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GMTA names project manager

June 8, 2016

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a supplier of machine tools, lasers, and parts washers in Ann Arbor, Mich., has appointed Dan Thomas as project manager. Thomas is responsible for the end-to-end coordination of the project flow at GMTA, from initial contact through commissioning of...

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Epic Systems adds staff member for shop logistics

June 8, 2016

St. Louis-based Epic Systems Inc. has hired Ryan Smith for the shop logistics role. In 2014 Smith interned at Epic in the process and mechanical group. As an intern he primarily assisted mechanical engineers with a liquid blending process system project for a local food processing plant. Smith...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expands for third consecutive month

June 8, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the third consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 84th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued June 1 by Bradley J....

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TCI Precision Metals announces death of longtime employee John Martinez

June 7, 2016

TCI Precision Metals, a producer of precision machine-ready blanks from aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys in Gardena, Calif., has announced the death of longtime employee John Martinez on May 24, 2016. Martinez joined the company in September 1978. Over his 38 years with TCI, he...

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Largest commercial vacuum furnace construction nearing completion

June 6, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania and Solar Mfg. Inc. are building what they say is the largest vacuum furnace in the world. The working hot zone of this high-vacuum (three 35-in. Varian diffusion pumps) furnace is 80 in. dia. by 48 ft. long, with a maximum operating temperature of 2,400...

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Whirlwind Steel Buildings sponsors ADA golf tournament in Houston

June 6, 2016

Houston-based metal building manufacturer Whirlwind Steel Buildings Inc. recently sponsored the 17th annual American Diabetes Association Golf Tournament. The event, held April 11, 2016, in Houston, brought together prominent professionals and philanthropists as they raised funds for diabetes...

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MEC announces board appointment

June 6, 2016

MEC (Mayville Eng. Co. Inc.), Mayville, Wis., has elected Timothy L. Christen to its board of directors. Christen retired as chairman and CEO of accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly in May 2016. Christen, who currently serves as chairman of the board of the American Institute of CPAs, is a...

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Quality Industries opens Texas facility

June 3, 2016

Quality Industries has announced the opening of a precision metal fabricating facility in Denton, Texas. The 86,000-sq.-ft. plant is located a few miles from Peterbilt Motors, one of the company’s main customers. The plant, which employs 34 people, features a $1.4 million laser/punch...

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MNI launches online industrial marketplace

June 3, 2016

MNI, Evanston, Ill., a compiler of manufacturing data, has announced the launch of IndustryNet®, http://industrynet.com, an online industrial marketplace that connects industrial buyers and suppliers. More than 420,000 suppliers selling products and services across the entire supply chain...

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Manufacturing DaySM welcomes Alliance for American Manufacturing as Gold Sponsor

June 3, 2016

The Manufacturing DaySM 2016 co-producers have announced that the Alliance for American Manufacturing has pledged its support to the national movement as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. The official date for this year’s fifth annual celebration is Oct. 7, 2016. Manufacturing...

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Capital Machine Technologies expands into three southern states

June 2, 2016

Capital Machine Technologies has announced the expansion of its machine sales and service in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The firm distributes fabricating machinery and robotic welding systems from such manufacturers as Mazak, Messer, Flow, Safan, AccurPress, Hyd-Mech, Faccin,...

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Look Trailers opens Pennsylvania facility

June 2, 2016

Middlebury, Ind.-based Look Trailers has opened a facility in Mountain Top, Pa. The 84,000-sq.-ft. plant is the fifth manufacturing facility for the company, which produces Look, Pace American, and Cargo Express enclosed cargo trailers. At full production, the new facility will have two...

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SHRM LINE: Healthy hiring expected in June, mixed compared to a year ago

June 2, 2016

In June, the rate of job creation will drop in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for June 2016. Job creation rates will be...

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Whirlpool to build wind turbines to power Ohio plants

May 31, 2016

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio. When completed, the $13.5 million project could make Whirlpool one of the Fortune 500 consumers of on-site wind energy in the U.S., the company states. The three...

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Wittgas announces redesigned website

May 31, 2016

Germany-based gas equipment manufacturer Witt has launched its new website at www.wittgas.us. The site features a new design and expanded information on the company’s products and their applications, including images, technical data, and videos. Hundreds of documents, such as data sheets,...

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