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ABB marks 125 years in Finland

September 2, 2014

ABB marks its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland provides power transmission and distribution systems, building technology, sustainable transportation, renewable power, and industrial automation and marine systems....

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Bead Industries announces scholarship program for Connecticut community college

September 2, 2014

To commemorate its 100-year anniversary, Bead Industries, New Haven, Conn., has established The Bryant Family Scholarship Fund at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Conn., to benefit its manufacturing and engineering programs. The scholarship establishes a $25,000 endowed gift to help...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating celebrates 20 years in business

September 2, 2014

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has marked its 20th anniversary selling conventional slit and oscillate coils. The company provides the coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steels. The firm can provide coils with 20 to 25 miles of continuous...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in August; PMI highest since March 2011

September 2, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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True Temper Precision Industrial Division launches new website

August 29, 2014

True Temper Sports’ Precision Industrial Division, Memphis, Tenn., has launched a new website at www.truetempertube.com. The site is designed to provide customers and members of the industrial tubing market simplified access to information about the company’s drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) carbon...

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Beckwood installs 25-in.-dia. sheet hydroforming press for customer

August 29, 2014

St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and sheet hydroforming presses, has built and installed a Triform deep draw sheet hydroforming press for a U.S. science, technology, and engineering company. The model 25-10-12SC features a 25-in.-dia. forming area,...

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Pietro Rosa TBM partners with Rolls-Royce

August 29, 2014

Pietro Rosa TBM, Derby, U.K., a manufacturer of compressor airfoils for jet engines and complex aerostructural components, has signed a long-term contract with Rolls-Royce plc for the production of a new concept airfoil for the Trent XWB engine. This contract is the result of more than three...

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Eriez releases instructional videos about magnetic separation/material handling equipment

August 29, 2014

Through its Orange University® program, Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® offers online access to a collection of instructional videos to assist customers with setup, operation, maintenance, and testing of their metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment. New videos focusing on...

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Barton names waterjet market manager and central regional sales manager

August 29, 2014

Barton® Intl., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has promoted Thomas H. Riggs to market manager for waterjet products and appointed Brian Joyce as regional sales manager for the central U.S. territory. Riggs has been a regional sales manager...

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Ironworkers receive QR-code membership cards

August 29, 2014

Ironworkers and their employers now have immediate access to all training, certifications, and membership information with the scan of a code. The Iron Workers: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW), Pittsburgh, now uses a new...

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ABB opens two facilities in Wisconsin

August 28, 2014

ABB has opened an office facility in Wauwatosa, Wis., and an office and manufacturing site in New Berlin, Wis. Construction and renovations began in April 2013. At both facilities, a wrap of windows around the buildings allows sunlight to reach the center of interior spaces. All the lighting...

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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies names award-winning suppliers

August 28, 2014

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., has announced the recipients of its 2013 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards. The SEAL Awards are divided into gold, silver, and bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers. A supplier performance scorecard is used to rank...

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Ergodyne hires CFO/VP of finance

August 28, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne, a provider of safety gear and work wear, has announced the addition of Sue Horvath as chief financial officer and vice president of finance. Horvath has more than 30 years of finance and operations experience, most recently serving as CFO for two privately held...

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act signed into law

August 27, 2014

President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to...

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SigmaTEK names regional sales manager for Texas and New Mexico

August 27, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has promoted Brad Stropes to regional sales manager. In this position, Stropes is responsible for increasing the company’s user community throughout Texas and New Mexico. In addition to...

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