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Timken acquires Lovejoy Inc., names president

July 11, 2016

The Timken Company, North Canton, Ohio, has acquired Lovejoy Inc., a manufacturer of industrial couplings and universal joints. Based in Downers Grove, Ill., with additional locations in the U.S., Canada, and Germany, Lovejoy is recognized for its flexible coupling design and as the creator of...

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Sapa becomes Ford top supplier

July 11, 2016

Oslo, Norway-based Sapa’s aluminum extrusion plant in Cressona, Pa., has become one of the first in the industry to receive the Ford Motor Co.’s Q1 Award. A plaque presentation and flag-raising ceremony will be held July 20. Suppliers must meet a number of requirements before applying for...

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TRUMPF to build digitally connected demonstration facility in Chicago

July 6, 2016

Machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF is building a demonstration factory in Chicago that is designed as a flexible, digitally connected production plant. The entire sheet metal process chain, from ordering of a sheet metal part to its design, production, and delivery, will be interconnected....

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Oven Industries relocates within Pennsylvania

July 6, 2016

Oven Industries, a provider of custom electronic temperature controllers and sensors for the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, medical, and semiconductor markets, has announced its relocation from Mechanicsburg, Pa., to Camp Hill, Pa. The new facility gives the company 60 percent more...

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Roselle Tool and Die acquired by Englert

July 6, 2016

Roselle Tool and Die has been acquired by Englert Inc. The company, an Englert vendor for more than 40 years, has closed its doors in Roselle, N.J., and will open an expanded shop within Englert’s new manufacturing and office building in Perth Amboy, N.J. Roselle owner George Kaminski and...

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LA-CO Industries CEO to transition to executive chairman of the board

July 5, 2016

LA-CO® Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a producer of marking products, industrial temperature indicators, and plumbing and chemical products, has announced that Dan Kleiman will transition from his long-time position as CEO to executive chairman of the board. Kleiman joined the company in...

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FTI signs strategic partnership agreement with Plante Electric Vehicle Co.

July 5, 2016

Forming Technologies Inc. and Plante Electric Vehicle Co. have signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby FTI will provide a customized design and costing system for the car body of Plante’s electric vehicles. The launch of the H car will be the first application of this system. Plante...

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LMI Aerospace to close fabrication operation in Kansas

June 30, 2016

LMI Aerospace Inc. has announced plans to close its Wichita, Kan., sheet metal fabrication operation by the end of September and move remaining work to the company’s facility in Mexicali, Mexico. The Wichita-Esthner facility plant has mainly fabricated legacy platforms for the large...

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Report reveals conflicting opinions on skilled-labor shortage

June 29, 2016

PwC has released “Upskilling manufacturing: How technology is disrupting America’s industrial labor force,” a report based on a 2016 survey of 120 U.S. manufacturers with emphasis on how advanced manufacturing technologies are affecting workforce dynamics. According to PwC, while there is...

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American Metal Roofs launches recruitment website

June 29, 2016

American Metal Roofs has launched an employee recruitment website at www.amrhelpwanted.com to help expand its workforce to meet the high demand for metal roofing products in Michigan. The website provides a list of current positions available, including appointment setters, salespeople, and...

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AP&T expanding sales and service in Japan

June 28, 2016

Sweden-based AP&T has announced it is expanding its sales and service organization in Japan. The firm is consolidating all operations under the same roof at its new office in Yokohama. AP&T has had a sales company in Japan since 2001, offering complete production systems for press...

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Advanced Machine & Eng. to be featured on "Innovations" TV segment

June 28, 2016

Television program "Innovations with Ed Begley Jr." will feature Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. (AME), a manufacturer and distributor of precision machine tool components and metal cutting machinery in Rockford, Ill., in an upcoming episode airing in Q4 2016. In this segment, viewers will learn...

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Matheson Tri-Gas to acquire Air Liquide plants in U.S.

June 27, 2016

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of industrial and specialty gases and gas handling equipment, has executed an agreement to purchase 18 air separation plants in 16 locations, two nitrous oxide plants, four CO2 plants, and related assets from Air Liquide in the U.S. The agreement also...

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Michigan Mfg. Intl. marks 25 years in business

June 24, 2016

Michigan Mfg. Intl. (MMI), Stevensville, Md., a supplier of manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. The firm was founded in 1991 in Michigan by Jacob Prak, a former applications engineer for GE Plastics and SKF USA. The firm moved to...

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Institute developing sensors for manufacturers’ energy efficiency to receive $140 million

June 23, 2016

President Obama has announced that a UCLA-based institute focusing on the development of sensors that monitor the use of energy in manufacturing will receive $70 million from the Department of Energy and another $70 million from private companies and state entities. The institute comprises...

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