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Belden Universal achieves AS9100C aerospace quality certification

June 9, 2015

Belden Universal, a manufacturer of custom universal joints and mechanical power transmission products in Broadview, Ill., has announced that it has achieved AS9100C aerospace quality certification. The company initially sought the certification to meet the requirements of UTC Aerospace...

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TWB Co. LLC to expand in Tennessee

June 8, 2015

TWB Co. LLC has announced plans to expand its current operations in Tennessee by locating a new, $18 million manufacturing facility in Nashville. The expansion is expected to create 41 jobs. The 120,000-sq.-ft. facility will be the company’s second location in Tennessee. It also has...

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Steel processing market growing at 2.16 percent CAGR to 2020

June 8, 2015

RnRMarketResearch.com has released the 256-page report “Steel Processing Market.” The report estimates that the global steel processing market will grow about 2.16 percent for the next five years, propelled by growth in the construction and automotive industries worldwide. Construction as...

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J.L. Becker appoints Northwest sales rep

June 8, 2015

Plymouth, Mich.-based J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has appointed Marty Keylon as its Northwest sales representative, serving California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Utah. The company manufactures industrial heat-treatment equipment. Keylon has more than...

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LIFT, NIMS, Ivy Tech address high-tech industrial technology maintenance skills gap

June 8, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va.; Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a national Institute for Manufacturing Innovation in Detroit; and Ivy Tech Community College, Portage, Ind., are partnering to enhance and expand training to fill open manufacturing...

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BlueScope Buildings to create 115 jobs in North Carolina

June 8, 2015

BlueScope Buildings North America has announced plans to expand its facility in Laurinburg, N.C. The $9.2 million expansion will create 115 new jobs over the next three years. BlueScope Buildings North America Inc. is a subsidiary of Australia-based BlueScope Steel Ltd. The company provides...

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AZZ acquires Trinity Industries' galvanizing business

June 8, 2015

AZZ Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of galvanizing services, welding systems, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services, has acquired the assets of U.S. Galvanizing LLC, a provider of steel corrosion coating services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries Inc....

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Greenkote adds production capacity at Kentucky facility

June 5, 2015

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, has announced that its blank powder coating facility in Louisville, Ky., is making new production capacity available and now is accepting a limited number of volume production orders from manufacturers. The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant, which runs 24 hours a day, five...

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Peterson Wash and Blast Systems moves in with Viking Blast and Wash Systems

June 4, 2015

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has moved into a new, expanded facility of its parent company, Industrial Ventures Inc., in Rose Hill, Kan. The firm shares the facility with Viking Blast and Wash Systems. Management moved the companies under the same roof to help manage growth and to save on...

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Madison-Kipp president/CEO purchases controlling interest

June 4, 2015

Madison-Kipp Corp. (MKC), Madison, Wis., has announced that Tony Koblinski, president/CEO, has purchased a controlling interest in the company. He is joined by Trive Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm that has purchased the minority shares. Koblinski joined MKC in 2011 after a...

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Daubert Chemical revamps website

June 4, 2015

Daubert Chemical, a manufacturer of specialty coatings and adhesives in Chicago, has launched a revamped website at www.daubertchemical.com. The site provides access to technical resources such as product training videos and step-by-step interactive educational modules that give users detailed...

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Houghton Intl. announces senior leadership appointments

June 4, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has announced changes in organizational leadership. Mike Shannon, executive vice president of global operations at Houghton Intl. and president of Houghton Asia Pacific, has been appointed to the additional...

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Southwest Steel Processing plans $18 million expansion at Arkansas plant

June 3, 2015

Southwest Steel Processing, a manufacturer of railcar and oil and gas components, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Newport, Ark. The plant expansion will be used to develop a new forging line. The company, a partnership between Cleveland-based Park Ohio and Arkansas Steel Associates LLC...

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Schaefer Ventilation opens distribution center in Atlanta

June 3, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products based in Sauk Rapids, Minn., has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Atlanta. The new location offers quick deliveries on reasonable quantities of confined space ventilators, portable...

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Global manufacturers focused on innovation, supply chains to drive growth, says survey

June 3, 2015

Manufacturers are operating in an environment of disruptive complexity, where the confluence of factors such as intense competition, pricing pressures, and new technologies are forcing companies to evaluate business models and growth strategies, according to the 2015 KPMG Global Manufacturing...

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