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Report predicts growth in global metal fabrication equipment market

September 6, 2016

Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets has released the report, “Global Metal Fabrication Equipment Market 2016-2020,” which forecasts the market to grow at a CAGR of 6.57 percent from 2016 to 2020.According to the report, introduction of 3-D metrology equipment will be a key driver for...

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Research shows Manufacturing Day events foster positive perceptions of industry

September 6, 2016

Oct. 7 marks the fifth annual Manufacturing DaySM, when thousands of manufacturers will again host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and community leaders at open houses, plant tours, and educational sessions to showcase modern manufacturing technology and available jobs. It is a chance for...

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GE breaks ground in Ontario for new multimodal “brilliant factory”

September 6, 2016

GE has broken ground on a multimodal “brilliant factory” in Welland, Ont. The facility is expected to create 220 jobs, with operations commencing in early 2018. Investment in the first phase is $165 million. The facility initially will manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines;...

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Jet Fabricators acquired by new owner

September 2, 2016

Michigan City, Ind.-based Jet Fabricators Inc., a provider of precision machining, laser cutting, welding, and fabrication of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, has announced that Brian Mulligan has acquired the company and will serve as president. The company fabricates multiple types of...

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Mettler Toledo to consolidate operations in Florida

September 2, 2016

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision scales and instruments, has announced plans to close its Hi-Speed plant in Dryden, N.Y., and its Safeline plant in Hillsborough County, Fla., and consolidate operations in Lutz, Fla. The new $30 million, 250,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be complete in...

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The Will-Burt Co. acquires Metham Aviation Design

September 2, 2016

The Will-Burt Co., a manufacturer of mobile telescoping mast and tower systems in Orrville, Ohio, has acquired U.K.-based Metham Aviation Design (MAD) Ltd. The acquisition adds a line of pan-and-tilt positioners and PTZ cameras to Will-Burt’s mobile elevation product portfolio. The two companies...

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Aura Fabricators to open Minnesota facility

September 2, 2016

Aura Fabricators Inc., a Dalton, Minn.-based manufacturer of ornamental railings, steel bridge components, trusses, and overhead signs, has announced plans to open a new plant in Fergus Falls, Minn.The $3.76 million project is expected to create 14 new jobs, and several current employees will be...

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Norma Group names Aperam as 2015 best supplier in the Americas

September 1, 2016

Norma Group, an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based provider of engineered joining technology, has presented its 2015 Global Supplier Recognition Award for North and South America to Aperam Stainless Service & Solutions USA. Aperam USA has supplied Norma Group facilities in the Americas with stainless steel...

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Metcam to host facility tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 7

September 1, 2016

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, will commemorate Manufacturing Day by hosting tours for schools, businesses, and members of the community on Oct. 7, 2016, at its manufacturing facility located in Alpharetta, Ga. That morning students from five local high...

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Justice Dept. sues to block Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting

September 1, 2016

The Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co.’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC, Tremont, Ill., from Monsanto Co. The lawsuit alleges that the transaction would combine the only two significant U.S. providers of...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates take step back in September compared to a year ago

September 1, 2016

In September, job creation rates will fall in both manufacturing and the service sector compared with a year ago. Layoff rates will vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®)...

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Brochure showcases products for dust, mist, fume collection

August 31, 2016

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has published a core products brochure that showcases the company’s dust, mist, and fume collection equipment for manufacturers. The 16-page brochure includes an overview of the company’s flagship lines of Farr Gold Series® dust collectors and HemiPleat®...

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Malco Products to open facility in Nebraska

August 31, 2016

Malco Products Inc., Annandale, Minn., has announced plans to open a facility in an existing building in DeWitt, Neb. The firm produces HVAC equipment and tools for automotive, fence, and roofing work. Production at the new location is expected to begin in...

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Would your shop survive a natural disaster?

August 31, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

One in three small businesses have felt the impact of storms or extreme weather, and nearly 40 percent do not reopen after being hit by a natural disaster. Preparation is key to survival.

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Entries sought for 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

August 31, 2016

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Cash scholarships will...

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