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Kuka receives two auto industry supplier excellence awards - TheFabricator.com

Kuka receives two auto industry supplier excellence awards

April 23, 2012

Kuka Systems, a global systems integrator and developer of body shop automation systems for the automotive industry, has received supplier excellence awards from two automakers. General Motors named the Augsburg, Germany-based company as a Global Supplier of the Year for 2011. The award...

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Red Bud establishes new website

April 23, 2012

Red Bud Industries has launched a new company website at www.redbudindustries.com. It offers simplified navigation and additional information on the company’s coil processing equipment. Videos of equipment in operation have been added, along with web apps....

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Quality Iron Fabricators to open new steel fabrication facility

April 23, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.-based Quality Iron Fabricators has begun construction on a $7 million, 40,000-sq.-ft. fabrication facility and office complex in Albany, Tenn. Equipped with CNC fabrication machinery, the new plant will be able to expand another 250,000 sq. ft. Capacity is expected to double over...

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Ryerson to create 44 jobs in North Carolina

April 19, 2012

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc., Chicago, will expand its presence in Pikeville, N.C., by moving into a second building. The company plans to create 44 jobs and invest $3 million over the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund....

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Serapid produces triple-telescopic-mast station

April 19, 2012

Serapid Inc., a supplier of lifts and transfer systems technology in Sterling Heights, Mich., has produced a triple-mast station for an engineering and scientific services firm engaged in providing support and services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The remote-controlled Telemast triple-mast...

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AIDA-America expands distribution network for Michigan

April 19, 2012

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added Midwest Press and Automation, Grand Ledge, Mich., as its exclusive distributor for Michigan. AIDA designs, manufactures, and refurbishes metal stamping presses and metal forming automation equipment....

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Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week

April 19, 2012

In the spirit of National Robotics Week, Motoman Robotics, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., Dayton, Ohio, hosted student groups from local high schools, provided facility tours, and spoke to them on the roles they could play in the future of the company. In addition, representatives from...

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Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson - TheFabricator.com

Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson

April 19, 2012

Ermak USA has installed an Ermak tandem press brake at Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. in Mobile, Ala. The 48-ft. by 2,000-ton Speedbend press brake can form plates up to 48 ft. and up to 0.75 in. thick. The machine is equipped with the company's Delem 66 controller for offline and online...

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Venture achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

April 19, 2012

Venture Mfg. Group, Beaver Dam, Wis., has become certified to ISO 9001:2008 by SAI Global. The sheet metal fabricator uses lean manufacturing techniques to perform laser cutting, punching, forming, robotic welding, GMAW/GTAW, resistance welding, and mechanical assembly....

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Industrial Growth Partners acquires Cambridge

April 19, 2012

Industrial Growth Partners, together with management and other investors, has acquired Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and related woven metal mesh products. The transaction structure creates a platform for Cambridge to accelerate its growth in its core...

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Fronius USA hires two staff members

April 19, 2012

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has hired two sales/application technicians for its welding technology division. Vadim Nakonechnyy is based in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office to support the southeast region. He graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a welding and joining degree and has...

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LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit names applications engineer for laser products

April 19, 2012

Daniel Stall has been named to the position of applications engineer — laser products for LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y. In this role, he is involved in product demonstrations, time studies, applications analysis, software training, tradeshow participation, and general laser sales support. A...

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Reshoring on the increase, but worker shortage could stifle growth

April 19, 2012

A new report from MFG.com, an online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, shows that while reshoring is increasing, U.S. manufacturers might not be able to carry the load. "There’s a severe shortage of workers," said Mitch Free, manufacturing analyst and CEO of MFG.com. "Indicators are...

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Schuler acquires ATIS GmbH - TheFabricator.com

Schuler acquires ATIS GmbH

April 19, 2012

Schuler AG, based in Göppingen, Germany, has acquired ATIS GmbH, Deggenhausertal, Germany, an engineering firm specializing in turnkey systems for large-pipe production. ATIS will provide Schuler with experience and knowledge in the planning, development, delivery, and modernization of...

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