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Vari-Form retires historic hydroforming press

March 31, 2014

Vari-Form, a hydroformer in Troy, Mich., has retired a press that the company says was the first machine to hydroform an automotive structural part almost 24 years ago. Production of instrument panel beams on this machine for Chrysler S body minivans (Dodge® Caravan®, Chrysler® Town &...

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Bainbridge Mfg. to build new headquarters in Georgia

March 31, 2014

Bainbridge Mfg. LLC has announced it will invest $10 million in a new headquarters in Decatur County, Ga. The company will add 1.6 million sq. ft. to an existing 180,000-sq.-ft. facility. The project will create 100 jobs in the first year, with a total of 240 jobs and $100 million investment over...

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USW objects to WTO's imposition of obligations not negotiated

March 28, 2014

Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers (USW), has issued a statement in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) decision reaffirming the right of the U.S. to use countervailing duty law against China, while questioning the methodology used in determining...

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Veritas Steel names president/CEO

March 28, 2014

Veritas Steel LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, has hired Tracy Glende as president and CEO. With more than 20 years of experience, he has served in a variety of senior management roles, including vice president and general manager for Gerdau Ameristeel and president of the Aerospace...

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Magnet Applications celebrates 50 years

March 28, 2014

Magnet Applications™, a subsidiary of Bunting® Magnetics Co., marks its 50th anniversary of providing magnets, magnet assemblies, and magnet technology to manufacturers and research laboratories in 2014. Magnet Applications Ltd. was founded in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, U.K., in 1964 to...

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Aleris announces executive appointments

March 28, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has appointed Sean Stack as executive vice president and CEO, North America Rolled Products. He most recently served as the company's executive vice president and...

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Nelson Global Products opens plant in Mexico

March 26, 2014

Nelson Global Products, Stoughton, Wis., has announced its expansion into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey. The company will manufacture precision formed tubing and sheet metal structural fabrications, along with exhaust tubing, mufflers, and emissions system...

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STI/SPFA honors member companies with awards

March 26, 2014

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based STI/SPFA, an association for companies that fabricate steel tanks, pipe, and pressure vessels for use in the petroleum, food, water, and chemical processing industries, has announced the winners of its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2013 in...

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NTT launches website featuring industrial safety training resources

March 26, 2014

NTT Training, Centennial, Colo., has launched a new website at www.nttinc.com that presents the firm’s hands-on industrial skills training courses and resources. The site features two- and five-day industrial courses; information about the company’s consulting, training, and assessment...

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HRH Capital/Roller Die acquires Pyramid Mouldings

March 26, 2014

HRH Capital LLC/ Roller Die & Forming Inc., a Louisville, Ky., producer of standard and custom roll formed parts, has acquired Pyramid Mouldings Inc., a manufacturer of roll formed products in Green Cove Springs, Fla. The business continues to operate as Pyramid Mouldings and maintains its...

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GE Aviation to build $100 million jet engine assembly factory in Indiana

March 26, 2014

GE Aviation has announced plans to build a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Ind. It is the seventh new GE Aviation facility in the U.S. in the past seven years. The 225,000-sq.-ft. plant will assemble the new LEAP engine of CFM Intl., a 50/50 joint company of GE and...

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Executives take steel industry jobs focus to Capitol Hill

March 26, 2014

Chief executives from a number of steel companies in the U.S. told members of the Congressional Steel Caucus on March 25 that many government policies on trade, energy, environment, and infrastructure need to be reformed to ensure U.S. industrial competitiveness and preserve American jobs in steel...

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BorgWarner expands Powertrain Technical Center in Michigan

March 26, 2014

BorgWarner will expand its Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Mich., to support programs in North America and supplement its global network of technical centers. The nearly 46,000-sq.-ft. addition will include space for program managers, salespeople, and engineers. Scheduled for...

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AIRAM launches new website

March 26, 2014

Covington, Ohio-based AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom pneumatic presses from 3 to 300 tons, has launched a new website at www.airam.com. Enhanced features include Quick Quote and a comprehensive online catalog for replacement and spare parts. An...

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Airgas USA appoints president

March 26, 2014

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related products, has named Andrew R. Cichocki as president of Airgas USA LLC, effective April 1, 2014. Airgas USA LLC comprises the majority of Airgas' U.S. distribution business units, including its four...

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