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SMS group builds fifth-generation Sutton extrusion press in U.S.

August 14, 2015

SMS group, Düsseldorf, Germany, now is building the fifth generation of the Sutton extrusion press in the U.S. During a ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sutton brand, SMS presented the new Sutton MK-V in Cranberry Township, Pa. The extrusion press has been developed over the last...

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LIA presents 2015 Schawlow Award to EdgeWave founder

August 14, 2015

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has named Dr. Keming Du, founder of EdgeWave, as the winner of the 2015 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. The award recognizes the recipient’s longstanding record of laser industry innovation and contributions to basic and applied research in laser...

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MSCI honors Sen. Joe Manchin for commitment to metals industry

August 14, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has presented its Congressional Leadership Award to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.) in recognition of his work on behalf of the metals industry. “In particular, Sen. Manchin is a leader on energy issues. He understands an...

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International Copper Association appoints president

August 14, 2015

The International Copper Association (ICA), New York, has appointed Anthony Lea as its new president. He previously served for 12 years as senior vice president, marketing and strategic planning, within the ICA. Lea holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and a bachelor’s degree in physics...

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Ficep appoints regional sales manager

August 13, 2015

Ficep Corp., Forest Hill, Md., has hired Tim McFadden as regional sales manager. He will work closely with Capital Machine Technologies in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and with Ficep’s Sales Manager Peter Janes in New Mexico. McFadden previously worked for Airgas as advanced cutting systems...

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Quality Industries adds two managers

August 13, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., a metalworking company based in La Vergne, Tenn., has named Mike Swift as production manager for its Tennessee operations and Ricky Chaney as plant manager in Denton, Texas. Swift has 35 years of manufacturing experience with companies including Hillenbrand, Ingersoll...

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Survey predicts 3-D printing’s effect on manufacturing

August 13, 2015

Stratasys Direct Mfg., Valencia, Calif., has released “3D Printing’s Imminent Impact on Manufacturing,” an industry report highlighting current and impending trends in 3-D printing. The report is based on an independent survey of 700 designers, engineers, and executives, 40 percent of...

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AT&F acquires HMF

August 13, 2015

Cleveland-based steel fabricator AT&F has acquired HMF (Heavy Metal Fabricators), Manitowoc, Wis. The 60,000-sq.-ft. facility provides 60-ton crane capacity and provides large-scale cutting, welding, and machining operations. The facility will operate under the AT&F name with AT&F...

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Mercedes-Benz moves SUV production to Indiana

August 13, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has moved production of its R-Class SUV from a facility in Alabama to the Mishawaka Commercial Assembly Plant of South Bend, Ind.-based AM General LLC. According to the company, the production move involved a multimillion-dollar investment and the hiring of hundreds of new...

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Ilmor Marine produces 10,000th marine V8 engine

August 13, 2015

Ilmor Marine LLC has marked the production of its 10,000th marine V8 engine, an MV8 6.0L, with a celebration at its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters. Representatives from Ilmor, Penske Corp., GM Marine, and ZF Marine were present for the starting of the 10,000th engine by Miles Atkins, mayor of...

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BorgWarner receives 2015 GM Supplier Impact Award

August 13, 2015

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has received a 2015 GM Supplier Impact Award for demonstrating top performance in the diversity spend percentage to goal category and excelling in the significantly improved category. The company, which produces highly engineered components and systems for...

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Boardman moves fabrication facility to Oklahoma

August 13, 2015

Boardman, a steel plate fabrication company, has announced the closing of its plant in Wichita, Kan. The company, which existed at this location for almost 80 years, has moved operations to Oklahoma City, Okla., where its headquarters is located. Of 25 employees at the Wichita plant, eight are...

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Bermo Inc. adds rapid fabrication service

August 13, 2015

Metal fabricator Bermo Inc., Circle Pines, Minn., is now offering 24-hr. turnaround on certain orders before 12:00 p.m. central time. This applies to orders with a maximum of 10 pieces per part number and a maximum of three part numbers per lot. Also, the parts should not require any significant...

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Steel Market Development Institute names Nucor VP as chairman

August 12, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has announced that Rick Blume, vice president, commercial for Nucor Corp., will succeed Dan Mull, executive vice president, sales and marketing, ArcelorMittal USA, as...

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Wachs Services forms new subsidiary

August 12, 2015

Wachs Services (Wachs Energy Services/Wachs Technical Services), a welding and machining company in Belmont, N.C., has announced the formation of Wachs Fabrication Group (WFG). The new wholly owned subsidiary, located in a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Jackson, S.C., will fabricate products from...

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