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Samuel divisions receive Precision Resource Supplier Performance Award

November 6, 2014

Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. divisions Samuel Midwest, Troy, Mich., and Samuel Automotive, Hamilton, Ont., have received the inaugural Supplier Performance Award from Precision Resource Inc. The divisions supply carbon steel and carbon strip steel to Precision Resource, which operates more than 100...

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Machitech Automation, EZ Cut CNC announce partnership

November 6, 2014

St. Louis-based EZ Cut CNC and Quebec-based Machitech Automation, both suppliers of plasma cutting systems, have announced a business partnership that allows both companies to expand into new markets. Machitech now has access to expanded infrastructure and EZ Cut CNC’s U.S. product line. EZ...

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Qnect names VP of engineering

November 6, 2014

Qnect LLC, Hadley, Mass., a provider of software for the structural steel industry, has hired Tim Fraser as vice president of engineering. Fraser has 35 years of experience in structural steel fabrication and consulting engineering, He spent 19 years as chief engineer at fabricating and...

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NN Inc. president/CEO recognized for corporate growth leadership

November 6, 2014

Johnson City, Tenn.-based NN Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal bearings and components, has announced that its president/CEO Richard Holder has received the M&A Atlas Americas award for corporate growth leadership related to the four acquisitions the company closed before the end of August...

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Muza Metal Products adds fiber laser machine

November 6, 2014

Contract metal fabricator Muza Metal Products, located in Oshkosh, Wis., has installed an Amada FOL3015AJ fiber laser cutting system. "Adding this technology to our asset base means we can reduce cut time by 60 percent and double our laser cutting capacity,” said John Kriz, president....

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Kimball Intl. to move Idaho production to Indiana

November 6, 2014

Furniture manufacturer Kimball Intl. Inc., Jasper, Ind., has announced the planned consolidation of its metal fabrication production from its operation located in Post Falls, Idaho, into existing production facilities in Indiana. Citing improvement of customer delivery, supply chain dynamics, and...

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EMH appoints operations manager

November 6, 2014

Engineered Material Handling (EMH), Valley City, Ohio, has appointed Jean-Francois (Jeff) Larouche to the position of operations manager for North America and South America, as well as for the company’s international operations. He has been part of the crane industry for more than 17 years,...

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Nidec Minster opens service center in Mexico

November 6, 2014

The Nidec Minster Corp., Minster, Ohio, has announced the opening of a regional customer service center in Querétaro, Mexico. The service center offers locally inventoried common repair and replacement parts for expedited delivery to the region. All transactions are processed in U.S. dollars or...

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Ameristar Mfg. selected for Quality Certification Award

November 6, 2014

Ameristar Mfg., Mankato, Minn., has been selected for the 2014 Quality Certification Award by the Mankato Area Council for Quality. The award recognizes the company’s holding a consistent quality rating in the 90th percentile on the parts it ships to customers throughout the country, as well as...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for month of November

November 6, 2014

In November, 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 November 2014. In November, for the eighth straight month,...

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FANUC named as Forbes top global innovator for fourth consecutive year

November 5, 2014

FANUC Corp., a manufacturer of CNCs and robots in Rochester Hills, Mich., has been named one of the top 100 innovative companies in the world for the fourth consecutive year by Forbes®. The 2014 World's Most Innovative Companies list recognizes corporations that are most likely to be...

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Sioux names sales and marketing manager

November 5, 2014

Beresford, S.D.-based Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial application-specific cleaning equipment, water heating and chilling systems, and steam generators, has announced the hiring of Jesse Hanssen as sales and marketing manager. Hanssen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical...

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Drake-Williams Steel converts to employee ownership

November 5, 2014

Drake-Williams Steel Inc., a steel fabricator based in Omaha, Neb., has converted 100 percent from family ownership to employee ownership. The change affects 230 employees at three company locations in Omaha and Aurora,...

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Laboratory Testing welcomes outside sales rep

November 5, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited materials testing and calibration lab, has hired Eric Baum as outside sales representative. Baum has more than 10 years of business development, account management, and marketing experience in the aerospace and medical device markets. He...

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Tebis appoints technical support manager

November 5, 2014

Tebis America, a provider of CAD/CAM systems for the tool, die, mold, automotive, and aerospace industries, has appointed Naren Suryadevara as technical support manager. He is responsible for managing technical support for customers and developing and implementing new procedures within the...

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