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CERDEC to hold technology interchange meeting with industry

January 13, 2016

The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) will hold a two-day technical interchange meeting with industry to identify and align mutually beneficial R&D investments at its facility in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 31 to April 1. The...

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Metalloid appoints VP of HVAC business unit

January 13, 2016

Sturgis, Mich.-based metalworking provider Metalloid has announced the promotion of Robert Turner to vice president of the HVAC business unit. He has 39 years of experience in plant management and engineering in the HVAC market. Turner joined the company in 2013. In his new position, his focus...

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Camfil launches new website

January 12, 2016

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., has launched a new website at www.camfilapc.com to showcase its dust, mist, and fume-collection equipment for a variety of manufacturing industries. Viewers can browse key industries and applications for all products, as well as installation...

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ASCO accepting applications for 2016 industrial automation engineering scholarships

January 12, 2016

ASCO, a manufacturer of fluid automation systems, has begun accepting applications for its 2016 industrial automation engineering scholarship program. The firm will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and...

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Washington insider to address political and technological trends in business at FMA Annual Meeting

January 11, 2016

Gene Marks, nationally acclaimed author and commentator, will give the keynote address at the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® Annual Meeting, taking place Feb. 24-26, 2016, at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. Gene Marks writes daily for the Washington Post and weekly...

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Talent shortage still cause for concern among manufacturers, ASQ survey says

January 8, 2016

An increasing number of manufacturers now struggle to find qualified applicants for open positions, according to data from the ASQ 2016 "Manufacturing Outlook Survey." Fifty-one percent of respondents said the lack of qualified applicants is their greatest hurdle when hiring for vacant...

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Automobile sales set record in 2015

January 7, 2016

Autodata has reported that U.S. consumers purchased nearly 17.5 million cars and trucks in 2015, an increase of 6 percent from 2014. This breaks the previous record of 17.4 million, set in 2000. Sales have climbed steadily since the industry hit a low of 10.4 million car sales in 2009....

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SHRM LINE: Hiring expected to decline in manufacturing and services at start of 2016

January 7, 2016

In January, the hiring rates will fall in manufacturing and services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2016. In January, for the first time in seven months, the...

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Lloyd’s Register launches global certification framework in additive manufacturing

January 7, 2016

Lloyd’s Register, London, has released goal-based additive manufacturing (AM) guidance notes in an effort to help give operators and manufacturers in the energy and marine industries confidence in metallic equipment and components produced using AM. Chris Chung, head of strategic research at...

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T.J. Snow announces Resistance Welding Seminar schedule for 2016

January 7, 2016

T.J. Snow, a provider of resistance welding machinery and supplies based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has released its 2016 Resistance Welding Seminar schedule. The class covers the basics of resistance welding, including subjects from terms to force delivery systems, welding transformer operation, and...

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Performance Fabricating expands in Michigan

January 6, 2016

Performance Fabricating has announced plans to expand its metal fabrication operations in Fenton, Mich., with a new, 100,000-sq.-ft. building that will house the corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The project is expected to generate $9 million in private investment and create 52...

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Ohio Laser adds leveler

January 6, 2016

Ohio Laser has added an Arku FlatMaster® 55 hydraulic precision leveler to its facility in Plain City, Ohio. This equipment allows the company to offer leveled and nearly stress-free, punched, laser-cut, and flame-cut parts in thicknesses from 0.002 to 0.47 in. Other services include laser...

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Workshops for Warriors hosts graduation for veterans, wounded warriors

January 5, 2016

San Diego-based nonprofit Workshops for Warriors, which assists veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through training, certification, and job placement, hosted its fall graduation ceremony in December. Forty-six graduates—the largest graduating class to date—now are ready to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity contracts for second consecutive month

January 5, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in December for the second consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 79th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Gulf Island Fabrications buys Leevac Shipyards

January 5, 2016

Gulf Island Fabricators, based in Houston, has announced plans to purchase the assets of Leevac Shipyards. The acquisition includes leasehold interests at Leevac’s marine fabrication facilities in Jennings, La., and Lake Charles, La., and substantially all of its machinery and...

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