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Indura management team announces new U.S. business

October 2, 2014

Santiago, Chile-based Indura, an industrial gases company that became part of Air Products in 2012, has announced it no longer will maintain direct operations in the U.S. The management team heading operations for Indura in the U.S. has decided to continue serving its network of independent...

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New survey presents keys to recruiting women to manufacturing sector

October 2, 2014

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing women in the manufacturing sector, has released a survey, co-produced with Plante Moran, that highlights the potential for young women as manufacturing employees....

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Portable marking system works on heavy, bulky parts

October 2, 2014

SIC Marking has developed the e1-p63c portable marking system. The compact dot peen marking system provides permanent identification of all kinds of metal parts. The system is suitable for use on heavy and bulky parts or difficult-to-access areas. Designed for balance, the marking gun weighs...

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Lampin Corp. educates students with company tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3

October 2, 2014

Uxbridge, Mass.-based Lampin Corp. has announced its participation in Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3. Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, and regional high schools have partnered with manufacturing companies in the area to help increase high school...

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Census Bureau releases all 364 manufacturing reports from 2014 Economic Census

October 2, 2014

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Additionally, statistics on all 364 industries in the manufacturing sector are now available from the 2012 Economic Census. The 2012 Economic...

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Buyken Metal Products, AJAC host Manufacturing Day for Kent, Wash., high school students

October 2, 2014

Buyken Metal Products, a provider of sheet metal forming, stamping, and fabrication services in Kent, Wash., and the Seattle-based Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) are partnering to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3 at Buyken’s facility in Kent, Wash. Students will have the...

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SHRM LINE: October hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for the month

October 2, 2014

In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014. In October, for the seventh straight month,...

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President Obama to visit Manufacturing Day event at Millennium Steel on Oct. 3

October 1, 2014

On Oct. 3 President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Millennium supplies automotive-grade steel sheet to Toyota and related parts-makers. “We are pleased that the White House has chosen a...

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Skilled labor crisis, or a crisis of character?

October 1, 2014

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We call it a "skilled labor crisis," but is it really about skill? Skills can be taught. The real challenge may be much broader.

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From the Web: Manufacturing Day and comebacks

October 1, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Obama to participate in Manufacturing Day; Wisconsin fabricator wins #MfgDay14 video contest; students take to the road for heavy metal tour; an industrial ghost town seeks rebirth; and Rockford, Ill.-based Roper Whitney experiences a comeback.

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Ameristar Mfg. recognized for participation in John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process

October 1, 2014

Ameristar Mfg., Mankato, Minn., has earned recognition in the John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process (JD CROP), a supplier suggestion process within Deere & Co.’s Achieving Excellence program. Ameristar Mfg. supplies fabricated and stamped metal parts to John Deere’s operation in...

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America in Recovery website connects companies with ex-offender potential employees

October 1, 2014

Houston-based charity America in Recovery, created by Larry Keast, president and CEO of Venturetech, a manufacturer of heavy equipment for the oil industry, has announced the launch of a website to connect companies with potential employees who need a second chance after legal mistakes landed them...

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Cartridge dust collector requires fewer filters

October 1, 2014

Donaldson Co. Inc. has introduced the Donaldson® Torit® Downflo® Evolution (DFE) cartridge dust collector. The unit features the MaxPulse™ cleaning system and MERV 15-rated Ultra-Web® nanofiber cartridge filters. It requires fewer filters to help decrease maintenance time and cost of...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in September, but PMI fell 2.4 percentage points

October 1, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th 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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Alcoa Foundation, Discovery Education to host virtual field trip Oct. 3 for classrooms nationwide

September 30, 2014

Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, and Discovery Education, Silver Spring, Md., a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an interactive virtual field trip. The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip...

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