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Nissan Forklift establishes e-commerce portal

January 17, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp. has launched NFCdirect.com, an online portal for its dealers and other partners. The system allows users to make complete orders from their own spreadsheets by uploading an Excel® file instead of individually ordering each item needed. It also offers one-click reordering. The...

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Hypertherm unveils expanded online training community

January 17, 2012

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of metal cutting systems, has launched the new Hypertherm Cutting Institute, an online training community that offers a number of resources for people who work with or want to learn more about cutting metal. The 3-year-old training site has been...

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Daimler Trucks to add 1,100 jobs at North Carolina plant

January 17, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has added a second shift at its Freightliner Trucks manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. It expects to create more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012, a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant. Most positions will be filled with recalled workers who...

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BMW Group expands South Carolina plant

January 17, 2012

The BMW Group has announced plans to invest $900 million in expanding capacity at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant. The expansion, expected to create 300 new jobs by the end of 2012, is set for completion in 2014. The company already invested $750 million in the plant's expansion for production of the...

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EMTEQ to open plant in Montana

January 17, 2012

New Berlin, Wis.-based EMTEQ has announced plans to open an aircraft electronic assemblies plant in Great Falls, Mont., in February. The plant is expected to employ 60 workers by the end of 2013. EMTEQ, an aerospace product manufacturing company, has locations in Wisconsin, Florida, Brazil,...

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Washington Alloy names new general manager

January 17, 2012

Washington Alloy Co. has appointed Ed Holmes as its general manager. An experienced veteran of the fabricating and welding industries, Holmes operates primarily out of the company's Charlotte, N.C., facility. Washington Alloy is a provider of welding filler metals and accessories, with seven to...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints general manager

January 16, 2012

Stamping manufacturer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has announced the appointment of Juan F. Cavazos as general manager. In this position, he focuses on productivity and profit-and-loss accountability. Cavazos has a doctorate in business administration, as well as an MBA with General Motors...

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Webinar to cover basics of robot end effectors

January 16, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will present a Webinar, "Basics of Robot End Effectors," on Feb. 16 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST. Through video, narration, and coverage by an experienced industry veteran, the Webinar will describe robot end effectors such as parallel jaw, vacuum, and magnet-based...

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RTI Intl. Metals to acquire Remmele Eng.

January 16, 2012

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, a global supplier of advanced titanium mill products and fabricated components, has agreed to acquire Remmele Eng. Inc., New Brighton, Minn., a provider of precision machining and collaborative engineering for the aerospace, defense, and medical device sectors....

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Eagle Bend Mfg. to begin $64 million expansion

January 16, 2012

Eagle Bend Mfg. Inc. has announced plans for a $64 million expansion of its Clinton, Tenn., facility. The company, a division of Magna Intl. Inc., is a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier for OEMs of cars and light trucks worldwide. The expansion will add more than 100,000 sq. ft. to the current...

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Supreme Group acquires Empire Iron Works

January 16, 2012

Edmonton, Alta.-based steel fabricator Supreme Group has acquired Empire Iron Works, Winnipeg, Man., a subsidiary of Empire Industries. The acquisition expands Supreme's capacity in western Canada. The plant's 70 employees will retain their jobs....

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Hill Group establishes new business, adds staff

January 16, 2012

The Hill Group, Franklin Park, Ill., a metal construction, design, service, and operation company, has launched Hill Architectural Systems, a new line of business that includes the design, installation, and fabrication of metal enclosures for buildings such as exterior metal panels, louvers,...

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O'Neal Industries acquires Iowa Laser Technology

January 16, 2012

O’Neal Industries, a family-owned metals service center in Birmingham, Ala., has announced the acquisition of Iowa Laser Technology Inc., a manufacturer of fabricated metal assemblies and components in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Joe Barber, president of Iowa Laser, continues to oversee the company's...

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Webinar to explain EPA NESHAP Rule 6X

January 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., will host a free educational Webinar Feb. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST. Titled "The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), Rule 6X: Are You...

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Bilsing Automation appoints international sales director - TheFabricator.com

Bilsing Automation appoints international sales director

January 16, 2012

Bilsing Automation, Clinton Township, Mich., has announced the appointment of Klaus Meier to the new position of international sales director. Based at the company’s global headquarters in Attendorn, Germany, he is responsible for worldwide sales and marketing efforts, order intake, and...

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