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Keats Mfg. opens precision metal stamping plant in Mexico

November 18, 2016

The Keats companies have opened a new manufacturing plant in El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico. Keats de Mexico produces complex precision metal stampings, wire forms, and assemblies for the automotive, electrical distribution, medical, electronics, appliance, and home automation industries. The...

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Mahr Federal expands in Southeast

November 18, 2016

Providence, R.I.-based Mahr Federal Inc. (MFI) has expanded its direct sales coverage for dimensional metrology systems products in the Southeast, now serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee."Our longstanding relationship with MSI-Viking Gage...

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Kion North America adds Spokane Forklift to dealer network

November 18, 2016

Kion North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Spokane Forklift & Construction Inc., Spokane, Wash., to its dealer network.The dealer will offer sales and service of Linde and Baoli material handling brands to parts of Washington, Idaho, and...

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OMAX launches dashboard for customer service, support

November 17, 2016

Kent, Wash.-based abrasive waterjet machine manufacturer OMAX Corp. has launched its digital customer dashboard for customer service, support, and parts purchasing. The dashboard features the company’s new Marketplace e-commerce interface that offers more than 1,000 genuine parts for OMAX and...

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Pennsylvania manufacturers highlight engineering careers to support STEM education

November 16, 2016

Applying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) knowledge and skills to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context is the goal of Saucon Valley High School's (SVHS) Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program. Students enrolled in this curriculum recently visited...

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Solar Atmospheres CEO receives ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award

November 15, 2016

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., has announced that CEO William R. Jones has received the ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award. The award recognizes leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. Jones received the award with the...

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Andes Coil Processors adds slitting line to Dallas facility

November 15, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has added toll processing services to its Dallas facility with the installation of a 60-in. Pro-Eco custom slitting line. Featuring shape-correction capabilities, the line will process materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and master coils up to 72 in. OD and 50,000 lbs....

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Foerster Instruments hires new president for North America

November 15, 2016

Foerster Instruments Inc., a provider of equipment for NDT, metal detection, and magnetics in Pittsburgh, has hired Jason Wilburn as its new president to handle all operations and oversee all facilities in North America.Wilburn’s experience includes industrial NDT, industrial services to...

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Fein Power Tools appoints president/CEO

November 15, 2016

Pittsburgh-based power tool manufacturer Fein Power Tools Inc. has named Attila Madarasz as president/CEO in charge of all U.S. operations. He has more than 20 years of experience working in global business development and sales of retail and industrial-based products with Desoutter Tools and Atlas...

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NIMS wins federal contract to grow apprenticeships in manufacturing

November 14, 2016

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a Fairfax, Va.-based developer of skills standards and credentials for the manufacturing industry, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within...

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Balluff certified for ISO 9001:2015

November 14, 2016

Florence, Ky.-based Balluff, a provider of sensors, machine vision, industrial RFID, and distributed I/O for such industries and stamping and welding, has announced its certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. In early 2015 the company took the draft version of the ISO standard and began the...

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Westfield Steel acquires Remington Steel

November 14, 2016

Westfield Steel Inc., Westfield, Ind., has announced the acquisition of Remington Steel, a supplier of steel material and manufactured parts based in Springfield, Ohio. Westfield Steel is a material supplier and processor, providing products and services from basic distribution to light...

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Workshops for Warriors secures patent for leveling machines on support surfaces

November 11, 2016

San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school providing veterans free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining, and welding, has obtained a patent for its product that levels machines on support surfaces. The product offers a...

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Alro Industrial Supply acquires Triad Industrial Sales assets

November 11, 2016

Alro Industrial Supply, Jackson, Mich., has announced its acquisition of certain assets of cutting tool distributor Triad Industrial Sales, Kernersville, N.C. Alro Industrial Supply is a provider of cutting tools, abrasives, coolant, welding supplies, and MRO products. The company is part of Alro...

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Mazak Optonics appoints president

November 11, 2016

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has promoted Al Bohlen to president of its North American operations. Bohlen has served as vice president and general manager for the company since 2013. Before that he was national sales manager.Bohlen has extensive industry...

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