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CCAT named MassDevelopment Innovation Center

February 27, 2015

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the MassDevelopment’s Manufacturing Innovation Grants program to help the development and growth of small to midsized Massachusetts manufacturers. The program is open to...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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From the Web: Unique U.S.-made products; FedEx draws a line; making titanium cheaper; Texas mfg flat

February 26, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat

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U.S. manufacturing faces 2-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2 million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond”...

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Quality Industries adds to leadership team

February 26, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., La Vergne, Tenn., a precision metal fabricator offering engineering and design, customized manufacturing and assembly, finishing and coating, and supply chain management, has named Chris Fann as senior vice president of operations and Gary Carter as vice president,...

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Genius Solutions software to be integrated into ÉTS operations, logistics curriculum

February 26, 2015

Quebec-based Genius Solutions, a developer of ERP manufacturing software for small to midsize custom manufacturers, has announced an agreement with Montreal's École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) to grant the university the right to use its Genius Manufacturing software for teaching purposes in...

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Solid-state interface relays switch loads up to 240 VAC

February 26, 2015

Idec Corp. has announced the addition of RV8S solid-state interface relays to its RV8 DIN rail product line. The relays feature 100-mA to 3-A switching capability in a compact, 0.24-in. space. Other features include high switching cycles, extended operating life, and high-speed load switching....

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No-drip siphon-fed atomizing nozzles stop liquid flow

February 26, 2015

Siphon-fed atomizing spray nozzles from Exair Corp. require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity-fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as high as 36 in. The nozzles can be used on liquids up to 200 centipoise. They work the same as standard atomizing nozzles, except that when...

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MiTek acquires M&M Mfg. Co.

February 25, 2015

MiTek Industries Inc. (MiTek®), Chesterfield, Mo., a global supplier of engineered products, proprietary design software, and automated equipment for the broad construction and industrial end markets, has acquired M&M Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas. M&M Mfg. is a producer of sheet metal products,...

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Mobile cart holds multiple reels of hydraulic hose

February 25, 2015

Creform Corp. has developed a new mobile cart design for an off-road construction equipment manufacturer to use in transporting and holding various-size reels of hydraulic hose. The cart, built using the company’s 42-mm pipe and joint system, has an 800-lb. capacity. According to the company, the...

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Matheson acquires Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America

February 25, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America LP. The acquisition includes five locations, including an air separation unit, on four islands. The acquisition allows Matheson to expand into a new market. The company previously did not have...

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Main Tape names inside sales specialist

February 25, 2015

Cranbury, N.J.-based Main Tape, a manufacturer of surface protection films and graphics transfer tapes for the metal fabrication, automotive, electronics, construction, and graphics and sign printing industries, has announced that Sharon Hart has joined the company as an inside sales specialist....

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Energy secretary unveils more than $55 million to advance fuel-efficient vehicle technologies

February 25, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced more than $55 million in funding to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean-energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption and support...

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