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Module X Solutions to expand in Louisiana

June 10, 2014

Module X Solutions LLC has announced plans to make a $7.4 million capital investment and create 357 new direct jobs at a 750,000-sq.-ft. Shreveport, La., manufacturing facility. The company will join existing tenant MB Industries LLC at the plant, with Module X Solutions chiefly manufacturing...

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CCAT installs 3-D multimaterial printer

June 10, 2014

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) has expanded its capabilities for additive manufacturing at its Advanced Manufacturing Center with the installation of a multijet, multimaterial rapid prototyping machine from 3D Systems. The ProJet 5500X printer can build parts up to 21 by...

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Germanischer Lloyd, igus develop cable test standards

June 10, 2014

The Germanischer Lloyd (GL) classification group and igus®, East Providence, R.I., have jointly developed a new test standard for using cables for motion control applications aboard ships and in offshore applications without custom certified solutions. They have certified 328 Chainflex®...

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Triton Metals to invest $2.3 million in Indiana facility

June 9, 2014

Fabrication shop Triton Metal Products has announced plans to invest $2,316,720 in new equipment at its Hamilton, Ind., facility and add four new jobs. Triton Metal Products and Industrial Steering Products relocated to Hamilton in 2010, from Bryan, Ohio. The shop provides laser cutting,...

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XCMG opens wholly owned manufacturing base in Brazil

June 9, 2014

Construction machinery manufacturer XCMG, based in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, has opened a manufacturing facility in Pouso Alegre, Minas, Brazil. As the first overseas wholly owned manufacturing base of the company, the facility covers 8,611,128 sq. ft. The $2 billion plant will produce 7,000...

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Regal Beloit to close two plants

June 9, 2014

Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., a manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls, and power-generation products, has informed employees at its Mount Sterling and Winchester, Ky., locations of its decision to cease operations at both facilities. The products and...

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MSSC wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

June 9, 2014

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), Alexandria, Va., has received a Manufacturing Leadership Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in recognition of its contribution to resolving the persistent shortage of higher-skilled production workers through its Certified Production...

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MMFX Steel Corp. appoints VP of sales and marketing

June 9, 2014

MMFX® Steel Corp. of America, a provider of high-strength steel products in Irvine, Calif., has appointed Kevin McKown as vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for the growth of acceptance, use, and marketing of the company’s products throughout North America. McKown has...

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De-Sta-Co appoints president

June 9, 2014

De-Sta-Co, a manufacturer of positioning and holding equipment in Auburn Hills, Mich., has appointed Mats Ceder as president. He succeeds John Podczerwinski, who announced his retirement after leading the company for the past three years. Ceder comes to the company from Genesis Attachments, a...

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Manufacturing executives recommend strategies for closing the gender gap

June 9, 2014

While the U.S. manufacturing industry is experiencing an economic resurgence, the industry's ongoing skills gap is affecting 80 percent of employers and is exacerbated by the underrepresentation of women, according to a new report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Challenges and...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate expected to jump sharply in June

June 9, 2014

In June hiring rates will reach four-year highs for the month in the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2014. For the month of June, job creation will expand in...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3 percent year-to-date

June 9, 2014

April U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $91.53 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 down 20.4 percent from March but up 9.8...

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AME launches online resource for manufacturing jobs

June 4, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the debut of the AME Manufacturing Job Board, an online resource for job seekers and manufacturing companies across the country. The Job Board can be accessed at www.jobs.ame.org. For more information about...

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Karlee marks 40th year in business

June 4, 2014

Garland, Texas-based contract manufacturer Karlee will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house on June 13. Past and present team members, customers, suppliers, and the business community are invited to attend. The event begins with lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and an evening...

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Direct Lift provides vehicle lift to MustangMedic auto restoration show

June 4, 2014

Direct Lift®, Madison, Ind., has provided the MustangMedic auto restoration show, produced in Cathedral City, Calif., with its first vehicle lift. The 9,000-lb.-capacity DL9 two-post lift features asymmetric arms that allow access to manufacturer-recommended pickup points. The arms position...

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