key business segments, is expected to be...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies

April 24, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Augsburg, Germany, has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment supplier to the automobile industry. About 300 Utica employees have joined Kuka Systems. No jobs were eliminated. Kuka Systems North...

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Central Virginia Manufacturers opens in Virginia

April 24, 2013

Central Virginia Manufacturers, a new sheet metal fabrication company, has opened a 58,000-sq.-ft. location in Bedford, Va. The job shop expects to hire about 15 people at its current size....

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Spika Welding wins manufacturing award

April 24, 2013

Spika Welding, Lewistown, Mont., has received the first Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Montana Manufacturing Council, a subsidiary of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. The company, a 40+ employee family enterprise, produces maintenance stands for aerospace and military applications. It...

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MRP webinar to present best practices for fabrication, quoting, invoicing, and creating POs

April 24, 2013

SigmaMRP™, Cincinnati, a supplier of business management systems for the manufacturing and fabrication industries, has announced its upcoming webinar, "Best practices to run a full fabrication job from quote to invoicing and creating POs," scheduled for May 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Topics will...

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Penn Stainless Products certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 24, 2013

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. Penn Stainless is a distributor and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, serving domestic and international customers...

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