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Serapid hires engineering manager

February 22, 2012

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., a supplier of linear-motion technologies, has hired Robert C. Adams Jr. as engineering manager and chief engineer. In this position, he leads the engineering team, provides project management, and heads up new product development. In his career of more than...

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Plymouth's Eupora mill receives Producer of the Year Award

February 22, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co. has announced that its Eupora, Miss., precision steel tubing mill has received the 2012 American Metal Market (AMM) award for Welded Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year. The AMM Awards for Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence were established to recognize innovative companies across...

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EIS acquires Light Fabrications Inc.

February 22, 2012

EIS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. in Atlanta, has acquired the assets of Light Fabrications Inc., a fabricator of flexible materials in Rochester, N.Y. Bob Thomas, president and CEO of EIS, stated, "This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to invest in additional...

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Caterpillar to open new factory in Georgia

February 22, 2012

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has selected land near Athens, Ga., as the location for a new facility that will build small track-type tractors and mini hydraulic excavators. It will be part of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products (BCP) Division, which is based in Cary, N.C. These machines...

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Edac Technologies to consolidate operations in one Connecticut plant

February 21, 2012

Edac Technologies Corp., a manufacturer of components for aerospace and industrial applications, has entered into an agreement to purchase a 181,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Plainville, Conn. The move to the 15-acre site will consolidate operations currently housed in four separate...

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Hypertherm names president, expands CFO's responsibilities

February 21, 2012

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has promoted Evan Smith, former vice president and general manager, to the position of president. Dick Couch, company founder, remains as CEO and continues to chair the company’s board of directors. In addition, CFO Carey Chen...

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Turkington USA to close plant in North Carolina

February 21, 2012

Two and a half years after renovating and establishing a 60,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Clayton, N.C., Turkington USA is closing the facility. The manufacturer of industrial ovens, mixers, and coolers will lay off 101 people. The U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Turkington Industries moved to...

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Challenge Mfg. to expand in Michigan

February 20, 2012

Challenge Mfg. Co., a provider of metal forming and assembly services, has announced plans to expand its facility in Holland, Mich. The 45,868-sq.-ft. addition will house space for manufacturing and warehousing, as well as an enclosed truck dock and scrap bay. Since purchasing the building in...

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Survey shows machine tool industry had strong year worldwide

February 20, 2012

During 2011 machine tool manufacturers around the world increased their output by 35 percent compared to 2010, amid some indications that growth rate is starting to level off. Japan and Germany had substantial percentage gains in their production, and China reported double-digit expansion in dollar...

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Eclipse Automation expands into custom manufacturing

February 20, 2012

Eclipse Automation Inc. has opened an additional manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ont. The new, 25,000-sq.-ft. facility, operating as Eclipse Custom Mfg., houses fabrication equipment; GMAW and GTAW equipment; two 10-ton, 60-ft. span cranes; and sandblasting and painting facilities. The plant,...

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Applied Research Laboratory, Sciaky to receive funding for direct digital manufacturing center

February 20, 2012

A program proposed by the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL Penn State) and Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), to establish the Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) has been selected for...

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Gibraltar acquires Edvan's metal grating products business

February 20, 2012

Gibraltar Industries Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of products for building and industrial markets in Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired the metal grating fabrication and distribution business of Edvan Industries Inc. Edvan Industries, based near Edmonton, Alb., has served western Canada's oil and...

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Coil-coated metal chosen for soccer stadium

February 20, 2012

Coil-coated aluminum was chosen to clad the first world-class soccer stadium in the U.S.: Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The stadium is clad with about 60,800 sq. ft. of Alucobond® prepainted aluminum composite metal in four custom shades of blue and gray. The panels are installed...

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Pelagic Tank to open plant in Oklahoma

February 16, 2012

Pelagic Tank LLC has announced plans to move into an existing 54,000-sq.-ft. facility in Enid, Okla. The manufacturer of heaters, heater tanks, and oil and gas tank vessels expects the plant to be up and running by March 15. With hiring to begin in February, the company plans to have 30 employees...

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Chicago Slitter announces staff appointments

February 16, 2012

Chicago Slitter, Itasca, Ill., a supplier of equipment for coil slitting, blanking, and cut to length, has announced the appointment of two new staff members. Scott Erickson has been named project engineer. He has achieved five U.S. patents in laser system design. His primary focus has been on...

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