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Deere announces factory layoffs

August 15, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff. In addition, the...

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Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add machining capabilities

August 15, 2014

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries, members of the AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, have announced the installation of Parpas XS milling machines at their facilities. Coast Composites, Santa Ana, Calif., took delivery of an XS high-velocity, 5-axis milling machine manufactured by Parpas...

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Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros.

August 15, 2014

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp., a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allmand Bros Inc., Holdrege, Neb., a manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards. “The acquisition of...

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BorgWarner expands operations in Illinois

August 15, 2014

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced plans to invest $9.4 million in its plant in Dixon, Ill., over the next three years. The expansion is expected to create 40 jobs in manufacturing, product engineering, supplier quality, supply chain, and technical and quality support. The plant...

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Microscan celebrates 20 years of data matrix codes

August 14, 2014

Renton, Wash.-based Microscan marks the 20th anniversary of the 2-D data matrix code, invented in 1994 by International Data Matrix Inc., a key innovator in Microscan’s 30-year lineage. In the past 20 years, data matrix codes have become an integral part of tracking and traceability in...

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DuBois Chemicals acquires Angler Industries

August 12, 2014

DuBois Chemicals Inc., Sharonville, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries in Sterling, Conn. The acquisition increases DuBois’ market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metalworking fluids and specialty cleaning products to an international market....

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DeWys Mfg. hires inside sales and marketing coordinator

August 11, 2014

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has hired Bridgette Clock as inside sales and marketing coordinator. Clock is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in marketing. DeWys Mfg. provides precision metal fabrication to clients in industries such as office furniture and commercial...

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Manufacturing technology orders rise in June

August 11, 2014

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 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 12.6 percent from May, but down 2.1...

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Third annual Manufacturing Day set for Oct. 3

August 11, 2014

An estimated 1,500 manufacturing events across the country will mark the third annual Manufacturing Day, taking place Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role manufacturing plays both in local communities and in the nation. The 2013...

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ESAB’s management systems achieve triple worldwide recertification

August 8, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 recertification for its quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems. This triple recertification covers all of the company’s activities, people, and units...

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Cadence Inc. acquires new capabilities, expands internationally

August 8, 2014

Staunton, Va.-based Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer and maker of complex components and subassemblies for medical device and life sciences companies, has acquired three operating business units of Plainfield Precision Holdings: Plainfield Precision, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Plainfield Precision,...

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Becknell Industrial to develop headquarters for Poynter Sheet Metal

August 8, 2014

Becknell Industrial, an Indianapolis-based developer of industrial properties, has announced that construction is underway on a 100,440-sq.-ft. industrial facility for Poynter Sheet Metal, a sheet metal and custom metal crafter, in Greenwood, Ind. Poynter's new facility will feature 28-ft. clear...

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American Axle to build tech center at Michigan headquarters

August 8, 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has announced plans to invest about $20 million in its Detroit headquarters to add a technical center. The facility, which will be used to produce prototypes and test manufacturing lines, is expected to employ 75 to 100 people. Construction is...

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TRUMPF presents 2014 awards to sales representatives

August 8, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial laser systems, has presented its 2014 sales achievement awards. Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., received the Outstanding Representative Performance Award in recognition of the company’s...

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Praxair launches workforce development program

August 7, 2014

Praxair Inc. has launched a Skills Pipeline program, a multifaceted approach to help address the growing need for skilled workers in today’s global economy. The first phase of the program will provide more than $300,000 to train 100 new welders in an accelerated one-year curriculum in Louisiana....

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