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U.S. exporters invited to participate in FABTECH Mexico

April 13, 2016

The U.S. Commercial Service is inviting U.S. exporters to participate in FABTECH® Mexico, the largest metalworking trade event in Mexico, to be held May 4-6, 2016, in Mexico City. As the ideal marketplace for matchmaking meetings with large-scale distributors in the field, this year’s event,...

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Lee Spring acquires Clark Spring & Mfg.

April 13, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Lee Spring has purchased the assets of Clark Spring in Hayward, Calif. Lee Spring is a global manufacturer of mechanical springs and related...

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Allied Machine marks 75 years in business

April 13, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems based in Dover, Ohio, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016. The third-generation family-owned company was established in 1941 by Harold Stokey as a manufacturer of locknuts and taper sleeve adapters for...

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AEC recognizes volunteers for outstanding contributions

April 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has presented awards to four individuals recognizing their contributions to the council. Lewie Smith, president of Jordan Aluminum Extrusions in Memphis, Tenn., and Bill Rogers, director of metallurgy and process technology for Alcoa’s...

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Epic Systems to hold STEM workshop for children on April 30

April 13, 2016

St. Louis-based engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. has launched a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education initiative for elementary school students. The company will present a half-day, hands-on workshop for kids on April 30 at its fabrication plant to cultivate...

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FANUC America expands operations

April 13, 2016

FANUC America Corp., a supplier of robotics, CNCs, and factory automation based in Rochester Hills, Mich., will open four new facilities, relocate three facilities to larger offices, and add three new regional training centers in 2016. The company plans to:Add a manufacturing and distribution...

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Weld-Ed announces 2016 professional development workshops

April 13, 2016

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2016 professional development workshop series. The series includes seven training modules—welding metallurgy; joining and cutting processes; design,...

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Triumph Group realigns into four business units, announces executive appointments

April 12, 2016

Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group Inc. has consolidated from six to four business units to help eliminate redundancies and reduce costs. The four business units are Integrated Systems, Aerospace Structures, Precision Components, and Product Support. Thomas Holzthum, former corporate vice...

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Magirus appoints CEO

April 12, 2016

Germany-based Magirus, CNH Industrial’s global firefighting equipment business, has named Marc Diening as CEO. He succeeds Antonio Benedetti, who resigned at the end of 2015. Diening has several years of international experience in equipment manufacturing and senior management, including...

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Precoat Metals names president

April 12, 2016

St. Louis-based Precoat Metals, a unit of Sequa Corp., has appointed Kurt Russell as president. Gerard M. Dombek, who previously held the role of president/CEO, continues to serve as CEO. Russell has been with the company since 2010, previously serving as vice president of manufacturing. Before...

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Gene Haas Foundation provides $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors

April 12, 2016

Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has presented a $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement. Originally founded in 2008 as a workforce...

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Eberl Iron Works adds a new location in New York

April 12, 2016

Eberl Iron Works has announced it is opening a second site just up the block and across the street from its current headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Along with all welding and assembly operations, manufacturing for the company’s Rooftop Support Systems Division has relocated to facilities...

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B.L. Downey marks 60 years in business

April 12, 2016

B.L. Downey Co., a provider of e-coat and powder coating services in Broadview, Ill., marks its 60th anniversary in 2016. In its 325,000-sq.-ft. facility, the company operates five e-coat processes (powder over e-coat technologies), 12 powder coating lines, and four automatic shotblast machines...

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Economic outlook forecasts 2.7 percent growth in equipment, software investments

April 11, 2016

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the “2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook,” released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C. The foundation lowered its 2016 equipment and...

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U-MEC launches redesigned website

April 11, 2016

United Mechanical & Metal Fabricators Inc. (U-MEC), Hayward, Calif., has launched a new website at www.umec.net. The website has been redesigned to be mobile-friendly. The precision metal machine shop provides contract support to manufacturers around the U.S., as well as local design and custom...

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