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CNH Industrial expands construction equipment production in Iowa

August 6, 2014

CNH Industrial N.V. has announced that it is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa, with the addition of the company’s crawler dozer production line. The expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Preparation will begin later this year, and production on...

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Women in Manufacturing announces 2014 inaugural board of directors

August 6, 2014

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention, and advancement of women in the manufacturing sector, has announced the election of 12 members to its inaugural board of directors. The board members are:Karla Aaron, president, Hialeah Metal...

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Hypertherm introduces "Spark to Something Great" metal art contest

August 5, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is highlighting metal artists in its new “Spark to Something Great” metal art contest. Artists in the U.S. and Canada who submit a photo of art created with the help of a Hypertherm product will...

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Caterpillar Foundation announces $11 million in investments for Africa

August 5, 2014

The Caterpillar Foundation, supported by Caterpillar Inc., continues working to alleviate poverty worldwide, including on the African continent, through a series of investments. Since 2010 the foundation has invested $30 million in African programs that address access to clean water, energy,...

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Metaldyne Performance Group completes merger of Grede, HHI Group, and Metaldyne

August 5, 2014

Automotive supplier Metaldyne Performance Group (MPG) has announced the merger of Grede Holdings LLC, HHI Group Holdings, and Metaldyne LLC, forming a new holding company. The merger is designed to enable Grede, HHI, and Metaldyne, three established automotive suppliers, to strengthen their...

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Manitex Intl. secures $30 million contract award for specialized military equipment

August 5, 2014

Manitex Intl. Inc., a provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, has announced that its Manitex Liftking subsidiary has been awarded its third military contract for specialized military-specification equipment from the U.S. Navy for orders valued at approximately...

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Industrial products M&A activity surged in second quarter

August 5, 2014

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity surged across the global industrial products (IP) industry during the second quarter of 2014, according to PwC US. A significant uptick occurred in both deal volume and value across the majority of sectors on both a sequential and year-over-year basis, with...

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Sciaky to provide electron beam additive manufacturing system to aerospace parts maker

August 5, 2014

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing systems, has announced receipt of a purchase order from a major aerospace parts-maker to provide an electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system. In July, the company...

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Two northern Illinois students receive college scholarships from NBT

August 5, 2014

Two recent high school graduates from the northern Illinois area were each awarded $1,500 scholarships for postsecondary studies leading to careers in manufacturing from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. The recipients are Kirk...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum completes acquisition of Aluminium Services UK Ltd.

August 4, 2014

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced that effective Aug. 1 it has acquired all of the capital stock of Aluminium Services UK Ltd., the holding company parent of All Metal Services (AMS), an independent raw material service provider to the aerospace and defense industries. Established in...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in July; growth in orders, employment, production

August 4, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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SigmaTEK announces European headquarters relocation

August 4, 2014

SigmaTEK, a supplier of CAD/CAM nesting, material optimization, and shop floor automation software, has announced the relocation of the company’s European Operation headquarters, SigmaTEK Europe Ltd. Effective immediately, the company’s new contact information is: SigmaTEK Europe Ltd., 10/11...

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Superior Industries to close manufacturing facility in Arkansas

August 1, 2014

Superior Industries Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America, will close its manufacturing plant in Rogers, Ark., as part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive position. The company expects to cease...

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Registration open for annual Made in New Jersey event in celebration of Manufacturing Day

August 1, 2014

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP), Morris Plains, N.J., has opened registration for its yearly Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the third annual Manufacturing Day. The event, to be held Oct. 3 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J., will celebrate...

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Manufacturing leaders identify six critical issues for industry in the year ahead

August 1, 2014

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, Mountain View, Calif., the global business network for senior industrial executives, has established a new Critical Issues Agenda for manufacturing for 2014 to 2015. The council has focused the new agenda on six critical issues: Factories...

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