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AM General receives automotive manufacturing certification

September 19, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., has announced that several of its facilities now are registered to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for manufacturing commercial vehicles. This registration certifies that the company's commercial assembly plant, its warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., and...

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Wheatland Tube files duty evasion allegation

September 19, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube and pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has filed an allegation of duty evasion with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Wheatland Tube claims duty evasion of...

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Mate Precision Tooling names sales manager for Latin America

September 19, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has appointed Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin America sales manager. Harrison has a strong background in building sales teams in Mexico and Latin America for a variety of tooling and machine manufacturers,...

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Rockford Systems appoints VP of marketing

September 19, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has hired Carrie Halle as vice president marketing. She has more than 25 years of B2B marketing experience, as well as global experience in planning, branding, product management, segmentation, and...

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Turkish Machinery Group participates in IMTS

September 19, 2016

Turkish Machinery Group recently participated for the first time in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. Sixteen Turkish companies exhibited their products, and the Turkish Fluid Power Association and Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association also...

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NAM survey shows regulations, health care costs are manufacturers’ top concerns

September 16, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released the results of its Q3 2016 "Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey," which reveals manufacturers' concerns about rising health care costs and regulatory compliance. “Manufacturers continue to grapple not just with global...

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Additive manufacturing increases its presence at IMTS

September 16, 2016

Ten years ago a metal fabricator could visit the biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago and have the opportunity to view some of the latest press brake and laser cutting technologies. It wasn’t FABTECH®, but the tradeshow still had a decent collection of machine...

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Amada Miyachi America announces mobile-friendly website

September 16, 2016

Monrovia, Calif.-based Amada Miyachi America Inc. has redesigned its website at www.amadamiyachi.com for responsiveness to mobile devices. The site highlights the company’s resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and...

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Fisher Barton appoints group president

September 16, 2016

Fisher Barton, Watertown, Wis., has appointed Igor Zelenovskiy to the role of group president. He is responsible for all of the company’s operating units worldwide. Zelenovskiy joined the company in 2014 as president of the Fisher Barton Technology Center. Before that he served in various...

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Bass Mechanical earns AISC certification

September 15, 2016

Bass Mechanical Inc., an industrial contracting company located in Elizabethtown, Pa., has received certification as a certified building fabricator from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This certification represents that Bass Mechanical has the personnel, knowledge,...

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Quintus supplies high-pressure fluid cell press to Edelstahl-Mechanik

September 15, 2016

Quintus Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, has delivered a Flexform high-pressure fluid cell press to Edelstahl-Mechanik GmbH, a supplier of sheet metal parts primarily to the medical, white goods, and agricultural industries based in Göppingen, Germany.With the new press added to its equipment...

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Electrocoat Association launches new website

September 15, 2016

The Electrocoat Association, Cincinnati, has established a new website at www.electrocoat.org.The updated design and functionality present the organization’s brand and objectives in its work in the finishing...

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Rockford Systems to offer machine safeguarding seminars

September 15, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has announced it will offer machine safeguarding seminars at its Rockford, Ill., training center on Sept. 20-22, Oct. 18-20, and Nov. 15-17, 2016. Each seminar combines classroom discussion with live demonstrations on a...

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Primetals to supply surface inspection system to Nucor Steel Berkeley

September 15, 2016

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Nucor Steel Berkeley for an SIAS® surface inspection system for its hot strip mill in Huger, S.C. The system will check the surface quality of the hot strip after the finishing mill on the top side and before the down coiler on the...

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Metal fabrication market to grow to $21.38 billion by 2024

September 15, 2016

Investments in global infrastructure projects have been increasing rapidly over the past decade, and this presents a growing opportunity for the prefabricated construction market to grow considerably in the coming years, according to Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research (TMR). This acts...

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