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Caplugs featured on worlds greatest program

November 21, 2011

Caplugs, Buffalo, N.Y., was featured on the Nov. 11, 2011, episode of "World's Greatest!...", a syndicated television program that airs on ION Television affiliates. The segment featured a behind-the-scenes look at the company's techniques for manufacturing plastic protection products. It...

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Brandt set to hire

November 11, 2011

Brandt Group of Companies, Regina, plans to fill more than 300 new positions within its five divisions as a result of recent growth. Positions available for immediate hire include service technicians, trades, engineers, sales, customer support, management, manufacturing, and administration. The...

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FMA Precision Sheet Metal Operator certification program added to NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System

November 11, 2011

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with The Manufacturing Institute to bring precision metal fabrication certifications to the NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification Systems (SCS). The partnership adds FMA's...

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Officers elected to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation

November 10, 2011

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), has elected a new slate of officers. Traci Tapani, co-president, Wyoming Machine Inc., Stacy, Minn., was elected chairwoman; Bryan Hawkins, president/CEO, Hawkeye...

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Melitron appoints new president

November 10, 2011

Melitron Corp., a contract manufacturer of precision metal enclosures and mechanical and electronic assemblies in Guelph, Ont., has promoted Mike Turner to the position of president and CEO. Formerly the company's vice president and general manager, Turner replaces Ted Turner, who founded the...

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Perceptron marks 30 years in business

November 10, 2011

In October Perceptron® Inc., Plymouth, Mich., celebrated 30 years of providing noncontact measurement and inspection systems to the automotive industry. Founded in 1981, the company now has operations in the U.S., Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China, and India. Its Commercial...

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Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico - TheFabricator.com

Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico

November 10, 2011

Tube Specialties Co. (TSCO), Troutdale, Ore., a producer of fabricated steel tube components for the mobile equipment and transportation industries, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing and freight logistics facility in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The initial phase of the project is...

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Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America

November 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the promotion of Scott Jenkins, former general manager of the Miller Portable Power division, to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for ITW Welding North America. Jenkins oversees sales and marketing for all ITW...

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5th annual Manufacturing Summit on high-tech skilled jobs, apprenticeships held in Washington D.C.

November 8, 2011

Concerned for the future of manufacturing jobs, more than 150 leaders of businesses, community colleges, and workforce development organizations joined with The White House, U.S. Army Reserves, the Gates Foundation and others in addressing models to improve the skills gap and the public perception...

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Renaissance for Mexican manufacturing?

November 7, 2011

Guest editorial by Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for FMA The dominant story from Mexico today is one of violence and corruption. The drug wars are a very real part of Mexico these days, and nobody would underestimate the challenges that lie ahead for the government. However, another story...

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Marmon/Keystone establishes value-added processing center

November 7, 2011

Marmon/Keystone has opened a new Southeast regional value-added processing center at its branch in Charlotte, N.C. The center handles value-added service transactions for the Charlotte; Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Houston; and Fort Worth, Texas, branches. The company, a distributor...

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ABB Robotics hosts Technology Days event

November 7, 2011

ABB Robotics hosted nearly 1,000 people during its annual Technology Days event in October at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 55,000-sq.-ft. exhibit floor included more than 40 live robot-related demonstrations from ABB and more than a dozen...

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Saar-Harmetall installs beveling machine at Shaw

November 7, 2011

Saar-Hartmetall USA LLC, Covington, Ky., has installed and commissioned a Gerima LGA 3000 type III high-performance beveler at Shaw Modular Solutions in Lake Charles, La. The beveling machine can apply up to 4-in.-wide bevels on large steel plates. While its table length is 10 ft., the machine’s...

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Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council

November 7, 2011

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced that Account Manager Patrick J. Hopkins has been selected to be a part of the Young Professional Council, sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA). The council's mission is to identify, create, and establish mentoring and...

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Rofin-Sinar opens new subsidiary in India

November 7, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a developer and manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has incorporated a subsidiary in India to meet the demands of the growing Indian markets. The new firm, Rofin Baasel Laser India Pvt. Ltd., is located in Mumbai. The company...

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