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GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing plant in Florida

October 9, 2014

GE Oil & Gas has selected Jacksonville, Fla., for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other oil and gas industry products. The 500,000-sq.-ft. plant will create 500 new jobs over the next...

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Bostik inaugurates R&D center in France

October 9, 2014

Bostik has opened an R&D center for adhesive materials in Venette, France. It focuses on upstream R&D to develop new polymers for smart adhesives, especially in polyurethanes, polyesters, and silyl-modified polymers; downstream R&D to develop adhesives based on two core Bostik technologies —...

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American Crane & Equipment hosts students on Manufacturing Day

October 9, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., invited a group of 35 students from Exeter High School in Reading, Pa., to tour its facility on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3. The high school has implemented a STEM-based program into its...

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The Aluminum Association announces award winners

October 9, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced that Mike Zoll, director of safety at Novelis, has received the Marlan Boultinghouse Award for industry leadership, and Dick Schultz, managing director at Ducker Worldwide, has received the newly created Chairman's Award, which recognizes a...

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Survey reveals manufacturers’ confidence in economy through 2014

October 8, 2014

Chicago-based Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 13th "Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey," revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism...

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Weldall Mfg. acquires Mutz Mfg.

October 8, 2014

Weldall Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a producer of quality-critical, heavy welded and machined components, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Mutz Mfg., a subcontract metal fabrication company in Slinger, Wis. The Slinger facility now operates as Weldall Plant #3, retaining most if not...

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FMA seeks applications, nominations for Industry Award by Oct. 15

October 8, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., is seeking applicants for The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2015 through Oct. 15, 2014. This award celebrates companies or individuals in the metal forming and fabricating industry that have successfully improved operations,...

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Stulz completes $5 million expansion in Maryland

October 8, 2014

Stulz Air Technology Systems has completed the first phase of a planned expansion in Frederick, Md. The company manufactures cooling systems for mission-critical applications and data centers, including a full line of precision air conditioners, outdoor air handlers, ultrasonic humidifiers, and...

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Siemens’ West Chicago plant hosts nearly 70 students on Manufacturing Day

October 8, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 3, Siemens hosted a Manufacturing Day event at its West Chicago plant, welcoming more than 70 middle and high school students, teachers, and parents from the greater Chicago area. After being greeted with refreshments and an overview of the event by Jayne Beck, a 33-year...

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Novelis receives two European Aluminum Awards

October 8, 2014

Novelis, Atlanta, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling, has received two 2014 European Aluminum Awards. Organized by the Dutch Aluminium Center, the European Aluminium Association (EAA,) and the German Aluminium Association (GDA), the awards recognize efficient and forward-thinking uses of...

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MetalForming names Capital Machine Technologies as sales rep

October 8, 2014

MetalForming Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., the exclusive North American distribution partner for Schroeder-Fasti of Wessobrunn, Germany, has named Tampa, Fla.-based Capital Machine Technologies as the exclusive representative of Schroeder-Fasti industrial folding machines throughout the southern U.S....

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Greer Steel adds to management team

October 8, 2014

Dover, Ohio-based Greer Steel Co., a provider of cold-rolled strip steel, has expanded its management team. Scott Rummel has been named plant manager. He has more than 16 years of experience as an operations manager, including managing operations in flat-rolled steel sheet finishing. He also has...

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Ironworker apprentices participate in annual competition

October 7, 2014

Toronto Local 721 of the Ironworkers Union recently hosted a competition for ironworker apprentices. The annual competition allows apprentices and staff to come together and share best practices. Competing apprentices displayed their knowledge, dexterity, and skills in eight different areas: a...

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Coldwater Machine Co. establishes Solid State Joining Center

October 7, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced the establishment of its Solid State Joining Center, a business unit dedicated to the development of technologies that address the challenges of joining lightweight and dissimilar...

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Egar Tool & Die installs Industrial Innovations lubrication system

October 7, 2014

Egar Tool & Die, a manufacturer of automotive stamping dies, production stampings, and welded assemblies, has added an Industrial Innovations Pro-Mix centralized lubrication mixing system and Spra-Rite spray applicators to its Cambridge, Ont., facility. The plantwide system mixes and applies thick,...

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