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Wiegel Tool Works marks 75 years in business

January 11, 2017

Wiegel Tool Works (WTW) recently held an open house at its plant in Wood Dale, Ill., to mark its 75th anniversary. The event, which included a formal banquet, was attended by more than 400 customers, suppliers, employees and their families, and industry friends. The company was founded as a tool...

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Coldwater Machine named exclusive manufacturer of LSP Technologies laser peening systems

January 10, 2017

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. (CMC), a manufacturer of assembly automation and machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has entered into an exclusive manufacturing agreement with LSP Technologies, a provider of laser peening and bond inspection...

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift to build manufacturing facility in Texas

January 10, 2017

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. has announced plans to build a 71,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and distribution center in Houston.The building is part of a joint venture between the company and material handling equipment provider Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg,...

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Export-enabling Country Commercial Guides available

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Commercial Service offers the 2016 U.S. Country Commercial Guides (CCG). The guides cover more than 140 countries and contain information on high-demand industry sectors, economic overviews, selling techniques, investment climate considerations, trade financing options, and business travel...

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Fiat Chrysler to add 2,000 jobs in U.S.

January 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has announced plans to modernize plants in Warren, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, part of a $1 billion investment that is expected to create 2,000 jobs. The Michigan plant will be prepared for production of the Jeep® Wagoneer® and Grand Wagoneer® SUVs. The Ohio plant will receive new...

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PennEngineering’s ATLAS Products division wins Fastenal Supplier Award

January 10, 2017

The ATLAS® Products division of PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has won a first-place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®, a Winona, Minn.-based distributor of threaded fasteners. The award in the Direct Ship class of Fastenal’s annual Supplier Scorecard program recognizes outstanding...

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LaserCoil forms strategic alliance with Bradbury

January 10, 2017

Napoleon, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has entered into a strategic alliance with The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment. Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil-fed laser blanking systems to Bradbury’s...

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Magna develops ultralight door module

January 10, 2017

Detroit-based automotive supplier Magna Intl. Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. DOE and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 percent mass savings compared to an average current production door. The door was...

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Miro Mfg. to expand in Wisconsin

January 10, 2017

Miro Mfg. Inc., a Waukesha, Wis., metal fabricator serving the power generation and lawn and garden markets, has announced plans to expand into an existing 19,700-sq.-ft. building. The renovated facility is expected to open in May 2017, creating 10 to 15 jobs. The company currently employs 48...

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Praesidian Capital exits $8.5 million investment in Arc Machines

January 10, 2017

New York-based Praesidian Capital, a provider of senior and subordinated capital for small and midsized businesses, has exited its $8.5 million investment in Arc Machines Inc., a Pacoima, Calif., manufacturer of automated orbital welding equipment. The investment was made initially to support a...

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GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3-D printers

January 9, 2017

Cincinnati-based GE is accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The company will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs to develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing. Enabling educational institutions to...

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One Equity Partners acquires Anvil Intl.

January 9, 2017

Middle-market private equity firm One Equity Partners, with offices in New York and Chicago, has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Anvil Intl., an Exeter, N.H.-based manufacturer of pipe fittings and system components, from Mueller Water Products. Anvil sells Anvil, Beck,...

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AT&F upgrades Wisconsin facility

January 9, 2017

AT&F has announced recent upgrades to its Manitowoc, Wis., facility, including a new plasma and oxyfuel cutting table with a 5-axis beveling head and improvements to a large-capacity boring bar. In addition to the equipment upgrades, the firm has added a certified weld inspector. The new cutting...

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OSHA issues final rule to lower beryllium levels

January 9, 2017

A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a material that can cause lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction, and shipyards will require...

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HGG appoints Gulf states regional manager

January 9, 2017

HGG Profiling Equipment, a subsidiary of HGG in Medina, Ohio, has appointed David Harris to manage customer sales and service in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. HGG is a supplier of pipe cutting machines, robotic profile cutting lines, and associated...

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