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D&S Mfg. marks 50 years in business with open house

May 8, 2015

D&S Mfg. has invited the public to an open house on May 16 at its 150,000-sq.-ft. facility in Black River Falls, Wis., to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will include guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. “We have come a long way since my dad purchased a local...

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Weiss Sheet Metal marks 50 years in business

May 7, 2015

Avon, Mass.-based Weiss Sheet Metal, a second-generation, privately held family business that provides customized metal fabrication work for architectural, commercial, and residential use, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. The company held a celebration event on April 24 to mark the...

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JMT names national sales manager

May 7, 2015

JMT, a provider of machine tools to the metal fabrication industry based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has promoted Shane Reynolds to national sales manager. He replaces Ken Bartelli, who recently retired from the industry. For the past four years, Reynolds has served as the company’s regional...

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Methods Machine Tools appoints general manager, Illinois operations

May 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has appointed Don E. Miller as general manager to head up the company’s operations in Elgin, Ill. Miller has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in manufacturing...

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Quality Industries to expand in Denton, Texas

May 7, 2015

Quality Industries Inc. (QI), a precision fabricating company based in La Vergne, Tenn., has signed a long-term lease for 86,500 sq. ft. of additional manufacturing and office space in Denton, Texas. Construction of the new facility is set for completion in early October 2015. The facility will...

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Solar Atmospheres of California adds large-furnace capacity

May 7, 2015

Solar Atmospheres of CA has added large-furnace capacity to its facility in Fontana, Calif. The furnace allows the company to handle a multitude of diverse processing parameters that exist in the vacuum heat-treating industry. The furnace has an 84-in.-dia. by 144-in.-long hot zone. Maximum...

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Methods Machine Tools expands Southern California operation

May 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has expanded its Southern California technology center. The firm has added eight sales/application engineering and service personnel at the location and offers a full line of...

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Enerfab acquires Foley Co.

May 6, 2015

Enerfab Power & Industrial Inc., Cincinnati, a provider of construction, electrical, and maintenance services in the energy and chemical industries, has acquired Foley Co. from Varistar Corp., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corp. Foley Co. delivers mechanical and construction services focused on...

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ATS Systems appoints CEO

May 6, 2015

ATS Systems, a provider of workholding and automation accessories for metal cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has appointed Allen Goad to the role of CEO. Goad previously served as CEO at Affero Aerospace and Defense, worked in a variety of senior executive roles for Natel Eng., and...

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Peifer Welding celebrates 50 years in business

May 4, 2015

Peifer Welding, Ronks, Pa., celebrated 50 years in business with an open house celebration on April 24. The company was founded in 1965 by Christian Peifer, a skilled welder, performing mostly wrought iron railing work. In 1980 the company’s focus moved to commercial and industrial work, with a...

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GM announces $5.4 billion in U.S. plant investments

May 4, 2015

Pontiac, Mich.-based General Motors has announced plans to invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years. This includes $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities: $124 million at the Pontiac Metal Center, $520 million for tooling and equipment for future new vehicle...

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U.S. ranked No. 1 in FDI Confidence Index for third straight year

May 4, 2015

Two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2016, according to the 2015 FDI Confidence Index® from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The index’s 15th edition, “Connected Risks: Investing in a Divergent...

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Coldwater Machine appoints account manager

May 1, 2015

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision equipment for a variety of industries, has announced the appointment of William Schuck as account manager responsible for the Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio territory. Schuck has more than 30...

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AT&F to open facility in India

April 30, 2015

Cleveland-based AT&F has announced plans to open a large-scale steel fabrication facility in Chakan, India, in early summer. The facility will fabricate and assemble metal components for OEMs in the construction, transportation, mining, building, and automotive...

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DGI Supply launches website

April 30, 2015

DGI Supply, a DoAll company, has launched an e-commerce website at www.dgisupply.com for U.S. customers and www.dgisupply.ca for customers in Canada. The site offers improved navigation, a robust search engine, and more than 100,000 in-stock products for immediate shipment. The fully integrated...

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