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Messe Düsseldorf launches portal for metalworking industries

April 13, 2015

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany, has launched the new sector portal Metsearch, offering a comprehensive product and company database for the various metalworking sectors, at www.metsearch.net. The portal, presented in German and English, features sector and company news, background...

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Truth on the shop floor

April 13, 2015

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If truth comes from the shop floor, everyone should hear it.

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Constellium unveils its newly expanded automotive structures facility in Michigan

April 13, 2015

Constellium N.V. has opened a newly expanded plant in Van Buren, Mich. The facility produces customized automotive structures and features advanced prototyping and development capabilities. The 210,000-sq.-ft. expansion project has doubled plant manufacturing capacity. The $40 million...

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Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center opens in North Carolina

April 13, 2015

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina has officially dedicated the new, $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center at the Olympic Community of Schools in southwest Charlotte. The 2,839-sq.-ft. center was initiated by a founding grant of $80,000...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in February

April 13, 2015

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $304.74 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 down 10.6 percent from January's...

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Women in Manufacturing files as national trade association

April 10, 2015

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in manufacturing, now is officially its own 501(c)6 national trade association. WiM originated in 2011 as a networking group powered by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)....

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Wildeck certified as approved fabricator for Clark County, Nev.

April 10, 2015

Wildeck Inc., a manufacturer of storing, lifting, and guarding products in Waukesha, Wis., has been certified to fabricate structural steel products for use in Clark County, Nev., and other jurisdictions accepting the comprehensive TG-1 quality systems requirements. To be recognized and...

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Going the nontraditional route

April 10, 2015

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The manufacturing industry is focusing plenty of attention on millennials as companies try and entice them to consider manufacturing careers. These companies might be better off looking at other industries, where workers might be looking for a career change.

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Future engineers create Rube Goldberg machines for Goodyear's STEM Career Day

April 10, 2015

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, has issued a $15,000 challenge to students in grades 6 to 12 to design a Rube Goldberg™ machine using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles to fill a Goodyear blimp. The challenge, which offers up to $4,000 to the high school...

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Sterling Machinery Exchange wins Business Excellence Award

April 9, 2015

Sterling Machinery Exchange has announced it has received the Business Excellence Award from Luis Aguinaga, mayor of South El Monte, Calif., for distributing top-tier U.S.-built machinery. The firm provide press brakes, shears, lathes, mills, grinders, saws, and an array of CNC...

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From the Web: ‘Routine’ jobs disappearing; business expands; 3-D printing updates; and brake woes

April 9, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—The future of routine jobs; Lincoln, Neb., business expands; 3-D developments; and brake concerns.

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John Deere included among America's Best Employers

April 9, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based John Deere has been named to the Forbes magazine list of America's Best Employers. Deere was 38th among 500 companies included in the ranking based on independent research of American employees working for large U.S. organizations or U.S. divisions of international firms....

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Camelot Metals to move Minnesota headquarters

April 9, 2015

Camelot Metals Inc., a steel fabricating company in Roseville, Minn., has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new $7.7 million, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Blaine, Minn. The move doubles the 30-employee company’s...

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Industrial Innovation acquires Advance Products Corp.’s Automation Division

April 9, 2015

Industrial Innovations, Grandville, Mich., a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment for the metalworking industry, has announced the acquisition of Advance Products Corp.’s Automation Division, which includes its reciprocating die sprayers, spray manifold technology, robot extractors,...

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ATS to hold technology and networking event April 30 and May 1

April 8, 2015

Advanced Technology Sales & Service Inc. will hold a two-day technology and networking event at its Greensboro, N.C., headquarters on April 30 and May 1, 2015. In addition to showing the newest metal fabrication and machining technology, the event will provide networking opportunities for OEMs and...

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