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Ford adds 1,550 workers to support F-150

February 4, 2015

As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150®, the company is adding 1,550 new jobs in Q1 2015. Of the new jobs, 900 are allocated for Kansas City Assembly and 500 will be added between Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified, with the remaining 150 jobs going to Sterling Axle. These jobs...

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Spirol Europe earns ISO 9001:2008 recertifications

February 4, 2015

Spirol Europe has announced that both Spirol Industries Ltd., Corby, England, and Spirol SAS, Reims, France, have been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 by the British Standards Institution. The three-year certifications apply to the manufacture and distribution of precision-engineered fasteners,...

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Tech Air to acquire Prest-O-Sales, Prest-O-Peconic

February 3, 2015

Danbury, Conn.-based Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Prest-O-Sales & Service Inc. (POS) and Prest-O-Peconic Inc. (POP). Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air...

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nuFaktory LLC adds principal

February 3, 2015

Springfield, Mass.-based nuFaktory LLC, an application service provider of 3-D printing and related technologies in digital manufacturing, has announced the addition of Jerry Jasinowski as its newest principal. Jasinowski served previously as president and CEO of the National Association of...

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Solar Atmospheres of California obtains SAFRAN/SNECMA approval

February 2, 2015

Fontana, Calif.-based Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) has attained an approved supplier status for SAFRAN/SNECMA. SCA has received approval for several heat-treatment processes. The approved processes include stress relieving, solution heat treatment, normalizing, homogenization annealing,...

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Manufacturing Day 2014 smashes all participation goals

February 2, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2014 exceeded all expectations, with events extending far beyond Oct. 3 to officially wrap up on Dec. 12. A total of 1,679 events were held across North America, in all 50 states, three Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico. For the first time, more than a dozen virtual events...

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ISM ROB: Down 1.6 percentage points from December, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

February 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th 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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Sioux Corp. quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 29, 2015

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and chilling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment in Beresford, S.D., has announced that its quality management system now is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. The certified quality...

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Metal Sales metal wall panels clad condo building in Los Angeles

January 29, 2015

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided T2630 perforated and solid metal wall panels for Cloverdale749, a 10,500-sq.-ft. residential structure located in Los Angeles. “We specified metal because we know it works well in the Southern California climate,” said Lorcan...

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Dengensha America adds customer sales and service support for southern states

January 29, 2015

Bedford, Ohio-based Dengensha America has appointed Curtis Dietrich as southern sales associate, responsible for customer relations, sales, service, and support in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Dietrich has opened an office in Cincinnati to...

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Singapore agency establishes facility for sustainable production technologies

January 28, 2015

Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) has launched a new facility that allows companies to breathe new life into old product components by reusing them in their manufacturing processes. Located at Singapore's first eco-business park, JTC CleanTech Two@ CleanTech Park,...

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Coldwater Machine opens South Carolina office

January 28, 2015

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the opening of a sales office in Greenville, S.C. The company offers custom machines and automation equipment such as robotic workcells, vision inspection systems, and assembly lines, as well as solid-state welding technologies including...

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NAM names board of directors

January 27, 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has announced a new board of directors. Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO of Tenneco Inc., has been named as chair, and John F. Lundgren, chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., will serve as vice chair for a two-year...

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Durable goods orders declined 3.4 percent in December

January 27, 2015

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $8.1 billion or 3.4 percent to $230.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down four of the last five months, followed a 2.1 percent November decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.8...

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EFD Induction Group names VP of operations

January 26, 2015

EFD Induction Group, Skien, Norway, a provider of induction-based industrial heating systems, has appointed Artur Pająk as vice president of operations. Pająk previously worked as director of business line interior for Kongsberg Automotive and in operations and engineering roles for Star...

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