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Koike Aronson expands in New York

September 24, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment and portable and gas apparatus equipment, has begun adding about 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space to its main facility in Arcade, N.Y. When complete, the addition will make the facility 167,000 sq....

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More manufacturers announce open house schedules for Manufacturing Day

September 24, 2012

Several manufacturers have announced their participation in Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event on Oct. 5, 2012, to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields. The event sponsors...

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Americas Ovens division to expand in Cleveland

September 24, 2012

Manitowoc Foodservice, New Port Richey, Fla., has announced plans to expand manufacturing and establish a new headquarters for the Americas Ovens operating company at its Cleveland location. The new, 30,000-sq.-ft. headquarters operation will include new quality systems, computerized work...

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Simonds Intl. announces agreement with Cal Saw Canada

September 24, 2012

Simonds Intl., Fitchburg, Mass., and Cal Saw Canada have announced an agreement for Simonds to purchase Cal Saw Canada's wide band saw manufacturing assets and circular saw finishing assets located in Langley, B.C. Simonds will continue to provide these products. Since this agreement does not...

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Wilson Tool acquires Toolspress

September 24, 2012

Wilson Tool Intl., Swindon, U.K., manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Italian press brake tooling manufacturer Toolspress, Parma, Italy....

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Zachry Holdings purchases Mississippi industrial fabrication facility

September 24, 2012

Zachry Holdings Inc., San Antonio, Texas, has expanded its presence in the Southeast with the purchase of a large industrial fabrication facility in Moss Point, Miss., from Day & Zimmermann (D&Z). The facility fabricates piping systems and vessels for large projects in the power,...

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Hilco, Environmental Liability Transfer purchase RG Steel mill

September 21, 2012

Joint-venture partners Hilco SP LLC, Northbrook, Ill., and Environmental Liability Transfer Inc. (ELT), an affiliate of Commercial Development Co. Inc. (CDC), have announced their purchase of the former RG Steel mill at Sparrows Point, Md. The mill was idled after RG Steel filed for bankruptcy in...

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Mohawk Metal opens shop in Vancouver

September 21, 2012

Mohawk Metal Co., a custom metal fabricator in Eugene, Ore., has opened a 20,000-sq.-ft. shop in Vancouver, B.C. The $1.5 million expansion is expected to create up to 20 jobs by the end of 2012....

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KTI Inc. launches new website

September 21, 2012

KTI Inc., East Windsor, Conn., has established a new website at www.ktiinc.com that defines its electron beam component, electron beam continuous bimetal strip welding, and value-added assembly welding capabilities. The continuous strip welding process allows the company to join dissimilar,...

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Roll-Kraft adds to outside sales team - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft adds to outside sales team

September 21, 2012

Roll-Kraft Inc., Mentor, Ohio, has promoted Ron Tucker to the outside sales department. Having joined the company in 1988, Tucker has served in manufacturing, CNC programming, MasterCam programming, lean manufacturing, and inside sales positions. Tucker will serve customers in the South and on...

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Synalloy's Metals subsidiaries awarded $10.5 million in fabrication, pipe contracts

September 21, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer and fabricator of stainless steel and carbon pipe and piping systems and producer of specialty chemicals, has announced that its Synalloy Metals subsidiaries have been awarded two international projects. Synalloy Fabrication's Ram-Fab unit, Crossett,...

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Utility Trailer expands Arkansas plant

September 21, 2012

Utility Trailer Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, has announced the expansion of its dry van manufacturing plant located in Paragould, Ark. The 22,000-sq.-ft. expansion includes a new modification center that...

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ThyssenKrupp North America to close business unit

September 21, 2012

ThyssenKrupp North America has announced plans to close its ThyssenKrupp Access Corp. business unit, Grandview, Mo., by December. The unit manufactures stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, and home elevators. The closing, which involves manufacturing facilities in Grandview and Roanoke, Ill., and...

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Manufacturers adjusting to post-recession "new normal"

September 20, 2012

Middle-market manufacturers and distributors are adjusting to the "new normal" of the post-recession era by focusing on efficiencies, operational improvements, and innovation, according to a newly released "McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor" survey. The survey, sponsored by...

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Arku names field service manager - TheFabricator.com

Arku names field service manager

September 20, 2012

Arku, Cincinnati, has hired Aaron Walker as its new field service manager for customers in the U.S. and Canada. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering and a lot of experience in installing new equipment and servicing older machines. As service technician, he does...

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