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Airgas executive chairman receives lifetime achievement award

December 6, 2012

Airgas Inc. has announced that its executive chairman, Peter McCausland, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chemical Marketing & Economics (CM&E), a topical group of the American Chemical Society's New York section (ACS NY). McCausland was recognized for his many years of...

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Ice Industries Grenada to create 35 jobs

December 6, 2012

Ice Industries Grenada will invest $500,000 in an expansion at its Grenada, Miss., plant that will result in the creation of 35 jobs.The company is expanding engineering, testing, and manufacturing at the metal stamping facility, which makes parts for automobiles, appliances, and heating and...

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LAI Intl. CEO named to Arizona Manufacturers Council - TheFabricator.com

LAI Intl. CEO named to Arizona Manufacturers Council

December 6, 2012

The Arizona Manufacturers Council has elected Patrick J. "P.J." Gruetzmacher, CEO and president of LAI Intl. Inc., Tempe, Ariz., as a director of the board for the organization. The AMC promotes a positive business climate for manufacturing and supports a strong industrial manufacturing base....

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MetalTek acquires Specialty Maintenance and Construction

December 6, 2012

Waukesha, Wis.-based MetalTek Intl. has acquired Lakeland, Fla.-based Specialty Maintenance and Construction Inc., an industrial metal fabrication and machining company. SMCI manufactures piping, equipment components, structural designs, hardware, and pressure vessels. MetalTek has five other U.S....

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Meyda Custom Lighting installs hydraulic press brake

December 6, 2012

To help reduce lead-times and expand custom capabilities, Meyda Custom Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company in Yorkville, N.Y., has installed new hydraulic press brake equipment. The company produces custom lighting and decor. The new press brake bends steel, brass, copper, and bronze to create...

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Balluff adds staff in marketing, sales

December 6, 2012

Balluff Inc., a Florence, Ky., manufacturer of sensor technology for industrial automation, has announced the addition of several new positions in marketing and sales.Wolfgang Kratzenberg has been hired as marketing manager for RFID products. He is responsible for expanding the company's UHF...

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LINE survey: December hiring will be stronger in services than in manufacturing compared with a year ago

December 6, 2012

In December, hiring activity will be stronger in services than in manufacturing compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for December 2012. In December, for the fifth consecutive month, the...

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Automotive supplier iwis to establish manufacturing operations in Kentucky

December 5, 2012

German automotive supplier iwis has announced plans to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Murray, Ky. The project will create 75 new, full-time jobs and entail a more than $12.5 million investment. The 119,000-sq.-ft. facility will produce timing drive systems for engines....

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Red Bud Industries introduces new website

December 5, 2012

Red Bud Industries has launched a new company website at www.redbudindustries.com. A section on the site is dedicated to the Spanish and Latin American markets, with the information translated in the Spanish language. Videos of equipment in operation and apps also have been added....

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Two gunmakers to expand in Arkansas

December 4, 2012

Two firearms companies owned by a German group plan to spend $7 million on manufacturing plants at a former military installation near Fort Smith, Ark., creating 70 to 120 jobs in the next five years. Umarex USA and Walther Arms, both owned by the PW Group, will share the campus. Manufacturing of...

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Atlas Tube donates materials to help rebuild Haiti trade school following earthquake

December 4, 2012

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has donated 16 tons of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to help rebuild L'École Lakay, a trade school located in Haiti that was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. The town of Le Soleil, Haiti, was devastated by the earthquake; the...

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OEM Fabricators to expand in Wisconsin

December 4, 2012

Contract manufacturer OEM Fabricators is expanding its operations to an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Baldwin, Wis. The plant will house the OEM Micro division, which specializes in microscale instrument, medical, electronics, and aerospace markets. About 40,000 sq. ft. will be devoted to OEM...

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Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio

December 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Patrick G. Nygaard as regional sales manager for the northeast Ohio region. A graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor's degree in communications, Nygaard most recently...

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Jenoptik names head of sales for lasers business unit - TheFabricator.com

Jenoptik names head of sales for lasers business unit

December 3, 2012

Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division, Jena, Germany, has named Michael Fichtner as the head of sales in its lasers business unit. He has many years of experience in the fields of sales and product management and a strong knowledge of the optoelectronic industry. Before joining...

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CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient

December 3, 2012

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.'s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has announced that Joe Dewhirst of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is the 2012 recipient of its Cold Spray Leadership Award. This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions made...

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