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Metal Spinners adds fiber laser system for aerospace component fabrication

September 27, 2012

Metal Spinners Inc., a Malden, Mass., job shop offering multiaxis laser cutting and engineering services for turbine engine components, has acquired a turnkey Laserdyne 795XL system with a third-generation BeamDirector and an IPG fiber laser. The company offers fabricating, machining, and...

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Fatal work injuries decreased slightly in 2011

September 27, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released preliminary results from its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related...

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aPriori appoints CFO

September 25, 2012

Provider of product cost management software for discrete manufacturers in Concord, Mass., aPriori has announced the appointment of Eric Sockol as CFO. He is responsible for the company's financial and administration operations, reporting to President and CEO Stephanie Feraday. Before joining the...

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Custom pink riveter supports breast cancer awareness

September 25, 2012

National Rivet & Mfg. Co., Waupun, Wis., has delivered a pink riveter to a Wisconsin manufacturer of automotive assemblies that wanted to show support for breast cancer awareness. The customer ordered a model 600 electromechanical rivet setter, a medium-duty machine that sets steel,...

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Autoform relocates to Angola, Ind.

September 25, 2012

Autoform Tool & Mfg. Inc. has announced plans to move its operations out of Fremont, Ind., to relocate to a 10-acre site in Angola, Ind. The move, acquisition, and renovation are expected to cost about $10 million and create up to 95 new jobs over the next four years. The tube fabrication tool...

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Glenn Metalcraft adds to sales staff

September 25, 2012

Glenn Metalcraft, Princeton, Minn., has named Dan Patnode to the position of sales manager and John Sautter as outside salesperson. Patnode, who joined the company one year ago, oversees outside and inside sales. Sautter is the company's first contact with new customers in the Midwest. The company...

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CONCOA celebrates 25 years in business

September 24, 2012

CONCOA, Virginia Beach, Va., marked 25 years in business with a luncheon, open house, and guided tours of its 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and administrative facilities. The event was attended by more than 250 people including employees, families, friends, and guests, as well as city and state...

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Wachs and Orbitalum join forces in North America, Europe

September 24, 2012

E. H. Wachs and Orbitalum Tools GmbH (Illinois Tool Works (ITW) companies) have joined forces and will now be identified as the ITW Orbital Cutting & Welding group, offering the same weld preparation equipment, orbital welding systems, and services as in the past. In addition, customers now...

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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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