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Meyda Custom Lighting installs hydraulic press brake

December 6, 2012

To help reduce lead-times and expand custom capabilities, Meyda Custom Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company in Yorkville, N.Y., has installed new hydraulic press brake equipment. The company produces custom lighting and decor. The new press brake bends steel, brass, copper, and bronze to create...

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Balluff adds staff in marketing, sales

December 6, 2012

Balluff Inc., a Florence, Ky., manufacturer of sensor technology for industrial automation, has announced the addition of several new positions in marketing and sales.Wolfgang Kratzenberg has been hired as marketing manager for RFID products. He is responsible for expanding the company's UHF...

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LINE survey: December hiring will be stronger in services than in manufacturing compared with a year ago

December 6, 2012

In December, hiring activity will be stronger in services than in manufacturing compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for December 2012. In December, for the fifth consecutive month, the...

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Automotive supplier iwis to establish manufacturing operations in Kentucky

December 5, 2012

German automotive supplier iwis has announced plans to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Murray, Ky. The project will create 75 new, full-time jobs and entail a more than $12.5 million investment. The 119,000-sq.-ft. facility will produce timing drive systems for engines....

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Red Bud Industries introduces new website

December 5, 2012

Red Bud Industries has launched a new company website at www.redbudindustries.com. A section on the site is dedicated to the Spanish and Latin American markets, with the information translated in the Spanish language. Videos of equipment in operation and apps also have been added....

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Two gunmakers to expand in Arkansas

December 4, 2012

Two firearms companies owned by a German group plan to spend $7 million on manufacturing plants at a former military installation near Fort Smith, Ark., creating 70 to 120 jobs in the next five years. Umarex USA and Walther Arms, both owned by the PW Group, will share the campus. Manufacturing of...

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Atlas Tube donates materials to help rebuild Haiti trade school following earthquake

December 4, 2012

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has donated 16 tons of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to help rebuild L'École Lakay, a trade school located in Haiti that was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. The town of Le Soleil, Haiti, was devastated by the earthquake; the...

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OEM Fabricators to expand in Wisconsin

December 4, 2012

Contract manufacturer OEM Fabricators is expanding its operations to an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Baldwin, Wis. The plant will house the OEM Micro division, which specializes in microscale instrument, medical, electronics, and aerospace markets. About 40,000 sq. ft. will be devoted to OEM...

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Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio

December 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Patrick G. Nygaard as regional sales manager for the northeast Ohio region. A graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor's degree in communications, Nygaard most recently...

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Jenoptik names head of sales for lasers business unit - TheFabricator.com

Jenoptik names head of sales for lasers business unit

December 3, 2012

Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division, Jena, Germany, has named Michael Fichtner as the head of sales in its lasers business unit. He has many years of experience in the fields of sales and product management and a strong knowledge of the optoelectronic industry. Before joining...

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CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient

December 3, 2012

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.'s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has announced that Joe Dewhirst of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is the 2012 recipient of its Cold Spray Leadership Award. This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions made...

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IMS WaterJet adds foreman - TheFabricator.com

IMS WaterJet adds foreman

December 3, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., a manufacturer of USA-made waterjet cutting systems, has hired Thomas DeMatteo as shop foreman of its new facility in Waterbury, Conn. Before joining the company, DeMatteo was CNC toolmaker and tooling engineer at Radiall...

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Genesis Systems Group Japan KK established

December 3, 2012

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has established Genesis Systems Group Japan KK in Nagoya, Japan. Leading the sales efforts in Japan are Tadaji Seko and Junko Fukutome. Seko retired from Toyota in 1999 after serving as a trainer of the Toyota Production System,...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing contracted in November, following two months of modest expansion

December 3, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November following two months of modest expansion, while the overall economy grew for the 42nd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued December 3...

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Columbia Marking Tools names new sales representatives

November 30, 2012

Columbia Marking Tools, Chesterfield, Mich., has appointed new sales representatives for the West and Midwest. Steven Schumacher of Systems Assembly and Supplies Co. in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., serves CMT customers in Missouri and Kansas. His 35 years of industry experience includes automotive,...

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