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Stratasys combines Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, RedEye Services

February 20, 2015

Stratasys Ltd., Minneapolis, a provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing technology, has announced it has combined Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, and RedEye to form Stratasys Direct Mfg. Stratasys Direct Mfg. creates custom systems from a portfolio of technologies and materials...

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Raytheon Missile Systems named Alabama Manufacturer of the Year

February 20, 2015

Raytheon Co.’s Missile Systems business, Huntsville, Ala., has received the Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Business Council of Alabama. The award recognizes the Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility for manufacturing excellence. At the facility, located on the U.S. Army's...

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Bosch Rexroth releases schedule of 2015 hydraulics technical training courses

February 20, 2015

Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its training program designed for industrial hydraulics and mobile hydraulics systems engineers. The hydraulics technical training is targeted toward individuals who maintain hydraulic systems, design new systems, or want to upgrade...

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Citi announces $100 billion, 10-year commitment to finance sustainable growth

February 20, 2015

New York-based Citi has announced a commitment to lend, invest, and facilitate $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. Its previous $50 billion goal was announced in...

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AWS names 2015 president/chairman

February 20, 2015

American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has named David J. Landon, manager of welding engineering for Vermeer Corp. in Pella, Iowa, as 2015 president and chair of the board. An active member of the society for more than 30 years, he served as vice president from 2012 to 2014. Landon also has...

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Chase Machine hires electrical engineer

February 20, 2015

West Warwick, R.I.-based Chase Machine & Eng. Inc., a custom machinery design and manufacturing company, has hired Mike Verdolotti as an electrical engineer. Verdolotti previously worked at Parkinson Technologies as a controls engineer and at Yushin America as a software engineer and corporate...

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Remy Intl. enters into agreement to acquire Maval Mfg.

February 19, 2015

Pendleton, Ind.-based Remy Intl. Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Maval Mfg. Inc., a Twinsburg, Ohio, manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of steering systems, components, and specialty products to the automotive service, original...

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Range Kleen Mfg. appoints quality control coordinator

February 19, 2015

Range Kleen Mfg. Inc., Lima, Ohio, has promoted Peggy Patton to quality control coordinator. She has been with the company for more than seven years, originally hired as an order technician and later promoted to quality control technician. The company manufactures OEM-quality replacement drip...

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Amada to open satellite center in Ohio

February 19, 2015

Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., announces plans to open its newest North American satellite center on March 10, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The company also has a satellite center in Dallas and will open a third in Charlotte, N.C., later in 2015. All three centers will showcase the...

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CB Fabricating expands facilities, production capacity

February 18, 2015

Anderson, Ind.-based sheet metal fabricator CB Fabricating Inc. has announced that in less than a year it has expanded its production capacity by 75 percent, added a second shift, and hired three full-time employees to meet growing demand from clients in multiple industries. The firm added an...

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Aluminum Extruders Council supports currency manipulation legislation to address unfair trade

February 18, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., is in agreement with the efforts and recent statement of The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL), an organization of manufacturers, workers, and others dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of U.S. trade laws. The committee...

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Top-five U.S. utility company approves MagneGas2 as replacement to acetylene

February 18, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that one of the five largest electric utilities in the U.S. has approved MagneGas2® fuel to replace acetylene at its power and repair facilities. After testing the fuel for more than a year, the utility found that the cut speed was faster than acetylene...

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Meritor earns Top 20 Product Award from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

February 18, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor® Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has earned Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine's 2015 Top 20 Product Award for its P600 series heavy-haul planetary axles. The award honors the...

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Matheson acquires Sims Welding Supply

February 18, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has acquired Sims Welding Supply, Long Beach, Calif. Sims, a supplier of industrial, specialty, and bulk gases, as well as welding equipment and supplies, operates out of seven locations in Southern California. Commenting on the acquisition, Scott Kallman,...

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MSC Software acquires Simufact

February 17, 2015

Newport Beach, Calif.-based MSC Software has announced the acquisition of Simufact Eng., a provider of simulation tools for metal forming and welding processes. "Too often, our customers tell me that poorly understood manufacturing processes result in products that don't function as designed...

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