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Spell Capital Partners acquires Pacific Production Technologies

March 11, 2008

Spell Capital Partners, Minneapolis, a private equity and buyout firm, has acquired a majority interest in Pacific Production Technologies (PPT), Mt. Carmel, Ill., a capital goods manufacturer.PPT...

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3M welding helmet wins international design award

March 11, 2008

The Speedglas™ SL (super-light) welding helmet and autodarkening filter (ADF) from 3M™, St. Paul, Minn., recently received an international Red Dot Design award. With more than 7,000...

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Wilson Tool appoints VP of sales for North, Latin America

March 11, 2008

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has appointed Jay Dienst as vice president of sales for North and Latin America.Dienst is...

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Muza Metal Products acquires Acc-Q-Cut

March 11, 2008

Muza Metal Products, Oshkosh, Wis., has acquired Acc-Q-Cut, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service contract manufacturer.Muza Metal Products is a large sheet metal fabricator with laser and turret blanking,...

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Niles Expanded Metals announces joint venture with Fratelli Mariani

March 11, 2008

Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics, Niles, Ohio, has formed a partnership with Fratelli Mariani, Milan, Italy. The partnership agreement gives Niles Expanded Metals exclusive agent and distribution...

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AWS seeks nominations for Image of Welding Awards

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, and its Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO) seek nominations for the AWS sixth annual Image of Welding awards.Award winners will be announced...

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Applied Precision adds sales director

March 11, 2008

Applied Precision Inc., Mississauga, Ont., has added David Delves as director of system sales. Delves has more than 15 years of experience in machinery and process design, tooling development, CNC...

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Wagner Companies announces promotions

March 11, 2008

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, recently promoted Justin Wesser to manager of quality services and Patrick Hutchinson to the new position of director of engineering services.Wesser joined Wagner in...

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AWS appoints managing director of certification

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, an organization working to advance the science, technology, and application of welding, recently appointed John Filippi as managing director of certification...

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SteelMax appoints regional sales manager

March 11, 2008

SteelMax LLC, Centennial, Colo., has appointed Edgar Holmes as Eastern regional sales manager. Holmes, who previously was with Baileigh Industrial Inc., has experience in sales, sales management,...

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Beckwood expands St. Louis facility

March 11, 2008

The Beckwood Corp., a manufacturer of servo-motion and hydraulic presses from 2 tons to more than 2,000 tons, recently expanded its St. Louis facility to include an additional 560 sq. ft. of office...

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Robotics conference emphasizes new standard on industrial robot construction

March 11, 2008

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Mississauga, Ont., will co-sponsor the North American Robot Safety Conference in Waterloo,...

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AWS plans automatic welding conference

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, will hold a conference May 13 and 14 dedicated to automatic welding, automatic controls, and training and management.Speakers will explore automation...

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Kalamazoo Machine Tool completes plant expansion

March 11, 2008

Kalamazoo Machine Tool (KMT), Portage, Mich., has completed an expansion that provides more room for accessory manufacturing in the machine shop, a separate area for welding and painting, a larger...

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Schaffner receives Masco supplier award

March 11, 2008

Schaffner Mfg. Co., Pittsburgh, a producer of custom metal finishing products, recently was named a winner of Masco Corporation's 2007 MASTAR awards. The Masco Supplier Team Recognition Program awards...

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