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EPIC Systems adds quality, environmental manager

May 29, 2012

EPIC Systems Inc., St. Louis, has announced the hiring of Paul Kirksey as quality and environmental and health services manager. He is responsible for quality control activities in support of projects. Kirksey has more than 24 years of industry experience, including positions in engineering,...

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Bettcher Mfg. expands in Mexico

May 29, 2012

Bettcher Mfg., a metal stamping company in McAllen, Texas, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facilities in Reynosa, Mexico, by 15,000 sq. ft. The project, which is expected to be completed in November, will allow the company to bring additional high-tonnage capability and add three...

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Stripco to host open house

May 29, 2012

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., and Stripco Inc. will hold an open house at Stripco's facility in Mishawaka, Ind., during the weeks of June 18 and June 25, 2012. The event will showcase Stripco's new 72-in. by 0.375-in. by 60,000-lb. coil-to-coil EPS® line. The line uses water and tempered...

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Constellium and Airbus sign multiyear agreement

May 29, 2012

Constellium, Issoire, France, has signed a multiyear agreement with Airbus, estimated at about $2 billion, to support all leading aircraft programs from Airbus and its parent company, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Under the new agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus...

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Felling Trailers to open second location

May 29, 2012

Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., has announced plans to open a second location in Litchfield, Minn., to expand production. The company's headquarters and current production will remain at its Sauk Centre facility. The new facility will bring total production and office space to more than...

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JK Lasers posts free webinar

May 29, 2012

A free webinar that highlights the advantages of fiber and CO2 lasers is available to view on JK Lasers' YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jklasers. "Materials, Applications and Innovations" covers a variety of industrial applications from microcutting stents, spot welding flexure arms, and...

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Stewart EFI expands manufacturing capabilities with new press

May 29, 2012

Stewart EFI LLC, Thomaston, Conn., has added a 200-ton Minster press with a transfer mechanism to expand its offering of metal stamped and assembled precision components. The press allows the company to produce deep-drawn parts up to 5.875 in. deep and blank diameters as large as 8 in. from metal...

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Vision-guided robotics webinar scheduled for June 7

May 29, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar, "Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D)," on June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. It will cover basic techniques in 2-D vision-guided robots and introduce the concepts of XY centroids, part angles, and grip offsets. Robot and vision...

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ArcelorMittal sells Skyline Steel, Astralloy in NAFTA region to Nucor

May 24, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg, has announced the sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the NAFTA countries and the Caribbean, namely Skyline Steel and Astralloy, to Nucor Corp. for approximately $605 million. ArcelorMittal will continue to own and operate the foundation distribution...

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Toyota to expand in Alabama

May 24, 2012

Toyota has announced plans to expand its Huntsville, Ala., engine production facility, investing an additional $80 million and adding at least 125 new jobs. The expansion will bring total investment at Toyota's Alabama plant to more than $700 million and the total number of jobs to more than 1,150....

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Dakota Tube to double workforce

May 24, 2012

Dakota Tube, Webster, S.D., has announced plans to hire 30 new workers. The company, a manufacturer of hydraulic tubing, currently employs 29 people....

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New members elected to MSCI board

May 24, 2012

Five metals industry leaders have been elected to the board of directors for the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Newly elected board members will serve two-year terms that begin July 1: <.li>Stephen E. Fuhrman, vice president, corporate mill...

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Genesee Stamping and Fabricating installs fiber-optic laser

May 24, 2012

Genesee Stamping and Fabricating in Grand Prairie, Texas, has added a Salvagnini L3 fiber optic laser to its metal fabricating equipment. The second-generation laser offers high cutting speeds and a high-density beam for rapid piercing. It can process aluminum, brass, copper, and galvanized...

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CCM completes acquisition of Mayville Products segment

May 24, 2012

Craftsman Custom Metals (CCM), Schiller Park, Ill., has acquired the light-gauge metal business of Mayville Products Corp., Mayville, Wis. The addition of the new business meshes with CCM’s existing capabilities and strengthens its presence in the medical, telecom, and aerospace/military market...

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Centria receives Excellence in Manufacturing Award

May 24, 2012

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems in Moon Township, Pa., has announced that its Cambridge, Ohio, facility recently received an Excellence in Manufacturing Award from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The award recognizes the company's commitment to a "green" operation in...

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