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Kennametal raises $1 million for United Way

April 17, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that it raised $1 million in support of the United Way and its agencies during the 2013 campaign. Kennametal Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso accepted the first Live United Award given by The United Way of Westmoreland County to recognize...

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Okuma, Partners in THINC name Sandvik Coromant as Partner of the Year

April 15, 2014

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its distributors have chosen Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., a global supplier of metalworking tools and tooling systems, as Partner of the Year among all the members of Partners in THINC. Sandvik Coromant was...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA names president

April 9, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a supplier of machining and fabricating equipment in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Daniel Maerklin as president. He has more than 10 years of experience in the machine tool industry, having worked with R&D, sales and service, and major accounts. Maerklin worked...

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Fuchs Lubricants wins expanded Boeing approval

April 7, 2014

Fuchs Lubricants Co., Harvey, Ill., has announced that its Ecocool S 761 B machining coolant now is approved under Boeing’s BAC-5008 specification for Usage Areas 2 and 3, in addition to previous approvals for Usage Areas 5 and 6. These approvals cover machining of heat-treated steels,...

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Protomatic introduces new website

April 4, 2014

CNC contract manufacturer Protomatic, Dexter, Mich., has launched a new website at that describes the company’s services and capabilities, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries. Viewable on desktop computers or mobile devices, the site provides information on...

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Exotic Metals Forming to open plant in Washington

March 25, 2014

Kent, Wash.-based aerospace manufacturer Exotic Metals Forming Co. has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. plant in Airway Heights, Wash., creating 150 jobs. The company, which currently employs 900 people, produces machined sheet metal parts for the aviation industry, including...

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NTMA elects board chairman, members

March 18, 2014

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, has elected Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, N.J., as chairman of the NTMA board of directors. The association also elected Herb Homeyer, president of Homeyer Precision Mfg. in St....

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Oberg Industries hires director of manufacturing

March 18, 2014

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision machined or stamped metal components and precision tooling in Freeport, Pa., has hired Mark Pelo as director of manufacturing. Pelo has more than 28 years of experience as an engineer and senior manager of manufacturing process development,...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold grand opening of technology center

March 12, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold a grand opening at its Technology Center in San Leandro, Calif., on May 14-15 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The...

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D&S Mfg. adds four new CNC machining centers

March 11, 2014

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has acquired four new machining centers to increase machining capacity and allow for the retirement of its used equipment. The additions are a Toyoda FH630SX horizontal machining center, paired with an ABB 6-axis robot and equipped with a pallet changer; two...

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Hurco reports departure of senior officer

March 4, 2014

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, has announced the departure of its CFO, John G. Oblazney. He has resigned from his positions as vice president, secretary, treasurer, and CFO to pursue other interests. The functions Oblazney previously performed will be handled in the interim by Sonja K....

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Voortman announces name change

February 19, 2014

Voortman Automatisering has changed its name to Voortman Steel Machinery. According to the company, the new name better defines its core business for its international activities. Voortman Steel Machinery, Rijssen, Netherlands, is one of the eight companies that comprise the Voortman Steel...

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General Sheet Metal Works acquires AAA Tool and Die

February 17, 2014

Metal fabricating company General Sheet Metal Works Inc., South Bend, Ind., has acquired AAA Tool and Die Co. Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Former owner John Shirrell remains with the company as a sales and engineering consultant. AAA produces tooling and dies and performs...

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Precision Technologies Group hires CFO

January 23, 2014

Precision Technologies Group (PTG), a U.K.-based producer of high-precision machine tools and components, has appointed Laurence Neary as CFO. Before joining the company, Neary was finance director of the U.K. arm of Nederman. Before that he worked as financial controller at...

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Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager -

Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager

December 10, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has hired Ted Harris for the position of West Coast service manager, responsible for the region from Washington to California. Before joining the company, Harris spent seven years at...

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