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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 - TheFabricator.com

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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L&M Precision Fabrication earns AS9100 Rev C certification

May 23, 2012

Sheet metal forming and machining manufacturer L&M Precision Fabrication, Airway Heights, Wash., has received AS9100 Rev C certification. The certification signifies that the company has met quality management system qualifications as defined by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG)...

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Nissan constructing engine manufacturing facility in Tennessee

May 23, 2012

Nissan has begun construction on an expansion at its Decherd, Tenn., power train assembly facility. Starting in 2014, the new plant will begin production of 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz automobiles, making 250,000 units annually. The expansion is expected to create...

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Oberg Industries achieves AS9100 certification, expands capacity

May 23, 2012

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., a full-service contract manufacturer of precision-machined or stamped metal components, has received AS9100:2009 Rev C certification. The company recently added 11,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space; $1.7 million worth of new equipment, and new manufacturing,...

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Pivot Point launches new website

May 23, 2012

Pivot Point Inc., a manufacturer of nonthreaded fastener systems and precision-machined components in Hustisford, Wis., has launched a new website at www.pivotpins.com. The website features an integrated product configuration capability and CAD drawings for standard and custom products that are...

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Online data exchange designed for used equipment trade

May 23, 2012

AuctionPriceResults, Akron, Ohio, has established a searchable database at www.auctionpriceresults.com that provides real-time, actual auction pricing on five categories of commercial equipment: lab/medical, industrial machinery, agriculture/construction, truck/trailer, and food service/production....

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Wisconsin governor visits D&S Mfg.

May 23, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker toured D&S Mfg.'s facility in Black River Falls, Wis., on May 9. Walker focused his remarks on the importance of manufacturing in Wisconsin and government’s role in helping corporations remain competitive in today's challenging global market. Specifically,...

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X-R-I Testing opens testing facility in South Carolina

May 23, 2012

X-R-I Testing, Troy, Mich., a provider of NDT services to the aerospace, automotive, and power-generation industries, has opened a new testing facility in Duncan, S.C. The new facility currently is NADCAP-accredited to perform both radiographic and liquid penetrant testing. NADCAP accreditation...

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Thermadyne changes name to Victor Technologies

May 22, 2012

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation has announced that it has changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. and the name of its wholly owned subsidiary Thermadyne Industries, Inc. to Victor Technologies International, Inc. "“To re-position the company in the marketplace, we are returning to...

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