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GM invests $1.4 billion in Arlington, Texas, plant upgrades

July 16, 2015

In its largest single plant investment in the U.S. this year, General Motors has announced it will invest $1.4 billion in improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant, Arlington, Texas, for the production of full-size SUVs. The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with a new paint...

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Midwest Engineered Systems launches FANUC robotics web page

July 16, 2015

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of complex system integration and a FANUC Robotics authorized integrator since 2002, has launched a FANUC Robotics web page at www.mwes.com/fanuc. The web page includes information about integration services, photos and videos of systems, and case...

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Eurolls appoints AWT Machinery as agent for North America

July 16, 2015

Eurolls S.p.A., based in Attimis (Udine), Italy, has appointed Scott Liebenberg, owner of AWT Machinery Inc., Rockford, Ill., to be its representative for North America. AWT Machinery sells new machinery, provides technical support, and offers spare parts. Eurolls manufactures machinery for the...

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Jacquet Midwest adds 5-axis waterjet cutting services

July 16, 2015

Jacquet Midwest, Racine, Wis., has installed a dual-head, 5-axis Jet Edge EDGE X-5® waterjet cutting system. The company uses the new system to provide beveling and chamfering services to customers in the Midwest and nationwide through five regional service centers. The waterjet system...

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Zontec hires sales and marketing leaders

July 15, 2015

Cincinnati-based Zontec Inc., an international developer of SPC software, has added David Kennard as sales manager and Travis Nipper as marketing manager. Kennard has more than 10 years of sales experience in various industries including transportation and construction and more than six years of...

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Wallover Oil hires chemist

July 15, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., a Strongsville, Ohio-based producer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Michael Wojtalewicz as chemist. He served most recently as an analytical lab senior technician at BASF. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Baldwin Wallace...

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TigerStop hires director of marketing

July 15, 2015

TigerStop, a provider of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has hired Simon Spykerman as director of marketing at its Vancouver, Wash., headquarters. In this role, he focuses on the company’s marketing and information assets efforts in the digital landscape. Spykerman most recently...

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Coe to deliver four coil processing lines to Lear Mexican Seating

July 15, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has received orders for four new coil processing lines from Lear Mexican Seating Corp. for installation at the company’s Saltillo, Mexico, location. All of the coil processing systems will feed new AIDA presses being installed at the facility. Two...

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Falcon Steel boosts transmission pole production

July 15, 2015

Falcon Steel is expanding its in-house transmission pole production capacity to meet increasing demand for steel pole structures in power-delivery applications. The company has added five pole section fitting and welding stations at its Haltom City, Texas, facility and launched a process...

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De-Sta-Co consolidates U.S. manufacturing operations

July 15, 2015

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced it will consolidate several U.S. manufacturing operations for its workholding and automation products to a new site in Mount Juliet, Tenn. Consolidation will occur in multiple phases over the next 18 to 24 months. It includes phasing out...

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Schuler breaks ground on engineering/technology center

July 15, 2015

Metal forming equipment manufacturer Schuler has started construction of the Schuler Innovation Tower (S.I.T.) at its base in Göppingen, Germany. The 12-story engineering and technology center will provide space for 750 employees. The company reports that the $44 million project is the biggest...

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Vance Metal marks 135 years in business

July 14, 2015

Geneva, N.Y.-based Vance Metal, a large-capacity metal fabricator and weld shop, celebrates 135 years of business in 2015. The company was founded Aug. 7, 1880, when James R. Vance started Vance Boiler Works with a newly patented boiler. The company made its first winery tank in the early 1990s...

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Synalloy names senior VP/CFO

July 14, 2015

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe and steel storage tanks and a distributor of seamless carbon pipe and tube, has hired Dennis M. Loughran as senior vice president and CFO. Loughran has 11 years of experience with Reynolds Metals Co. and previously...

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Remy to be acquired by BorgWarner

July 14, 2015

Remy Intl. Inc., Pendleton, Ind., has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BorgWarner Inc., a provider of powertrain components and systems. Remy Intl. is a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of alternators, starter motors, and electric traction motors for the automotive...

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Schaefer Ventilation releases video about confined-space ventilators

July 14, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, Sauk Rapids, Minn., a manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products, has released a sales video for Americ® confined-space ventilators. The video, available at www.schaeferventilation.com/products/americ-confined-space-ventilators/, demonstrates...

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