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U.S. manufacturing technology orders have best year since 1996

February 11, 2013

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $499.43 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 17.8 percent from November but...

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ConXtech's structural steel fabrication factory passes AISC audit for fourth time

February 11, 2013

ConXtech's manufacturing team has passed its 2013 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Certified Building Fabricator audit. The highly automated steel fabrication facility in Hayward, Calif., passed the annual audit with zero nonconformances and no suggestions for improvement from the...

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Free event offers students chance at internship opportunities

February 11, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, a producer of steel tubular products and HSS, will host its annual DFI Student Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Atlas Pipe Piles Chicago manufacturing mill. Atlas Tube and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) welcome engineering students to the mill...

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KMC completes plant acquisition, expansion

February 11, 2013

Kickhaefer Mfg. Co. (KMC), a metal stamping and fabrication company, has announced the acquisition of a new facility and the completion of an expansion to its current facility in Port Washington, Wis. The company plans to add 20 employees. The new, 52,000-sq.-ft. facility has been expanded and...

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Columbia Marking Tools names reps for Midwest, New England

February 11, 2013

Columbia Marking Tools, a designer and manufacturer of marking tools and systems in Chesterfield, Mich., has appointed manufacturers' representatives for the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. Gene Kennepp of Systems and Components Inc. in Antioch, Ill., is responsible for northern...

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AAM to invest more than $100 million in Michigan

February 11, 2013

American Axle & Mfg. Holdings Inc. (AAM), Detroit, has announced plans to invest more than $100 million in its manufacturing facility in Three Rivers, Mich. The investment will include the installation of new production lines, multiple assembly stations, paint line modifications, additional...

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Sintermetal completes expansion in Mexico

February 8, 2013

Sintermetal S.A. de C.V. has completed a $6 million expansion of its facility in Ocoyoacac, Mexico. The expansion provides room for a new area of machines that will allow the company to expand into the market of highly complex sintered parts for the production of rotors for oil pumps and variable...

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Association for Advancing Automation launches new website

February 8, 2013

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA), has launched a new website at www.a3automate.org. "The website will be used for...

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Arku Coil Systems delivers leveler to MEC - TheFabricator.com

Arku Coil Systems delivers leveler to MEC

February 8, 2013

Cincinnati-based Arku Coil Systems Inc. has sold a FlatMaster 55 precision leveler to MEC, a manufacturing and fabrication company in Mayville, Wis. The company offers metal cutting and forming, stamping, machining, tube forming, welding, painting, and assembly in 16 facilities. The leveler,...

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Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards - TheFabricator.com

Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, Canonsburg, Pa., has promoted Brad Mutschler to the new position of industry manager for shipyards. In this position, Mutschler identifies new opportunities and offers technology for production welders, engineers, and fabricators in the design and construction of ships, barges,...

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Bridge City Steel adds sales rep

February 7, 2013

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired John Wirth to be responsible for outside sales in the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, including Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, and Salem. Wirth has more than 30 years of experience in the steel processing industry. Bridge...

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Sellick Equipment announces staff appointments

February 7, 2013

Sellick Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of rough-terrain and truck-mounted forklifts in Harrow, Ont., has announced several staffing changes. Dave Bristow has been named to the position of eastern region sales manager. He has more than 35 years of sales management experience in material handling...

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Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners

February 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment, has announced the six winners of its "Innovation to Shape the World" contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The individual winners are:...

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Lenawee Stamping to expand operations

February 7, 2013

Lenawee Stamping Corp., Tecumseh, Mich., has been awarded a $5.3 million business incentive grant from the state to expand its operations. The company will add new programs, creating about 530 jobs for local workers. The grant supplements a total $30.7 million project investment. Lenawee Stamping...

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Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF - TheFabricator.com

Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF

February 7, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and lasers, has opened a new laser micromachining applications laboratory at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. At the lab, the TruMicro team can demonstrate microprocessing technology for customers, solve specific application requests, and...

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