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Amada announces grand opening of Dallas facility

February 10, 2012

Amada will celebrate the grand opening of its new Dallas Satellite Center March 7-8. The center will work in conjunction with the Amada Solution Center in Schaumburg, Ill., and the Los Angeles Technical Center in Buena Park, Calif., to provide ongoing access for local and national customers. At...

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Tredegar to close aluminum extrusion plant in Indiana

February 10, 2012

Tredegar Corp., Richmond, Va., has announced that its Bonnell Aluminum subsidiary will close its plant in Kentland, Ind. The plant, which has been operating at a loss for the past several years, is scheduled to close by Sept. 30. Eligible employees will be offered severance and outplacement...

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TrailManor to open plant in Nebraska

February 10, 2012

TrailManor Mfg. Co. LLC is renovating a facility in Hartington, Neb., for the production of lightweight recreational travel trailers. The renovation, which will create 20 full-time jobs, represents a $950,000 investment from the company and a $505,000 community development block grant from the...

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Marlin Steel wins 2012 Inner City 100 Award

February 10, 2012

Marlin Steel, a Baltimore-based manufacturer of custom wire baskets and sheet metal fabrications, has been selected for a 2012 Inner City 100 Award by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The award spotlights the fastest-growing companies in America’s inner cities. The list of...

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Caterpillar to close Progress Rail Services plant in Ontario

February 10, 2012

Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, has announced plans to close the London, Ont., Electro-Motive Diesel locomotive plant after union workers refused to take a 50 percent pay cut. The closure eliminates 465 jobs. Production will be moved to other Caterpillar plants in North and...

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Eberl Iron Works passes leadership to third generation - TheFabricator.com

Eberl Iron Works passes leadership to third generation

February 10, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has announced that cousins John Eberl and Nora Eberl have become third-generation co-owners of the company. John, son of George Eberl, has been named CEO. Nora, the daughter of Frank Eberl, continues as CFO. George has become vice president- business analysis,...

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A.T. Wall acquires Metalform Co.

February 10, 2012

A.T. Wall, Warwick, R.I., the stamping and tube drawing subsidiary of ATW Companies, has acquired Metalform Co., a New Britain, Conn.-based gun magazine manufacturing firm. The acquisition of Metalform's deep-drawing, stamping, and pistol magazine fabrication capabilities supports ATW’s vertical...

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Lincoln Electric to expand facility in Euclid, Ohio, hire 200

February 10, 2012

The Plain Dealer has reported that Lincoln Electric Co. will spend $40 million to renovate its facility in Euclid, Ohio, add 200 jobs over three years, and bring a company to Euclid from Baltimore. Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the state will assist Lincoln with a package of tax credits, loans, and...

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New FMA/CNA Safety Award announced

February 10, 2012

FMA has announced a new award created to recognize companies that excel beyond OSHA recordable incidence rates — companies that have a demonstrated safety culture. The Award for Safety Excellence honors Rusty Demeules for his contributions to FMA's Board of Directors, as well as his leadership as...

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PwC survey: Nearly four-fifths of industrial manufacturing CEOs are confident of revenue growth over next 12 months

February 8, 2012

PwC has released Its Global CEO Survey. Key findings in the industrial manufacturing sector include: Nearly four-fifths of industrial manufacturing CEOs are somewhat or very confident of revenue growth over the next 12 months, although just 18 percent believe the global economy will improve....

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Sterling Blower achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 8, 2012

Sterling Blower Co., Forest, Va., has received registration to ISO 9001:2008 for compliance with quality process standards and effective business management systems for all its operations. The company supplies complete pneumatic material handling and reclaiming systems to several industries,...

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Jet Edge appoints regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Jet Edge appoints regional sales manager

February 8, 2012

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has appointed Ben Callahan as its new north central regional sales manager. Callahan is responsible for equipment sales and...

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Chrysler to add 1,800 jobs, third crew at Belvidere Assembly

February 7, 2012

Chrysler Group LLC has announced that it will add about 1,800 jobs at its Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois, which includes the addition of a third crew and hundreds of jobs for production of the all-new Dodge Dart®, by the third quarter of 2012. The last time the plant ran three shifts was in...

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Knapheide Mfg. to add jobs

February 7, 2012

Knapheide Mfg. has announced plans to add up to 100 new jobs at its plant in Quincy, Ill. The company has filled 40 positions already — mostly welding jobs — and is still searching for 60 more workers. For inexperienced workers, a four-week certificate welding program is available for a fee...

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Genesis Systems Group hires director, global affiliate relations

February 7, 2012

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has hired Doug Boyd as director, global affiliate relations. In this role, Boyd serves as a point of contact for the company's international affiliations, responsible for facilitating the flow of communications, information,...

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