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Constellium acquires Wise Metals

October 6, 2014

Constellium, an aluminum products fabricator based in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands, has acquired Wise Metals, Muscle Shoals, Ala., a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry. Constellium plans to invest up to $750 million by 2022 to increase Wise's current hot mill capacity to 1.5...

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AMT donates 3-D printer to Ohio high school STEM program

October 6, 2014

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., donated a 3-D printer to...

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Spirol achieves gold level status in Caterpillar supplier recertification

October 3, 2014

Spirol Intl. Corp., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining in Stow, Ohio, has achieved gold level status in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) recertification. SQEP is Caterpillar’s operational excellence initiative that recognizes a supplier’s...

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Metal Technology Inc., nuFaktory form partnership to expand additive manufacturing

October 3, 2014

Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., and nuFaktory LLC, Springfield, Mass., have announced the formation of a strategic partnership in response to growing opportunities for additively manufactured metal components across multiple industries. The partnership combines MTI’s experience in...

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Ice Industries designated a Steelcase Premier Supplier

October 3, 2014

One year after its first production shipments to Steelcase, Sylvania, Ohio-based Ice Industries has been designated as a Steelcase Premier Supplier. The designation is awarded to companies that meet and maintain rigorous relationship, quality, and delivery standards. Ice Industries’ metal...

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Solar Atmospheres expands into Southeast

October 3, 2014

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., a provider of vacuum heat-treating services, has chosen a site in Greenville, S.C., for its new Solar Atmospheres Southeast division. The facility has 54,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, free-span construction, 40-ton and 30-ton bridge cranes with 24-ft....

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Alcoa opens world’s largest aluminum-lithium aerospace plant in Indiana

October 3, 2014

Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing, has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Ind., where it produces third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. Aircraft manufacturers are...

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Walmart, Google headline FABTECH 2014 keynote presentations

October 2, 2014

FABTECH®, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, has announced its lineup of speakers and panels that will participate in the show this November. Keynote presentations by executives from Google Enterprise and Walmart, a Veterans Day panel on how...

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Indura management team announces new U.S. business

October 2, 2014

Santiago, Chile-based Indura, an industrial gases company that became part of Air Products in 2012, has announced it no longer will maintain direct operations in the U.S. The management team heading operations for Indura in the U.S. has decided to continue serving its network of independent...

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Shiloh Industries acquires Radar Industries, expands stamping business into central Mexico

October 2, 2014

Shiloh Industries Inc., Valley City, Ohio, a provider of lightweighting processes to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets, has announced its acquisition of Warren, Mich.-based Radar Industries, a producer of interior, chassis, and power train components. The acquisition includes three...

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New survey presents keys to recruiting women to manufacturing sector

October 2, 2014

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing women in the manufacturing sector, has released a survey, co-produced with Plante Moran, that highlights the potential for young women as manufacturing employees....

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Lampin Corp. educates students with company tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3

October 2, 2014

Uxbridge, Mass.-based Lampin Corp. has announced its participation in Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3. Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, and regional high schools have partnered with manufacturing companies in the area to help increase high school...

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Census Bureau releases all 364 manufacturing reports from 2014 Economic Census

October 2, 2014

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Additionally, statistics on all 364 industries in the manufacturing sector are now available from the 2012 Economic Census. The 2012 Economic...

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Buyken Metal Products, AJAC host Manufacturing Day for Kent, Wash., high school students

October 2, 2014

Buyken Metal Products, a provider of sheet metal forming, stamping, and fabrication services in Kent, Wash., and the Seattle-based Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) are partnering to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3 at Buyken’s facility in Kent, Wash. Students will have the...

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SHRM LINE: October hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for the month

October 2, 2014

In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014. In October, for the seventh straight month,...

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