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Safety Today named exclusive U.S. distributor for PPSS cut-resistant clothing

May 3, 2012

Grove City, Ohio-based Safety Today Inc. has been selected as the exclusive licensed distributor for PPSS Group cut-resistant clothing in all U.S. industrial applications and sectors. PPSS Group, Knaresborough, U.K., designs, develops, and manufactures cut-resistant clothing made of its own...

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Unist launches new website

May 3, 2012

Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., has overhauled its website at www.unist.com. New features include easier access to product information and documentation and a growing video library. The site highlights the company's environmentally friendly lubrication systems and products for metal cutting and...

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Caster Concepts adds Conveyor Concepts business

May 3, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has announced the addition of Conveyor Concepts to its family of businesses. Conveyor Concepts manufactures components for the conveyor industry, including conveyor rollers, drive assemblies, and...

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Briggs, LiftOne named Hyster dealers for Southeast

May 3, 2012

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has named Briggs Equipment and LiftOne as authorized dealers for Hyster® lift trucks in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., respectively. This follows an announcement of Barloworld's intention to sell its U.S. assets to Briggs and LiftOne. The companies are two of the...

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Beckwood Press hires technical support engineer - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press hires technical support engineer

May 3, 2012

Beckwood Press Co., a St. Louis-based supplier of hydraulic presses and automated systems, has announced the addition of Dan Frederich as technical support engineer and electrical controls specialist. In this position, he facilitates the supply of hydraulic press replacement parts, generates...

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Manufacturing Institute and partners increase credentialed workforce

May 3, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) and its partners have announced significant progress towards achieving a five-year goal to award 500,000 industry-based credentials to individuals, positioning them for employment and advancement in manufacturing jobs. Over the past year, the...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing expanded in April for 33rd consecutive month

May 3, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 33nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 35th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued May 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Independence Tube reopens after tornado damage

May 3, 2012

One year after sustaining major damage from an EF-5 tornado, the Decatur, Ala., location of Independence Tube Corp. has re-opened for business. The company produces structural steel tubing at locations throughout North America....

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Whirlpool to close Arkansas plant June 29

May 3, 2012

Whirlpool has announced that June 29 will be the official closing date for its Fort Smith, Ark., plant. The closure will eliminate 917 jobs. The company has been in Fort Smith for more than 45 years, employing more than 4,500 people in 2006....

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Gibbs Wire & Steel establishes new website

May 3, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a metal service center based in Southington, Conn., has launched a new website at www.gibbswire.com. The new website will enable metals buyers to access tools and technical information to help in the purchasing process. The site includes a list of finished coil stock,...

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Pratt Industries to open plant in Michigan

May 3, 2012

Pratt Industries Inc., a Belleair Beach, Fla., manufacturer of transport trailers, will open a plant in Niles Township, Mich. The facility is expected to create up to 400 jobs by the end of 2012....

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized with supplier award

May 3, 2012

Lomar Machine & Tool Co., Horton, Mich., has received the Premier Supplier Award in the direct materials category from Eaton Corp. As a direct material supplier, Lomar provides goods used directly in the making of Eaton products. A total of 33 companies were recognized with the award in the...

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LINE survey: Manufacturing and service-sector hiring will be steady in May

May 3, 2012

Although the rate of growth will not reach the level of a year ago, job creation will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in May, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for May 2012. A net of 40.5...

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Fusion Metal Products completes expansion

May 2, 2012

Metal fabricating company Fusion Metal Products has added 4,200 sq. ft. to its facility in New Richmond, Wis. The addition houses a large sandblasting booth and 30-ft. powder coating batch oven....

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Daimler Buses reconfigures North American operations

May 2, 2012

Daimler Buses, Stuttgart, Germany, is reconfiguring its bus business in the U.S. and Canada. The company has signed a letter of intent with Motor Coach Industries Intl. Inc. to establish a strategic partnership to combine MCI's product, service, and sales network with Setra's North American coach...

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