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Norsk Titanium announces supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings

April 6, 2016

Oslo, Norway-based Norsk Titanium AS, a provider of aerospace-grade additive manufacturing technology, has announced a long-term supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings, Windsor, Conn., a portfolio company of Texas-based private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings LLC. The deal...

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Ford to build $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico

April 6, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build an assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016. By 2020, the facility will create 2,800 jobs, the automaker reports. The plant will build small cars for export to...

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Dengensha America adds technical service engineer

April 5, 2016

Dengensha America, a provider of resistance welding equipment based in Bedford, Ohio, has hired Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. In this position, he provides customer service and support assistance for new and existing resistance welding customers in the U.S. and Canada and troubleshoots...

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Egan opens St. Joseph-Benton Harbor office, adds service staff

April 4, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. has opened a St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Mich., office. This is the company’s third location, adding to its Grand Rapids headquarters and satellite office in Kalamazoo. The firm offers turnkey services including custom HVAC service preventive...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in March

April 4, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the first time in the last six months, while the overall economy grew for the 82nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued April 1...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to drop slightly in April compared to a year ago

March 31, 2016

In April, the hiring rate will drop slightly in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for April 2016. Layoff rates will drop in...

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Lincoln Electric’s manager of engineering services wins AISC award

March 30, 2016

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that Duane Miller, manager of engineering services and welding design consultant, has received the Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The award recognizes individuals who have provided...

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Deere announces joint venture with Hagie Mfg.

March 30, 2016

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has entered a joint venture with Hagie Mfg., a provider of high-clearance sprayers. In the agreement, Deere acquires majority ownership of Hagie Mfg., which will continue producing sprayers in its current Clarion, Iowa, location. Equipment made by the joint venture...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical announces staff additions

March 30, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a provider of mechanical contracting services including plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, industrial ventilation, HVAC, process piping, building automation, and service work, has announced the addition of three staff members. Chris Gerrits has been hired as an engineer,...

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Solar Atmospheres of California to expand

March 29, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of California Inc. (SCA) has announced plans to expand its Fontana, Calif., facility. The $5 million investment is part of a long-term corporate strategy to increase the firm’s West Coast development and commercial capacity. The expansion will add 25,000 sq. ft. to the...

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Aluminum Extruders Council elects president

March 29, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has elected Jeff Henderson to be its next president. Henderson succeeds Rand Baldwin, who has been the council’s president since 2000. AEC is an international association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in...

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Ducommun wins design contract from Airbus

March 29, 2016

Ducommun Inc. has received a contract from Airbus to produce titanium structures for engine support on the A320neo (new engine option) aircraft. Ducommun will manufacture these titanium engine support structures using its proprietary hot forming and super-plastic forming processes at its operation...

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OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

March 28, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction. The final rule, which reflects current...

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Weber Specialties Co. adds fiber laser

March 28, 2016

Weber Specialties Co., Schoolcraft, Mich., has added a 3-kW fiber laser to its production floor. The additional capacity will allow the company to service existing programs and expand its offerings in short-run metal parts. The company is a full-service manufacturer providing metal stamping,...

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Novaria acquires Ferco Tech, L&E Eng., and GGF Mfg.

March 28, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Novaria Group, a supplier of products to the aerospace and defense industries, has acquired substantially all the assets of Ferco Tech, Dayton, Ohio; L&E Eng., Indianapolis; and GGF Mfg., Jamestown, Ky. The three business units, collectively operating as Ferco Aerospace,...

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