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UniCarriers Americas acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg.

April 2, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired all outstanding shares of Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg. Inc. (NIEM). NIEM originally was jointly owned by Nissan Kohki Co. and Nissan Forklift Corp. North America, now UCA. NIEM has been...

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From the Web: Training programs; evolution of can making; and a universal safety concern

April 2, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Baltimore to re-establish a training center; the importance of an educated workforce; evolution of can making; and addressing a safety concern of a different sort.

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints new president/COO

April 2, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, has announced that Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president/COO. He previously served as president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a diesel engine manufacturer. He began working for that company in 1985. He has...

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nexAir acquires M&A Welding Supply, adds four branches in Georgia

April 2, 2015

Memphis-based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has acquired the assets, branches, and operations of M&A Welding Supply Co., a distributor for welding and safety supplies with locations in Calhoun, Cartersville, Douglasville, and Jasper, Ga. The organization’s 15...

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Survey reveals confidence in economy for 2015 among midsized industrial U.S. manufacturers

April 2, 2015

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its seventh edition of the "Group CFO Survey," revealing the financial projections and top economic concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism in the...

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Solar companies appoint sales representative for Canada

April 2, 2015

Solar Atmospheres and Solar Mfg., providers of vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, vacuum nitriding services, and thermal processing R&D in Souderton, Pa., has hired Harry Hall to serve as a sales representative focusing on the vacuum processing markets of Canada. Hall...

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Customized positioner features large through-hole

April 2, 2015

Kistler GmbH has manufactured an L-Positioner with a loading capacity of 11 tons. Features include a through-hole of 6.56 ft., a swing radius of 8.20 ft., and a faceplate diameter of 9.68 ft. The company manufactures customized equipment to meet specific requirements of...

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Coldwater Machine Co. opens Detroit-area sales office

April 2, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of specialized equipment for discrete manufacturing, has opened a sales office in Troy, Mich., just north of Detroit. The new office is run by Robert Rich, the company’s Solid State Joining Center director, who has extensive materials...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate should reach four-year highs for April

April 2, 2015

In April, hiring activity in the manufacturing and service sectors is expected to rise compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2015. In April, for the 13th straight month, the...

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Granutech-Saturn acquires Magnatech hammermill line

April 1, 2015

Granutech-Saturn Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, a manufacturer of industrial and mobile shredders, has acquired a line of industrial hammermills and ringmills formerly marketed under the Magnatech Eng. brand. Granutech will manufacture the Saturn hammermill line in its vertically integrated,...

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Volvo Cars to build factory in U.S.

April 1, 2015

Volvo Cars has announced plans to build a new $500 million manufacturing facility in the U.S. Full details regarding the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be announced at a later date. The firm already runs two factories in Europe and two in China. The automaker...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.4 percentage points from February

April 1, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Continuous improvement, from the first quote to the final shipment

April 1, 2015

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Burlington, Ky.-based Skilcraft LLC has changed a lot in the past decade. It has moved away from the traditional job shop model toward comprehensive contract fabrication. And it got there by scrutinizing every step of the manufacturing process, from quoting to shipping.

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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Brochure showcases chip, parts conveyors

April 1, 2015

A recently updated brochure from Eriez® features the company’s chip and parts conveyors for moving and elevating ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The eight-page brochure covers features and benefits, principle of operation, construction, sizes, shapes,...

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