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SigmaTEK names regional sales manager for Northeast

February 2, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM systems in Cincinnati, has appointed Ryan Lustig as regional sales manager. In this position, he works with manufacturers throughout the northeastern U.S. Lustig has progressed through a variety of customer service and sales positions within the company...

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55 percent favor government subsidies to U.S. manufacturing

February 2, 2012

In President Obama's State of the Union address in January, he proposed corporate tax credits and reductions to encourage an increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs. A new survey shows a majority of Americans nationwide are in agreement with the idea. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints new sales manager, expands sales team

February 2, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment in Cincinnati, has appointed John Prevish as sales manager. The appointment is part of the company’s launch of new sales and marketing initiatives, which includes the recent appointments of Matt Garbarino as the company's new...

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Heidtman Steel completes pickling line upgrade

February 2, 2012

Heidtman Steel, a processor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has installed a Bradbury leveler in its Cleveland pickling line. While the overall capacity of the pickling line is broader, the hydraulic leveler accommodates thicknesses from 0.075 to 0.250 in. up to 65 KSI and widths from 24 to 72 in. The...

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ABB to acquire Thomas & Betts

February 2, 2012

ABB, with North American headquarters in Cary, N.C., has announced plans to acquire Thomas & Betts, Memphis, a manufacturer of low-voltage and ultralow-voltage electrical products such as connectors, conduits, and fittings, as well as wiring management products for the construction, industrial,...

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LINE survey: Hiring gains expected in February, but job growth rate still behind 2011

February 2, 2012

The hiring outlook for February shows a net gain in employment in the manufacturing and service sectors, although the pace of job creation lags that of a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February...

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Reliance Steel to acquire McKey Perforating Co.

February 1, 2012

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has announced that a subsidiary is acquiring McKey Perforating Co. Inc., a metal perforating and fabricating company in Berlin, Wis. The deal includes a McKey subsidiary in Manchester, Tenn. Terms were not disclosed. Reliance said McKey had sales of about $18 million...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing starting year on positive note as new orders, production, and employment grow in January

February 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 32nd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Bradley J....

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Simufact expands team with new head of R&D

January 31, 2012

Simufact Engineering GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, a provider of software and services for process simulation in manufacturing, has hired Dr. Ralph Bernhardt as its new head of research and development. In this position, he drives strategic and long-term topics in the R&D area, focusing on alliances...

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Erdrich Umformtechnik to open plant in Georgia

January 31, 2012

Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a German automotive supplier, will construct a $39 million metal stamping facility in Dublin, Ga., creating 178 jobs. Erdrich is a midsized, family-owned company that produces complex metal parts and subassemblies for the automotive industry. The company...

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JK Lasers appoints sales director

January 31, 2012

As part of its global expansion plans, industrial laser manufacturer JK Lasers, Bedford, Mass., has appointed Andrew Dodd as the new sales director for North America. With 28 years of experience in the industrial laser industry, Dodd is responsible for sales and technical support. Before joining...

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Marlin Steel adds laser cutting machine

January 31, 2012

Marlin Steel, a producer of sheet metal products and custom wire baskets in Baltimore, has installed a new laser cutting machine. The new laser joins the company's robots, 138-ton press brake, and 20-ton sheet metal punch press. Marlin Steel supplies precision metal fabrication to customers such...

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DeWys Mfg. adds new laser

January 31, 2012

DeWys Mfg., a metal fabrication company in Marne, Mich., has installed an Amada Pulsar 2415 aIV NT production laser system. The machine replaces an older turret punch press. According to the company, the laser can turn around short-run production jobs quickly without affecting the promised...

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Leadership Summit keynote speakers to discuss how to navigate the changing market

January 30, 2012

Compelling and educational keynote addresses covering the vital role of manufacturing in the economy, new technology, and tactics to identify and target new markets and customers will highlight The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 7th Annual Metal Matters, Feb. 29-March 2, in Scottsdale, Ariz.....

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Superior Pneumatic celebrates 80th anniversary

January 30, 2012

Superior Pneumatic & Mfg., Cleveland, marks its 80th year in business in 2012. Founded in 1932 during the Hoover presidency, the company manufactures tools including air hammers, needle scalers, air grinders, and fire safety rescue kits for applications from welding to boat building....

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