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Hand-held oxygen analyzer networks to standard accessories

February 6, 2017

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced an updated hand-held PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® with PurgeNet™ to allow networking to standard accessories. Typically, one accessory allows direct interface to an orbital welding machine or any other automatic welding machine so that the...

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Jayco announces expansion in Indiana

February 3, 2017

RV manufacturer Jayco has announced plans to add more than 400,000 sq. ft. of production space and more than 300 jobs at its Middlebury, Ind., facility.Two new buildings have been completed. The plant producing the Eagle brand of travel trailers and fifth wheels will be fully operational by early...

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Metal powder trade groups appoint new executive director/CEO

February 3, 2017

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI Intl. (APMI) have selected industry veteran James P. Adams to succeed C. James Trombino as executive director/CEO. Adams has worked in the powder metallurgy industry for more than 30 years, following graduation from Hennepin Technical College...

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Extra protection added to corrosion-inhibiting coating

February 3, 2017

Cortec has added extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI®) to its VpCI-368 coating. The dark brown viscous liquid dries into a firm, moisture-displacing, waxlike film that can be removed by mineral spirits or alkaline cleaners. The VpCI-368 EVP film can be used for a variety of applications...

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AGC AeroComposites rebrands as Unitech Aerospace

February 2, 2017

U.K.-based AGC AeroComposites, a global supplier of composite and metallic assemblies and components to the aerospace and defense industry, has rebranded as Unitech Aerospace. Unitech Aerospace is the parent company to Unitech Composites, North Coast Composites, North Coast Tool & Mold, Paul...

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United Steel acquires Black Rock Fireproof Column

February 2, 2017

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has acquired Black Rock Fireproof Column. The manufacturer of fireproof structural columns retains its name and now operates in East Hartford as its own division under the management of...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to increase in February compared with a year ago

February 2, 2017

In February 2017, employment will grow at 57.0 percent of manufacturing firms and decline at 8.1 percent. The resulting net increasing index of 48.9 (57.0 percent - 8.1 percent) suggests slightly faster employment growth in manufacturing than in February 2016 (47.5).In February 2017, employment...

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Is it time to take your fabrication business global?

February 2, 2017 | By Dan Davis

With international branches in Europe and India, Cleveland-based AT&F is demonstrating that doing business globally isn't just for large organizations.

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Renishaw to open new headquarters in Illinois

February 1, 2017

Renishaw Inc. has completed a new, 133,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, Ill., near Chicago. The two-story facility will be the company’s new North American headquarters and also will include space for product development, testing, warehousing, and distribution. A...

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Solar Atmospheres Southeast gains Boeing approval

February 1, 2017

After completing an intensive three-day audit, Solar Atmospheres Southeast, Greenville, S.C., has announced its addition to the Boeing-approved processor listing. The facility has an approved scope of processing that includes the following specifications:BAC 5613 – Heat Treatment of Titanium and...

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AXYZ Intl. launches redesigned website

February 1, 2017

AXYZ Intl., Burlington, Ont., a manufacturer of CNC router and knife cutting systems, has unveiled its redesigned website at www.axyz.com. New features include a page that compares CNC routers, allowing visitors to view a snapshot of each product and see which products are recommended for different...

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Winchester Metals expands manufacturing operation in Virginia

February 1, 2017

Winchester Metals, a steel distribution, processing, and fabrication facility, invested $140,000 in new equipment at its manufacturing operation in Frederick County, Va. As part of its expansion, the company installed a Lincoln Automate 35HS robotic welding system that performs repetitive welding...

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ISM ROB: PMI® at highest level in almost two years

February 1, 2017

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 92nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Survey finds most small manufacturers anticipate growth

January 31, 2017

Gaithersburg, Md.-based Xometry, a provider of a proprietary software platform that offers on-demand manufacturing to a diverse customer base, has released the findings of its first Small Manufacturing Index. The new quarterly index, which aims to take the pulse of small to midsized shops, asked a...

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PetroChoice acquires Miller Industrial Fluids LLC

January 31, 2017

PetroChoice, a provider of petroleum-based lubrication products and services in Fort Washington, Pa., has acquired Miller Industrial Fluids LLC, an Indianapolis-based distributor and blender of lubricants and rust preventives. Through this acquisition, PetroChoice will gain immediate presence in...

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