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Koike Aronson names sales manager for Mexico

July 14, 2015

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners, cutting machines, and gas apparatus equipment based in Arcade, N.Y., has named Ricardo Molinar as its sales manager for Mexico, based in Monterrey. Molinar previously worked for Praxair Mexico, where he served as a field...

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Meritor purchases assets of Sypris facility in North Carolina

July 14, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor Inc. has purchased the majority of the assets at the Sypris Solutions Inc. manufacturing facility in Morganton, N.C. The facility currently manufactures trailer axle beams, carriers, and differentials for Meritor, in addition to producing light vehicle components for other...

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FCA US invests $166 million in Michigan plant

July 14, 2015

FCA US LLC has announced plans to invest more than $166 million in three new press lines at its Sterling Stamping Plant, located in Sterling Heights, Mich., to support increased product demand. The new press lines, already under construction, are expected to begin production in Q4 2015 and reach...

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DeWys Mfg. announces change in leadership structure

July 14, 2015

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabrication company based in Marne, Mich., has announced a change in leadership roles. Owner Jon DeWys has transitioned from president to CEO. Owner C.T. Martin has moved from vice president to president. Mark Schoenborn has moved into the newly created...

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BTM announces new ownership

July 14, 2015

BTM Co. LLC, Marysville, Mich., a provider of production equipment systems for sheet metal clinching and precision piercing, has announced the new owners are Bruce Smith and Thomas Kemeny. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from...

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Aleris appoints CEO

July 14, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris has appointed Sean Stack to the position of CEO. He served most recently as executive vice president/CEO, Aleris North America. He succeeds Steve Demetriou, chairman and CEO since the company’s inception in 2004, who is leaving the company to pursue a new leadership...

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WARDJet to hold open house Aug. 27

July 13, 2015

WARDJet has announced plans for an open house on Aug. 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its facility in Tallmadge, Ohio. A catered lunch will be provided. Visitors will see the new WARDKit On The Go mobile salesroom. It is outfitted with a WARDKit 5x5 waterjet cutting system, flat-screen...

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Surround Technologies, Advanced Flow Systems expand manufacturing capacity

July 13, 2015

Maple Ridge, B.C.-based Surround Technologies and its sister company Advanced Flow Systems, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations, have added equipment and staff to double their manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand in the areas of custom enclosures, pipe welding, and industrial...

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Okuma America launches web-based machine selector tool

July 13, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a web-based machine selector tool at www.okuma.com/machine-selector. The tool helps users find the machine tools most suited to their specific manufacturing needs. Users begin by selecting the machine type: lathe,...

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HK Laser & Systems renovates Illinois facility

July 13, 2015

HK Laser & Systems has renovated its 15,000-sq.-ft. demo facility in Lombard, Ill. New additions include a CAD/CAM training center, an HK RDM deburring machine, and a conference room. In addition to the Lombard facility, the company has demo machines available for viewing in Michigan, Iowa, and...

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Hilti opens two facilities in Texas

July 13, 2015

Hilti has opened its Western Hemisphere Product Development and Tool Service Center in Irving, Texas. The 65,000-sq.-ft. facility serves two main purposes: Certified technicians perform tool repairs and maintenance, laser calibrations, and battery checks; and engineers, designers, and product...

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Bunting Magnetics names marketing director

July 13, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment based in Newton, Kan., has named Paul Hansen as director of marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the global presence of the company and its subsidiaries Bunting Magnetics...

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Bluff Mfg. recognizes 43 distributors for 2014 service

July 13, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a manufacturer of dock, warehouse, safety, and storage equipment, has announced its Dealer Recognition Program winners for 2014. The program recognizes dealers that continually demonstrate superior levels of customer satisfaction, sales and service training, and...

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Universal names GM of sales

July 13, 2015

Universal Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center in Cleveland, has hired Dean Dolata as the general manager of sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the steel service center market. Before joining the company, Dolata was general manager of Ryerson Cleveland. He also served as...

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SigmaTek opens office in Thailand

July 13, 2015

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has opened a new global office in Thailand’s Phuket province. The office serves as headquarters for the company’s activity throughout southern Asia and Australia. Joseph Keblesh, director, business...

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