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Mexico continues to be top choice for manufacturing nearshoring

June 13, 2012

Reflecting continued rising labor and other manufacturing costs for imports from faraway places like China, nearshoring continues to be seen as an opportunity to serve U.S. demand by about half of senior executives of manufacturing-oriented companies. While 35 percent of that number view...

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Menges Roller appoints marketing director

June 13, 2012

Menges Roller, a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and coil industries in Wauconda, Ill., has hired Jeffrey E. Awe to the position of marketing director. He works to increase market penetration in key sectors and introduces the company's products and services to new markets and regions....

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping launches Spanish-language website

June 13, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at http://kenmode.com/spanish for manufacturers and their suppliers in Latin America. The site provides information on the company's global capabilities in precision metal stampings for the...

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Jet Edge to host exporting seminar July 11

June 13, 2012

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. will co-sponsor a free exporting seminar, Exporting 101, on Wed., July 11, from noon-4:30 p.m. at St. Michael City Center in St. Michael, Minn. Hosted by the city of St. Michael Economic Development Authority, the seminar will show attendees how...

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NIMS names executive director

June 13, 2012

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., has appointed James A. Wall as executive director. As executive director, Wall is focused on improving and expanding the NIMS mission to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. He succeeds Stephen C....

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ETM Mfg. adds business development, customer service staff

June 13, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a supplier of custom sheet metal manufacturing, machining, and assembly serving regional OEMs, has added staff to its business development and customer service teams. Richard Dapp has almost 40 years of manufacturing experience in engineering, sales, and service. As...

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ESAB launches upgraded website

June 13, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has added several new features to its website at www.esabna.com. Visitors are able to view or download product literature for plasma welding, arc welding, gas apparatus, filler metals, cutting systems, and welding automation products. They also...

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Deere to expand manufacturing capacity for hydraulic cylinders

June 13, 2012

Deere & Co. has announced plans to invest $47 million to expand manufacturing capacity in its Moline, Ill., cylinder operations, where the company builds hydraulic cylinders used in its agricultural, construction, and forestry machines sold around the world. The investment will result in...

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RoboVent opens office in Indianapolis

June 12, 2012

RoboVent, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment for manufacturing facilities, has opened a suburban Indianapolis office. Besides the long-established automotive manufacturing and transportation companies in the Indianapolis area, RoboVent has...

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Prima Electro, Yaskawa form partnership in CNC market

June 12, 2012

Prima Electro S.p.A. and Yaskawa Europe GmbH have signed a strategic partnership agreement for the CNC market. Prima has chosen Yaskawa's Sigma-5 SD drives and motors to implement its new Osai OpenControl CNC software and hardware components. The products will be connected through Mechatrolink III...

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AK Tube plant recognized for outstanding safety performance

June 12, 2012

AK Tube LLC's Walbridge, Ohio, plant has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council. The plant...

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Steel King Industries celebrates employee safety milestone

June 12, 2012

Steel King Industries Inc. has announced that its Stevens Point, Wis., manufacturing facility has achieved the safety milestone of no lost-time injuries (LTI) over a one-year time period. Employees achieved the milestone on May 9, 2012, having logged nearly 136,800 hours of work without a single...

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L&M Precision Fabrication appointed as Boeing Tier 1 supplier

June 12, 2012

L&M Precision Fabrication, a precision metal manufacturer in Airway Heights, Wash., has been appointed as an aerospace Tier 1 supplier partner for The Boeing Aircraft Co. L&M Precision also continues to play an active role in supplying interior components to other Boeing Tier 1...

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Webco opens new plant in Oklahoma

June 12, 2012

Metal tube manufacturer Webco has opened a 210,000-sq.-ft. plant in Sand Springs, Okla. The $55 million facility is dedicated to producing carbon steel tubing. The company employs about 900 people at plants in Oklahoma, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

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Automotive Climate Control to expand in Indiana

June 12, 2012

Automotive Climate Control Inc., a manufacturer of mobile air-conditioning and heating equipment, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., creating up to 40 new jobs by 2015. The company, which supplies to OEMs and aftermarket customers in the automotive and...

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