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Reshoring on the increase, but worker shortage could stifle growth

April 19, 2012

A new report from MFG.com, an online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, shows that while reshoring is increasing, U.S. manufacturers might not be able to carry the load. "There’s a severe shortage of workers," said Mitch Free, manufacturing analyst and CEO of MFG.com. "Indicators are...

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LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products

April 19, 2012

Daniel Stall has been named to the position of applications engineer — laser products for LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y. In this role, he is involved in product demonstrations, time studies, applications analysis, software training, tradeshow participation, and general laser sales support. A...

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Fronius USA hires two staff members

April 19, 2012

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has hired two sales/application technicians for its welding technology division. Vadim Nakonechnyy is based in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office to support the southeast region. He graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a welding and joining degree and has...

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Industrial Growth Partners acquires Cambridge

April 19, 2012

Industrial Growth Partners, together with management and other investors, has acquired Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and related woven metal mesh products. The transaction structure creates a platform for Cambridge to accelerate its growth in its core...

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Venture achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

April 19, 2012

Venture Mfg. Group, Beaver Dam, Wis., has become certified to ISO 9001:2008 by SAI Global. The sheet metal fabricator uses lean manufacturing techniques to perform laser cutting, punching, forming, robotic welding, GMAW/GTAW, resistance welding, and mechanical assembly....

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Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson - TheFabricator.com

Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson

April 19, 2012

Ermak USA has installed an Ermak tandem press brake at Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. in Mobile, Ala. The 48-ft. by 2,000-ton Speedbend press brake can form plates up to 48 ft. and up to 0.75 in. thick. The machine is equipped with the company's Delem 66 controller for offline and online...

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Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week

April 19, 2012

In the spirit of National Robotics Week, Motoman Robotics, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., Dayton, Ohio, hosted student groups from local high schools, provided facility tours, and spoke to them on the roles they could play in the future of the company. In addition, representatives from...

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AIDA-America expands distribution network for Michigan

April 19, 2012

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added Midwest Press and Automation, Grand Ledge, Mich., as its exclusive distributor for Michigan. AIDA designs, manufactures, and refurbishes metal stamping presses and metal forming automation equipment....

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Serapid produces triple-telescopic-mast station

April 19, 2012

Serapid Inc., a supplier of lifts and transfer systems technology in Sterling Heights, Mich., has produced a triple-mast station for an engineering and scientific services firm engaged in providing support and services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The remote-controlled Telemast triple-mast...

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Ryerson to create 44 jobs in North Carolina

April 19, 2012

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc., Chicago, will expand its presence in Pikeville, N.C., by moving into a second building. The company plans to create 44 jobs and invest $3 million over the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund....

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Manufacturers urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline legislation

April 18, 2012

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement urging members of the House of Representatives to support H.R. 4340, which would require the approval of TransCanada’s permit to build the Keystone XL...

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Bullard Abrasives acquires Marvel Abrasive Products

April 18, 2012

Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives, a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago. Orignially established in 1936 as Bates Abrasive Products, Marvel manufactures resin fiber...

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EVS Metal installs robotic welding cell

April 18, 2012

EVS Metal Inc., Riverdale, N.J., a supplier of custom-fabricated sheet metal parts, machined parts, and integration and engineering services, has installed a Lincoln Electric System 35 dual fixed-table robotic welding cell. The pre-engineered robotic welding system is designed for medium- to...

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Northern Metal Fab expands operations

April 18, 2012

Metal fabrication job shop Northern Metal Fab Inc. has announced an expansion of its Baldwin, Wis., facility. The company has purchased an 80,000-sq.-ft. building close to existing facilities, more than doubling the size of its operations. The expansion will create about 30 jobs, with room for...

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American Muscle acquires Follansbee Steel

April 18, 2012

American Muscle, Wellsburg, W. Va., has acquired the dock fabrication segment of Follansbee Steel’s business operation, which announced its closing in January. American Muscle, formerly Valley Manufacturing, had been manufacturing Follansbee's hardware for 13 years, supplying the company with...

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