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Global Shop Solutions names senior director of customer services

November 9, 2016

ERP software developer Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, Texas, has named Nick Knight as its new senior director of customer services.Knight joined the company more than 10 years ago, serving previously as a member of the service team, consulting project manager, and most recently as director...

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Ampco-Pittsburgh acquires ASW Steel

November 9, 2016

Carnegie, Pa.-based Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., a producer of forged and cast rolls as well as ingot and open-die forged products, has announced the acquisition of ASW Steel Inc., a specialty steel producer based in Welland, Ont. ASW will be an indirect subsidiary of Union Electric Steel Corp., a...

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Missouri University of Science & Technology wins WARDJet waterjet

November 9, 2016

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Mo., has installed a WARDKit 5x5 waterjet cutting system at its Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center. The machine was won by a student team that participated in WARDJet’s Build It! Challenge at the 2016 International Manufacturing...

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Eastern Metal Supply expands fabrication capabilities

November 9, 2016

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), Charlotte, N.C., a distributor of custom and standard aluminum extrusions and sheet products, has announced its investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment to expand its fabrication capabilities. The firm has added an Emmegi Satellite XL 5-axis CNC...

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MSCI: Election shows restless voters want swift, decisive action

November 9, 2016

This election cycle is clear evidence that voters want a new direction for the economy and the country, and are looking for lawmakers to finally take strong action on trade, tax reform and infrastructure, M. Robert Weidner, III, president and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI),...

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Polaris marks grand opening of Alabama facility

November 8, 2016

Medina, Minn.-based Polaris has celebrated the official grand opening of its new, $142 million manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala., which has been operational since summer 2016. The plant, which builds Ranger and Slingshot recreational vehicles, could employ up to 2,000 workers in the next...

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Rafter ships Turk’s-heads with 3-axis servo adjustment

November 8, 2016

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped three RT-2500 single-sided Turk’s-head straighteners, each with 3-axis servo motorized adjustments, to a North American custom roll former of direct-welded profiles. The new straighteners replace existing block-type and barrel...

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Logan Corp. relocates in Kentucky

November 8, 2016

Dump truck bed manufacturer Logan Corp. has moved to a 137,000-sq.-ft. facility in Salyersville, Ky. This relocation from a 27,000-sq.-ft. plant in Martin County, Ky., allows the company to get into the aluminum body business and increase its production. By January 2018, the company hopes to double...

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Alliance Steel installs stretcher leveler

November 8, 2016

Alliance Steel has installed a Red Bud 72- by 0.400-in. high-efficiency stretcher leveler with a 90,000-lb. coil capacity at its Bedford Park, Ill., facility. Featuring SUREGRIP® technology, the line can achieve a 40-ft. stretch in a cycle time of less than 8 sec. The stretcher is complemented by...

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AutoForm software chosen by Volkswagen’s tool shop

November 7, 2016

Switzerland-based AutoForm Eng. GmbH, a supplier of software for the sheet metal forming industry, has announced the decision of Volkswagen’s tool shop to use AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA software for its process design. The software was developed in collaboration with Volkswagen. The main...

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Level 3 Inspection achieves Rolls-Royce supplier approval

November 7, 2016

Level 3 Inspection LLC, Stuart, Fla., a provider of computer-aided inspection (CAI) for precision manufactured aerospace components, has announced it has received the Rolls-Royce Corp. Supplier Certificate of Approval. This means the company is considered a Rolls-Royce subtier supplier, approved...

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MacLean-Fogg opens MacLean Curtis Mooresville plant

November 7, 2016

MacLean-Fogg Co., Mundelein, Ill., has announced the grand opening of the MacLean Curtis Mooresville, N.C., plant. The 96,000-sq.-ft. plant expands the company’s portfolio of products with more variations and increased capacity. Paul Hojnacki, president of MacLean Curtis, said, "By 2020, we'll...

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Mayville Eng. recognized as one of largest closely held companies in Wisconsin

November 7, 2016

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been recognized by the Wisconsin 75 program as one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The metal fabricating company has extensive operations in Wisconsin with manufacturing facilities in Mayville, Beaver Dam, Neillsville, and...

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Presto Lifts acquires ECOA Industrial Lift Products

November 7, 2016

Presto Lifts Inc., Norton, Mass., has announced the acquisition of ECOA Industrial Lift Products of Hialeah, Fla. According to Presto Lifts Vice President Steve Albert, ECOA’s products expand Presto Lifts’ offering with bigger-footprint, heavier-capacity, and custom-designed equipment. Presto...

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ESI releases metal stamping design formulas in free, online guide

November 7, 2016

North Branford, Conn.-based metal stamping manufacturer Engineering Specialties Inc. (ESI) has released the e-book “Metal Stamping Design Guide,” available for free online at info.esict.com/metal-stamping-design-guide.The guide provides helpful rules, design tips, and stamping design formulas....

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