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Airgas acquires Welding & Therapy Service Inc.

March 5, 2014

Airgas Inc., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases based in Radnor, Pa., has acquired Welding & Therapy Service Inc., an industrial and medical gas and welding supply distributor with locations in Louisville, Ky.; and Bedford, Clarksville, Columbus, and Princeton, Ind. The five...

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Valmont acquires DS SM A/S

March 4, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced the acquisition of privately held, Denmark-based DS SM A/S, a manufacturer of heavy complex steel structures for such industries...

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OAI, DRMA to host seminar for aircraft parts suppliers March 20

March 4, 2014

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) and the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) will host the seminar "Practical Tips for Suppliers of Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Parts to Increase Exports" on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Dayton Crown Plaza, Dayton, Ohio, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m....

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FabSuite LLC names Integrous as distributor

March 4, 2014

FabSuite LLC has announced that it has appointed Integrous Steel Software Solutions LLC as its distributor for FabSuite steel fabrication management software products in North America. The software assists fabricators with such tasks as job/contract bidding, job input, production and shipment piece...

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AGC realigns global aerospace composites businesses

March 3, 2014

AGC Aerospace & Defense has announced the realignment of its global aerospace composites businesses. Formerly comprising five different legacy brands — Tods Composite Solutions, Paul Fabrications, Unitech, Hill AeroSystems, and Integrated Composites — the collection of organizations now...

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Uniweld Products appoints eastern regional sales manager

February 28, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc., a manufacturer of products for the welding, HVAC/R, plumbing, and alloys markets, has named Dan Langlais as U.S. eastern regional sales manager. Langlais gained 23 years of experience in the wholesale industry before transitioning to manufacturing in 2008. He has worked...

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Suhner marks 100 years in business

February 28, 2014

Suhner Industrial Products LLC celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. The company was founded in 1914 in Brugg in the Swiss canton of Aargau. Suhner produces power/pneumatic tools and flexible-shaft machines designed for aluminum, stainless steel, moldmaking, aircraft maintenance, and...

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Schindler Elevator opens LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania

February 28, 2014

Schindler Elevator Corp. has opened an elevator manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa., which the company says is the first in North America to earn gold LEED® green-building certification. The 150,000-sq.-ft. facility produces elevator doors, entrances, jambs, and cab interiors. The plant...

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Deere announces move of zero-turn mower production

February 28, 2014

Deere & Co. has announced it will move production of EZtrak™ zero-turn mowers from its factory in Horicon, Wis., to its facility in Greeneville, Tenn. According to the company, the move takes the production of the product line closer to its customer base and improves logistics for distribution....

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Barth Industries celebrates 100 years in operation

February 28, 2014

Cleveland-based manufacturer Barth Industries marks 100 years in business in 2014. The company began as a family-owned tool and die shop and grew into a stamping plant initially servicing the automotive industry. The firm then evolved to manufacture built-to-specification manufacturing systems...

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Three igus products win iF Design Awards

February 27, 2014

Three products manufactured by igus®, East Providence, R.I., have received the iF Design Award, which recognizes products with a high degree of invention, design quality, material, ergonomics, functionality, and environmental compatibility. The R4.1 Energy Tube provides cable protection in...

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Force Control Industries takes clutch/brake technology demonstrations on the road

February 27, 2014

Force Control Industries Inc., a manufacturer of oil-shear clutches and brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, is taking its traveling roadshow to the western U.S. and Canada from April to August 2014 to demonstrate the technology to engineering, maintenance, and plant management teams. The route will...

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NN appoints general manager for V-S Products Division

February 27, 2014

NN Inc., a manufacturer of metal bearing and precision metal components in Johnson City, Tenn., has hired Eric Schriver as general manager of its recently acquired V-S Products Division, a manufacturer of precision metal components with operations in Wheeling, Ill., and Juarez, Mexico. His...

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Bosch Community Fund awards nearly $45,000 to Wisconsin schools for STEM projects

February 26, 2014

The Bosch Community Fund (BCF), in conjunction with leadership at Bosch’s New Richmond and Shell Lake, Wis., facilities, has awarded almost $45,000 to two school districts to support nine projects, all of which are designed to allow students to apply their learning in science, technology,...

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes

February 26, 2014

President Obama has announced the establishment of two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense, supported by a $140 million federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in nonfederal resources. The Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing...

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