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Meritor appoints senior VP/general counsel/corporate secretary

August 16, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has named April Miller Boise as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. She most recently served as senior vice president,...

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CCAT named Rhode Island Innovation Center

August 16, 2016

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) Manufacturing Technology Innovation Program to help the development and growth of Rhode Island’s small manufacturing companies....

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Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, says U of I professor

August 16, 2016

For years employers, pundits, and policymakers alike have bemoaned the lack of qualified workers available to fill vacant manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Despite the prominence of the skills-gap debate, a new paper co-written by Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at the...

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IMETCO opens California manufacturing facility

August 15, 2016

Norcross, Ga.-based IMETCO® (Innovative Metals Co. Inc.) has opened a 46,900-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., more than tripling the manufacturing space at its former Albuquerque, N.M., location. The new location is part of the former McClellan Air Force Base...

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Robinson Metal adds dedicated area for stainless steel fabrication

August 15, 2016

Fabrication services provider Robinson Metal Inc., DePere, Wis., has created a segregated area within its 175,000-sq.-ft. facility for stainless steel fabrication. That area has a 5-ton lifting capacity. Employees in the stainless steel area use dedicated equipment and tools, tables, and...

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C.H. Hanson observes 150th anniversary

August 15, 2016

C.H. Hanson, a family-run company for five generations, is observing its 150th anniversary. The official celebration is scheduled for Aug. 19 at its Naperville, Ill., headquarters. The company manufactures and distributes more than 5,000 products worldwide, including stencils, tags, steel...

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Art's Way Mfg. to discontinue vessels business

August 12, 2016

Art's Way Mfg. Co., Armstrong, Iowa, a manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving the agriculture, research, water treatment, and steel cutting industries, has announced plans to discontinue the operations of its Art's Way Vessels segment in Q3 2016. Art's Way Vessels Inc. manufactures...

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MHUB business collaboration launched in Chicago

August 11, 2016

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the launch of MHUB, a collaboration among Chicago’s leaders in business, innovation, and research designed to benefit the manufacturing industry by generating ideas, attracting talent, and increasing productivity. A joint effort of World Business...

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McLanahan/Universal Eng. to stop manufacturing operations

August 11, 2016

McLanahan/Universal Eng. has announced plans to stop manufacturing heavy equipment for the aggregate and mining industries at its plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With manufacturing being only part of the operations at the 50-employee facility, this change will eliminate 15...

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Plex Systems acquires DemandCaster

August 11, 2016

Detroit-based Plex Systems, a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the acquisition of DemandCaster, a provider of cloud-based supply chain planning (SCP) systems. As a result of the acquisition, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud now delivers a suite of cloud applications for running...

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NIS names TotalNano as authorized distributor

August 10, 2016

Avenel, N.J.-based nanolubricant manufacturer Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS) has named New Jersey-based TotalNano as an authorized distributor. TotalNano represents coatings and sealers with nanoparticles, designed to adhere to the surfaces of a variety of materials and protect them from...

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UPS report shows smart operations are key to manufacturing excellence

August 9, 2016

Traditional lean and Six Sigma practices are insufficient to address the complexities of modern industrial manufacturing, and companies are turning to smart operations, which use pervasive data collection, advanced analytics, technology investments, and deeper collaboration with partners to prepare...

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MFG.com launches redesigned website

August 9, 2016

Online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com, based in Marietta, Ga., has launched a redesigned website to help streamline processes for buyers and suppliers. The site helps sourcing professionals and engineers to locate manufacturers for CNC machining, injection molding, metal stamping, and metal...

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Mosaic Capital Corp. to acquire Mackow Industries

August 8, 2016

Investment company Mosaic Capital Corp., Calgary, Alta., has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the business being carried on by Mackow Industries. The remaining 20 percent will be retained by key management of Mackow. Based in Winnipeg, Man., Mackow is a...

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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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