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Germany’s ebm-papst energy scouts journey to U.S. on green mission

June 19, 2015

Energy scouts from ebm-papst in Mulfingen, Germany, recently completed a one-week visit to the U.S. The students spent time at the company’s U.S. subsidiary—ebm-papst Inc. in Farmington, Conn.—where they presented their expertise to colleagues and shared their experiences with more than 200...

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ARaymond expands in Michigan while marking 150th anniversary

June 19, 2015

ARaymond has invested more than $12 million in building and equipment to expand its Rayconnect Inc. manufacturing operations in Rochester Hills, Mich. The plant produces quick-connect fittings for fluid-handling systems for the automotive, heavy truck, recreational, off-road vehicle, and industrial...

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Women in Manufacturing launches community chapter in Chicago

June 18, 2015

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), Cleveland, has launched a community chapter in Chicago. The newly established chapter will host an event in downtown Chicago on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carnivale restaurant. WiM Illinois is directed by Beth Falls, employee benefits...

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Siemens expands Frontier Partner program for manufacturing-focused start-ups

June 18, 2015

Siemens, Berkeley, Calif., has announced the expansion of the start-up Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The program grants manufacturing-focused start-ups access to the PLM software, its...

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Formtek-Maine adds turning center

June 18, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing and press feed equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Okuma LB4000 turning center. The machine is the fourth CNC turning center used to manufacture parts for the...

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Fisker Automotive and Technology Group to open facility in California

June 18, 2015

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group (FATG) has announced it will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Mareno Valley, Calif., near the company headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. The plant will produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for worldwide sale. At the start of...

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Formtek-Maine announces staff changes

June 17, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has announced several changes to its staff. Nancy Shorey has been promoted to parts and traffic manager. She has served in multiple sales department capacities during her 20 years with the company....

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Briggs & Stratton named Manufacturer of the Year by EETC

June 17, 2015

Briggs & Stratton, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC), a nonprofit association of industry professionals that works to train and educate technicians in the outdoor...

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Meritor donates $50,000 to Wyakin Warrior Foundation

June 16, 2015

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket products for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has partnered with the Boise, Idaho-based Wyakin Warrior Foundation to help severely wounded veterans achieve professional and personal success....

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Meridian names director of manufacturing

June 16, 2015

Meridian, Aberdeen, N.C., has named Chris Mele as director of manufacturing. He oversees design and engineering, full fabrication, and assembly and is responsible for ensuring all processes in those areas are ISO 9001:2008-compliant. Mele has 24 years of experience working in a contract...

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Arcet, Machine & Welding Supply update brand names

June 16, 2015

Arcet Equipment Co., Richmond, Va., and Machine & Welding Supply Co., Dunn, N.C., have updated their names and brands to Arc3 Gases. The two independent industrial gas and welding supply distributors merged in October 2013. Arc3 Gases, with more than 50 storefronts, serves the industrial...

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KeyedIn Solutions wins Best Green Product at ISA Sign Expo

June 12, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions, a SaaS-based software company providing sign industry-specific software, has announced that KeyedIn Manufacturing - Sign Edition won the Best Green Product Award based on attendee voting at the ISA Sign Expo. The event took place April 9-11, 2015, in Las Vegas. KeyedIn was...

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MetoKote receives Honda Supplier Performance Award

June 12, 2015

MetoKote Corp.’s facility in Huber Heights, Ohio, is one of 53 suppliers recognized by Honda for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles. This is the second year in a row that the facility has received...

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MEC named top fabricator for fifth consecutive year

June 11, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayville Eng. Co., Mayville, Wis., has been named first on the FAB 40 list of the nation’s largest fabricators, which is published by The FABRICATOR® magazine. The employee-owned company serves customers in the agriculture, commercial vehicle, construction,...

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Analysis shows manufacturing sector failing to produce quality leaders

June 10, 2015

Analysis from the largest global leadership study paints a gloomy picture for leadership quality in the manufacturing industry. According to Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board, manufacturing leaders surveyed rank themselves and their peers in last place for leader...

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