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Manufacturing technology consumption up 85 percent in 2010

February 14, 2011

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $446.76 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing...

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Bipartisan House caucus to focus on strengthening mfg, helping put Americans back to work

February 9, 2011

U.S. Reps. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) have renewed their mission to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and help employers put Americans back to work by re-establishing the bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus for the 112th Congress. Co-chairs Manzullo and Ryan, who co-founded the...

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Small business optimism sees modest increase; now at three-year high

February 8, 2011

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism rose 1.5 points in January, a modest increase, opening the new year with a reading of 94.1, the highest level since December 2007 when the recession started. According to the NFIB, the slight overall uptick in...

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Illinois Reshoring Initiative launches response to President Obama's call to create jobs

February 8, 2011

In his Jan 25, 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama focused on the need to create jobs, especially manufacturing and technical jobs, and the challenge of doing so in an increasingly competitive world. Responding to the address, the Illinois Reshoring Initiative has announced its program...

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Genesis Systems Group establishes robotic welding scholarship

February 7, 2011

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has announced a new scholarship resulting from an agreement among Genesis Systems Group LLC, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Engineering Program, and Scott County Schools. The Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group scholarship is...

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Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager

February 7, 2011

Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling in Anoka, Minn., has opened a new sales office in Shanghai, China. Wei Sun has been appointed China sales manager for the new office. Sun is responsible for dealer and direct sales development in China and Hong Kong. He has a...

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Waukesha Metal Products achieves Best-In-Class Quality designation

February 7, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has announced that it is listed in the Best-In-Class Quality Performance level in the stamping commodity by one of its top customers. Waukesha Metal Products manufactures more than 107 custom metal stampings for this customer that ship to 10 different plant...

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Bishop-Wisecarver earns Green Business certification

February 7, 2011

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., manufacturer of guided motion components and systems, has been certified as a Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program. The certification indicates that the company helps to strengthen and sustain the quality of the environment in Contra...

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Wise Metals Group to expand in Alabama

February 7, 2011

Wise Metals Group has announced plans for a $25 million expansion to its Alabama Reclamation Operation in Muscle Shoals, a move that will add 43 new employees and further expand capabilities at the recycling facility. "This expansion will recycle scrap aluminum, which saves 95 percent of the...

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FABTECH shifts show dates to November 14-17

February 7, 2011

FABTECH show management announced a shift in dates for FABTECH 2011. North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will now open on Monday, November 14 and run through Thursday, November 17 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The show originally was scheduled to begin on...

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Hiring expectations and manufacturing vacancies increase

February 3, 2011

The U.S. private sector labor force is forecasted to add jobs in manufacturing and services in February, but a rise in vacancies and recruiting difficulty suggests employers may be having trouble filling some openings, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading...

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Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters

February 2, 2011

Bystronic Inc. has officially broken ground for its new multimillion dollar North American headquarters based in Elgin, Illinois. The ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, January 21, was attended by local Elgin town officials, local press, as well as industry press. Bystronic is moving its North...

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ISM January ROB: U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest rate in seven years

February 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Norbert J....

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Bronx International joins Fives Group

February 1, 2011

On November 30, 2010, Bronx International Inc. and its subsidiaries Bronx/Taylor-Wilson Ltd. and Abbey International Inc. were acquired by the Fives Group, a company headquartered in Paris, France. On January 3, 2011, Bronx International Inc. and Abbey International Inc. changed their names to...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Arc Products

February 1, 2011

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Arc Products, a privately-held manufacturer of orbital welding systems and welding automation components based in Southern California. Arc Products has annual sales of approximately $5 million and...

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