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Lincoln Industries Named 2014 Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year

October 13, 2014

The Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce has named Lincoln Industries, Lincoln, Neb., as the recipient of the 2014 Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year Award for large companies. The firm was recognized for the innovative approaches in manufacturing and people practices that have led to its significant...

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DeWys Mfg. opens doors on Manufacturing Day

October 13, 2014

On Oct. 3 DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabricator in Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing Day for the second year in a row. The company offered facility tours for students, parents, and educators. The three high school robotics teams that DeWys sponsors collaborated with the company...

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Caterpillar announces executive officer retirements, appointments

October 13, 2014

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has announced that Group Presidents Stu Levenick and Steve Wunning have decided to retire in early 2015. Levenick is responsible for customer and dealer support, while Wunning is responsible for resource industries. The company has appointed current Group...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin American sales manager

October 13, 2014

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named Mauricio Mendizabal as international sales manager for Latin America. He joined the company in early 2014 as food industry territory manager, serving customers in the powder and bulk, feed and...

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Sealed computer keyboard is oilproof

October 13, 2014

Man & Machine has introduced the Really O’Cool sealed silicone computer keyboard for use in industrial settings. The unit is waterproof, oilproof, and dirtproof to withstand machine shop, production line, and part manufacturing environments. Optional features include backlight keys for use...

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Industrial air impact wrenches handle numerous applications

October 13, 2014

Apex Tool Group LLC offers a new line of Cleco® industrial air impact wrenches engineered for all-day use in applications from general assembly and plant maintenance to shipbuilding and heavy equipment manufacturing. Three series are available. The CWC premium composite series is available in...

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Self-propelled, powered cranes lift up to 6,000 lbs.

October 13, 2014

AutoWild has introduced the SC and SCAT self-propelled, powered cranes with lift capacities to 6,000 lbs. and up to 22 ft. in shop and field operations. Power functions include boom lift, lower, extend, retract, and load compensation extension/retraction. All functions are push...

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August manufacturing technology orders up slightly

October 13, 2014

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 0.4 percent from July but down 6.0...

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Hydropneumatic tool enables vertical installation of blind threaded inserts

October 13, 2014

The new Atlas® RIV949 hydropneumatic tool from PennEngineering® eliminates the need to reposition workpieces from their typical horizontal orientation when installing blind threaded inserts. The tool allows users to install all types of Atlas steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and brass inserts in...

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Global shifts in economies make U.S. manufacturing significantly more cost-effective

October 13, 2014

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For decades U.S. manufacturers looking to increase profits and remain competitive have moved plants and jobs offshore. Changing global economics have made doing so much less attractive. The U.S. is gaining cost advantages as other regions lose theirs.

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Plasma and oxyfuel: A productive combination

October 13, 2014

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Gaining flexibility to match individual plate fabrication requirements using both mechanized oxyfuel and plasma cutting can make plate cutting far more efficient. As these technologies advance, fabricators can produce their parts smarter, faster, with the highest quality, and at lower cost. Regardless, the choice to use these technologies on separate machines or on one system is as individual as the application requirements.

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How 2 green lubricant-makers landed on auto OEMs’ A-lists

October 13, 2014

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Gain insight into the arduous process of getting the official stamp of approval as a supplier to the automakers by reading how two green lubricant suppliers landed on the A-list.

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Weld shop 101

October 13, 2014

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According to the American Welding Society (AWS), there will be a shortage of approximately 290,000 welders in the U.S. by 2020. Education doesn’t fall on the shoulders of just high schools, community colleges, and technical programs, it also rests with industry professionals who have the space, equipment, and the expertise on staff to demonstrate the best practices. Arming educators with this information will only help make the next generation of welders that much stronger. For those of you who are in areas where getting hands-on training for industry leaders isn’t possible, here are a few questions educators tend to ask.

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Every day should be Manufacturing Day

October 11, 2014

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Manufacturing Day has come and gone, but if metal fabricators really want to see people forget the old stereotypes associated with manufacturing, they should take every opportunity to welcome the general public into their facilities--not just waiting for one special day out of the year.

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Wabash National recognizes Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as top supplier

October 10, 2014

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as the winner of its 2014 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award. The award recognizes Lafayette’s excellent service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive solutions for...

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