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CB Fabricating announces facility, personnel expansion in Indiana

December 22, 2015

Sheet metal fabricator CB Fabricating Inc. has opened an additional 9,000-sq.-ft. facility in Anderson, Ind., and added 13 full-time jobs in 2015. The new building houses light assembly services. The company has added contracts from customers in the janitorial, energy, agriculture, medical,...

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NAM releases study examining benefits of crude oil pipelines

December 22, 2015

A new study from IHS Economics and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., reveals the impact crude oil pipelines have on U.S. manufacturing growth and employment and the advancement and development potential for manufacturers if new crude oil pipelines...

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Precision Bend & Machine seeks investor or buyer

December 21, 2015

Precision Bend & Machine Co., a custom metal fabricator in Walcott, Iowa, has retained Heritage Equity Partners to seek an immediate sale of the company, or new funding for current growth opportunities. The company provides CNC tube and sheet bending, CNC wire forming, laser cutting, production...

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Epic Welding and Mfg. relocating to larger North Dakota facility

December 18, 2015

Fabrication company Epic Welding and Mfg. Inc. has announced plans to move to a 22,000-sq.-ft. facility in West Fargo, N.D., and add a 5,000-sq.-ft. sandblasting area and a 65-ft. paint booth. The firm expects to hire four employees immediately and more in the future....

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Collaboration is key to training next generation

December 17, 2015

In a room packed with educators and other invited stakeholders from the Chicago area, the question up for discussion was what will it take to satisfy manufacturing's future manpower needs. The assembly was brought together as part of the Bold Bets series of manufacturing-based events held across...

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K&K Industries expands prototype manufacturing capability

December 17, 2015

Custom sheet metal fabricator K&K Industries, Bellingham, Wash., has acquired Automated Metal Technologies, Redmond, Wash. With this acquisition, the company has added 8,500 sq. ft. of manufacturing capacity, new equipment and technology, and now can deliver prototype parts in three to five days...

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GM invests $356 million in three Michigan engine/component operations

December 16, 2015

General Motors will invest more than $356 million in a new engine line in Flint, Mich., and driveline and powertrain components in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, Mich., creating more than 50 jobs and helping to retain nearly 500 positions. As part of an amended agreement with the Michigan Strategic...

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Aperam Stainless Services & Solutions hires director of operations and continuous improvement

December 16, 2015

Aperam Stainless Services & Solutions USA, a provider of stainless steel products in Sterling Heights, Mich., has hired Subramaniam (Mani) Manivannan as director of operations and continuous improvement. Manivannan previously worked at Ford Motor Co. in assignments including supply chain,...

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Cemtrex acquires Advanced Industrial Services

December 16, 2015

Cemtrex, Farmingdale, N.Y., has completed the acquisition of Advanced Industrial Services Inc. (AIS) and its affiliate subsidiary companies based in York, Pa. AIS will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cemtrex. AIS offers plant and equipment erection, relocation, and disassembly for such...

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ShelterLogic acquires Arrow Sheds

December 15, 2015

Engineered shelter manufacturer ShelterLogic, based in Watertown, Conn., has acquired Arrow Sheds LLC, Breese, Ill., a manufacturer of outdoor steel storage sheds. Arrow also has production/distribution facilities in Haskell, N.J., and Fontana, Calif., as well as international sales management...

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Houghton Intl. partners with SMS group to provide rolling equipment and fluids

December 14, 2015

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, and SMS group have announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. SMS group is a manufacturer of ferrous and nonferrous plants and mill equipment for the production of...

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Manufacturing technology orders remained sluggish in October

December 14, 2015

The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report showed that orders for manufacturing technology in October 2015 were down 0.3 percent from September, and year to date were down 17.4 percent compared to the same point in 2014, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing...

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SixAxis invests $20 million in South Carolina facility expansion

December 11, 2015

SixAxis and its division, SafeRack, a manufacturer of loading rack and safety access systems, have announced plans to expand the company’s Andrews, S.C., facility by more than 100,000 sq. ft. Across both plant and equipment, the company will invest more than $20 million over the next 18 months....

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Caterpillar gives record $13 million in United Way campaign

December 11, 2015

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. employees and retirees have pledged more than $13 million to the United Way agencies across the U.S. as part of its 2015-2016 campaign. This record amount includes a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The United Way has been...

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Metaldyne announces departure of president/CEO

December 10, 2015

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (MPG), Southfield, Mich., a provider of highly engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical applications for the global light, commercial, and industrial vehicle markets, has announced that Thomas Amato, co-president of MPG and president/CEO of...

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