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USW commends President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the TPP

January 24, 2017

Leo W. Gerard, president of United Steelworkers Intl. (USW), Pittsburgh, has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he would permanently withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):"The president's action … rewards the long and hard-fought...

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App monitors sawing machines

January 24, 2017

Kasto has introduced an app for management of its sawing machines. Using smartphones and tablets, operators can query and monitor machine status at any time from anywhere on the company premises. If necessary, they can respond right away. The app shows all important information at a glance. It...

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Caster Concepts launches website

January 24, 2017

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has unveiled a new website designed to help visitors envision and build the casters they need. The site, www.casterconcepts.com, features a search tool that can determine the appropriate caster by...

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AEM seeks attendees for trade mission to Cuba

January 24, 2017

The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking attendees for its first trade mission to Cuba in spring 2017.The all-inclusive trade mission will take place April 3 to 6. Participants will explore business opportunities in Cuba as its economy becomes more open to foreign...

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K&S Mfg. recognized as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

January 24, 2017

K&S Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., a vertically integrated contract metals manufacturer servicing Tier 1 OEMs, has earned recognition as a Partner-level Supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Supplier Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status—Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating—recognizes...

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CONCOA founder/president dies

January 24, 2017

CONCOA, a manufacturer of pressure- and flow-control equipment in Virginia Beach, Va., has announced that Sande Dukas, founder and president of the company, died Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 71. Dukas had guided the company since founding it in 1987. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology...

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Fox Machinery updates website

January 23, 2017

Fox Machinery Associates, a distributor of metal fabricating equipment, has launched an updated website at www.foxmachinery.com. The website provides expanded information and improved accessibility. It includes a used machinery list that is updated regularly, as well as a fabricating tips section...

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Solar Atmospheres invests $2 million in large vacuum furnace

January 23, 2017

Solar Atmospheres has placed an order for a large, horizontal-loading, 10-bar vacuum furnace with advanced cooling technology, built by sister company Solar Mfg. Inc. The furnace, which will have a 6-ft.-dia., 6-ft.-deep graphite and carbon fiber composite (CFC) hot zone, will be used for the heat...

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Drawbridge-shelf style cart design provides flexibility in material handling

January 23, 2017

Creform Corp. has introduced a drawbridge cart designed to be towed by an NSI AGV. It is built so the AGV can tunnel underneath, and it features an A-HPL hitch that accepts the tow pin of the AGV unit. Four of the five shelves tilt up. This is suitable for a sequential operation that requires...

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Dallas Industries delivers two complete feed lines to Adient

January 19, 2017

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls, has delivered two complete feed lines, along with two reels and retrofit coil guide rolls for existing systems, to the Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) facility in Athens, Tenn. Both new...

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Stainless Sales Corp. equipment auction scheduled for Feb. 2

January 19, 2017

The assets of Stainless Sales Corp., Addison Ill., will be sold at an auction hosted by PPL Group, Northbrook, Ill. Theater-style bidding for all of the equipment will start at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at 2301 Windsor Court, Unit B, in Addison. Included in the live and online auction will be steel coil...

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Mobile fixturing table offered

January 19, 2017

Trick-Tools has introduced the Rhino Cart mobile fixturing station, which combines the BuildPro welding tabletop with a mobile cart. The 48- by 30-in., nitride-treated steel top features a black oxide finish and is reversible if one side is damaged.The package comes with a 66-piece fixturing kit,...

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Laser marking systems accommodate variety of laser markers

January 18, 2017

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the availability of its multiposition, servo-rotary index laser marking systems that allow loading/unloading of completed parts while others are being marked. Single-swipe cycle start with integrated safety light curtains during indexing helps ensure a high level...

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NBT awards 15 scholarships

January 18, 2017

Fifteen students pursuing careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 or $2,500 toward their postsecondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA), Elgin, Ill. For the spring 2017 semester, NBT awarded manufacturing...

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MFG.com report assesses expected impact of Trump policies on U.S. manufacturing

January 18, 2017

Marietta, Ga.-based MFG.com, an online manufacturing marketplace, has released the report, “How Will President Trump’s Policies Affect U.S. Manufacturing?” Based on a survey of both buyers (OEMs) and suppliers (small to midsize manufacturers) in the MFG.com marketplace, the report gauges the...

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