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TECHNI Waterjet names regional sales manager for Midwest

June 28, 2012

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has promoted Jason Lumetta to Midwest regional sales manager of TECHNI USA. The company produces and sells waterjet cutting systems nationwide. Lumetta has more than 16 years of experience in the waterjet industry — seven of those years at TECHNI...

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RealWeld Systems addresses skilled-welding-labor shortage

June 28, 2012

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has founded a spinout company, RealWeld Systems Inc., to commercialize its welder training technology. The spinout company's flagship product, RealWeld Trainer™ is based on exclusive licenses of EWI's patent-pending technology that measures and scores critical motions...

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Website highlights lean manufacturing for job shops

June 28, 2012

The Ohio State University, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, has launched a website at http://pfast.ise.ohio-state.edu. The new site is designed to educate visitors about the JobshopLean concept. It offers a demo version of PFAST software for material flow analysis and includes the...

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Industrial Heater acquires Hi-Tech Fabricating

June 28, 2012

Industrial Heater Corp., a producer of heaters for industrial processing in Cheshire, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Hi-Tech Fabricating Inc., Wallingford, Conn., a maker of precision sheet metal assemblies. Hi-Tech Fabricating will relocate to the Cheshire plant in July. The acquisition...

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Bohler-Uddeholm adds edge wire capacity

June 28, 2012

Bohler-Uddeholm Corp., Elgin, Ill., has announced the expansion of the high-speed-steel edge wire capacity at its South Boston, Va., manufacturing facility. This project, scheduled for completion in mid-2013, will more than double the edge wire capacity at the plant. Edge wire is a specialized...

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Linamar to expand in North Carolina

June 28, 2012

Linamar Corp., Guelph, Ont., a supplier of engine, transmission, and driveline components, will expand its manufacturing operations in Asheville, N.C., to supply precision-machined components for customers of its Industrial, Commercial and Energy Group. The company plans to create 250 jobs over...

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Tuper installs Brazil's largest HF welding machine

June 27, 2012

Tuper Industria Metalurgica's Caxias do Sul, Brazil, mill has installed a Thermatool 1,000-kW HF dual contact/induction welding machine. According to Thermatool, it is the largest HF welding machine in that country. Installed with the welding machine are locally made seam annealers from...

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Pro-Air Services acquires FilTech-Woodland

June 27, 2012

Decatur, Ala.-based HVAC contractor Pro-Air Services Inc. has acquired FilTech-Woodland Inc., a metal fabrication company also located in Decatur. FilTech-Woodland currently provides CNC machining, metal fabrication, and predictive maintenance services. By acquiring the company, Pro-Air Services...

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Parsons to close Washington plant

June 27, 2012

Parsons Technology Development and Fabrication Complex has announced plans to close its plant in Pasco, Wash., by the end of September. The plant provided chemical weapon destruction services for Army sites. The closure will result in the loss of 103 jobs....

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Miller owner's manuals accessible via smartphone

June 27, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has launched a mobile-friendly website to search for and view Miller® owner's manuals directly from the web browser on a mobile device. Visitors can search for manuals with a serial number or by model name. The new site is designed to work across multiple...

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Hino Motors to invest in West Virginia plant

June 27, 2012

Truck manufacturer Hino Motors Mfg. USA has announced plans to support its Williamstown, W.Va., plant with nearly $6 million in direct and indirect investments. Of that amount, $2.9 million will be invested directly into machinery, equipment, and plant improvements, while about $3 million will be...

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Burr Oak Tool holds sales summit

June 27, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc. hosted its second annual Oak Sales Summit May 15-18 in Sturgis, Mich. International representatives from Brazil, Japan, China, India, Thailand, the Czech Republic, and Mexico, along with local salespeople, met for training and to share information. Presentations highlighted new...

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Report grades each state in categories key to manufacturing and logistics success

June 26, 2012

The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report, compiled by Conexus Indiana, Indianapolis, and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, Muncie, Ind., shows how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing...

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Watry increases powder coating capacity

June 26, 2012

Watry Industries LLC, a permanent mold aluminum foundry in Sheboygan, Wis., has increased line capacity, allowing it to take on additional powder coating business. The company offers its powder coating capabilities on a contract basis to other foundries, metal stampers, and metal fabricators for...

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Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages

June 26, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at www.wilsontool.com. The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website in five languages — American and British English,...

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