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Nissan Forklift names KMH Systems as dealer

January 31, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has added three KMH Systems locations to its forklift dealer network. The locations, offering products, parts, and service, serve customers in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio; as well as the Lexington, Ky., area. Nissan Forklift designs, manufactures,...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA offers $1,500 scholarship

January 31, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, Pa., is awarding a $1,500 education scholarship for college sophomores or juniors enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school majoring in metallurgy or materials science. The scholarship is...

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GDP advance estimate for fourth quarter 2012 shows 0.1 percent contraction; first decline since recession ended

January 30, 2013

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the "advance" estimate...

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Helped by a 10 percent increase in aircraft demand, U.S. durable goods orders up 4.6 percent in December

January 29, 2013

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $10.0 billion or 4.6 percent to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up seven of the last eight months, followed a 0.7 percent November increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3...

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MultiCam names digital finishing product manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names digital finishing product manager

January 28, 2013

Global CNC cutting system manufacturer MultiCam® Inc., Dallas, has appointed John Wilson as digital finishing product manager. Wilson previously worked as senior applications manager and software product manager dealing with Kongsberg cutting tables at Esko in Lake Geneva, Wis. He served as...

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Kidd & Co. acquires Imaginetics

January 28, 2013

Kidd & Co. LLC, Old Greenwich, Conn., a private investment firm focused on the middle market, in collaboration with Centerfield Capital Partners, has acquired Imaginetics Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry. Located in Auburn, Wash.,...

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Imaginetics makes staffing changes

January 28, 2013

Imaginetics, Auburn, Wash., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has announced several staff changes in connection with its recent acquisition by Kidd & Co. The company has promoted Scott Strong to president. With more than 20 years of...

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Davi earns highest quality degree from ThyssenKrupp

January 24, 2013

Following annual supplier evaluations, ThyssenKrupp has assigned an A rating, the highest supplier degree, to Davi, Dallas. ThyssenKrupp purchased four Davi plate rolls in 10 years for its facility in South America. The company uses the machines, with 2.95-in.-thick capacity, to bend the...

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Marcegaglia USA, Phillips Metals partner to reach automotive market

January 24, 2013

Marcegaglia USA recently entered into a sales representation agreement with Phillips Metals Inc., Plainfield, Ill., to market and sell stainless and related nonferrous tubing and pipe to North American automotive customers. This exclusive sales arrangement provides Marcegaglia growth opportunity in...

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Rafter Equipment appoints new staff

January 24, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has announced a number of new staff appointments. Daniel Whitehill, formerly vice president of engineering, has been named president. He has been with the company since 1994. Walter Krenz, formerly the president of the company, continues to provide sales...

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Meritor remanufactured brake shoes recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Product Quality Leadership

January 23, 2013

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor's Aftermarket business has been awarded the prestigious 2012 North American Industry Product Quality Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for the company's remanufactured brake shoes. The award was announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. "We recognize...

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Plex Systems appoints CEO

January 22, 2013

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Jason Blessing as CEO. He directs the expansion of the company as it continues to invest in technology for ERP, manufacturing execution, quality management, supply chain management, and...

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Nissan to move Murano production to Mississippi plant

January 22, 2013

Nissan North America has announced it is moving production of its Murano® crossover model to its Canton, Miss., facility. The company currently employs more than 5,000 people at the Canton facility. Since its opening in 2003, the facility has grown from building one vehicle model to seven. The...

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Monthly seminar provides safeguarding tips

January 22, 2013

Rockford Systems offers a monthly machine safeguarding seminar at its training center in Rockford, Ill. This 2.5-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA regulations and the ANSI B-11 series of 24 safety standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also...

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Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO - TheFabricator.com

Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO

January 22, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp. (MUC), a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems in Monrovia, Calif., has named David Fawcett as president and CEO. For the past two years, he served as COO of Miyachi Europe Corp. (MEC). Fawcett first worked with the company as a manager at ACAL, a U.K.-based...

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