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Manufacturing in Mexico Summit to be held in October

September 13, 2012

The Offshore Group, Tucson, Ariz., will hold its 18th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico Summit in the resort town of San Carlos, Sonora, on Mexico's Sea of Cortez, Oct. 25-26. The event is designed to enable executives and top-level sourcing personnel to examine the strategic option of initiating and...

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MidWest Materials co-founder Joseph Koppelman dies

September 13, 2012

MidWest Materials chairman and co-founder, Joseph Koppelman, died Sept. 9. From a one-room operation in Cleveland in 1952, Koppelman led MidWest Materials to its 240,000-sq.-ft. steel service center facility in Perry, Ohio. Koppelman's daughter, Noreen Koppelman Goldstein, became president of the...

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Cianbro acquires L.B. Foster fabrication shop

September 13, 2012

Cianbro, Pittsfield, Maine, has acquired a fabrication facility in Georgetown, Mass., from the L. B. Foster Co. The facility was built in 1982 to fabricate structural steel for buildings and bridges and includes about 40,000 sq. ft. of fabrication and coating space. The acquisition includes about...

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Boysen to build plant in Alabama

September 13, 2012

German company Boysen, a manufacturer of automotive exhaust systems, has announced plans to build a new, $34 million plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The new Boysen USA Alabama LLC facility, which will manufacture mufflers and catalytic conveyors for C-class sedans from Mercedes-Benz, will be located...

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Delta Steel Technologies announces staff appointments

September 13, 2012

Delta Steel Technologies, Irving, Texas, has named Enrique E. Echaniz as international business development manager and Michael Prete as regional sales manager. Echaniz has 23 years of experience in the steel industry with an emphasis on stainless steel. In this role, he develops and manages...

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Manufacturers announce open house schedules for Manufacturing Day

September 12, 2012

Several manufacturers have announced their participation in Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event on Oct. 5, 2012, to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields. The event sponsors...

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Tenere opens program sales office in California

September 12, 2012

Tenere Inc., a mechanical integrator and fabricator in Dresser, Wis., has established a new program and sales office in Northern California. Manager Chad Korbel has been with the company for 10 years, working with customers to coordinate and manage product introductions, engineering developments,...

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Pferd appoints national technical manager

September 12, 2012

Pferd Inc., Leominster, Mass., the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has appointed Sam Lombardo to the newly created position of national technical manager for all Pferd U.S. operations. He is responsible for directing the sales efforts of all vertical...

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Voortman acquires Maschinenfabrik Bach

September 12, 2012

Voortman has announced the acquisition of Maschinenfabrik Bach GmbH, Apolda, Germany. This equipment now is offered in North America through Voortman USA Corp., Chicago. This new subsidiary of the Voortman Steel Group operates under the name Voortman Cutting Systems. Bach is a manufacturer of...

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Video takes viewers on virtual tour of dust collector

September 12, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has partnered with Arkansas State University's Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) to create a 3-D animated video titled "Clean Air Rocks" at www.camfilfarrapc.com/videos/77. The 3.5-min. video takes viewers on a virtual tour through the inside of the...

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Force Control adds rep group for western U.S.

September 12, 2012

Force Control Industries, a manufacturer of oil shear brakes and clutch brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, has added a new manufacturer's representative group for a trio of western states. Mountain States Reps & Associates supports Force Control distributors and customers in Utah, Colorado, and...

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LA-CO Industries adds 'Find a Marker' search tool to Markal website

September 12, 2012

LA-CO Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturer of Markal® industrial markers, has unveiled a new, multilingual website at www.markal.com featuring what the company says is the industry's first "Find a Marker" online search tool. The search engine allows users to select the marking tools...

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EOS names VP

September 12, 2012

EOS of North America Inc., Novi, Mich., a developer of design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing systems for industrial applications, has appointed Tim Morris as vice president. His duties include managing sales and marketing, service and application engineering, and administration. He oversees a...

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Website provides CAD/CAM info to mechanical engineers, design professionals

September 12, 2012

Manufacturing One Source LLC has launched a free online service, www.cadcamconnect.com, where mechanical engineers and design professionals can find a variety of CAD/CAM products, reviews, deals, and information. The service partners with multiple CAD/CAM/CAE product and service providers to offer...

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Proper Television looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder

September 7, 2012

Proper Television is looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder to join the cast of a new TV series filming in Las Vegas. The right candidate must be a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. or Canada who loves cars and is a fabricator-welder with at least 5 years’ experience in MIG and...

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