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3-D printing metal market worth $776.8 million by 2020, says report

March 17, 2016

MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, has published the report "3D Printing Metal Market by Form (Powder and Filament), by Type (Titanium, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Others), by Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Medical & Dental, Others), and by Region—Global Forecast to 2020.”...

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Wismarq Industries appoints CEO

March 16, 2016

Oconomowoc, Wis.-based Wismarq Industries LLC, a provider of coil coating services for aluminum and steel products, has appointed Jim Dockey as CEO. He joined the company in September 2015 as chief commercial officer. Dockey is a 20-year veteran of the coil coating industry, having previously...

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Ernest-Spencer buys Topeka Metal Specialties out of bankruptcy

March 16, 2016

Meriden, Kan.-based Ernest-Spencer has announced that it has purchased Topeka Metal Specialties (TMS), a metal fabricator specializing in industrial cab manufacturing, out of bankruptcy proceedings. TMS, a competitor of Ernest-Spencer, was owned by Harvey, Ill.-based LB Steel LLC, which filed...

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U.S. manufacturing still most competitive worldwide, says report

March 15, 2016

Although U.S. manufacturing is currently facing meaningful headwinds from a stronger dollar and the collapse in investment in the shale energy sector, it remains the most competitive worldwide, according to a new report released by New York-based Oxford Economics. The rapid and broad-based 20...

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Chromalloy appoints VP, global sales

March 15, 2016

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based Chromalloy, a supplier of repairs, coatings, investment castings, and services for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components, has announced the appointment of Rich Feely as vice president, global sales. His career spans nearly two decades in commercial...

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BAE Systems plans expansion in New Hampshire

March 14, 2016

Defense contractor BAE Systems has announced plans to expand its Nashua, N.H., manufacturing facility. The expansion will result in the addition of up to 300 full-time...

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Mechanical Inc. expands Illinois fabrication shop

March 14, 2016

Freeport, Ill.-based Mechanical Inc. has purchased 46,000 sq. ft. of shop space in Rockford, Ill., to expand its existing fabrication shop that was built in 2014. The purchase will increase the company’s ability to provide sheet metal fabrication for its own projects and outside customers. The...

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Deere announces indefinite layoffs at two locations

March 14, 2016

Deere & Co., based in Moline, Ill., has informed employees at two factories in Iowa that they will be placed on indefinite layoff. The workforce adjustment affects about 75 employees at the Dubuque plant and about 50 employees at the factory in Ankeny. The layoff at the Ankeny location, which is...

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International Crashworthiness Symposium scheduled for April 11

March 14, 2016

The International Crashworthiness Symposium will be held April 11, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at the Centre for Engineering Innovation at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. The event is organized jointly by the University of Windsor; University of Waterloo; and the German DLR, Institute of Vehicle...

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Manufacturing technology orders dropped in December, but outlook positive for 2016

March 14, 2016

The "U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders" report (USMTO) for January 2016 showed that order values were down 30 percent from December, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year-over-year orders declined 21 percent. “The drop in orders was not unexpected,”...

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Bilton Welding and Mfg. expands in Canada

March 14, 2016

Bilton Welding and Mfg. Ltd., a manufacturer of custom energy equipment for the oil and gas market, has opened a new location in Vancouver, B.C., which will operate as Bilton BC. According to the company, this expansion opens up additional revenue streams in Canadian markets such as mining and...

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Gordon Brush relocates to California

March 14, 2016

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc., Gordon Brush Wisconsin LLC, and Redtree Industries LLC have moved into a 183,000-sq.-ft. facility in City of Industry, Calif. Their Milwaukee Dustless Brush products will continue to be manufactured in Delavan, Wis., for the time being. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. is a...

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Bluff Mfg. donates technology equipment to Ladder Alliance

March 10, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment, has donated technology equipment to The Ladder Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth that helps female victims of domestic violence and low-income women to lead independent and successful...

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United States Cutting Tool Institute launches new website

March 10, 2016

The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI), Cleveland, has launched a new website at www.uscti.com. The redesigned website is mobile-friendly, and simplified navigation makes it easier for visitors to find membership information, technical resources, benefits of USCTI membership, and a...

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Marlin Services acquired by affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services

March 10, 2016

Marlin Services LLC, based in Gray, La., has been acquired by an affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services (GCSES), which is a portfolio company owned by Grey Mountain Partners. Marlin is a provider of services for the energy industry, particularly focused on providing pipeline...

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