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January U.S. manufacturing technology orders off 12.2 percent from year ago

March 11, 2013

January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $370.62 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 26.5 percent from December and...

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Bilsing Automation hires procurement/scheduling manager

March 7, 2013

Bilsing Automation, Clinton Township, Mich., has appointed Timothy Fry as procurement/scheduling manager, a new position developed to support the company's growth over the past five years. Responsible for material and inventory control, Fry has 30 years of experience working in the industrial...

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TECHNI Waterjet names distributor for New England

March 7, 2013

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Aquajet Cutting Technology, Bloomfield, Conn., is distributing its 2-D and 3-D waterjet cutting machinery in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. Aquajet Cutting Technology, a division of...

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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology opens fixture facility in Michigan

March 7, 2013

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, Maple Grove, Minn., has opened a facility in Novi, Mich., dedicated to the manufacture of inspection fixtures for automotive stampings, body-in-white, underbody, rails, closures, and exterior/interior and under-hood plastic parts. The company is a global supplier...

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CSI orders tube welding line from SMS Meer

March 7, 2013

California Steel Industries (CSI), Fontana, Calif., has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the delivery of a 24-in. HF tube welding line. The line will enable the company to expand its maximum HF tube OD from 16 to 24 in. in lengths up to 80 ft. The line is designed to produce pipes at a...

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The Metal Shop updates website

March 7, 2013

The Metal Shop LLC, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has launched an updated website at www.themetalshopp.com. The new site has been upgraded to show more examples of the company's diverse work, including trade show fabrication and other custom projects....

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Roll-Kraft adds four employees

March 7, 2013

Roll-Kraft, a manufacturer of tooling for the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has hired four new employees at its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters. The company has added Jacob Bohinc and Tyler Kirby to its shipping/receiving and cleaning/regrinds departments. Billy Breeding has been hired as...

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Rockford Specialties establishes new website

March 7, 2013

Rockford Specialties Inc., Rockford, Ill., has announced the launch of its redesigned company website at www.rswire.com. The site's graphics and photography highlight the company's products and services. Information and functionality have been updated. Rockford Specialties provides custom wire...

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Small, midsized manufacturers project strong revenues for 2013

March 7, 2013

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, Chicago, has released the findings of its eleventh semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2013. The survey results show manufacturers are optimistic about...

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Porter's Group to open first Virginia plant

March 7, 2013

Porter's Group LLC, Bessemer City, NC, has announced plans to establish operations in Lynchburg, Va., creating 120 jobs. The company will invest $1.8 million to upgrade an existing manufacturing plant. It will produce fabricated metal products such as safes and related products and parts. Porter's...

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Reshamca, O. Keller Tool Eng. partner to provide assembly fixtures, tooling for GM transmission - TheFabricator.com

Reshamca, O. Keller Tool Eng. partner to provide assembly fixtures, tooling for GM transmission

March 7, 2013

Reshamca LLC, Commerce, Mich., has teamed up with Livonia, Mich.-based O. Keller Tool Eng. Co. to provide a complete assembly fixture and tooling program for the new GM X44F seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission program that is being assembled at Shanghai Gear in Chongqing, China. Reshamca...

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LINE survey: March hiring rates in manufacturing, services approach four-year high

March 7, 2013

In March, a net of more than four out of 10 employers will add jobs in both the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for March 2013. In March, for the eighth consecutive month, the...

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Georgia Labor Commissioner to tour Georgia Trade School

March 7, 2013

Georgia Trade School, Kennesaw, Ga., will welcome Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. Commissioner Butler will tour the facility and meet with welding students and staff. During his visit Commissioner Butler will see how GTS is playing a key role in filling...

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Welding helmet manufacturer Optrel announces Facebook sweepstakes drawing

March 7, 2013

Swiss precision helmet manufacturer Optrel is offering welders the opportunity to win a free trip to Switzerland, along with other monthly prizes, through the company's new Facebook sweepstakes drawing. Beginning on Friday March 8, 2013 and available only through the Optrel Facebook page...

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BTD to open new location in Minnesota

March 6, 2013

BTD has announced plans to add 100,000 sq. ft. of operations in Lakeville, Minn. The new location is the company's sixth overall and third in Lakeville, giving the company a total of 800,000 sq. ft. The company reports that production at its five other locations in Minnesota and Illinois will be...

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