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Roll-Kraft approved for ISO recertification

March 6, 2012

Roll-Kraft has announced the ISO recertification of two of its manufacturing facilities. Roll-Kraft in Mentor, Ohio is certified to ISO 9001:2008 With Design, while Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., is certified to ISO 9001:2008. The company provides tooling to the tube and pipe and roll...

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ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development

March 6, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., Warwick, R.I., has appointed Tracy MacNeal as corporate director of business development. She is responsible for coordinating and managing the strategic direction of the organization through sales and marketing efforts. MacNeal has 15 years of experience working with...

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Nidec Corp. to acquire The Minster Machine Co.

March 6, 2012

The Minster Machine Company has announced that it is being acquired by Nidec-Shimpo, a division of Nidec Corporation. Nidec is a global technology corporation with headquarters in Kyoto, Japan and annual gross sales of $9 billion. The effective date of the transaction is expected to be in early...

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New ALM Web site presents information on welding positioners

March 5, 2012

ALM Materials Handling, Streator, Ill., has launched a new Web site at www.almmh.com that presents its line of welding and assembly positioning lifts. Included are headstock and tailstock positioners, single-column positioners, mobile lifts, material handling lifts, and custom lifts and...

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Arc-Zone.com doubles size of headquarters

March 5, 2012

Arc-Zone.com, Carlsbad, Calif., a provider of proprietary, brand-name, and OEM replacement parts and accessories for welding and cutting, has expanded its corporate headquarters. The expansion doubles the size of the facility, which houses administrative, customer service, warehouse, and order...

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Everett Industries Inc. celebrates 50 years in business

March 5, 2012

Everett Industries Inc., Warren, Ohio, marks 50 years of manufacturing abrasive cutoff saws in 2012. The company, founded in 1962 by Chuck Everett, is operated today by Everett’s son, Bill Everett, president, and Roy Williams, vice president. The company produces cutoff machines with wheel...

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Bishop-Wisecarver hires VP of manufacturing

March 5, 2012

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., has hired Aldo DeAmicis as vice president of manufacturing. He has more than 20 years of manufacturing and leadership experience. DeAmicis comes to the company from Tyco Electronics, where he worked as a plant manager and operations director. He began...

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Gene Haas Foundation awards $27,000 to SkillsUSA Machining Championship Awards program

March 5, 2012

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has awarded a $27,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the development of a new SkillsUSA Machining Championship Award program. Peter Zierhut of the Gene Haas Foundation said, "We are looking for employees with specific skill...

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Flex-N-Gate Corp. to expand Indiana factory

March 5, 2012

Flex-N-Gate Corp. is planning a $5 million expansion of its Covington, Ind., factory, involving various improvements and the addition of robotic welding cells. The expansion will result in the addition of 68 employees....

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Clement Industries announces hiring plans

March 5, 2012

Minden, La.-based Clement Industries, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, has announced that it will hire 25 new welders and welder trainees in an effort to cut its six-month backlog of orders by half. The company experienced a 90 percent increase in sales in 2011 and expects 20 percent more...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment all grew in February, but at slower rate than January

March 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 33rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued March 1 by Bradley J....

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IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility

March 1, 2012

IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa. The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly...

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Eriez adds three technical sales reps

March 1, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of equipment for separation, vibratory, and inspection applications, has hired Craig Lorei, Christopher Ramsdell, and Jayne Corey as technical sales representatives. Lorei formerly worked for Alliance Plastics as business development specialist. He holds a...

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Dynamic Conveyor names sales engineer

March 1, 2012

Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Muskegon, Mich., has promoted Tom Habetler to sales engineer. With more than 10 years of experience working with customers and sales representatives for the company, Habetler now focuses on expanding the customer base in Michigan. The company is a provider of reconfigurable...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 4 percent—largest drop in 3 years

February 29, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $8.6 billion or 4.0 percent to $206.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Feb. 28. This is the largest drop since January 2009. The decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.2 percent December...

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