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GE Power opens $400 million advanced manufacturing facility in South Carolina

April 26, 2016

GE has opened the new Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville, S.C. The firm has invested $73 million in the facility to date and will invest another $327 million across the campus over the next several years. The facility’s opening is creating at least 80 engineering and manufacturing...

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American Standard 3-D printed metal faucet wins design award

April 26, 2016

American Standard has won the Platinum A’ Design Award in 3-D Printed Forms and Products Design for its Shadowbrook faucet by DXV. The 3-D printed metal residential faucet was designed by Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, Joe Ientile, Gabriela Ravassa, Greg Reinecker, and Sara Salahi. A' Design Award...

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Praxair acquires five gas businesses

April 25, 2016

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced the acquisition of five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S., the company acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana, and A&B Electric Motors and...

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Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 22, 2016

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has received a 2016 Progress Minnesota Award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria...

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Staple Street Capital acquires Mid-States Supply Co.

April 21, 2016

An affiliate of New York-based Staple Street Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Co., Kansas City, Mo. Mid-States is a distributor of industrial valves, pipe, automation products, fittings, steam specialty items, and...

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Micropiping launches online platform for buying/selling flanges and fittings

April 21, 2016

Micropiping SRL, Piacenza, Italy, has launched an online platform at www.micropiping.com for the purchase and sale of fittings, flanges, and tie rods for the oil and gas, power, chemical, and petrochemical plant markets. The site is designed to facilitate and accelerate procurement of small and...

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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT named Best New Welding Product Supplier

April 20, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, a U.K.-based manufacturer of weld purging equipment, has been named a winner in the Welding World Awards presented by the Association of Welding Distributors. The company won in the category of Best New Welding Product...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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AEM launches election-themed app to educate voters on manufacturing issues

April 20, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has launched a new smartphone game through its I Make America campaign to engage and educate voters on manufacturing issues this election season. The I Make America (IMA) Game is available to download for free through the Apple Store,...

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LIFT helps launch manufacturing career program at Louisville, Ky., high school

April 19, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced the launch of “Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways” in Kentucky. Doss High School, Louisville, Ky., in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a...

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Sinterite renews ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

April 18, 2016

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has announced the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation through May 2019, allowing the furnace-maker to continue to perform certified calibrations for furnace users. The accreditation is with the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB), based in...

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National Academy of Engineering presents 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize to WPI

April 18, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as the winner of the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The award recognizes the WPI Plan, a project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership,...

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General Magnaplate to close California facility

April 18, 2016

Engineering coatings company General Magnaplate Corp. has announced it will close its Ventura, Calif., facility and will serve West Coast customers from its Arlington, Texas, and Linden, N.J., operations. The firm cites difficult business conditions created by the state of California and the...

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