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Manufacturing technology orders down in July

September 11, 2014

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4...

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Mills Products signs contract for Maytag appliance handles

September 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a multiyear agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the...

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Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division

September 10, 2014

Stockholm-based Electrolux has announced it is buying the appliances business of General Electric Co., boosting its presence in the North American market. The acquisition is the largest ever for Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. GE confirmed in August that...

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Broadwind Energy announces $14 million in new tower orders

September 10, 2014

Broadwind Energy Inc., Chicago, has announced the receipt of $14 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wis., and Abilene, Texas,...

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SAE Intl. seeks aerospace engineers for additive manufacturing standards committee

September 9, 2014

Recognizing that additive manufacturing is an emerging technology within the aerospace industry, SAE Intl., Warrendale, Pa., is seeking additional participants for its task group which is discussing standardization approaches for process-dependent metallic materials. The group will meet on Sept....

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Kelly Welding Corp. announces new ownership

September 9, 2014

Kelly Welding Corp., a provider of flame cutting, welding, stress relieving, sandblasting, and Blanchard grinding services in Milwaukee has announced that it is operating under new ownership. As the new owner, David Weaver has extensive experience running manufacturing companies, including a...

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Okay Industries VP named as a NAPW 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

September 9, 2014

The National Association of Professional Women has named Donna C. Rutola, vice president of Okay Industries Inc., New Britain, Conn., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year in recognition of her leadership in medical device manufacturing. Rutola oversees many key departments at Okay...

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IBC Engineered Materials to provide castings to Lockheed Martin for F-35 Lightning II

September 9, 2014

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has announced that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, IBC Engineered Materials Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has been selected by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to provide cast components for the electro-optical targeting system (EOTS) on the F-35...

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FABTECH to raise funds for Workshops for Warriors

September 9, 2014

FABTECH® has launched a charitable fundraising campaign in connection with FABTECH 2014, to be held Nov. 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs in the manufacturing sector. The 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign...

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Standex acquires Enginetics

September 8, 2014

Salem, N.H.-based Standex Intl. Corp. has acquired Enginetics Corp., Huber Heights, Ohio, a producer of aircraft engine components serving the U.S. and European aviation markets. The acquisition will enable the Standex Engineering Technologies Group to expand its relationships with OEMs and...

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Gortite, Gortrac join six companies to create manufacturer of dynamic equipment protection

September 8, 2014

Industrial protection producer A&A Mfg., New Berlin, Wis., has selected a new trade name and brand mark, as Gortite and Gortrac have combined with the organization’s other six companies to create the new business entity Dynatect. With seven manufacturing plants and two distribution locations...

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World’s first 3-D-printed car to be live printed, assembled during IMTS

September 8, 2014

History will be made when the world’s first 3-D-printed car drives out of McCormick Place in Chicago on Sept. 13. The vehicle will be printed over 44 hours during the six-day IMTS—The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 and then rapidly assembled by a team led by Local Motors....

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Felling Trailers hosts online auction of purple trailer to benefit pancreatic cancer research

September 8, 2014

Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., is conducting its second online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit cancer research and support. The trailer, painted metallic purple, will be auctioned online until Sept. 19 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Tredit Tire donated the wheels and...

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Cambridge Engineered Solutions expands operations to five countries

September 8, 2014

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, Cambridge, Md., has expanded international operations, adding new representatives in five countries to sell and service its metal conveyor belts, filtration, and wire cloth products. Polymer now serves as the company’s exclusive representative in Russia. With...

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AIT forms strategic partnership with Elbit Systems of America

September 5, 2014

Plano, Texas-based Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), a global industrial automation and tooling company delivering fully integrated plant floor systems to the aerospace industry, has announced its strategic partnership with Elbit Systems of America to assume responsibility of some of Elbit...

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