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EIS acquires Cobra Wire & Cable

September 14, 2011

EIS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. and Atlanta-based distributor of process materials, production supplies, and value-added fabricated parts, has acquired the stock of Cobra Wire & Cable Inc. from Merit Capital Partners and Fulton Capital. Cobra, with headquarters and a...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 102.9 percent from 2010

September 12, 2011

July U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $506.97 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Ace Metal Crafts moves headquarters

September 8, 2011

After 51 years in the same location in Franklin Park, Ill., Ace Metal Crafts has moved to an 82,000-sq.-ft. plant in Bensenville, Ill. The company performs stainless steel fabrication, using laser cutting, forming, welding, sanitary finishes, and value engineering. The move to a much larger plant...

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Dörken Corp. celebrates 10th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Dörken Corp. celebrates 10th anniversary

September 8, 2011

Dörken Corp. USA, Grass Lake, Mich., an operating unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme, Herdecke, Germany, and a manufacturer of corrosion-protection coating systems, recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the company’s presence in North America. Invited guests, including personnel...

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Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie

September 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric teamed up with Picture Car Warehouse, Northridge, Calif., to serve as the exclusive welding supplier for the car-heist motion picture "Drive," produced by OddLot Entertainment. Ted Moser, owner and founder of Picture Car Warehouse, chose Lincoln Electric to provide the welding...

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Bunting Magnetics adds to manufacturing team

September 8, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of three new design engineers within its technical services department. Matthew Mason, Cory Dreiling, and Brandon Bousquet, all recent graduates of Wichita State University (WSU), will initially concentrate on the material handling...

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Midbrook announces factory-for-hire concept

September 8, 2011

Midbrook Inc., a Jackson, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom metal fabrications and industrial parts washers, has announced that it will use its facility and skilled employees to help customers with new product ideas design, modify, fabricate, and ship their parts. The company developed the...

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ISM ROB: U.S. manufacturing activity grew at slighty slower rate in August

September 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 26th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued September 1 by Bradley J....

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Layoffs rise, hiring declines for third month in a row

September 1, 2011

In September, job growth will fall behind the rate from a year ago in the manufacturing and service sectors, and payroll cuts are also rising for the month, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2011....

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John Deere factory celebrates 100th anniversary

August 29, 2011

John Deere Horicon Works, Horicon, Wis., is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Products produced at the facility range from horse-drawn grain drills to the latest in lawn care equipment and utility vehicles. "100 years of successful business is a great accomplishment. It is a true testament to...

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Dennen Steel breaks ground on new facility in Mississippi - TheFabricator.com

Dennen Steel breaks ground on new facility in Mississippi

August 29, 2011

Dennen Steel Corp., a contract stamping manufacturer of steel products, has begun construction of a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. The project represents a company investment of more than $7.4 million and will initially create 50 new jobs. The facility will purchase large...

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ABI acquires Interstate Tool assets

August 29, 2011

Avery Barron Industries LLC (ABI), Tulsa, Okla., has formed Avery Barron Industries – Stamping LLC (ABI‐Stamping) with the acquisition of the assets and trade name of Interstate Tool and Mfg. Co. The acquired company, a tool and die manufacturer providing metal stampings to domestic and...

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Eriez to move service center

August 29, 2011

Eriez® will move its 5-Star Service® Center to a newly purchased 114,000-sq.-ft. building in Erie, Pa., about 15 miles from the company's world headquarters. Previously located in a rented facility in Lake City, Pa., the center repairs and services customers’ magnetic, vibratory, and...

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Donaldson expands testing capabilities

August 29, 2011

Donaldson Co. Inc., a manufacturer of filtration systems and parts in Minneapolis, has opened three new test labs in China, India, and the U.S. The company has added a new testing lab in the Greater China R&D Center at its regional headquarters in Wuxi, China, to support the rapid expansion of...

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Praxair acquires Weldco

August 29, 2011

Praxair Inc., a provider of industrial gases in Danbury, Conn., has acquired the assets of Weldco Inc., Cincinnati. Weldco, which employs 23 people, has sales of $8 million. The acquisition gives Praxair a stronger presence in southwestern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky....

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