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ISM ROB: PMI® at highest level in almost two years

February 1, 2017

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 92nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Coe Press offers weekend controls retrofit services

February 1, 2017

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced that its Technical Services Team can retrofit the Coe HPR (High Power Retrofit) controls package over a weekend to help customers enhance coil processing line performance. The compact controls system, which offers a single point of entry...

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Coldwater Machine named a Level 1 FANUC integrator

February 1, 2017

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of assembly automation and special machines for the appliance, automotive, and aerospace industries, has been named a Level 1 integrator as part of its strategic partnership with FANUC America Corp. This enhanced status provides Coldwater...

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2016 was record-breaking year for North American robot orders, shipments

February 1, 2017

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that the North American robotics market broke records for orders and shipments in 2016. During the year, 34,606 robots valued at about $1.9 billion were ordered in North America, representing growth of 10 percent in units...

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Machine Concepts extends sales and services to Mexico

February 1, 2017

Machine Concepts Inc., a Minster, Ohio-based builder of metal processing equipment, has announced it has joined with Piecsa, a regional customer sales and service center in Monterrey, Mexico, to expand and provide service to customers in the metal forming industry in Mexico and south Texas. This...

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Survey finds most small manufacturers anticipate growth

January 31, 2017

Gaithersburg, Md.-based Xometry, a provider of a proprietary software platform that offers on-demand manufacturing to a diverse customer base, has released the findings of its first Small Manufacturing Index. The new quarterly index, which aims to take the pulse of small to midsized shops, asked a...

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PetroChoice acquires Miller Industrial Fluids LLC

January 31, 2017

PetroChoice, a provider of petroleum-based lubrication products and services in Fort Washington, Pa., has acquired Miller Industrial Fluids LLC, an Indianapolis-based distributor and blender of lubricants and rust preventives. Through this acquisition, PetroChoice will gain immediate presence in...

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Worldwide collaborative robot market to be worth $95 billion by 2024

January 31, 2017

Transparency Market Research (TMR), Albany, N.Y., has released a research report that predicts the global collaborative robot market, valued at $10.3 billion in 2015, will be worth $95 billion by the end of 2024. During the forecast period of 2016 to 2024, the global collaborative robot market is...

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AT&F named The FABRICATOR’s 2017 Industry Award winner

January 31, 2017

Cleveland-based AT&F has been named the 2017 Industry Award winner by The FABRICATOR® magazine in recognition of the company’s excellence in operational improvements, business success, and contributions to the community. The award comes just over a year after the firm began operations in...

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TECHNI Waterjet names business controller, internal sales coordinator

January 31, 2017

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D waterjet cutting systems, has named Ashley Nickels as the new business controller and Jessica Cartwright as internal sales coordinator for the company’s North American operations. Nickels has a background in human resources...

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Primetals Technologies to supply three surface inspection systems to ArcelorMittal Liège

January 31, 2017

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Belgian steel producer ArcelorMittal Liège for three SIAS surface inspection systems. They will be installed on two continuous galvanizing lines and a continuous pickling line. Commissioning is scheduled for spring 2017. The systems...

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Johnston Companies pledges $100,000 to Workshops for Warriors

January 31, 2017

Springfield, Mo.-based Johnston Companies—a family-owned MRO distributor that serves manufacturers in aerospace, automotive/rail transportation, fabricating, and machining—has contributed $10,000 to the Workshops for Warriors (WFW) program and pledged to contribute $100,000 over four years to...

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Profile Cutting Systems installs cutting machines at U.S. Navy shipyard

January 31, 2017

Profile Cutting Systems, Boulder Creek, Calif., has completed the installation of two large plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines for a U.S. Navy shipyard. Each system features dual Lincoln 400-amp plasma systems, infinite-rotation triple oxyfuel beveling torches, and oxyfuel cutting torches. The...

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Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

January 30, 2017

2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, Pa.-based Eriez®. Since its founding in 1942, the company has evolved into a provider of separation, material handling, and inspection equipment with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the U.K. The...

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Prab names director of marketing

January 30, 2017

Prab, a manufacturer of conveyor and chip systems based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has named Keith Rouse as the new director of marketing.Rouse, a graduate of Michigan State University, has years of experience in print, digital, social, mobile, and content marketing, along with brand management, ROI...

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