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DeWys Mfg. participates in Manufacturing Day 2016

October 31, 2016

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing DaySM for the fourth year in a row, opening its doors to the public to help promote the skilled trade industry and the advanced manufacturing processes the company provides its customers. The company hosted 155...

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Wyoming Machine co-presidents receive NAWBO Lifetime Achievement Awards

October 31, 2016

Wyoming Machine (WMI), a sheet metal fabricator in Stacy, Minn., has announced that owners and sisters Traci and Lori Tapani, who serve as co-presidents, have received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Minnesota Chapter. The award recognizes...

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Retired McNichols executive VP dies

October 31, 2016

McNichols Co., Tampa, Fla., has announced that retired Executive Vice President David J. “Dave” Brenneman, a 40-year veteran of the company, died Oct. 4, 2016, after a short battle with esophageal cancer.Brenneman started his career with the company as a warehouse/saw operator, subsequently...

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Hammett Steel to relocate in Alabama

October 31, 2016

Steel product manufacturer Hammett Steel, Phenix City, Ala., has announced plans to relocate to a 184,000-sq.-ft. facility in Columbus, Ala. The company expects to add 20 employees after the move. The facility, which gives the company expanded production capabilities, features office space, cranes,...

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DGI Supply opens regional office in North Carolina

October 31, 2016

DGI Supply, Wheeling, Ill., a distributor of abrasives, band sawing products, cutting tools, lubricants, and welding supplies, has opened a regional office in Charlotte, N.C.The 21,000-sq.-ft. facility includes sales offices, a warehouse, and a training classroom. It has allowed the company to...

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Wall Colmonoy to present furnace brazing seminar Nov. 8-10

October 28, 2016

Wall Colmonoy, a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, will offer a fall session of Modern Furnace Brazing School from November 8-10, 2016, at Aerobraze Engineered Technologies’ Brazing...

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Karlee announces acquisition by Porter’s Group LLC

October 27, 2016

Karlee Inc., Garland, Texas, a provider of contract manufacturing and metal fabrication services, has announced it has a new parent, independent metal fabricator Porter's Group LLC.As a result of the sale, Karlee will add its account base of aerospace, commercial goods, medical equipment, and...

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QualiChem named Small Business of the Year in Roanoke, Va.

October 26, 2016

QualiChem, Salem, Va., an international manufacturer of metalworking fluids, has been recognized as the Small Business of the Year by the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Roanoke, Va.The selection criteria for the award are increased sales, employee growth, staying power, innovation, and...

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Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3-D printing for cars

October 25, 2016

Los Angeles-based Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering R&D firm Altran, Burlington, Mass.Under the agreement, Altran has invested in Divergent 3D and will provide support to accelerate...

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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence increases to six-month high

October 24, 2016

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C., has released the October 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and...

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Norsk Titanium, Clarkson University launch additive manufacturing training/research initiative

October 24, 2016

Norsk Titanium US Inc., a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive-manufactured, structural titanium components, has joined forces with Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., to develop new research projects relating to advanced metal additive manufacturing (AM) through Norsk’s proprietary Rapid Plasma...

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Wesco Intl. VP/corporate controller retires

October 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based Wesco Intl. Inc. has announced the retirement of Timothy A. Hibbard, vice president and corporate controller. The company is a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products; construction materials; and supply chain management and logistics...

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PMF Industries completes expansion in Pennsylvania

October 24, 2016

PMF Industries has completed a new, 14,000-sq.ft. expansion at its 140,000-sq.-ft. facility in Williamsport, Pa. The facility now includes a hot-spinning operation and Class 1000 clean room area, along with the company’s existing mechanical polishing, electropolishing, and passivation operations....

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Worximity Technologies, Datahex partner to speed up digitalization of manufacturers

October 20, 2016

Montreal-based Worximity Technologies and Datahex have reached a strategic partnership agreement to help North American manufacturers participate in Industry 4.0 by connecting their equipment, teams, and processes to highlight essential data to improve productivity and competitiveness. Worximity...

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Blue Blade Steel announces senior management promotion

October 20, 2016

Blue Blade Steel, a harden and temper mill in Kenilworth, N.J., has promoted Jeremiah Shaw Jr. to the position of vice president of sales and administration, joining his father, President Jerry Shaw Sr., and Vice President of Operations Don Lindewirth on the senior management team. Jeremiah has...

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