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GMI Group achieves AS9100C and ISO 9001:2015 certifications

October 19, 2016

Houston-based GMI Group, a manufacturer of parts for aerospace, including major airframe assemblies and smaller components, has achieved both the AS9100C and ISO 9001:2015 certifications several months ahead of schedule. In addition to updating its quality management system, the company has built a...

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Solar Atmospheres facility maintains Nadcap 18-month merit status

October 19, 2016

Solar Atmospheres has announced that it has been awarded Nadcap 18-month merit status for heat treating at the Souderton, Pa., facility. The plant has held Nadcap accreditation since 1995, maintaining merit status for the majority of that...

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Lantek, Bystronic announce partnership

October 18, 2016

Bystronic, an Elgin, Ill.-based provider of sheet metal processing systems and services, has entered into a long-term technology partnership with Lantek, a Mason, Ohio, developer of software systems for the production of sheet metal, tube, and profile parts.As part of this strategic global...

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Orangewood Partners acquires majority stake in George Industries

October 18, 2016

Orangewood Partners, a New York-based private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in George Industries LLC, a designer and manufacturer of mission-critical engineered components in Endicott, N.Y. George Industries’ founding family, led by Mark and Dan Ciaravino, retains a...

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AP&C breaks ground on second plant

October 18, 2016

AP&C, a Montreal-based powder manufacturing subsidiary of additive manufacturing equipment supplier Arcam AB, is building a second powder plant in Saint-Eustache, Que. AP&C, which specializes in plasma atomized metal powders for additive manufacturing, plans to invest up to $23.6 million in this...

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American Mine Research to acquire PEMCO Corp.

October 17, 2016

American Mine Research Inc. (AMR), a provider of electronic monitoring, control, and communications products in Rocky Gap, Va., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bluefield, Va.-based PEMCO Corp., a manufacturer of electrical and power distribution equipment. The acquisition is expected...

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Blue Grass Metals appoints president

October 17, 2016

Blue Grass Metals, Independence, Ky., a metal fabrication and assembly company that provides metal forming, stamping, tubing, and metal-related components, has named Dale Badger as president. He succeeds Tony Schmidt, founder and former president, who will continue to serve as CEO. Badger joined...

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Bermo establishes on-site quotation services

October 13, 2016

Bermo Inc., a Minneapolis-based manufacturer specializing in metal fabricating, stamping, welding, and assembly, has launched Quoting On-Site To Excel (QOTE), a service that provides customers with prices at customer premises to help reduce quoting cycle time. The initiative is designed to provide...

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NAM launches initiative to revitalize U.S. infrastructure

October 12, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has launched the “Building to Win” initiative, aimed at revitalizing the nation’s failing infrastructure. Both major party presidential candidates have indicated their desire to address U.S. infrastructure needs in 2017. As...

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Local high school students tour Coe Press Equipment on Manufacturing Day

October 12, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment hosted 40 students from Utica Community Schools’ (UCS) Stevenson High School on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 7, providing them insight into the types of careers available in manufacturing. The tour began with an overview of the company’s business,...

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Centria adds to project management team

October 12, 2016

Centria, a provider of architectural metal wall systems in Moon Township, Pa., has announced the addition of two employees.Carl Weber joins the firm as director of project management. He has spent several years in the commercial construction industry, most recently with a custom-engineered...

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Carr Lane Mfg. names COO

October 11, 2016

Carr Lane Mfg., St. Louis, has promoted Colin W. Frost to COO. The company offers jig and fixture components, quick-change tooling plates and accessories, hoist rings, toggle clamps, handles, knobs, ball and spring plungers, threaded inserts, clamp straps, drill bushings, alignment pins, fixture...

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Boeing provides $50,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors

October 11, 2016

Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a San Diego nonprofit school providing veterans free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining, and welding, has received a $50,000 grant from Boeing.The grant is crucial in allowing Workshops for Warriors to support...

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Valiant Equipment to expand in Florida

October 11, 2016

Valiant Equipment, a producer of restaurant appliances, has announced plans to build a 14,000-sq.-ft. facility on the same property as its current 22,000-sq.-ft. operations in Ormond Beach, Fla.The expansion is expected to create up to 12 part-time construction jobs and up to 12 full-time...

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IACMI, LIFT to invest nearly $50 million in Detroit manufacturing facility

October 11, 2016

Two Manufacturing USA institutes—LIFT-Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and IACMI-The Composites Institute—have announced a combined investment of nearly $50 million in their shared manufacturing scale-up facility in Detroit. The investment will be made over the next 24 months and will...

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