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Forming Technologies wins CATA award for innovative technology

June 14, 2012

Forming Technologies Inc., Burlington, Ont., has been awarded the Canada Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Intel SME Innovation Award. Forming Technologies Inc. is a developer of computer-aided engineering software for design and simulation of sheet metal components, serving OEMs and suppliers...

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Jor-Mac names new president - TheFabricator.com

Jor-Mac names new president

June 14, 2012

Jor-Mac Co., a contract manufacturer of engineered metal fabrications in Lomira, Wis., has promoted Kelly Sayles from general manager to president. Sayles, who has been with the company for four years, has more than 20 years of experience in the sheet metal industry. Previous President and CEO...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names sales representative - TheFabricator.com

Gibbs Wire & Steel names sales representative

June 14, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel, a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., has announced the addition of Tom Nichols to the sales team. Based in the Chicago area, Nichols is responsible for increasing strip sales within new and existing markets in the Midwest. He...

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Wall Colmonoy adds staff

June 14, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the hiring of Ed Kanters as CFO and Cindy Vario as corporate human resources manager. Kanters...

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Commitment to U.S. takes center stage as manufacturing sector grows, says ThomasNet.com

June 14, 2012

Buoyed by growth and confident in their futures, U.S. manufacturers are laying out an agenda for restoring their industry to its earlier glory, according to results of ThomasNet.com's newest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB). Overwhelmingly, they are pushing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing...

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Matheson opens retail facility in Joplin, Mo.

June 14, 2012

Matheson has opened its new facility in Joplin, Mo., replacing the structure lost in a devastating tornado last year. The company has supplied compressed gases, welding equipment, and related items from its Joplin facility since 2002. On May 22, 2011, a tornado estimated to be 1.5 miles wide cut a...

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OMAX launches mobile websites

June 14, 2012

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a designer and manufacturer of abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, has launched new mobile websites for its OMAX and MAXIEM® product lines. The content-rich sites, viewable at www.omax.com and www.maxiemwaterjets.com, provide on-the-go customers with quick...

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Ohio Laser adds TRUMPF fiber laser

June 14, 2012

Ohio Laser has installed a TRUMPF® TruLaser 1030 fiber laser machine at its Plain City, Ohio, facility. With a solid-state disc laser system that sends the beam to the cutting head directly by fiber instead of by a beam delivery system, the machine can cut almost any shape from steel plate up to...

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Murata Machinery USA establishes new website

June 13, 2012

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the development and launch of a new website at www.muratec-usa.com that features the company's automated lathes, turret punch presses, and material handling systems. It encompasses the company's design, build, and engineering capabilities...

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Mexico continues to be top choice for manufacturing nearshoring

June 13, 2012

Reflecting continued rising labor and other manufacturing costs for imports from faraway places like China, nearshoring continues to be seen as an opportunity to serve U.S. demand by about half of senior executives of manufacturing-oriented companies. While 35 percent of that number view...

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Menges Roller appoints marketing director

June 13, 2012

Menges Roller, a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and coil industries in Wauconda, Ill., has hired Jeffrey E. Awe to the position of marketing director. He works to increase market penetration in key sectors and introduces the company's products and services to new markets and regions....

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping launches Spanish-language website

June 13, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at http://kenmode.com/spanish for manufacturers and their suppliers in Latin America. The site provides information on the company's global capabilities in precision metal stampings for the...

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Jet Edge to host exporting seminar July 11

June 13, 2012

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. will co-sponsor a free exporting seminar, Exporting 101, on Wed., July 11, from noon-4:30 p.m. at St. Michael City Center in St. Michael, Minn. Hosted by the city of St. Michael Economic Development Authority, the seminar will show attendees how...

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NIMS names executive director

June 13, 2012

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., has appointed James A. Wall as executive director. As executive director, Wall is focused on improving and expanding the NIMS mission to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. He succeeds Stephen C....

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ETM Mfg. adds business development, customer service staff

June 13, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a supplier of custom sheet metal manufacturing, machining, and assembly serving regional OEMs, has added staff to its business development and customer service teams. Richard Dapp has almost 40 years of manufacturing experience in engineering, sales, and service. As...

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