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MEC opens Virginia manufacturing center

December 4, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC) has opened a 148,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The facility, scheduled to move into full production in early 2015, allows the company to expand its capabilities to serve blue-chip OEMs. The company, which operates 17 plants in five states,...

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ABB to join Industrial Internet Consortium to promote best practices

December 4, 2014

In 2015 power and automation company ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, will join the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a group of more than 100 companies, organizations, and universities working to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices and robust...

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AWMI names Sapa Extrusions fabrication new business coordinator as Member of the Year

December 4, 2014

At its 2014 Annual Conference in November, the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI), Mount Royal, N.J., formally recognized Carol Chizmar of Sapa Extrusions with its 2013 Member of the Year Award. The award is the highest honor given by AWMI. Members are nominated and selected by...

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Initiative launched to develop standards for additive manufacturing

December 4, 2014

U.K.-based Lloyd’s Register Energy has launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies worldwide to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry; the latest JIP focuses on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates in manufacturing not expected to slow down in December

December 4, 2014

In December, job creation rates will increase in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for December 2014./p> In December, for the ninth straight...

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D&S Mfg. to expand in Wisconsin

December 3, 2014

Custom manufacturer D&S Mfg. has begun work on a 9,300-sq.-ft. addition to its facility in Black River Falls, Wis. The current addition plans were laid out during the previous expansion, completed in 2009. Since that expansion, additional equipment acquisitions have filled the building. The...

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Manufacturers urge Congress to pass important tax extenders legislation

December 3, 2014

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Independence, Ohio, have urged Congress to pass a tax extenders bill this month that makes key tax provisions used by U.S. manufacturers permanent, including the R&D Tax Credit,...

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BLS: Manufacturing productivity up 2.9%, labor costs down 1.3% in 3rd quarter

December 3, 2014

The revised, third quarter 2014 productivity and labor cost report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 2.3 percent annual rate, as output increased 4.9 percent and hours worked increased 2.4 percent. From the third...

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Global welding products market expected to reach $23.78 billion by 2020

December 2, 2014

A new market report from Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research, “Welding Products Market — Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020,” indicates that the global welding products market, valued at $17.47 billion in 2013, is expected to reach...

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AGCO names Diamond Mfg. as North America Supplier of the Year

December 2, 2014

Duluth, Ga.-based AGCO, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has announced that Diamond Mfg., Wyoming, Pa., has received its 2014 North America Supplier of the Year Award. Diamond Mfg. was one of five companies to receive a supplier award. The company is a provider of...

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General Sheet Metal to relocate in Indiana

December 1, 2014

General Sheet Metal, South Bend, Ind., has announced plans to move outside the city, to St. Joseph County. The metal fabricating company will build a 22.6 million, 170,000-sq.-ft. building. The expansion is expected to create 28 new...

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SUPERB Industries announces expansion, addition of 50 jobs

December 1, 2014

SUPERB™ Industries, Sugarcreek, Ohio, has been awarded a contract by Alevo Mfg., part of the Swistzerland-based Alevo SA Group, that will create at least 50 jobs and require a 12,000-sq.-ft. addition to the current facility. The project, dubbed "Operation Moonshine" because some of the...

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ISM ROB: Down slightly from October, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

December 1, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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M. Davis doubles fabrication capacity with purchase of Delaware facility

November 26, 2014

M. Davis & Sons Inc., an industrial contractor and fabricator in Wilmington, Del., has purchased a new fabrication facility in Newark, Del. The new shop more than doubles the company’s current capacity for manufacturing skids, tanks, and structural steel. In 2013 the firm purchased a...

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LaserCoil Technologies to supply blanking system to Worthington Specialty Processing

November 26, 2014

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Perrysburg, Ohio, has received an order for a coil-fed blanking system from Worthington Specialty Processing (WSP), a toll processor for the automotive industry. The 2,100-mm-wide, dual-head system, featuring two 6-kW lasers, is being installed at the company’s...

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