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AWS names 2015 president/chairman

February 20, 2015

American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has named David J. Landon, manager of welding engineering for Vermeer Corp. in Pella, Iowa, as 2015 president and chair of the board. An active member of the society for more than 30 years, he served as vice president from 2012 to 2014. Landon also has...

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Chase Machine hires electrical engineer

February 20, 2015

West Warwick, R.I.-based Chase Machine & Eng. Inc., a custom machinery design and manufacturing company, has hired Mike Verdolotti as an electrical engineer. Verdolotti previously worked at Parkinson Technologies as a controls engineer and at Yushin America as a software engineer and corporate...

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Remy Intl. enters into agreement to acquire Maval Mfg.

February 19, 2015

Pendleton, Ind.-based Remy Intl. Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Maval Mfg. Inc., a Twinsburg, Ohio, manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of steering systems, components, and specialty products to the automotive service, original...

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Range Kleen Mfg. appoints quality control coordinator

February 19, 2015

Range Kleen Mfg. Inc., Lima, Ohio, has promoted Peggy Patton to quality control coordinator. She has been with the company for more than seven years, originally hired as an order technician and later promoted to quality control technician. The company manufactures OEM-quality replacement drip...

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Amada to open satellite center in Ohio

February 19, 2015

Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., announces plans to open its newest North American satellite center on March 10, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The company also has a satellite center in Dallas and will open a third in Charlotte, N.C., later in 2015. All three centers will showcase the...

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CB Fabricating expands facilities, production capacity

February 18, 2015

Anderson, Ind.-based sheet metal fabricator CB Fabricating Inc. has announced that in less than a year it has expanded its production capacity by 75 percent, added a second shift, and hired three full-time employees to meet growing demand from clients in multiple industries. The firm added an...

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Aluminum Extruders Council supports currency manipulation legislation to address unfair trade

February 18, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., is in agreement with the efforts and recent statement of The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL), an organization of manufacturers, workers, and others dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of U.S. trade laws. The committee...

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Top-five U.S. utility company approves MagneGas2 as replacement to acetylene

February 18, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that one of the five largest electric utilities in the U.S. has approved MagneGas2® fuel to replace acetylene at its power and repair facilities. After testing the fuel for more than a year, the utility found that the cut speed was faster than acetylene...

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Meritor earns Top 20 Product Award from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

February 18, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor® Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has earned Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine's 2015 Top 20 Product Award for its P600 series heavy-haul planetary axles. The award honors the...

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Matheson acquires Sims Welding Supply

February 18, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has acquired Sims Welding Supply, Long Beach, Calif. Sims, a supplier of industrial, specialty, and bulk gases, as well as welding equipment and supplies, operates out of seven locations in Southern California. Commenting on the acquisition, Scott Kallman,...

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MSC Software acquires Simufact

February 17, 2015

Newport Beach, Calif.-based MSC Software has announced the acquisition of Simufact Eng., a provider of simulation tools for metal forming and welding processes. "Too often, our customers tell me that poorly understood manufacturing processes result in products that don't function as designed...

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M. Davis purchases facility in Delaware

February 17, 2015

M. Davis, a manufacturer of skids, storage tanks, and structural steel frames in Wilmington, Del., has acquired a fabrication facility in Newark, Del. The 20,000-sq.-ft. facility, which features three 20-ton overhead cranes, doubles the company’s current...

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BorgWarner equips Volkswagen diesel engines with turbocharger technology

February 17, 2015

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., is supplying its variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for the newly developed 1.4-l, three-cylinder diesel engines from the Volkswagen Group. Engineered to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, the turbochargers boost the performance of the 55- and...

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Ball acquires two Sonoco metal end and closure plants

February 16, 2015

Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., has acquired Sonoco's metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio. The Canton plants, which employ approximately 100 people and produce multiple-sized closures for the food can market, will become part of Ball's global metal food and household products packaging...

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Tower Intl. plans sales of two China joint ventures

February 13, 2015

Tower Intl. Inc., Livonia, Mich., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has reached a preliminary agreement to sell one of its China joint ventures, subject to Chinese government approval. Closing is expected midyear 2015. The...

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