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Energy Department pledges $6 million to accelerate alternative-fuel vehicle market growth

March 12, 2015

The Energy Department has announced $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative-fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning. By removing barriers to market growth, these...

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Manufacturing Day launches new website

March 11, 2015

The partners responsible for producing Manufacturing DaySM at the national level have announced the refresh of its website, www.mfgday.com. The upgraded site features more resources for sponsors, companies, supporters, and volunteers to simplify participation in this year’s annual celebration of...

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Fastenal awarded national TCPN contract

March 11, 2015

Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) to provide MRO supplies to government entities nationwide. TCPN’s lead government agency, Region 4 Education Service Center, uses a competitive solicitation process consistent with applicable procurement...

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Perceptron acquires Coord3 Industries s.r.l

March 11, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., has completed the acquisition of the CMM business of Coord3® Industries s.r.l. Coord3 is one of only two companies in the world that design and manufacture large gantry-style CMMs used to measure very large equipment such as aircraft wings, complete car bodies,...

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Intelligrated appoints sales manager for southern regional sales and operations

March 11, 2015

Intelligrated®, an Atlanta-based automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Tracy Perdue to the position of sales manager for its southern regional sales and operations, serving companies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee....

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Increasing use of recycled steel spurs growth in the global steel scrap market, says report

March 11, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released “Steel Scrap: A Global Strategic Business Report.” The global market for steel scrap is projected to reach 793 million metric tons by 2020, driven by the growing demand for steel and increasing shift toward the use of electric...

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DeWys Mfg. hires sales engineer

March 11, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has hired Andy Hills as sales engineer. In this role, he calls on management representatives to ensure manufacturability of products and services offered and reviews blueprints, RFQs, and other customer documents. Hills has a degree in...

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Timken selected for fifth time as one of World's Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co. has been recognized for the fifth time by the Ethisphere® Institute as being among the world's most ethical companies. The designation recognizes organizations that foster a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. The institute...

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J.L. Becker Co. names sales engineer

March 10, 2015

J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has hired Eric Buchanan as sales engineer. Before joining the company, he gained industry experience working with OEM automotive companies and their suppliers, in both account and quality management roles. He has experience with a variety of heat-treating processes...

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Schnitzer Steel Industries named as 2015 World's Most Ethical Company

March 10, 2015

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer and exporter of recycled ferrous metal products, has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way...

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Magline appoints VP of marketing

March 10, 2015

Magline Inc., Standish, Mich., a manufacturer of Magliner® aluminum material handling equipment, has announced the promotion of Andrea Horner to vice president of marketing. Horner joined the company in 1992. Her responsibilities have supported all facets of marketing both domestically and...

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Hypertherm selected as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has been selected as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute. The World’s Most Ethical Company designation recognizes organizations for having a material impact on the way...

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Fine Tubes appoints sales engineer

March 10, 2015

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, has appointed Romeu Rei as sales engineer. Rei is involved primarily in the aerospace and nuclear markets. A mechanical engineering graduate from the Instituto...

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Deere named among World's Most Ethical Companies for ninth consecutive year

March 10, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co., a provider of agricultural equipment, products, and services, is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere® Institute, which annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a...

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Universal Steel upgrades stretcher to process 1-in.-thick material

March 9, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel, a flat-rolled-steel service center with emphasis on hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated carbon steels, has announced that its stretcher-leveler has received a number of upgrades to allow the machine to stretch and cut steel up to 1 in. thick in widths up to 74 in....

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