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Small and midsized manufacturers plan for continued growth

April 23, 2012

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey to determine financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2012. The findings show the majority of its members are forecasting revenue...

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Fuel Total Systems California to add 100 jobs

April 23, 2012

Fuel Total Systems California Corp. has opened a new, 120,000-sq.-ft. plant in Lebanon, Ky., for the manufacture and supply of automotive fuel tank systems and related components. The company, a subsidiary of FTS Co. Ltd., is based in Toyota, Japan. The $38 million project is expected to result in...

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Bobcat to expand North Dakota operations

April 23, 2012

Bobcat Co. and Menlo Worldwide Logistics have announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck, N.D., creating as many as 150 new positions. Production of Bobcat® compact attachments is moving to the new facility from a Bobcat-owned plant in...

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Central States Mfg. to build facility in South Dakota

April 23, 2012

Lowell, Ark.-based Central States Mfg., a manufacturer and distributor of metal building products, plans to expand its operations to Hartford, S.D. The company plans to construct a 40,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility on a 10-acre plot. The expansion will create up to 40 jobs in the next three...

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SOO Tractor establishes new division

April 23, 2012

SOO Tractor, a manufacturer of Massey Ferguson and AGCO agricultural machinery in Sioux City, Iowa, has announced the establishment of its new Radius Steel Fabrication division. This division provides customized fabrication integrated with electronics and new technology, allowing SOO to diversify...

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Schuler acquires ATIS GmbH - TheFabricator.com

Schuler acquires ATIS GmbH

April 19, 2012

Schuler AG, based in Göppingen, Germany, has acquired ATIS GmbH, Deggenhausertal, Germany, an engineering firm specializing in turnkey systems for large-pipe production. ATIS will provide Schuler with experience and knowledge in the planning, development, delivery, and modernization of...

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Reshoring on the increase, but worker shortage could stifle growth

April 19, 2012

A new report from MFG.com, an online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, shows that while reshoring is increasing, U.S. manufacturers might not be able to carry the load. "There’s a severe shortage of workers," said Mitch Free, manufacturing analyst and CEO of MFG.com. "Indicators are...

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LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products

April 19, 2012

Daniel Stall has been named to the position of applications engineer — laser products for LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y. In this role, he is involved in product demonstrations, time studies, applications analysis, software training, tradeshow participation, and general laser sales support. A...

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Fronius USA hires two staff members

April 19, 2012

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has hired two sales/application technicians for its welding technology division. Vadim Nakonechnyy is based in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office to support the southeast region. He graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a welding and joining degree and has...

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Industrial Growth Partners acquires Cambridge

April 19, 2012

Industrial Growth Partners, together with management and other investors, has acquired Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and related woven metal mesh products. The transaction structure creates a platform for Cambridge to accelerate its growth in its core...

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Venture achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

April 19, 2012

Venture Mfg. Group, Beaver Dam, Wis., has become certified to ISO 9001:2008 by SAI Global. The sheet metal fabricator uses lean manufacturing techniques to perform laser cutting, punching, forming, robotic welding, GMAW/GTAW, resistance welding, and mechanical assembly....

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Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson - TheFabricator.com

Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson

April 19, 2012

Ermak USA has installed an Ermak tandem press brake at Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. in Mobile, Ala. The 48-ft. by 2,000-ton Speedbend press brake can form plates up to 48 ft. and up to 0.75 in. thick. The machine is equipped with the company's Delem 66 controller for offline and online...

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Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week

April 19, 2012

In the spirit of National Robotics Week, Motoman Robotics, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., Dayton, Ohio, hosted student groups from local high schools, provided facility tours, and spoke to them on the roles they could play in the future of the company. In addition, representatives from...

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AIDA-America expands distribution network for Michigan

April 19, 2012

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added Midwest Press and Automation, Grand Ledge, Mich., as its exclusive distributor for Michigan. AIDA designs, manufactures, and refurbishes metal stamping presses and metal forming automation equipment....

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Serapid produces triple-telescopic-mast station

April 19, 2012

Serapid Inc., a supplier of lifts and transfer systems technology in Sterling Heights, Mich., has produced a triple-mast station for an engineering and scientific services firm engaged in providing support and services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The remote-controlled Telemast triple-mast...

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