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Manufacturers push hard for trade promotion authority

May 11, 2015

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Mechanism to protect investors outside the purview of U.S. courts proves to be an issue of concern for those that oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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AMT VP receives NCDMM’s Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

May 11, 2015

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that Vice President – Strategic Planning Paul Warndorf has been selected by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) for the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award. Rhodes was a former chairman of the...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred accreditation

May 11, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has become the first company to receive MedAccred accreditation. Performance Review Institute (PRI) states that MedAccred is an industry-managed supply chain oversight program designed to bolster patient safety. It does this through clarification of...

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Shimco president/CEO named Professional of the Year

May 11, 2015

Shimco, a manufacturer of precision parts, laminated and edge-bonded shims, tapers, and spacers in Markham, Ont., has announced that President/CEO and owner Peter Voss has been recognized by Worldwide Branding as Professional of the Year for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in...

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Metro Chicago Exports launches small-business grant program, export seminars

May 11, 2015

Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) has launched a grant program to help small to medium-sized enterprises grow in international trade, specifically through export initiatives. The $225,000 program, funded by JPMorgan Chase, will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout northeastern Illinois....

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Metal fabrication ripe for consolidation, or not?

May 11, 2015

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Will the custom metal fabrication business become more consolidated in the years to come? It's hard today, but more than likely, it will depend on the fabricator's customer base.

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Trust, respect, and the skilled trades

May 11, 2015

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In 7 Success Skills for Apprentices and Skilled Trades Persons, James Sidney Harvey describes aspects of the skilled trades that you usually don’t learn in a classroom

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Cooling vests maintain 58 degrees F for four hours

May 8, 2015

Ergodyne has added three new cooling vests to its Chill-Its® phase change series. They offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for flexibility and a short, wide design for improved mobility for wearers. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure on the shoulders and waist allows for a customizable fit....

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Paper-Less wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

May 8, 2015

Paper-Less, a Milwaukee-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, has announced that the company and its customer CPI Aerostructures Inc. have been recognized as winners of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the category...

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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D&S Mfg. marks 50 years in business with open house

May 8, 2015

D&S Mfg. has invited the public to an open house on May 16 at its 150,000-sq.-ft. facility in Black River Falls, Wis., to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will include guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. “We have come a long way since my dad purchased a local...

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Industrial glove maintains cut resistance through 14 washings

May 8, 2015

Aquila® offers the RE05F industrial glove. It is suitable for use in metal fabrication and stamping plants, recycling centers, and for handling oiled parts. The glove features a 13-ga. Alkimos® level 5 cut-resistant liner for abrasion resistance and a double-layer nitrile coating for...

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Weiss Sheet Metal marks 50 years in business

May 7, 2015

Avon, Mass.-based Weiss Sheet Metal, a second-generation, privately held family business that provides customized metal fabrication work for architectural, commercial, and residential use, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. The company held a celebration event on April 24 to mark the...

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JMT names national sales manager

May 7, 2015

JMT, a provider of machine tools to the metal fabrication industry based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has promoted Shane Reynolds to national sales manager. He replaces Ken Bartelli, who recently retired from the industry. For the past four years, Reynolds has served as the company’s regional...

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Marking tool’s pins can be changed by user

May 7, 2015

Markator offers the BZ-Marker marking tool. The user can pull out and change the marking pins with pliers rather than having to send the marking tool to the manufacturer to change the pins. The tool marks a variety of materials. It can be seated into a collet or a Weldon toolholder and...

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