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Toyota to expand in Alabama

May 24, 2012

Toyota has announced plans to expand its Huntsville, Ala., engine production facility, investing an additional $80 million and adding at least 125 new jobs. The expansion will bring total investment at Toyota's Alabama plant to more than $700 million and the total number of jobs to more than 1,150....

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ArcelorMittal sells Skyline Steel, Astralloy in NAFTA region to Nucor

May 24, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg, has announced the sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the NAFTA countries and the Caribbean, namely Skyline Steel and Astralloy, to Nucor Corp. for approximately $605 million. ArcelorMittal will continue to own and operate the foundation distribution...

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X-R-I Testing opens testing facility in South Carolina

May 23, 2012

X-R-I Testing, Troy, Mich., a provider of NDT services to the aerospace, automotive, and power-generation industries, has opened a new testing facility in Duncan, S.C. The new facility currently is NADCAP-accredited to perform both radiographic and liquid penetrant testing. NADCAP accreditation...

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Wisconsin governor visits D&S Mfg.

May 23, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker toured D&S Mfg.'s facility in Black River Falls, Wis., on May 9. Walker focused his remarks on the importance of manufacturing in Wisconsin and government’s role in helping corporations remain competitive in today's challenging global market. Specifically,...

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Online data exchange designed for used equipment trade

May 23, 2012

AuctionPriceResults, Akron, Ohio, has established a searchable database at www.auctionpriceresults.com that provides real-time, actual auction pricing on five categories of commercial equipment: lab/medical, industrial machinery, agriculture/construction, truck/trailer, and food service/production....

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Pivot Point launches new website

May 23, 2012

Pivot Point Inc., a manufacturer of nonthreaded fastener systems and precision-machined components in Hustisford, Wis., has launched a new website at www.pivotpins.com. The website features an integrated product configuration capability and CAD drawings for standard and custom products that are...

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Oberg Industries achieves AS9100 certification, expands capacity

May 23, 2012

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., a full-service contract manufacturer of precision-machined or stamped metal components, has received AS9100:2009 Rev C certification. The company recently added 11,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space; $1.7 million worth of new equipment, and new manufacturing,...

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Nissan constructing engine manufacturing facility in Tennessee

May 23, 2012

Nissan has begun construction on an expansion at its Decherd, Tenn., power train assembly facility. Starting in 2014, the new plant will begin production of 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz automobiles, making 250,000 units annually. The expansion is expected to create...

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L&M Precision Fabrication earns AS9100 Rev C certification

May 23, 2012

Sheet metal forming and machining manufacturer L&M Precision Fabrication, Airway Heights, Wash., has received AS9100 Rev C certification. The certification signifies that the company has met quality management system qualifications as defined by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG)...

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GM receives Steel Market Development Institute Award for Chevy Volt

May 23, 2012

The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute has presented General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt® design and engineering team with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. The team was recognized for its efficient and effective use of advanced high-strength steel...

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Thermadyne changes name to Victor Technologies

May 22, 2012

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation has announced that it has changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. and the name of its wholly owned subsidiary Thermadyne Industries, Inc. to Victor Technologies International, Inc. "“To re-position the company in the marketplace, we are returning to...

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MPI launches redesigned website

May 21, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems in Highland, Mich., has launched a new website at www.mpimagnet.com, displaying a catalog of more than 1,000 items. Along with an improved online purchase function, the site includes a product catalog...

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Metal Shark Boats to invest $1.9 million in Louisiana facility

May 21, 2012

Metal Shark Boats LLC has announced plans to invest $1.9 million in its Jeanerette, La., facility, which will allow it to complete a $192 million contract to build 500 Response Boat-Small patrol vessels for the U.S. Coast Guard over the next seven years. Along with creating 106 new jobs, the...

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SigmaTEK holds annual Academy event

May 21, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and material optimization software, held its annual SigmaTEK Academy event May 1-2, 2012, at its headquarters in Cincinnati. Shop floor fabricators, manufacturers, and managers gathered to participate in sessions and workshops on laser, plasma,...

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Dielectric Corp. adds capacity, capabilities

May 21, 2012

Fabrication company Dielectric Corp. has added two new manufacturing machines to its Menomonee Falls, Wis., facility. A 60-ton, 8-ft., programmable press brake has been added to handle increased demand for the forming of thermoplastics and light-gauge nonferrous metals. In addition, the company...

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