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Force Control Industries takes clutch/brake technology demonstrations on the road

February 27, 2014

Force Control Industries Inc., a manufacturer of oil-shear clutches and brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, is taking its traveling roadshow to the western U.S. and Canada from April to August 2014 to demonstrate the technology to engineering, maintenance, and plant management teams. The route will...

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NN appoints general manager for V-S Products Division

February 27, 2014

NN Inc., a manufacturer of metal bearing and precision metal components in Johnson City, Tenn., has hired Eric Schriver as general manager of its recently acquired V-S Products Division, a manufacturer of precision metal components with operations in Wheeling, Ill., and Juarez, Mexico. His...

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Bosch Community Fund awards nearly $45,000 to Wisconsin schools for STEM projects

February 26, 2014

The Bosch Community Fund (BCF), in conjunction with leadership at Bosch’s New Richmond and Shell Lake, Wis., facilities, has awarded almost $45,000 to two school districts to support nine projects, all of which are designed to allow students to apply their learning in science, technology,...

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes

February 26, 2014

President Obama has announced the establishment of two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense, supported by a $140 million federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in nonfederal resources. The Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing...

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MMI partners with Grupo Prodensa to distribute manufacturing equipment in U.S., Mexico

February 25, 2014

Machinery Marketing International (MMI), a distributor of CNC metalworking and fabricating machinery in Chicago, has announced its partnership with Grupo Prodensa, a Mexico-based organization that establishes and develops business relations between Mexico and foreign markets. In addition to an...

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Jensen Maritime selected to design some of first LNG bunker barges in U.S.

February 25, 2014

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, has been awarded a contract to design some of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barges in the U.S. for customer LNG America LLC, a Houston-based LNG fuel supply and distribution...

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Ohio State, University of Michigan join forces with EWI to open research institute near Detroit

February 25, 2014

The Ohio State University and EWI, both of Columbus, Ohio, are teaming up with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., to run a $148 million, high-tech manufacturing research institute near Detroit. The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Canton, Mich.,...

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Catalyst Connection extends honors to All-Clad Metalcrafters, Accutrex Products

February 24, 2014

Catalyst Connection, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit economic development organization that provides services to regional manufacturers, has presented awards to All-Clad Metalcrafters, Canonsburg, Pa., and Accutrex Products, Southpointe, Pa. All-Clad Metalcrafters, a producer of bonded cookware,...

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Metl-Span opens seventh manufacturing facility

February 24, 2014

Metl-Span®, a division of NCI Group Inc., has opened its seventh manufacturing facility devoted to the production of the company’s Envolution™ line of architectural insulated metal panels and custom fabrication. The 109,000-sq.-ft. plant, located in Colonial Heights, Va., is a LEED®...

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Arnprior to expand operations in New York

February 24, 2014

Arnprior Rapid Mfg. Solutions Inc., a fabricated metal product manufacturer, has announced plans to remain in Rochester, N.Y., rather than move operations to Tennessee and Connecticut, investing $3.68 million in new technology and equipment. The renovation is expected to add 30 new jobs. The...

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Navistar to consolidate midrange engine manufacturing in Illinois

February 21, 2014

Navistar Intl. Corp. will move midrange engine production from its Huntsville, Ala., plant to Melrose Park, Ill. The company will continue to build its 13-l engine at the Huntsville big bore engine plant. Scheduled for completion in late summer, these actions are expected to eliminate about 280...

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Art's Way Mfg. names group VP

February 19, 2014

Art's Way Mfg. Inc., Armstrong, Iowa, a manufacturer and distributor of niche agricultural machinery, equipment, and services, has hired Bryant Phillips as group vice president. He has full profit-and-loss responsibility for Ohio Metal Working Products/Art's Way Inc., Art's Way Mfg. Intl. Ltd.,...

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Egan adds director of sales and business development

February 19, 2014

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. has promoted Rick Atkins to the newly created position of director of sales and business development. In this role, Atkins oversees sales and marketing for Egan, along with its sister companies Walker Custom Sheet Metal, which specializes in...

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Emergence of smart manufacturing will drive demand for M2M communication, says report

February 18, 2014

The manufacturing sector has traditionally implemented a variety of wired networks to automate plant floor operations. However, emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, such as short-range wireless and long-range cellular networks, are offering alternatives to factories. M2M systems can...

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Whirlpool selects aPriori cost management software

February 17, 2014

aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software in Concord, Mass., has been selected by appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to automate further its product cost estimating processes. The software can use both 3-D solid CAD models and engineering knowledge and experience to...

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