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Cadence Inc. acquires new capabilities, expands internationally

August 8, 2014

Staunton, Va.-based Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer and maker of complex components and subassemblies for medical device and life sciences companies, has acquired three operating business units of Plainfield Precision Holdings: Plainfield Precision, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Plainfield Precision,...

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CAD Partner recognized with SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner status for piping design software

August 8, 2014

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. has awarded Gold Partner status to CAD Partner GmbH, Nittendorf, Germany, for its Smap3D Piping design software. The direct integration of the piping software in SOLIDWORKS® decreases design time, according to the company. The software also helps prevent...

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Becknell Industrial to develop headquarters for Poynter Sheet Metal

August 8, 2014

Becknell Industrial, an Indianapolis-based developer of industrial properties, has announced that construction is underway on a 100,440-sq.-ft. industrial facility for Poynter Sheet Metal, a sheet metal and custom metal crafter, in Greenwood, Ind. Poynter's new facility will feature 28-ft. clear...

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ITA honors titanium metallurgist/researcher with Lifetime Achievement Award

August 8, 2014

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Denver, has named titanium metallurgist, researcher, and inventor Dr. Paul J. Bania as the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium applications and technology, while...

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Applied Robotics names president/interim CEO

August 8, 2014

Glenville, N.Y.-based Applied Robotics Inc., a global manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems, has appointed John Serfilippi as president and interim CEO upon the retirement of Michael F. Quinn, PE. Serfilippi has more than 30 years of corporate experience, including...

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American Axle to build tech center at Michigan headquarters

August 8, 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has announced plans to invest about $20 million in its Detroit headquarters to add a technical center. The facility, which will be used to produce prototypes and test manufacturing lines, is expected to employ 75 to 100 people. Construction is...

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TRUMPF presents 2014 awards to sales representatives

August 8, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial laser systems, has presented its 2014 sales achievement awards. Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., received the Outstanding Representative Performance Award in recognition of the company’s...

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Praxair launches workforce development program

August 7, 2014

Praxair Inc. has launched a Skills Pipeline program, a multifaceted approach to help address the growing need for skilled workers in today’s global economy. The first phase of the program will provide more than $300,000 to train 100 new welders in an accelerated one-year curriculum in Louisiana....

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Ford, suppliers work together to develop industry-first technologies for Mustang, F-150

August 7, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has announced details on new development techniques used to create its 2015 Mustang® and F-150®. As the company embarks on its most aggressive product launch year to date, it’s looking to its suppliers to help differentiate its products. Among the supplier technologies being...

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Honda Power Equipment Mfg. celebrates 30 years of production with $8.5 million capital investment

August 7, 2014

Honda Power Equipment Mfg. marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville, N.C., facility by announcing an $8.5 million investment to innovate production processes and add new products. The investment includes a new line for producing two-stage snow blowers and preparation for adding...

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CNH Industrial expands construction equipment production in Iowa

August 6, 2014

CNH Industrial N.V. has announced that it is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa, with the addition of the company’s crawler dozer production line. The expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Preparation will begin later this year, and production on...

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Women in Manufacturing announces 2014 inaugural board of directors

August 6, 2014

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention, and advancement of women in the manufacturing sector, has announced the election of 12 members to its inaugural board of directors. The board members are:Karla Aaron, president, Hialeah Metal...

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Hypertherm introduces "Spark to Something Great" metal art contest

August 5, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is highlighting metal artists in its new “Spark to Something Great” metal art contest. Artists in the U.S. and Canada who submit a photo of art created with the help of a Hypertherm product will...

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Caterpillar Foundation announces $11 million in investments for Africa

August 5, 2014

The Caterpillar Foundation, supported by Caterpillar Inc., continues working to alleviate poverty worldwide, including on the African continent, through a series of investments. Since 2010 the foundation has invested $30 million in African programs that address access to clean water, energy,...

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Metaldyne Performance Group completes merger of Grede, HHI Group, and Metaldyne

August 5, 2014

Automotive supplier Metaldyne Performance Group (MPG) has announced the merger of Grede Holdings LLC, HHI Group Holdings, and Metaldyne LLC, forming a new holding company. The merger is designed to enable Grede, HHI, and Metaldyne, three established automotive suppliers, to strengthen their...

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