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NN Inc. appoints two senior VPs following acquisition of Autocam

September 11, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has appointed J.R. Widders as senior vice president of corporate integration and transformation, and Warren Veltman as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s newly formed Autocam Precision Components Group. Widders served previously as vice...

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Gene Haas Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships

September 11, 2014

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has announced $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors seeking a postsecondary degree in machining, advanced manufacturing technology, or engineering with a curriculum that includes CNC technology training. A $1,000 grant per school...

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Texas Iron and Metal receives an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau

September 11, 2014

Houston-based steel distributor Texas Iron and Metal has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which evaluates and rates businesses based on consumer experiences and marketplace trust. The BBB bases its ratings on a company’s length of time in business, its clear...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding donates more than $89,000 to Bishop State Community College

September 11, 2014

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Pascagoula, Miss., has donated $89,786.90 to Bishop State Community College for the purchase of 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes to support Ingalls' pre-employment program at Bishop State. Ingalls conducts an 11-week...

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World’s largest coin mosaic benefits next generation of manufacturing workers

September 11, 2014

The manufacturing industry broke the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Coin Mosaic” on Sept. 10 at IMTS—the International Manufacturing Technology Show. In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities...

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DeWys Mfg. hires manufacturing engineer

September 11, 2014

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has announced the addition of Curtis Kolarik as manufacturing engineer. His first project is to implement a large weldment area to increase throughput of bulky weldments by using a 3-axis welding positioner to decrease welding time. Before...

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Automatic Feed Co. establishes manufacturing science learning center

September 11, 2014

Automatic Feed Co., a designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation systems, has announced the establishment of the Northwest Ohio Learning Center for Manufacturing Sciences, located within the company’s headquarters in Napoleon, Ohio. The facility serves as the...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in July

September 11, 2014

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4...

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American Crane & Equipment appoints executive VP

September 10, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a Douglassville, Pa.-based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to executive vice president. She joined the company in 2002 and has served as vice president of marketing and information technology for the past six years....

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Press Brake Safety launches service division

September 10, 2014

Press Brake Safety, Punta Gorda, Fla., the exclusive North American installer of Fiessler Elektronik AKAS® laser safety systems, has announced the formation of a full-service division. Press Brake Safety Service will provide complete maintenance, service, and training to customers that are using...

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Mills Products signs contract for Maytag appliance handles

September 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a multiyear agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the...

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Majestic Steel USA named one of the best places to work in northeast Ohio

September 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Majestic Steel USA, a seller of prime, flat-rolled steel products, has been recognized by ERC as one of northeast Ohio's best places to work for top talent. This is the eighth time Majestic Steel has received the NorthCoast 99 Award, in addition to a number of other regional and...

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ESAB Cutting Systems launches redesigned website

September 10, 2014

ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, S.C., has announced the launch of its redesigned website for North America. The new site at www.esab-cutting.com offers extensive information about the company’s cutting products and processes, as well as expanded resources in an easy-to-navigate format. The...

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Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division

September 10, 2014

Stockholm-based Electrolux has announced it is buying the appliances business of General Electric Co., boosting its presence in the North American market. The acquisition is the largest ever for Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. GE confirmed in August that...

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Broadwind Energy announces $14 million in new tower orders

September 10, 2014

Broadwind Energy Inc., Chicago, has announced the receipt of $14 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wis., and Abilene, Texas,...

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