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Flex-N-Gate Corp. to expand Indiana factory

March 5, 2012

Flex-N-Gate Corp. is planning a $5 million expansion of its Covington, Ind., factory, involving various improvements and the addition of robotic welding cells. The expansion will result in the addition of 68 employees....

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Clement Industries announces hiring plans

March 5, 2012

Minden, La.-based Clement Industries, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, has announced that it will hire 25 new welders and welder trainees in an effort to cut its six-month backlog of orders by half. The company experienced a 90 percent increase in sales in 2011 and expects 20 percent more...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment all grew in February, but at slower rate than January

March 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 33rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued March 1 by Bradley J....

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IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility

March 1, 2012

IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa. The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly...

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Eriez adds three technical sales reps

March 1, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of equipment for separation, vibratory, and inspection applications, has hired Craig Lorei, Christopher Ramsdell, and Jayne Corey as technical sales representatives. Lorei formerly worked for Alliance Plastics as business development specialist. He holds a...

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Dynamic Conveyor names sales engineer

March 1, 2012

Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Muskegon, Mich., has promoted Tom Habetler to sales engineer. With more than 10 years of experience working with customers and sales representatives for the company, Habetler now focuses on expanding the customer base in Michigan. The company is a provider of reconfigurable...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 4 percent—largest drop in 3 years

February 29, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $8.6 billion or 4.0 percent to $206.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Feb. 28. This is the largest drop since January 2009. The decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.2 percent December...

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Tubelite expands Michigan manufacturing facilities

February 29, 2012

Tubelite Inc. has invested in structural expansions and production enhancements at its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Mich. At the Walker facility, the company added more than 43,000 sq. ft., significantly expanding its shipping area. Structural and logistical improvements are being completed...

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RIA launches certified robot integrator program

February 29, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a certified robot integrator program. "The idea for certification came to us from the system integrator community," said Jeff Burnstein, president of RIA. "We held focus groups and conducted surveys of integrators to identify...

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Waukesha Metal Products named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 29, 2012

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., an international metal forming supplier with capabilities including metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design/build, has won the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small-business category. From 52 nominees, Waukesha Metal...

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IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest - TheFabricator.com

IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest

February 29, 2012

IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a manufacturer of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed Kevin Arnold as regional sales manager, Midwest. An industry veteran with more than 25 years in the industrial laser industry, Arnold has experience selling industrial lasers and systems...

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Graphics Systems offers product development events in March

February 29, 2012

Graphics Systems Corp., Milwaukee, has announced a series of product development seminars titled "This March, Eliminate the Madness in your Product Development." These complimentary events give attendees the opportunity to see how experts solve common issues in their product development using the...

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Goff's Enterprises moves to new facility - TheFabricator.com

Goff's Enterprises moves to new facility

February 29, 2012

Goff's Enterprises Inc., manufacturer of custom industrial space-partitioning vinyl products, has moved into a new facility in Pewaukee, Wis., down the street from the previous location. The company purchased the building, with more than 67,000 sq. ft. of space, in 2010 and has been renovating...

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Worcester passes away at 62

February 29, 2012

Dick Worcester, 62, longtime president of S.W. Anderson Co., died Jan. 21 of cancer at his home in suburban Chicago. Worcester joined the company in 1978 as an outside salesman. He soon was promoted to vice president and eventually president. Under his leadership, the company grew from two...

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MAE names American Wera as North American representative

February 29, 2012

MAE Maschinen-und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH of Erkrath, Germany, has formed a partnership with American Wera, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Queretaro, Mexico, for representation throughout North America. MAE is a manufacturer of straightening machines for round, profiles, and complexly shaped workpieces;...

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