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Patriot Automation CNC launches website

July 16, 2012

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Saraland, Ala., has established a new website at www.patriotautomationcnc.com. The company offers a variety of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, including plasma cutting, marking, and welding; robotic and fixed GMAW; oxyfuel bevel...

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SME works with U.S. Army to help close manufacturing skills gap

July 16, 2012

Over the next five years, up to 1 million military personnel will return to civilian life — and the civilian workforce. Currently 600,000 jobs are open in the U.S. in advanced manufacturing, with an anticipated need for 10 million skilled workers by 2020. As part of the new Department of...

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Centria Coating Services forms alliance with Metal Koting

July 12, 2012

Centria Coating Services, Moon Township, Pa., has announced a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Metal Koting - Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. The new partnership gives Centria exclusive distributorship of Metal Koting's niche coil printing capability into the architectural and construction...

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J.W. Winco wins APSE Best Employer Award

July 12, 2012

J.W. Winco Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components in New Berlin, Wis., has received the 2012 APSE (Association for Persons in Supported Employment) Best Employer Award in the medium-sized companies category. The award is given each year to the nation's top companies in the...

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Dover Hydraulics acquires Gross Welders and Fabricators, expands headquarters

July 11, 2012

Dover Hydraulics, a provider of comprehensive hydraulic service and repair in Dover, Ohio, has acquired Gross Welders and Fabricators, New Philadelphia, Ohio. The acquisition allows Dover Hydraulics to expand its in-house and portable welding capabilities and metal fabrication capabilities to serve...

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SMS Siemag to deliver record-capacity annealing, pickling line

July 11, 2012

SMS Siemag, Düsseldorf, Germany, will install what it says is the world's highest-capacity annealing and pickling line for hot strip at Tisco (Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co.), a steel producer in Taigang, China. The line, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2013, will process...

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MPI names director of operations

July 11, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems, has hired John Nathan as director of operations. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with several manufacturers. In this position, Nathan is responsible for all aspects of...

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Reis Robotics announces winners of Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics

July 11, 2012

Walter Reis, founder of Reis Robotics, Obernburg, Germany, has announced this year's winners of the Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics. Presented every two years, the award recognizes outstanding developments in industrial production robotics and industrial service robotics, as well as...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel celebrates one year in Mexico

July 11, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., recently marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its service center in Queretaro, Mexico. General Manager Carlos Navarro hired a new salesperson to this territory in June to help...

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Manufacturing Institute president recognized in 100 Women Leaders in STEM

July 11, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that its president, Jennifer McNelly, has been included in the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM, a publication by STEMconnector™. The publication showcases the careers and initiatives of women leaders who are active role models for...

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D&S Mfg. to add powder coating capabilities

July 11, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments, has announced that it will upgrade its offline liquid spray painting system and integrate powder coating capabilities within its production environment. "Our upgraded...

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Tempco invests in new equipment

July 11, 2012

Tempco Mfg. Co. Inc., St. Paul, Minn., has added several new pieces of equipment for the production of precision metal stampings, sheet metal fabrications, and mechanical assemblies. The company has installed two 440-ton AIDA variable-speed punch presses that feature large work beds for multiple...

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Robertson Equipment receives Eriez' 2011 Merwin Award

July 11, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has awarded its 2011 Merwin Award to Robertson Equipment, Strongsville, Ohio. Robertson beat out 27 other finalists to win the award, which is given annually to Eriez' most outstanding U.S. field sales office. "Robertson Equipment exceeded their full-year sales goals and did an...

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Quarterly economic survey shows manufacturers concerned about business climate

July 11, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers for the second quarter supports recent economic indicators that manufacturing has been slowing over the past few months. Manufacturers are concerned about tax, energy, and regulatory policies coming from Washington. For...

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Bridge City Steel adds to sales team

July 10, 2012

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired Daniel Hartman to join its sales team. He is responsible for project management, estimating, lead generation, and key customer accounts. Hartman has an extensive background of steel processing sales with an emphasis on laser...

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