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MMFX Steel Corp. appoints VP of sales and marketing

June 9, 2014

MMFX® Steel Corp. of America, a provider of high-strength steel products in Irvine, Calif., has appointed Kevin McKown as vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for the growth of acceptance, use, and marketing of the company’s products throughout North America. McKown has...

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De-Sta-Co appoints president

June 9, 2014

De-Sta-Co, a manufacturer of positioning and holding equipment in Auburn Hills, Mich., has appointed Mats Ceder as president. He succeeds John Podczerwinski, who announced his retirement after leading the company for the past three years. Ceder comes to the company from Genesis Attachments, a...

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Manufacturing executives recommend strategies for closing the gender gap

June 9, 2014

While the U.S. manufacturing industry is experiencing an economic resurgence, the industry's ongoing skills gap is affecting 80 percent of employers and is exacerbated by the underrepresentation of women, according to a new report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Challenges and...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate expected to jump sharply in June

June 9, 2014

In June hiring rates will reach four-year highs for the month in the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2014. For the month of June, job creation will expand in...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3 percent year-to-date

June 9, 2014

April U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $91.53 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 down 20.4 percent from March but up 9.8...

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AME launches online resource for manufacturing jobs

June 4, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the debut of the AME Manufacturing Job Board, an online resource for job seekers and manufacturing companies across the country. The Job Board can be accessed at www.jobs.ame.org. For more information about...

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Karlee marks 40th year in business

June 4, 2014

Garland, Texas-based contract manufacturer Karlee will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house on June 13. Past and present team members, customers, suppliers, and the business community are invited to attend. The event begins with lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and an evening...

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Direct Lift provides vehicle lift to MustangMedic auto restoration show

June 4, 2014

Direct Lift®, Madison, Ind., has provided the MustangMedic auto restoration show, produced in Cathedral City, Calif., with its first vehicle lift. The 9,000-lb.-capacity DL9 two-post lift features asymmetric arms that allow access to manufacturer-recommended pickup points. The arms position...

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AAM joins Manufacturing Day as Gold Sponsor

June 3, 2014

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has joined Manufacturing Day 2014 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. This is the second year that AAM has been a Gold Sponsor of the program. Manufacturing Day...

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Kennametal receives CIO 100 Award

June 2, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has been named to IDG's CIO magazine CIO 100 Awards, highlighting the top 100 innovative companies that effectively use information technology to create business value. The company received this honor for its knowledge database called NOVO™, designed to support...

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Chicago metro region designated one of 12 "Manufacturing Communities"

June 2, 2014

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Gov. Pat Quinn, D.-Ill., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D.-Ill., have announced that the Chicago metro region is one of the first 12 locations to be designated a “Manufacturing Community” through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP)...

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Manufacturing Talk Radio to cover all aspects of U.S. business, industry

June 2, 2014

Manufacturing Talk Radio™ will broadcast live across the Internet on Tuesday, June 3, at 1:00 p.m. EST with Brad Holcomb, the committee chair who prepares the Institute for Supply Management® Manufacturing Report on Business®, and Tony Nieves, committee chair of ISM's Non-Manufacturing Report...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in May; growth in orders, employment, production

June 2, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 12th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 60th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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KPMG report forecasts era of "disruptive complexity" focused on profitable growth

May 30, 2014

Manufacturers are entering into a new era of “disruptive complexity” that is fundamentally changing the way they compete and succeed, according to the 2014 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) from KPMG, New York, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services....

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ADF opens facility in Montana

May 30, 2014

ADF has announced the official opening of its steel fabrication and welding facility near Great Falls, Mont. The company also is building a 42,000-sq.-ft. paint shop on the property. Since it became operational in January, the new plant has created 80 jobs. The company intends to add more...

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