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NCCA announces annual technical meeting lineup

August 3, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has announced the lineup for its annual technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Sept. 26-28, 2016. The 2016 meeting will kick off with a special educational seminar on pretreatment with David Cocuzzi, NCCA’s technical...

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Fairbanks Morse to supply propulsion engines for first of U.S. Navy’s new oiler ships

August 2, 2016

Fairbanks Morse, Beloit, Wis., an EnPro Industries company, is supplying the main propulsion diesel engines for the USNS John Lewis, the lead ship in the U.S. Navy’s new T-AO 205 class of underway replenishment oiler ships. Two FM-MAN 12V 48/60 CR engines rated at just over 19,000 BHP each...

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Maker’s Row connects U.S. factories and entrepreneurs

August 2, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maker’s Row provides a platform that connects entrepreneurs with U.S. factories that can manufacture their products. Since launching in 2012, the organization has helped more than 100,000 brands make more than 2 million products by working with the growing community of 10,000...

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Schaeffler receives supplier award from Vestas

August 1, 2016

Schaeffler, Schweinfurt, Germany, a global integrated automative and industrial supplier, has received the Best Support to Profitable Growth award from wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. The award was presented at the Vestas Supplier Conference 2016 in mid-June. Schaeffler supplies Vestas with...

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July manufacturing economic activity down from June, but expanded for fifth consecutive month

August 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the fifth consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 86th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued August 1 by Bradley J....

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MagneGas announces top automaker’s switch from acetylene to renewable-waste fuel

July 27, 2016

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that a global auto manufacturing company based in the Midwest has switched from acetylene to MagneGas2® as its sole fuel of choice for metal cutting and brazing in one of its factories. MagneGas2 is produced in a patented process that converts...

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Lydall acquires Texel

July 26, 2016

Lydall Inc., a provider of filtration and engineered materials in Manchester, Conn., has acquired Texel, a division of ADS Inc. Texel comprises three manufacturing operations and one distribution center in Quebec and employs about 300 people. The acquisition will be included in Lydall’s...

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Ross Technology adds sales engineer

July 26, 2016

Ross Technology, Leola, Pa., has named Tracy Buck as industrial storage sales engineer to support the company’s structural steel I-beam racks marketed under the Dexco brand name. Buck has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the material handling industry, including product design,...

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Deere announces workforce adjustments

July 25, 2016

Deere & Co. has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective September 6. The factory currently employs about 1,050 people. The company said it continues to adjust the size of its...

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U.S. Rep. Foster tours CNH Industrial's North American headquarters

July 25, 2016

CNH Industrial recently hosted Congressman Bill Foster at its North American headquarters in Burr Ridge, Ill. Foster, who represents Illinois' 11th district which includes Burr Ridge, met with local management, toured the facility, and learned about the company’s production of agricultural and...

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Solar Atmospheres of California receives Nadcap 24-month merit status

July 25, 2016

Fontana, Calif.-based Solar Atmospheres of California has been awarded Nadcap 24-month merit status for heat treating. The firm has held Nadcap accreditation since opening in 2011. The new recognition grants the company an accreditation that lasts until July...

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Bradbury roll tooling engineering manager retires after 45 years of service

July 25, 2016

The Bradbury Co. Inc., a provider of coil processing and roll forming equipment in Moundridge, Kan., has announced the retirement of Verne Voth, roll tooling engineering manager, after 45 years of service. During his career, Voth has been involved in the design of standing seam roof panels,...

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Kimball Electronics acquires Aircom Mfg.

July 21, 2016

Kimball Electronics, Jasper, Ind., has acquired the assets of Aircom Mfg. Inc., an Indianapolis-based contract manufacturing company that specializes in metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, and assembly. As part of the transaction, Kimball Electronics acquired Aircom’s 80,000-sq.-ft....

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Chemetall metalworking coolant gains Boeing approval

July 21, 2016

Chemetall, New Providence, N.J., has announced that its Tech Cool® 35052CF Generation V semisynthetic metalworking coolant has received Boeing Aircraft approval for use under BAC5008, including areas 2, 5, and 6. The coolant combines ultrahigh lubricity characteristics required for aerospace...

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Proto Labs expands additive manufacturing services

July 21, 2016

Proto Labs Inc., a digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, has announced it will integrate multiple Concept Laser Mlab cusing and M2 cusing machines into its new, 77,000-sq.-ft. facility in Grapevine, Texas. The new LaserCUSING® metal powder-bed systems...

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