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Triton Industries earns AS 9100:C/ISO 9001:2008 certification

May 8, 2012

Triton Industries Inc., a Chicago-based precision metal fabricator, has earned AS 9100:C/ISO 9001:2008 certification from Quality Systems Registrars (QSR). The certification follows a comprehensive review of management systems and operations. These certification standards define the requirements...

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Flow supplies waterjet system to Parker Brothers Concepts

May 8, 2012

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced that Parker Brothers Concepts, featured on Syfy's reality series "Dream Machines," has added a Flow Mach 3 abrasive waterjet machine tool. The 4- by 2-m system includes the manufacturer’s patented Dynamic Waterjet® cutting technology and a HyperJet®...

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Pines Technology receives award from Boeing - TheFabricator.com

Pines Technology receives award from Boeing

May 8, 2012

Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has been honored by Boeing Philadelphia for the performance of its CNC tube benders for the V22 Osprey program. The benders are used to make replacement fuel and hydraulic lines for the Osprey. The benders are built in two configurations — one for mobile...

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Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers. Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business...

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Force Fabrication moves to new facility in California

May 8, 2012

Force Fabrication, a precision sheet metal fabricator and manufacturer for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has completed the transition of its manufacturing facility from Ventura, Calif., to Newbury Park, Calif. The move gives the company...

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Triune Specialty Vehicle Mfg. names VP of sales engineering

May 7, 2012

Triune Specialty Vehicle Mfg., a designer and manufacturer of custom trailers and self-propelled vehicles in Madison Heights, Mich., has named Roger J. Ruel to the newly created position of vice president of sales engineering. Ruel previously served as vice president of sales engineering at MRA...

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NTMA-U graduates to receive college credits at University of Akron

May 7, 2012

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has announced that it has finalized an agreement with the University of Akron to grant up to 21 college credits to graduates of NTMA-U, the association's advanced manufacturing skills training program. The new apprenticeship program, developed...

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LINE survey: Manufacturing and service-sector hiring will be steady in May

May 3, 2012

Although the rate of growth will not reach the level of a year ago, job creation will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in May, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for May 2012. A net of 40.5...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized with supplier award

May 3, 2012

Lomar Machine & Tool Co., Horton, Mich., has received the Premier Supplier Award in the direct materials category from Eaton Corp. As a direct material supplier, Lomar provides goods used directly in the making of Eaton products. A total of 33 companies were recognized with the award in the...

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Pratt Industries to open plant in Michigan

May 3, 2012

Pratt Industries Inc., a Belleair Beach, Fla., manufacturer of transport trailers, will open a plant in Niles Township, Mich. The facility is expected to create up to 400 jobs by the end of 2012....

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Gibbs Wire & Steel establishes new website

May 3, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a metal service center based in Southington, Conn., has launched a new website at www.gibbswire.com. The new website will enable metals buyers to access tools and technical information to help in the purchasing process. The site includes a list of finished coil stock,...

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Whirlpool to close Arkansas plant June 29

May 3, 2012

Whirlpool has announced that June 29 will be the official closing date for its Fort Smith, Ark., plant. The closure will eliminate 917 jobs. The company has been in Fort Smith for more than 45 years, employing more than 4,500 people in 2006....

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Independence Tube reopens after tornado damage

May 3, 2012

One year after sustaining major damage from an EF-5 tornado, the Decatur, Ala., location of Independence Tube Corp. has re-opened for business. The company produces structural steel tubing at locations throughout North America....

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing expanded in April for 33rd consecutive month

May 3, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 33nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 35th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued May 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Manufacturing Institute and partners increase credentialed workforce

May 3, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) and its partners have announced significant progress towards achieving a five-year goal to award 500,000 industry-based credentials to individuals, positioning them for employment and advancement in manufacturing jobs. Over the past year, the...

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