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Super Steel names president, COO

November 2, 2011

Milwaukee-based Super Steel LLC has announced that executive Dirk Smith has been named president and chief operating officer. Smith, who has been in the metal manufacturing industry for 20 years, also was appointed to the board of directors. Paul Luber will continue as CEO and board chairman....

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NAM: Manufacturers take legal action to protect jobs against radical environmental policy

November 2, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has announced that it has taken action this week against what it says is a frivolous lawsuit that would have catastrophic economic consequences for manufacturers and businesses throughout the U.S. The California-based environmental groups' suit...

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Kennametal named among America's safest companies

November 2, 2011

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that it has been named one of America's Safest Companies by EHS Today, an environment, health, and safety industry publication. Kennametal was selected among America's Safest Companies for its comprehensive commitment to employee health and safety....

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John Deere Pavilion announces major renovation

November 2, 2011

The John Deere Pavilion, Moline, Ill., has been a top attraction in the Quad Cities and the state of Illinois since it opened in 1997, drawing millions of guests from around the globe to visit one of the most comprehensive agricultural exhibits in the world. To ensure it continues to be a...

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ISM ROB: U.S. manufacturing growth slows in October

November 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 28th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued November 1 by Bradley J....

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Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing

October 31, 2011

David Williams has joined Bassett Mechanical, Kaukauna, Wis., as vice president of manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing division, including sheet metal fabrication, piping, and pressure vessel fabrication. Most recently Williams was vice president of operations at...

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Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary

October 31, 2011

Balluff, a manufacturer of sensors for factory automation and systems for industrial communication with headquarters in Neuhausen, Germany, marks 90 years in business in 2011. The company has subsidiaries in 54 countries on all continents, including Balluff Inc. in Florence, Ky. The firm...

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Workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2010

October 31, 2011

The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private-sector industry employers declined in 2010 to 3.1 million, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. "We are encouraged by the reported decline in incidence rates for...

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DeVilbiss, Binks joins with Owens Community College to present spray finishing training

October 31, 2011

DeVilbiss, Binks, a spray finishing equipment manufacturer in Glendale Heights, Ill., and Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio, have teamed up to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop, March 7-9, 2012, in Toledo. The three-day, intensive training program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00...

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Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg. - TheFabricator.com

Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg.

October 31, 2011

Contract manufacturer and engineering services provider Fabrico Inc., Oxford, Mass., has acquired Johnson Tool & Mfg., Inc., Charlton, Mass., which specializes in the short- to medium-run manufacture of high-tolerance components, assemblies, tools, and gauges. The acquisition adds precision...

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abas-USA receives No. 1 ranking for business software

October 31, 2011

Sterling, Va.-based abas-USA has announced that its business software has been ranked No. 1 in a recent independent ERP user satisfaction survey conducted by i2s, Intelligent Systems Solutions. The study consisted of 1,923 interviews with companies in 17 countries. Survey participants have been...

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Royalton Industries appoints new vice president of sales

October 28, 2011

Royalton Industries has appointed Len Steinmeyer as vice president of sales. He will head up the company's sales and marketing efforts for its line of metal forming and coil processing equipment Steinmeyer has 40 years experience in the metal working industries. He began his career in service for...

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Industry economist says nearshoring strategy will boost U.S. manufacturing jobs

October 24, 2011

The phenomenon of nearshoring — the relocation of manufacturing production to countries that provide less expensive production processes and are closer to the end consumer — offers the potential for a mass return of jobs from China to the North American market and will get under way sooner...

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Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines

October 24, 2011

Nexen Group Inc., Vadnais Heights, Minn., has entered into an exclusive agreement with Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., to use Nexen's roller pinion system for Flow’s new line of waterjet machines. The system offers linear positioning with zero backlash for high-precision motion control...

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DoALL names new executive at Continental Machines

October 24, 2011

DoALL Co., Wheeling, Ill., has hired Kurt Plechaty as executive vice president in charge of plant operations at Continental Machines. An engineer, Plechaty has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and quality. Located in Savage, Minn., Continental Machines manufactures band saws under...

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