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Wayne Long, R & B Machining operations manager, dies

July 17, 2012

Wayne Long, 69, of Wilmington, Ohio, died June 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Long most recently served as operations manager at R & B Machining Inc. His employment also included Cincinnati Milacron, Randall Textron, Ferno-Washington, Wilson Concepts, McKee Machine Tool Corp.,...

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NanoSteel wins R&D 100 Award for steel designs

July 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has been awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine for the development of a new class of nanostructured powder metal alloys designed for making large-scale industrial components. The patented alloys are NanoSteel's first commercially available...

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LiftOne to represent Yale forklifts in central Tennessee

July 17, 2012

Effective Aug. 1, LiftOne LLC, Charlotte, N.C., will become the authorized dealer for Yale® material handling equipment in the Tennessee markets previously serviced by KMH Systems. LiftOne has announced its intent to purchase certain new Yale inventory and aftermarket parts from KMH. KMH...

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Handling Specialty Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

July 17, 2012

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd., Grimsby, Ont., successfully passed its ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit. The company is a designer and manufacturer of material handling systems for the transportation, automotive, aerospace, and metal processing industries....

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Registration opens for Automate 2013

July 17, 2012

Free registration for the Automate 2013 Show and Conference, set for Jan. 21-24, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago, now is open and available at www.automate2013.com. The show, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., will focus on practical solutions for...

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SME works with U.S. Army to help close manufacturing skills gap

July 16, 2012

Over the next five years, up to 1 million military personnel will return to civilian life — and the civilian workforce. Currently 600,000 jobs are open in the U.S. in advanced manufacturing, with an anticipated need for 10 million skilled workers by 2020. As part of the new Department of...

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Patriot Automation CNC launches website

July 16, 2012

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Saraland, Ala., has established a new website at www.patriotautomationcnc.com. The company offers a variety of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, including plasma cutting, marking, and welding; robotic and fixed GMAW; oxyfuel bevel...

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ITW Muller announces new company structuring

July 16, 2012

ITW Muller, Arlington Heights, Ill., has announced its new company structure to provide customers with access to a greater variety of pallet wrapping products. Previously operated as independent business units of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), GaleWrap and Yellow Jacket now operate as part of the ITW...

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FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler

July 16, 2012

FerrouSouth has announced the installation of what the company says is the most powerful stretcher leveler in the country. The Butech Bliss machine — dubbed "The Eliminator" for its ability to eliminate steel memory — is in operation at FerrouSouth's Iuka, Miss., facility. The...

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Chemetall Metalworking Group receives Nissan approval for non-oil lubricant

July 16, 2012

Chemetall, New Providence, N.J., has announced that its Gardolube® VP 10300/2 non-oil stamping lubricant has received approval from Nissan Motors for use on all automotive components processed through paint and e-coat systems by Nissan North America facilities and affiliates. It is the first fully...

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Caster Concepts supports manufacturing experience for kids

July 16, 2012

The Greater Albion College Access Network, in collaboration with Albion Public Schools, and the Manufacturing Education Fund at the Albion Community Foundation, Albion, Mich., awarded 16 scholarships to Albion Public School students in fourth through sixth grade for the summer 2012 "I Can Make It!"...

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TRUMPF announces staff appointments

July 16, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Shane Simpson as regional manager of machine tool sales for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and Tom Bailey as product manager – TruBend Product Group in North America. Simpson has 17 years of experience in the company's machine tool group, having...

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J.W. Winco wins APSE Best Employer Award

July 12, 2012

J.W. Winco Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components in New Berlin, Wis., has received the 2012 APSE (Association for Persons in Supported Employment) Best Employer Award in the medium-sized companies category. The award is given each year to the nation's top companies in the...

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Centria Coating Services forms alliance with Metal Koting

July 12, 2012

Centria Coating Services, Moon Township, Pa., has announced a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Metal Koting - Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. The new partnership gives Centria exclusive distributorship of Metal Koting's niche coil printing capability into the architectural and construction...

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Quarterly economic survey shows manufacturers concerned about business climate

July 11, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers for the second quarter supports recent economic indicators that manufacturing has been slowing over the past few months. Manufacturers are concerned about tax, energy, and regulatory policies coming from Washington. For...

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