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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Steve Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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Mayville Eng. Co. named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies

September 15, 2014

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was added to the list at number 3,623 in recognition of its achieving 89 percent growth over three years. The manufacturer, a provider of...

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Silgan acquires Van Can Co.

September 15, 2014

Silgan Holdings Inc., Stamford, Conn., a supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, has acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain specified limited liabilities of Van Can Co., San Diego, a manufacturer of metal containers. The acquired...

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Atlas Machine opens satellite location in Indianapolis

September 15, 2014

Louisville, Ky.-based Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened a location in Indianapolis to support its expanded distributorship of Gardner Denver industrial air compressors, Cameron centrifugal air compressors, and other compressed air products. The company offers new and reconditioned...

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Hobart Institute adds two staff members

September 12, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has hired Shanda Allen as registrar/bursar and Fred Henman as technical training instructor. Allen has 19 years of experience in the educational field. She has served as an elementary school teacher, a college-level instructor, GED coordinator,...

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Roper Whitney hires director of operations

September 12, 2014

Rockford, Ill.-based tool and equipment manufacturer Roper Whitney has hired Jeff Doty as director of operations. He previously worked at Eaton Corp. and Aisin Mfg. Illinois. Doty received his bachelor’s degree in electronic systems technology and a master’s degree in industrial technology...

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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also...

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BEX Inc. appoints sales manager

September 12, 2014

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based BEX Inc., a manufacturer of industrial spray nozzles, has announced the appointment of Mike Simmerer as national sales manager. He has been with the company for 20 years, most recently as customer service liaison. Simmerer holds a master’s degree in management and...

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BWise Mfg. names VP of operations

September 12, 2014

Trailer manufacturer BWise Mfg., Chambersburg, Pa., has named Allen Jacobson as vice president of operations. He has more than 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, working previously for JLG Industries, BP Solar Intl., and Patapsco Designs. Jacobson holds an MBA in finance and a...

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NN Inc. appoints two senior VPs following acquisition of Autocam

September 11, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has appointed J.R. Widders as senior vice president of corporate integration and transformation, and Warren Veltman as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s newly formed Autocam Precision Components Group. Widders served previously as vice...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding donates more than $89,000 to Bishop State Community College

September 11, 2014

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Pascagoula, Miss., has donated $89,786.90 to Bishop State Community College for the purchase of 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes to support Ingalls' pre-employment program at Bishop State. Ingalls conducts an 11-week...

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World’s largest coin mosaic benefits next generation of manufacturing workers

September 11, 2014

The manufacturing industry broke the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Coin Mosaic” on Sept. 10 at IMTS—the International Manufacturing Technology Show. In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities...

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DeWys Mfg. hires manufacturing engineer

September 11, 2014

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has announced the addition of Curtis Kolarik as manufacturing engineer. His first project is to implement a large weldment area to increase throughput of bulky weldments by using a 3-axis welding positioner to decrease welding time. Before...

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Automatic Feed Co. establishes manufacturing science learning center

September 11, 2014

Automatic Feed Co., a designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation systems, has announced the establishment of the Northwest Ohio Learning Center for Manufacturing Sciences, located within the company’s headquarters in Napoleon, Ohio. The facility serves as the...

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