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Kenall Mfg. breaks ground on Wisconsin facility

May 28, 2014

Lighting system manufacturer Kenall Mfg., Gurnee, Ill., has broken ground for a 354,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Kenosha, Wis. The plant will include machinery and equipment for fabrication, finishing, and assembly; a certified UL testing facility; an interactive showroom; and a dedicated...

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Okuma America names director of marketing

May 28, 2014

Okuma America Corp., a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of CNC machine tools, has promoted Julie Murphy to director of marketing. She is responsible for marketing activities in the Western Hemisphere. Murphy has served as marketing manager since joining the company in December 2008.She holds an...

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Supply chain, labor top list of risks in manufacturing industry, report says

May 27, 2014

The manufacturing industry is poised for growth in 2014. Still, the second annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers found that they will contend with a number of challenges as they work to capitalize on...

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Principal Technology introduces complete industrial fabrication services

May 27, 2014

Integrated fabricator Principal Technology Inc., Plano, Texas, has introduced design-build and build-to-print equipment fabrication services. The firm can build to a customer’s prints or engineer, design, and fabricate based on a customer’s project needs, from simple machined parts to complex...

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Transfer Flow to offer training class to local high school welding instructors

May 26, 2014

Transfer Flow, a manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM fuel tank systems, has announced plans to open its Chico, Calif., manufacturing facility to local high school welding and fabricator teachers for a five-day training class in June. The training class will be conducted by Transfer Flow engineers...

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The Right Place supports creation of 171 local jobs in western Michigan

May 26, 2014

Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc., The Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA), and its state and regional partners have announced three western Michigan economic development projects that will bring 171 new jobs and $6.8 million to the region. AvaSure LLC will...

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Emcor names general manager

May 26, 2014

Emcor, the Enclosure business unit of Crenlo, Rochester, Minn., has hired Steve Dick as general manager. The company manufactures cab and equipment enclosures. Dick has more than 30 years of experience across a variety of manufacturing industries. He previously served as head of marketing,...

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Report uncovers annual growth of 34.9 percent for 3-D printing, additive manufacturing

May 23, 2014

The market for 3-D printing, consisting of all products and services worldwide, grew to $3.07 billion in 2013, according to the "Wohlers Report," published by Wohlers Associates Inc., Fort Collins, Colo. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.9 percent is the highest in 17 years. The...

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REDO offers free manufacturing training to develop skilled talent

May 23, 2014

The Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO), Sturbridge, Mass., has announced the availability of free manufacturing training for qualified individuals aged 18 and older residing in southern Worcester County, Mass., who are interested in acquiring entry-level skills and credentials that...

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Clark Metal Products hosts students for NCDMM event

May 23, 2014

Every spring the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) hosts the Manufacturing Industry Study Group from the National Defense University's Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and provides the class access to regional manufacturers...

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Midwest Eng. Systems becomes UL-listed panel shop

May 23, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has announced that it now is a UL-listed panel shop. This certification allows the company to custom-build industrial control panels displaying the UL Mark for factories in the U.S. and...

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Hi-Tech Mfg., May River acquire GCM

May 23, 2014

Hi-Tech Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of May River Capital LLC, has acquired a majority interest in GCM Medical and OEM Inc. and Global Contract Manufacturing (HK) Ltd., based in Union City, Calif., with a second facility in Dongguan, China. GCM supplies contract manufacturing services to...

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Yates Industries expands in Atlanta

May 23, 2014

Yates Industries, a manufacturer of industrial cylinders in St. Clair Shores, Mich., has expanded with a facility in Atlanta. From its locations in Michigan and Decatur, Ala., the company does high-speed turnarounds on cylinder repairs and customized cylinder manufacturing. The new location in...

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ROSS CONTROLS announces CEO retirement, new promotion

May 22, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS®, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of pneumatic valves and control systems for the fluid power industry, has announced the promotion of Jeffrey J. Hand to president and CEO. Hand replaces John G. Smith, who recently announced his retirement after a 40-year career with the company. Smith...

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Fortech Products appoints COO

May 22, 2014

Fortech Products, Brighton, Mich., a provider of corrosion-resistant coatings, metal forming lubricants, and contract packaging services for the auto industry, has named Luis Madeleno as COO, with responsibility for the company's growing operations in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, and the Asia-Pacific...

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