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Applied Manufacturing Technologies acquires K-R Automation

April 15, 2008

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (AMT), Orion, Mich., a supplier of factory automation design, engineering, and process consulting services, has acquired K-R Automation, Warren, Mich., a panel...

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Stamtec launches new Web site

April 15, 2008

Stamtec, Manchester, Tenn., recently launched a new Web site at www.stamtec.com.The site includes information, features, photos, diagrams, and specifications for the company's mechanical stamping...

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Balluff names business development support specialist

April 15, 2008

Balluff, Florence, Ky., has named Drew Stevens as business development support specialist for metal forming.Stevens, who directs the company's metal forming support programs, has been a journeyman...

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Parkview Metal Products opens facility in Mexico

April 15, 2008

Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, Ill., has opened an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Juarez, Mexico, to help improve service to its stamping, fabrication, and value-added assembly customers in the...

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FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show announce strategic alliance with METALFORM

April 4, 2008

Four industry-leading trade show organizers have formed an alliance to better serve the needs of trade show exhibitors and manufacturers in North America from the fields of fabricating, tube & pipe,...

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HRB spot steel prices continue climb in most regions

March 27, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the world export HRB price for March 24 surged 6.6 percent to $870 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the eighth consecutive rise totaling $289. The Western...

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Durable-goods orders fell in February

March 26, 2008

The U.S. Commerce Department reported today that durable goods orders dropped 1.7 percent in February for the second straight decline. Analysts had expected a slight rebound following the 4.7 percent...

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LINE predicts labor market will remain soft in April

March 25, 2008

The latest SHRM/Rutgers Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) survey indicates that similar to last month, the labor market in April 2008 will remain soft and will be much weaker...

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Worthington Steel honored by John Deere

March 24, 2008

Worthington Steel, Columbus, Ohio, has announced that it has been recognized by Deere & Company as a Partner-level supplier for 2007 and was also named a 2007 Enterprise Supplier of the Year in the...

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Metal forming companies expect business to remain steady in coming months

March 17, 2008

According to the March 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months....

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HRB spot steel prices continue upward surge

March 12, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the western European hot-rolled band (HRB) price for March 10 surged 6.5 percent to $888 per ton,, ex-works, for the third consecutive time (on a Euro basis, it...

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Spell Capital Partners acquires Pacific Production Technologies

March 11, 2008

Spell Capital Partners, Minneapolis, a private equity and buyout firm, has acquired a majority interest in Pacific Production Technologies (PPT), Mt. Carmel, Ill., a capital goods manufacturer.PPT...

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3M welding helmet wins international design award

March 11, 2008

The Speedglas™ SL (super-light) welding helmet and autodarkening filter (ADF) from 3M™, St. Paul, Minn., recently received an international Red Dot Design award. With more than 7,000...

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Wilson Tool appoints VP of sales for North, Latin America

March 11, 2008

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has appointed Jay Dienst as vice president of sales for North and Latin America.Dienst is...

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Muza Metal Products acquires Acc-Q-Cut

March 11, 2008

Muza Metal Products, Oshkosh, Wis., has acquired Acc-Q-Cut, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service contract manufacturer.Muza Metal Products is a large sheet metal fabricator with laser and turret blanking,...

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