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Siemens donates all-electric van to Georgia high school

October 28, 2014

Siemens has bolstered its relationship with Forsyth County Schools by donating an all-electric van to Lambert High School, Suwanee, Ga., which will enable students active in the robotics, engineering, and science departments to travel with oversized equipment and supplies to competitions and...

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More manufacturers bringing production back from China, study finds

October 28, 2014

U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on U.S. manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s) Center for Consumer and Customer Insight. The firm’s third annual survey of senior manufacturing...

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Lincoln Electric, AACC host summit for U.S. community college educators

October 28, 2014

Representatives from 34 community colleges across the U.S. traveled to Cleveland to participate in the Lincoln Electric Welding Future Education and Training Summit on Oct. 23-24. Cosponsored by partners Lincoln Electric and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the event engaged...

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Castlen Welding & Mfg. to expand in Kentucky

October 28, 2014

Castlen Welding & Mfg. LLC has announced plans to expand its operations in Owensboro, Ky. The manufacturer of material handling equipment for the fertilizer and grain industries is expected to create up to 30 new jobs with the $3.9 million project. The facility will allow the company to expand...

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Satellite antenna produced with 3-D printing

October 28, 2014

Altair, Troy, Mich., has announced that RUAG Space, with the support of Altair ProductDesign, has built a redesigned, optimized antenna support for an Earth observation satellite, to be produced using industrial additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing. Engineers used Altair HyperWorks®...

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FABTECH 2014 to host Industry Night at Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame

October 27, 2014

FABTECH® 2014 will host its first FABTECH Industry Night on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Sponsored by Georgia Power, Industry Night gives FABTECH attendees an exclusive look at one of Atlanta’s newest attractions. North America’s largest metal...

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EuroBLECH 2014 welcomes 59,600 visitors in Hanover, Germany

October 27, 2014

EuroBLECH 2014, the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, wrapped up on Oct. 25 in Hanover, Germany, after five exhibition days. A total of 59,600 trade visitors attended the sheet metalworking show, seeing exhibits from 1,573 companies from 38 countries. The show’s total...

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Manufacturers in Dodge County, Wis., form alliance to address skills gap

October 27, 2014

Manufacturers in and around Dodge County, Wis., are taking action to promote the availability of family-supporting jobs in the manufacturing trades. The recently formed Manufacturing Business Alliance of greater Dodge County is gaining momentum with aggressive activities to address the skills gap....

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Automec named as OEM supplier for TigerStop

October 24, 2014

Automec Inc. of Waltham, Mass., a provider of CNC gauging for press brakes and shears, has added TigerStop® programmable gauges to its product line. The company offers six models for metal forming applications. The operator programs cut or punch dimensions into the control and positions the...

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UniCarriers Americas hosts visit from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren

October 23, 2014

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., visited UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s headquarters for the Americas in Marengo, Ill., on Oct. 15. The congressman met with the forklift manufacturer’s executive team before touring the facility and participated in a town hall-style meeting with more than 30...

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LAI Intl. acquires Zak Inc.

October 23, 2014

LAI Intl. Inc., Tempe, Ariz., an RLJ Equity Partners portfolio company, as announced the acquisition of Zak Inc., Green Island, N.Y., a manufacturer and certified turnkey supplier of precision-machined and custom-fabricated components for the power generation, specialty metals, and oil and gas...

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Americase celebrates 30th anniversary

October 23, 2014

Waxahachie, Texas-based Americase Inc., a developer of custom cases for the aviation, aerospace, oil, gas, government, education, audio/visual, sporting, and military industries, is marking 30 years in business. Bill Kinsala founded the company as a manufacturer of custom gun cases for...

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Egan vice president named to “40 Under Forty Business Leaders” list

October 22, 2014

Mechanical contractor Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced that Andy Jasper, vice president, has been named one of west Michigan’s “40 Under Forty Business Leaders” for 2014. The Grand Rapids Business Journal, which administers the annual contest, selected Jasper from a...

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Midwest Engineering Systems relocates corporate headquarters in Wisconsin

October 21, 2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has moved its corporate headquarters to a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pewaukee, Wis., doubling its former building size. The facility includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, 20,000-sq.-ft. clean assembly...

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Houghton names CFO

October 21, 2014

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Keller Arnold as CFO. She has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in corporate accounting, audit, and finance in global manufacturing organizations. Before joining the company, Arnold...

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