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Solar Atmospheres presidents receive MTI awards

November 3, 2016

Souderton, Pa.-based vacuum heat-treating company Solar Atmospheres has announced that Corporate President Roger Jones has won the 2016 M. Lance Miller Legend Award from the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The award recognizes current or former MTI members for their...

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Vari-Form load beam assembly meets requirements for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

November 3, 2016

Livonia, Mich.-based Vari-Form has designed and manufactured the front-end load beam assembly for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica®, a minivan re-engineered from the ground up and built on a new platform. “Very tight packaging was one of the challenges we faced on this technically advanced van,”...

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EDAC Technologies acquires Flanagan Industries

November 3, 2016

EDAC Technologies, Cheshire, Conn., has acquired Flanagan Industries, an aerospace engine component manufacturing business located in Glastonbury, Conn.EDAC Technologies is a precision manufacturing company serving the aerospace and industrial markets. Core competencies include in-house design and...

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Virtek to open office in U.K.

November 3, 2016

Waterloo, Ont.-based Virtek Vision Intl., a provider of laser templating and quality inspection systems, has announced plans to open a European office in Manchester, U.K.The new office will showcase a product showroom featuring core technology with the ability to run on-site product demos for...

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Sintavia achieves AS9100 certification

November 2, 2016

Sintavia LLC, Davie, Fla., has received AS9100 Revision C certification for the metal additive manufacturing process within the aerospace and defense industry. The company has all phases of its manufacturing, postprocessing, analysis, and testing on-site, giving it the ability to control a...

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Banker Steel awarded contract for One Vanderbilt project in NYC

November 2, 2016

Banker Steel, a structural steel fabrication and erection company in Lynchburg, Va., has been awarded the structural steel framing contract for the One Vanderbilt project in New York City. Slated for completion in 2020, One Vanderbilt will be a 1,464-ft.-high, 1.6 million-sq.-ft. building located...

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U. S. Steel to sell U.S. Steel Canada to Bedrock Industries Group

November 2, 2016

U. S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has agreed to proposed terms with Bedrock Industries Group LLC regarding the sale and transition of ownership of U. S. Steel Canada Inc. (USSC) to Bedrock. In 2014 USSC applied for relief from its creditors pursuant to Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act...

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Smithco to relocate manufacturing operations to Texas, Mexico

November 2, 2016

Smithco Eng., a subsidiary of Hudson Products, has announced plans to combine its Tulsa, Okla., manufacturing operations with those of Hudson Products in Beasley, Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico. The company’s current staff of 115 will be reduced to about 20. The relocation is expected to be...

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3M Personal Safety Division launches safety blog

November 2, 2016

The 3M™ Personal Safety Division, St. Paul, Minn., has launched Safety Now & Next, a new blog that serves as a resource for worker health and safety news, tips, and questions.The blog provides information on many PPE topics, such as active safety, fall protection, head and face protection,...

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Dengensha opens customer service and support center in Cincinnati

November 2, 2016

Resistance welding equipment provider Dengensha America Corp., Bedford, Ohio, has opened a customer service and support branch office in Cincinnati. Staffed with a sales manager, service engineer, and customer service and support specialists, the new location is initially focused on supporting the...

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DESTACO appoints new president

November 1, 2016

DESTACO, an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has appointed Byron J. Paul as president. Paul previously worked at John Crane, first as vice president of global strategy and later as managing director, Asia Pacific. He also worked at Boston...

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Ametek acquires Laserage Technology Corp.

November 1, 2016

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced its acquisition of Laserage Technology Corp., a Waukegan, Ill.-based provider of laser fabrication of tube and flat stock for the medical device market. Laserage has manufacturing facilities in Waukegan and Milipitas, Calif. The company joins Ametek as part...

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Coe installs fineblanking coil processing equipment at UTIL Canada

November 1, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the installation of its Fineblanking Edition HD straightener, coil reel with HD hold-down arm, and alligator-style peeler threader at backing plate manufacturer UTIL Canada. The straighteners provide the necessary roll force delivery and...

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IMS hires sales manager

November 1, 2016

IMS, a manufacturer of X-ray, isotope, and optical measuring systems for hot and cold mills and service centers based in Mars, Pa., has named Markus Forsch as sales manager. He has more than 20 years of engineering and operational experience. Before joining the company, he was director of...

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AIDA-America, Qualtek Mfg. announce leadership changes

November 1, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based metal forming supplier AIDA-America and Colorado Springs, Colo.-based stamping, heat treating, and metal finishing supplier Qualtek Mfg. Inc. have jointly announced leadership changes within their respective organizations.Troy Roberts, current president/COO of AIDA-America, will...

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