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WCC signs five-year contract to continue ironworkers instructor training program

March 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union have signed a five-year contract extension to continue to hold the ironworkers instructor training program on the WCC campus. This year...

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Gasbarre Products names general manager for Sinterite/C.I. Hayes

March 18, 2015

Gasbarre Products Inc., DuBois, Pa., has announced the hiring of Mark Saline as general manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes, furnace manufacturing companies within the Gasbarre Furnace Group. Saline has nearly 30 years of technical and business experience in the powder metallurgy industry. He...

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Metaldyne named as GM 2014 Supplier of the Year

March 18, 2015

Metaldyne LLC, Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of highly engineered, metal-based components for engine, transmission, and driveline applications in the automotive and light-truck markets, has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 2014. This is the second consecutive year the company...

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Senvol launches searchable 3-D printing database

March 17, 2015

New York-based Senvol, a firm that conducts analytics for the additive manufacturing industry, has launched a database at www.senvol.com/database of industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials. Users can search the database by more than 30 fields, such as machine build size,...

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Timken awards scholarships valued at $540,000 to 17 children of employees worldwide

March 16, 2015

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., a manufacturer of bearings, transmissions, motors, gearboxes, chain, and related products, as well as powertrain rebuild and repair services, has awarded scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 11 locations around the world. The Timken...

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Kansas City Assembly plant comes online as second U.S. factory building 2015 Ford F-150

March 16, 2015

Ford has announced the start of production of the 2015 F-150® at Kansas City Assembly plant, which joins the Dearborn Truck plant in building the vehicle. The light-duty pickup truck features a high-strength aluminum-alloy body. In addition to producing all F-150 models and cab configurations,...

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Arcam collaborates with GKN Aerospace

March 16, 2015

Arcam AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has received an order from GKN Aerospace in the U.K. for two Arcam Q20 Electron Beam Melting® (EBM) systems for manufacturing aerospace components. The companies, which have formed a joint technology development partnership, are collaborating to facilitate the...

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Rexroth hydraulic service centers earn ISO 9001 quality certification

March 13, 2015

Two regional Bosch Rexroth Corporation mobile and industrial hydraulic service centers in Houston and Dallas have earned ISO 9001:2008 quality certifications. The Houston facility develops custom drive and control systems; offers technical and product support; and provides repair, warranty, and...

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Machinery Marketing Intl. names fabrication equipment specialist

March 12, 2015

Chicago-based surplus equipment distributor Machinery Marketing Intl. has appointed Jim Kozlowski as account manager of fabrication equipment. Kozlowski has 12 years of industry experience. He began his career in fabrication with Gladwin Machinery & Supply Co., where he sold new and used...

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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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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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