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Electron Beam Technologies appoints plant manager

January 22, 2015

Kankakee, Ill.-based Electron Beam Technologies Inc., an OEM supplier of coaxial/composite welding cables and conduit systems for automation, has named Jay Flahive as plant manager. Flahive has more than 17 years of experience in industrial management, including a background in lean Six Sigma...

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Okuma America names controls product specialist

January 22, 2015

Charlotte, N.C.-based Okuma America Corp., a CNC machine tool manufacturer, has appointed Brad Klippstein as controls product specialist. He is responsible for educating and training customers and distributors about the company’s PC-based, open-architecture THINC®-OSP CNC. The CNC is capable...

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Ball participates in shared vision for aluminum sustainability

January 22, 2015

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), in collaboration with Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., and other aluminum industry firms, has introduced new, comprehensive criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminum production that will further improve environmental, social, and governance...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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United Performance Metals hires account managers

January 21, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has announced the addition of Steve Haushalter and Adam Bland to its service center team in the position of account manager. The company is a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys available in sheet,...

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NIMS announces record number of certifications pursued for metalworking jobs

January 21, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and skill certification body for the metalworking industry in Fairfax, Va., awarded a record number of credentials in 2014 to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the industry. In 2014 NIMS issued 18,947...

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Wrightspeed moves to new location in California

January 21, 2015

Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright has announced plans to relocate his company, Wrightspeed, from San Jose, Calif., to Alameda Point, Calif. Wrightspeed designs and manufactures range-extended electric powertrain units that can be installed in existing delivery and garbage trucks to make the...

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Dynamic Fabrication president donates $100,000 to National Tooling and Machining Foundation

January 21, 2015

Dynamic Fabrication Inc. (DFI) President Mike Kartsonis has announced his donation of $100,000 to the National Tooling and Machining Foundation (NTMF). The contribution supports the National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) education teams and assists in funding programs and...

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Dayton Lamina names VP of sales and marketing

January 21, 2015

Dayton Lamina™, Dayton, Ohio, a producer of punching and stamping tools and components, has added Bill Mills to the executive management team in the position of vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for all U.S. sales and marketing functions for the company’s divisions,...

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Texas Iron and Metal to begin stocking inventory in Louisiana

January 20, 2015

Texas Iron and Metal, Houston, has announced it will start stocking new inventory at its location in New Orleans. The Louisiana plant offers various sizes and grades of plates and tubing, including bulb flats; round and square steel, both hot-rolled and cold-rolled; standard I and wide-flange...

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Tech Air acquires McGinnis Welding Supply

January 20, 2015

Tech Air, Danbury, Conn., a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired McGinnis Welding Supply. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management. McGinnis is a distributor of industrial, specialty, and medical gases with...

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Sigma Labs granted contract for America Makes program

January 20, 2015

Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing in Santa Fe, N.M., has been granted its first contract, worth about $500,000, from GE Aviation as a member of the winning team of companies and universities awarded an...

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Pathfinder Tech renews NIMS accreditation

January 20, 2015

Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Palmer, Mass., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its machine tool technologies program. The accreditation focuses on skills from the NIMS Machining Level I National Standard, with an emphasis on manual milling skills, manual turning...

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NCI Building Systems completes acquisition of Centria

January 20, 2015

NCI Building Systems Inc., Houston, has acquired Centria, a provider of architectural insulated metal panel wall and roof systems and coil coating services. NCI Building Systems is an integrated manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. The firm comprises a family...

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Outlook positive for prefabricated metal building industry

January 20, 2015

2015 has begun with all indication of continuation and expansion of the previous year’s booming construction growth. U.S construction starts are predicted to rise by 9 percent, an increase in the 2014 prediction of 5 percent according to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook. With construction...

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