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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.1 percent in 2014

February 9, 2015

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 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 up 32.7 percent from November and up...

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ET Foundation, Bonnell Aluminum invite entries for aluminum extrusion design competition

February 5, 2015

The ET Foundation, a Wauconda, Ill.-based educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2015 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Bonnell Aluminum, a...

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QualiChem water-based cutting fluid approved by Bombardier

February 5, 2015

QualiChem, Salem, Va., has received full Bombardier approval for Xtreme Cut 250C water-based cutting fluid. The approval, BAMS 569-001, includes Classes A, C, and D for lubricants and coolants. The multimetal, semisynthetic fluid, formulated for use on a variety of ferrous and nonferrous...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate up in manufacturing, down in services in February

February 5, 2015

In February, manufacturing hiring activity will increase and the service-sector hiring rate will drop compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2015. In February, for the 11th...

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Wallover adds regional sales manager

February 4, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has named David Custis as a regional sales manager responsible for covering northern Missouri, southern Illinois, and Iowa. Based in St. Louis, Custis has more than 12 years of outside sales...

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Ford adds 1,550 workers to support F-150

February 4, 2015

As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150®, the company is adding 1,550 new jobs in Q1 2015. Of the new jobs, 900 are allocated for Kansas City Assembly and 500 will be added between Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified, with the remaining 150 jobs going to Sterling Axle. These jobs...

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Spirol Europe earns ISO 9001:2008 recertifications

February 4, 2015

Spirol Europe has announced that both Spirol Industries Ltd., Corby, England, and Spirol SAS, Reims, France, have been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 by the British Standards Institution. The three-year certifications apply to the manufacture and distribution of precision-engineered fasteners,...

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Tech Air to acquire Prest-O-Sales, Prest-O-Peconic

February 3, 2015

Danbury, Conn.-based Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Prest-O-Sales & Service Inc. (POS) and Prest-O-Peconic Inc. (POP). Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air...

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nuFaktory LLC adds principal

February 3, 2015

Springfield, Mass.-based nuFaktory LLC, an application service provider of 3-D printing and related technologies in digital manufacturing, has announced the addition of Jerry Jasinowski as its newest principal. Jasinowski served previously as president and CEO of the National Association of...

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Solar Atmospheres of California obtains SAFRAN/SNECMA approval

February 2, 2015

Fontana, Calif.-based Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) has attained an approved supplier status for SAFRAN/SNECMA. SCA has received approval for several heat-treatment processes. The approved processes include stress relieving, solution heat treatment, normalizing, homogenization annealing,...

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Manufacturing Day 2014 smashes all participation goals

February 2, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2014 exceeded all expectations, with events extending far beyond Oct. 3 to officially wrap up on Dec. 12. A total of 1,679 events were held across North America, in all 50 states, three Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico. For the first time, more than a dozen virtual events...

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ISM ROB: Down 1.6 percentage points from December, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

February 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Sioux Corp. quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 29, 2015

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and chilling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment in Beresford, S.D., has announced that its quality management system now is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. The certified quality...

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Metal Sales metal wall panels clad condo building in Los Angeles

January 29, 2015

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided T2630 perforated and solid metal wall panels for Cloverdale749, a 10,500-sq.-ft. residential structure located in Los Angeles. “We specified metal because we know it works well in the Southern California climate,” said Lorcan...

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Dengensha America adds customer sales and service support for southern states

January 29, 2015

Bedford, Ohio-based Dengensha America has appointed Curtis Dietrich as southern sales associate, responsible for customer relations, sales, service, and support in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Dietrich has opened an office in Cincinnati to...

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