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PennEngineering appoints new field staff

February 4, 2013

Fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has announced several appointments to its field staff. Matthew Llewellyn has been named territory manager for the U.K. and Ireland, and Matthias Kreuter becomes key account manager-automotive for Germany. Adam Smelewski serves as PEMSERTER®...

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in January for the second consecutive month

February 4, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 44rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Bradley J....

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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to surge again in February, reach a four-year high

January 31, 2013

In February, for the second month in a row, hiring activity will reach a four-year high in manufacturing, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2013. In February, for the seventh consecutive month, the...

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Dorner Mfg. announces two leadership appointments - TheFabricator.com

Dorner Mfg. announces two leadership appointments

January 31, 2013

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has named Terry Schadeberg as president and CEO and Brian Baumgart as CFO. Both most recently held these same positions at Nord Gear Corp., Waunakee, Wis. Schadeberg and Baumgart are graduates of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Schadeberg...

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Nissan Forklift names KMH Systems as dealer

January 31, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has added three KMH Systems locations to its forklift dealer network. The locations, offering products, parts, and service, serve customers in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio; as well as the Lexington, Ky., area. Nissan Forklift designs, manufactures,...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA offers $1,500 scholarship

January 31, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, Pa., is awarding a $1,500 education scholarship for college sophomores or juniors enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school majoring in metallurgy or materials science. The scholarship is...

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GDP advance estimate for fourth quarter 2012 shows 0.1 percent contraction; first decline since recession ended

January 30, 2013

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the "advance" estimate...

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Helped by a 10 percent increase in aircraft demand, U.S. durable goods orders up 4.6 percent in December

January 29, 2013

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $10.0 billion or 4.6 percent to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up seven of the last eight months, followed a 0.7 percent November increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3...

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MultiCam names digital finishing product manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names digital finishing product manager

January 28, 2013

Global CNC cutting system manufacturer MultiCam® Inc., Dallas, has appointed John Wilson as digital finishing product manager. Wilson previously worked as senior applications manager and software product manager dealing with Kongsberg cutting tables at Esko in Lake Geneva, Wis. He served as...

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Kidd & Co. acquires Imaginetics

January 28, 2013

Kidd & Co. LLC, Old Greenwich, Conn., a private investment firm focused on the middle market, in collaboration with Centerfield Capital Partners, has acquired Imaginetics Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry. Located in Auburn, Wash.,...

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Imaginetics makes staffing changes

January 28, 2013

Imaginetics, Auburn, Wash., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has announced several staff changes in connection with its recent acquisition by Kidd & Co. The company has promoted Scott Strong to president. With more than 20 years of...

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Davi earns highest quality degree from ThyssenKrupp

January 24, 2013

Following annual supplier evaluations, ThyssenKrupp has assigned an A rating, the highest supplier degree, to Davi, Dallas. ThyssenKrupp purchased four Davi plate rolls in 10 years for its facility in South America. The company uses the machines, with 2.95-in.-thick capacity, to bend the...

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Marcegaglia USA, Phillips Metals partner to reach automotive market

January 24, 2013

Marcegaglia USA recently entered into a sales representation agreement with Phillips Metals Inc., Plainfield, Ill., to market and sell stainless and related nonferrous tubing and pipe to North American automotive customers. This exclusive sales arrangement provides Marcegaglia growth opportunity in...

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Rafter Equipment appoints new staff

January 24, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has announced a number of new staff appointments. Daniel Whitehill, formerly vice president of engineering, has been named president. He has been with the company since 1994. Walter Krenz, formerly the president of the company, continues to provide sales...

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