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OSHA kicks off Noise Safety Challenge

August 8, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, have launched the “Hear and Now—Noise Safety Challenge” with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and...

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Pferd appoints VP of sales

August 8, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Jon-Michael Raymond to the position of vice president, sales. Raymond previously served as manager of private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada, for Osborn Mfg. He also held several...

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Kirin Mfg. receives international aerospace quality standard certification

August 8, 2016

Kirin Mfg., Tucson, Ariz., has received qualification as a certified aerospace supplier to the international aerospace quality standard AS9100C. The company now is certified to provide precision sheet metal fabrication services to the civil and military aviation and aerospace markets. This...

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Samco Machinery hires production manager, mechanical engineer

August 8, 2016

Toronto-based Samco Machinery, a manufacturer of roll forming machines, uncoilers, roll tooling, presses, and material handling systems, has hired Stephen McPherson as production manager in the rolling division and Sarim Khalil as a mechanical designer in corporate engineering. McPherson has...

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All Integrated Solutions acquires Great Lakes Fasteners

August 8, 2016

All Integrated Solutions (AIS), Franksville, Wis., a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Great Lakes Fasteners Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., a value-added distributor of fasteners and industrial components and provider of vendor-managed inventory programs to OEMs. AIS,...

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SPS acquires Tubular USA

August 8, 2016

SPS, a tube and pipe manufacturer, steel distributor, and flat-rolled steel processor in Manhattan, Kan., has acquired St. Louis-based Tubular USA®, a supplier of inline galvanized pipe and tubing. SPS operates in the marketplace as Steel and Pipe Supply, Steel & Pipe Supply de Mexico, Exltube,...

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FMA partners with WorkAmerica to help manufacturing employers find credentialed workers

August 8, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new partnership with WorkAmerica, an online recruiting platform designed for manufacturing employers searching for workers with the appropriate skill sets, training, and credentials. On the website at...

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Cutting Systems Inc. hires regional sales manager

August 8, 2016

Cleveland-based Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of precision plasma/oxyfuel cutting machines, has hired Brian Odell to serve as regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. Odell is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a degree in industrial technology. He has more than 20 years of...

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Roof structure system by Vari-Form saves weight on 2016 Nissan Titan

August 8, 2016

Vari-Form, Livonia, Mich., has designed and produced a hydroformed steel roof structure for the 2016 Nissan Titan® pickup as part of the company’s Hydroform-Intensive Body Structures (HIBS) strategy. According to Vari-Form, the part helped Nissan meet its targets for roof strength and crash...

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Wila names VP of sales and marketing

August 8, 2016

Wila® USA, Hanover, Md., has announced the addition of Brian Sarno as senior vice president of sales and marketing. He has more than 23 years of experience within the industrial/manufacturing markets. Sarno previously served as an executive at World and Main, Interline, and Grainger. He has a...

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Coldwater Machine enters enhanced strategic partnership with Yaskawa Motoman

August 8, 2016

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer and integrator of assembly automation and special machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has entered into an enhanced strategic partner agreement with Yaskawa Motoman, Miamisburg, Ohio. The Ascend16...

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Alro Steel adds tube cutoff system

August 8, 2016

Alro Steel, a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics, has expanded its processing capabilities to include a new Hautau RC60 tube cutoff system at its Potterville, Mich., location. The machine offers ID/OD chamfers of both ends, high production speeds, and precision tolerances,...

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NCI to host Manufacturing Day events in Ohio, Nevada, and Texas

August 4, 2016

In celebration of National Manufacturing DaySM 2016, Houston-based NCI Building Systems Inc. is opening three of its manufacturing facilities to the public on Oct. 7 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. As part of an ongoing effort to promote the strength of U.S. manufacturing and increase...

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World demand for material handling equipment to reach $176 billion by 2020

August 4, 2016

The “World Material Handling Equipment” study from the Freedonia Group, Cleveland, indicates that global demand for the equipment is forecast to rise 5.3 percent per annum through 2020 to $176 billion. Advances at the global level will be driven largely by market growth in China and other...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results for hiring in August compared with previous year

August 4, 2016

In August, job creation rates will vary compared with a year ago, as fewer service-sector companies plan to grow payrolls and slightly more manufacturers will add jobs. Layoff rates will also vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs,...

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