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Mayville Eng. Co. to purchase Center Mfg.

December 18, 2012

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc., Mayville, Wis., has acquired Center Mfg. Inc., a Michigan-based manufacturer of metal products for the commercial vehicle, power sports, agriculture, construction, automotive, and military industries. As a result of the acquisition, Center becomes a division of the MEC...

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Electrolux installs Industrial Innovations lube, reclamation system in pressroom

December 18, 2012

Industrial Innovations, Wyoming, Mich., has announced that Electrolux has implemented lubrication management systems on its stamping presses at its new North American Cooking Products manufacturing center in Memphis. The system comprises a Double Pro-Mix 5 lubricating system — which mixes two...

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Free test determines viability of ultrasonic welding for metal joining processes

December 17, 2012

Sonobond Ultrasonics, West Chester, Pa., offers free, no-obligation ultrasonic metal welding viability testing. Companies send their similar or dissimilar nonferrous metals to Sonobond, which makes sample welds on its machines with the metals, allowing manufacturers to discover if the ultrasonic...

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LVD Strippit launches social media presence

December 17, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., a manufacturer of sheet metalworking equipment, has launched a social media presence to engage customers and prospects online. The LVD Strippit blog is at http://blog.strippit.com. The Facebook profile can be found at www.facebook.com/lvdstrippit. The company's Twitter...

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Charter Mfg. purchases Wells Mfg.

December 17, 2012

Charter Mfg Co., Mequon, Wis., a provider of steel and steel components, has announced it has acquired Dura-Bar and Dura-Bar Metal Services as part of its stock purchase of Illinois-based Wells Mfg. Co. As a result of the acquisition, Charter adds a fourth division focusing on specialty iron bar to...

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NanoSteel names president of automotive

December 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., a provider of nanostructured steel materials design in Providence, R.I., has announced that Craig Parsons has joined the company as president of the automotive business. Based in the company's new metro Detroit office, he leads its automotive initiatives and drives adoption of...

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Randall Mfg. launches warehouse website, social media tools

December 17, 2012

Randall Mfg., Elmhurst, Ill., a manufacturer of temperature and space zoning products for the warehouse and transportation industries, has launched its new warehouse website and social media tools. The website at www.randallmfg.com/warehouse has been redesigned to highlight expanded product lines,...

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Murata Machinery USA names new sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Murata Machinery USA names new sales manager

December 17, 2012

Murata Machinery USA's Fabrication Division, Charlotte, N.C., has promoted Cary Teeple to fabrication products sales manager, extending the scope of his oversight of the Muratec brand to all of North and South America. A 13-year veteran of the company, Teeple started out as a district sales...

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Almetals adds purchasing manager - TheFabricator.com

Almetals adds purchasing manager

December 14, 2012

Specialty metals slitter and distributor Almetals Inc., Wixom, Mich., has added Michael J. Krzyskowski to the position of purchasing manager. He is responsible for managing the purchasing and inventory processes, disseminating purchase orders, maintaining inventory, monitoring supplier quality...

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AWS opens new global headquarters

December 14, 2012

The American Welding Society (AWS) celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Doral, Fla., with an open house ceremony Nov. 30. The organization held a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed more than 200 board members, international counterparts and...

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General Sheet Metal Works names general manager, remote operations - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names general manager, remote operations

December 14, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has promoted Jeff Zelley to general manager of remote operations. He joined the company in 2006 as plant manager of its Tomah, Wis., manufacturing facility. In his new role, Zelley assumes responsibility for evaluating potential acquisitions and...

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FANUC named top innovator by Forbes and Thomson Reuters

December 13, 2012

FANUC Corp., a diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools in Hoffman Estates, Ill., has announced that it has been named to Forbes® 2012 "The World's Most Innovative Companies" list and as one of the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM. The Forbes list...

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Titanova receives Missouri entrepreneur award

December 13, 2012

Titanova, a St. Charles, Mo., direct-diode laser job shop providing a variety of laser material processing services, has received the Governor's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2012 in recognition of new business leadership, job creation, and new technology adoption and application. The award...

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Pferd opens training center in Wisconsin

December 13, 2012

Pferd Inc. has opened the Pferd Training Academy at its manufacturing facility in Milwaukee. The facility — a safe, controlled working environment equipped with a variety of power tools and product samples — is designed to provide sales representatives with product knowledge and hands-on...

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Report shows prospects for HVAC manufacturing recovery strong in 2013

December 13, 2012

Economic prospects are looking brighter for the HVAC industry on the eve of 2013, as companies involved in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and related industries see potential for growth in a resurgence in the housing market and consumer interest and investment in green HVAC equipment,...

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