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Voortman announces name change

February 19, 2014

Voortman Automatisering has changed its name to Voortman Steel Machinery. According to the company, the new name better defines its core business for its international activities. Voortman Steel Machinery, Rijssen, Netherlands, is one of the eight companies that comprise the Voortman Steel...

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General Sheet Metal Works acquires AAA Tool and Die

February 17, 2014

Metal fabricating company General Sheet Metal Works Inc., South Bend, Ind., has acquired AAA Tool and Die Co. Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Former owner John Shirrell remains with the company as a sales and engineering consultant. AAA produces tooling and dies and performs...

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Precision Technologies Group hires CFO

January 23, 2014

Precision Technologies Group (PTG), a U.K.-based producer of high-precision machine tools and components, has appointed Laurence Neary as CFO. Before joining the company, Neary was finance director of the U.K. arm of Nederman. Before that he worked as financial controller at...

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Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager -

Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager

December 10, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has hired Ted Harris for the position of West Coast service manager, responsible for the region from Washington to California. Before joining the company, Harris spent seven years at...

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Weiss-Aug acquires JK Tool & Die

November 18, 2013

Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert molding, and assemblies in East Hanover, N.J., has acquired JK Tool & Die, located in Apollo, Pa. The acquired company operates as a subsidiary. JK Tool & Die produces complex stamping dies and provides short-run...

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Methods Machine Tools expands operations in Southern California -

Methods Machine Tools expands operations in Southern California

November 4, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has announced the opening of a new, expanded technology center in Anaheim, Calif., and the appointment of Steve Raucci as general manager of the facility. Raucci has served as a...

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OMAX names Aqua Machinery as Mexico distributor

October 31, 2013

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aqua Machinery SA de CV to market, sell, and support its JetMachining® centers and MAXIEM® JetCutting centers in Mexico. Aqua Machinery's main office, service workshop, and showroom are located in Mexico City....

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Wallover Oil marks 150 years in business

October 28, 2013

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has received an official resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives, honoring the company on its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1863 by P.M. Wallover, the company has withstood the Civil...

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L&M Precision Fabrication expands CNC machining capabilities

October 16, 2013

L&M Precision Fabrication, a contract metal manufacturer in Airway Heights, Wash., has installed new Haas 4-axis Super Speed vertical milling centers. The purchase is expected to more than triple the company's current metal machining capabilities for customers in the aerospace, electronic,...

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Methods Machine Tools plans November open house

October 7, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 13-14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. On display will be a Yasda YBM-640 VIII vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine;...

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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

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Siemens, Kuka announce partnership

September 25, 2013

The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens AG, Munich, and Kuka Robotics GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, have announced their cooperation in integrating Kuka robots and Siemens CNC systems for loading machine tools. The standard implementation of the concept includes loading by a Kuka robot, which is...

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TCI Precision Metals, Fastenal form distribution agreement

September 20, 2013

TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., has announced an agreement with Fastenal Co., Rockford, Ill., to distribute TCI's machine-ready blanks through its more than 2,600 stores, printed catalog, and website. The blanks available through Fastenal include 6061 aluminum, 304 stainless, and 316...

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Vincennes University, Hurco partner to provide students with machining technology

September 20, 2013

Hurco Companies Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, have formed a partnership to advance manufacturing education in Indiana. Students pursuing a degree in precision machining technology...

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