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Jet Fabricators acquired by new owner

September 2, 2016

Michigan City, Ind.-based Jet Fabricators Inc., a provider of precision machining, laser cutting, welding, and fabrication of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, has announced that Brian Mulligan has acquired the company and will serve as president. The company fabricates multiple types of...

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Mettler Toledo to consolidate operations in Florida

September 2, 2016

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision scales and instruments, has announced plans to close its Hi-Speed plant in Dryden, N.Y., and its Safeline plant in Hillsborough County, Fla., and consolidate operations in Lutz, Fla. The new $30 million, 250,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be complete in...

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The Will-Burt Co. acquires Metham Aviation Design

September 2, 2016

The Will-Burt Co., a manufacturer of mobile telescoping mast and tower systems in Orrville, Ohio, has acquired U.K.-based Metham Aviation Design (MAD) Ltd. The acquisition adds a line of pan-and-tilt positioners and PTZ cameras to Will-Burt’s mobile elevation product portfolio. The two companies...

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Aura Fabricators to open Minnesota facility

September 2, 2016

Aura Fabricators Inc., a Dalton, Minn.-based manufacturer of ornamental railings, steel bridge components, trusses, and overhead signs, has announced plans to open a new plant in Fergus Falls, Minn.The $3.76 million project is expected to create 14 new jobs, and several current employees will be...

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Norma Group names Aperam as 2015 best supplier in the Americas

September 1, 2016

Norma Group, an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based provider of engineered joining technology, has presented its 2015 Global Supplier Recognition Award for North and South America to Aperam Stainless Service & Solutions USA. Aperam USA has supplied Norma Group facilities in the Americas with stainless steel...

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Metcam to host facility tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 7

September 1, 2016

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, will commemorate Manufacturing Day by hosting tours for schools, businesses, and members of the community on Oct. 7, 2016, at its manufacturing facility located in Alpharetta, Ga. That morning students from five local high...

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Justice Dept. sues to block Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting

September 1, 2016

The Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co.’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC, Tremont, Ill., from Monsanto Co. The lawsuit alleges that the transaction would combine the only two significant U.S. providers of...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates take step back in September compared to a year ago

September 1, 2016

In September, job creation rates will fall in both manufacturing and the service sector compared with a year ago. Layoff rates will vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®)...

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Malco Products to open facility in Nebraska

August 31, 2016

Malco Products Inc., Annandale, Minn., has announced plans to open a facility in an existing building in DeWitt, Neb. The firm produces HVAC equipment and tools for automotive, fence, and roofing work. Production at the new location is expected to begin in...

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Entries sought for 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

August 31, 2016

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Cash scholarships will...

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Atlas API Training course to introduce quality control for welding

August 30, 2016

A new online training course offered by Atlas API Training, Houston, is designed to reduce the learning curve associated with becoming a quality control professional for welding in the petrochemical and power industries. The online course, titled Introduction to Quality Control for Welding, is...

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ASMAG Group looks to take over Ingenia

August 30, 2016

The ASMAG Group, Almtal, Austria, a provider of tube and profile manufacturing machinery, currently is in negotiations on the takeover of Ingenia GmbH, Linz, Austria, which went into insolvency on July 20, 2016. The effort depends on the successful restructuring of Ingenia, which ASMAG estimates...

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Tenneco to open new facility in Tennessee

August 29, 2016

Fortune 500 automotive supplier Tenneco, Lake Forest, Ill., a manufacturer of clean air and ride performance products and systems, has announced it will open a facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., creating up to 200 new jobs during the next three years.The clean air manufacturing plant will support...

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Lockheed Martin/Crowley Fabricating partnership wins Nunn-Perry Award

August 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company in Owego, N.Y., and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., a provider of metal stamping, CNC milling and turning, waterjet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly in Endicott, N.Y., together have been named the U.S. Navy’s only...

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Forty-three veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

August 25, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, recently held its summer graduation at its Barrio Logan-based educational facility in San Diego.The school honored its 43...

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