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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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Cives Steel to open plant in Idaho

August 29, 2012

Cives Steel Co., Roswell, Ga., has announced plans to build a fabrication plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The facility is expected to create up to 175 new jobs. The company operates six fabrication plants in the eastern U.S. The new plant will be its first west of the Mississippi....

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AM General's off-road vehicle selected for next JLTV development phase

August 29, 2012

AM General's independent proposal for the U.S. military's new joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has been selected for a $64.5 million engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its blast-resistant vehicle – off-road...

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Woodward to expand in Illinois

August 29, 2012

Woodward Inc., an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems for the aerospace and energy markets, has announced plans to establish a second campus in Loves Park, Ill., for its Aircraft Turbine Systems business. Initial development of the site, referred to as the...

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Bystronic names direct sales engineer

August 28, 2012

Matthew Meade has joined Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., as direct sales engineer for the Kansas-Missouri territory. Meade has 20 years of metal fabrication experience, having served in engineering, plant, and upper-level management roles for OEM and job shop manufacturing companies. He has a...

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GSI Group Laser Division gets new name

August 28, 2012

The GSI Group Laser Division, a manufacturer of CO2, Nd:YAG, and fiber lasers for industrial applications, has rebranded as JK Lasers. Established in 1972, the company began as a manufacturer of pulsed lasers, followed by Nd:YAG systems for welding, cutting, and drilling. In 1982 the company was...

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Mechanical Designs of Virginia adds turret punch press

August 28, 2012

Mechanical Designs of Virginia Inc., Stuart, Va., has installed an HP1500 Tailift CNC turret punch press. It has a punch capacity of 30 tons and can handle sheet sizes of 60 by 120 in. The addition of the machine to the company's existing TRUMPF® and Weidemann punches and TRUMPF laser has...

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AirGuide to move manufacturing from Mexico to Mississippi

August 28, 2012

AirGuide has announced plans to consolidate its Mexico and Houston operations into a new manufacturing facility in Clarksdale, Miss. The $720,000 project will create 40 full-time jobs. The Hialeah, Fla.-based company manufactures aluminum grilles, registers, and diffusers for the HVAC industry and...

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SAF announces CEO succession plan

August 28, 2012

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has announced that John McClatchey, Ph.D., will retire from the position of president Sept. 1. Having served as president since 1988, McClatchey plans to work as CFO for at least another two years and will continue to serve on the board of...

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EFD Induction Norway makes staffing changes

August 28, 2012

EFD Induction Norway, Skien, Norway, has announced several changes to its staff. Jan Arve Fuglaas has been appointed sales manager, with responsibility for the company's tube and pipe welding and normalizing system sales in Asia. He works closely with colleagues at EFD Induction China. Previously...

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DGI Supply to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply

August 28, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has announced plans to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply Inc., Los Angeles. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Ken Saunders, current Tool & Abrasive president, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Tool &...

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United Performance Metals launches redesigned website

August 28, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has unveiled a redesigned website at www.upmet.com. The new design highlights products and capabilities and access to online quoting and document retrieval. Sheet and coil calculator apps, contest links, and social media updates have been added. United...

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Auto industry supplier voestalpine to open in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, will build a $62 million manufacturing facility near Cartersville, Ga., creating 220 jobs. The plant will provide pressed parts in the body-in-white segment, as well as structural components. Part of the...

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of international, government sales

August 27, 2012

PPE provider Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced the appointment of Christopher Sedgwick as the new director of international and government sales. He brings to the company a knowledge of welding products from his work at Genstar Technologies Inc., as well as 20 years of experience...

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Coe Press Equipment establishes Spanish website

August 27, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at www.cpec.com/espanol/default.aspx. The site also can be accessed at www.cpec.com by clicking on the Mexican flag in the lower left corner. The site contains overview information on the company's...

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