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Stewart EFI expands manufacturing capabilities with new press

May 29, 2012

Stewart EFI LLC, Thomaston, Conn., has added a 200-ton Minster press with a transfer mechanism to expand its offering of metal stamped and assembled precision components. The press allows the company to produce deep-drawn parts up to 5.875 in. deep and blank diameters as large as 8 in. from metal...

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Vision-guided robotics webinar scheduled for June 7

May 29, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar, "Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D)," on June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. It will cover basic techniques in 2-D vision-guided robots and introduce the concepts of XY centroids, part angles, and grip offsets. Robot and vision...

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ArcelorMittal sells Skyline Steel, Astralloy in NAFTA region to Nucor

May 24, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg, has announced the sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the NAFTA countries and the Caribbean, namely Skyline Steel and Astralloy, to Nucor Corp. for approximately $605 million. ArcelorMittal will continue to own and operate the foundation distribution...

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Toyota to expand in Alabama

May 24, 2012

Toyota has announced plans to expand its Huntsville, Ala., engine production facility, investing an additional $80 million and adding at least 125 new jobs. The expansion will bring total investment at Toyota's Alabama plant to more than $700 million and the total number of jobs to more than 1,150....

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Dakota Tube to double workforce

May 24, 2012

Dakota Tube, Webster, S.D., has announced plans to hire 30 new workers. The company, a manufacturer of hydraulic tubing, currently employs 29 people....

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New members elected to MSCI board

May 24, 2012

Five metals industry leaders have been elected to the board of directors for the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Newly elected board members will serve two-year terms that begin July 1: <.li>Stephen E. Fuhrman, vice president, corporate mill...

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Genesee Stamping and Fabricating installs fiber-optic laser

May 24, 2012

Genesee Stamping and Fabricating in Grand Prairie, Texas, has added a Salvagnini L3 fiber optic laser to its metal fabricating equipment. The second-generation laser offers high cutting speeds and a high-density beam for rapid piercing. It can process aluminum, brass, copper, and galvanized...

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CCM completes acquisition of Mayville Products segment

May 24, 2012

Craftsman Custom Metals (CCM), Schiller Park, Ill., has acquired the light-gauge metal business of Mayville Products Corp., Mayville, Wis. The addition of the new business meshes with CCM’s existing capabilities and strengthens its presence in the medical, telecom, and aerospace/military market...

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Centria receives Excellence in Manufacturing Award

May 24, 2012

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems in Moon Township, Pa., has announced that its Cambridge, Ohio, facility recently received an Excellence in Manufacturing Award from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The award recognizes the company's commitment to a "green" operation in...

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association establishes online resource for manufacturers

May 24, 2012

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Washington, D.C., has launched a new resource to help equipment manufacturers and vendors provide financing to their customers. The Manufacturer & Vendor Resource Center, online at www.elfaonline.org/resources/MVRC/, is a starting point for...

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Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center

May 24, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has released a new video showcasing the Orange University® mobile training and education center, a 38-ft. Winnebago® equipped with Eriez products for food, pharmaceutical, chemical, processing, plastics, and most manufacturing applications. The two-minute video can...

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Murata Machinery USA names Cascade Capital Machine as distributor

May 24, 2012

Charlotte, N.C., metal forming machinery manufacturer Murata Machinery USA, a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, has announced that Cascade Capital Machine, a fabrication machine tool distribution company located in Surrey, B.C., has joined its North American distribution network....

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American Piping Products earns spot in St. Louis Top 150

May 24, 2012

American Piping Products (APP), a piping distributor in Chesterfield, Mo., has earned the 99th spot on the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 150 Private Companies list. APP's revenue has grown from $63 million in 2009 to $150 million in 2011. CFO Matt Danis credits gain in market share and an...

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U.S. durable goods orders up slightly in April; machinery inventories at highest level on record

May 24, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $0.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $215.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up two of the last three months, followed a 3.7 percent March decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.6 percent....

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GM receives Steel Market Development Institute Award for Chevy Volt

May 23, 2012

The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute has presented General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt® design and engineering team with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. The team was recognized for its efficient and effective use of advanced high-strength steel...

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