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Stanco Metal Products expanding in South Carolina

October 20, 2014

Stanco Metal Products Inc., a family-owned provider of metal fabrication services, has announced it is investing $5.9 million to relocate to a larger facility in South Carolina. The new, 64,100-sq.-ft. facility in Anderson, S.C., will create an additional 10 local...

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Felling Trailers to celebrate 40th anniversary with open house Oct. 24

October 20, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc. will mark its 40th anniversary with a community open house with lunch on Friday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location. On Nov. 1, 1974, Kathy and Merle J. Felling purchased Sauk Centre Welding, a small welding shop that catered to local...

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Ford adds 850 jobs at Rouge Center

October 15, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its Ford Rouge Center, which comprises the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping, and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs, which are divided among the three facilities, will support production of the 2015 F-150®. Dearborn Truck...

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Uni-World Capital acquires Drake Mfg. Services

October 14, 2014

Uni-World Capital LP has made a strategic growth capital investment in Drake Mfg. Services Co., a manufacturer of precision CNC machine tools based in Warren, Ohio. In addition to providing capital, Uni-World and its advisory board will provide strategic and operational advice as the company...

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Forecast 3D expands headquarters

October 14, 2014

Forecast 3D, a 3-D printing and short-run manufacturing service provider, has added 5,500 sq. ft. to its headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. The company now has 42,500 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, allowing the firm to increase its in-house additive manufacturing services. The new building...

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UniCarriers Americas names director of marketing and product management

October 13, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Mark Porwit as director of marketing and product management. He is responsible for overall leadership of the marketing department and building and expanding the product management team. He also leads the development and coordination of all sales...

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Lincoln Industries Named 2014 Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year

October 13, 2014

The Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce has named Lincoln Industries, Lincoln, Neb., as the recipient of the 2014 Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year Award for large companies. The firm was recognized for the innovative approaches in manufacturing and people practices that have led to its significant...

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DeWys Mfg. opens doors on Manufacturing Day

October 13, 2014

On Oct. 3 DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabricator in Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing Day for the second year in a row. The company offered facility tours for students, parents, and educators. The three high school robotics teams that DeWys sponsors collaborated with the company...

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Caterpillar announces executive officer retirements, appointments

October 13, 2014

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has announced that Group Presidents Stu Levenick and Steve Wunning have decided to retire in early 2015. Levenick is responsible for customer and dealer support, while Wunning is responsible for resource industries. The company has appointed current Group...

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August manufacturing technology orders up slightly

October 13, 2014

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 0.4 percent from July but down 6.0...

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Wabash National recognizes Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as top supplier

October 10, 2014

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as the winner of its 2014 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award. The award recognizes Lafayette’s excellent service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive solutions for...

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Nu-Way Industries hires executive VP, sales and marketing

October 10, 2014

Contract metal fabricator and assembler Nu-Way Industries, Des Plaines, Ill., has announced the appointment of Joe Fijak as executive vice president, sales and marketing. He has more than 30 years of experience in high-tech and mechanical systems industries. Fijak has worked on division...

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AME announces scholarship winners

October 10, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the winners of the 2014 Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. The scholarship—an initiative supported by AME’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Inc.—is awarded to...

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TRUMPF names VP of technical service

October 10, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a provider of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has promoted James Rogowski to vice president, technical service. He is responsible for technical services and training for the company’s machine tools installed across...

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Camfil APC appoints global executive VP

October 9, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment, has appointed Alan O'Connell as executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He has served with Camfil APC's parent company, the Camfil Group, Stockholm, for more...

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