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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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Vari-Form receives 2014 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

November 4, 2014

Vari-Form, a provider of hydroforming technology for the automotive industry, based in Troy, Mich., has received a 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors. The company also won the award in 2012. The award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning...

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Talan Products earns spot on Crain’s FAST 50 list

November 4, 2014

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has been named to Crain’s 2014 FAST 50 list. The FAST 50 recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics, and skyrocketing revenue growth of the 50 fastest-growing...

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Sage Clarity selected for CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising list

November 4, 2014

Sage Clarity, Chicago, a provider of manufacturing intelligence systems, has been named to CIO Review’s list of the 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers. The selection is based on Sage Clarity's mobile analytics technology systems for the manufacturing supply chain....

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Plymouth Tube appoints president/CEO

November 4, 2014

Warrenville, Ill.-based Plymouth Tube Co., a manufacturer of steel tubing and steel and titanium extruded shapes, has named Mark Baker its new president and CEO. Baker is the first nonfamily member to hold that position since the company’s founding in 1924. Baker joins the company as Donald...

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MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions acquires Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Co.

November 4, 2014

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, Mundelein, Ill., a supplier of fasteners, engineered components, and linkage and suspension products, has announced its purchase of the Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Co. LLC. Included in this acquisition are the manufacturing sites in Buffalo, N.Y., and...

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PPG receives three MCA Chairman’s Awards

November 3, 2014

The coil and building products group of PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty materials company in Pittsburgh, has received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the metal roofing category. PPG...

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AAK sells Binol biolubricants business to Quaker Chemical

November 3, 2014

AAK, Karlshamn, Sweden, has decided to sell its biolubricants business Binol to Quaker Chemical, Conshohocken, Pa., a provider of process fluids and chemical specialties. Binol has for many years been run as an autonomous entity within AAK with its own sales force, product development,...

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Sigma Labs wins Phase II DARPA contract with Honeywell

November 3, 2014

Sigma Labs Inc., Santa Fe, N.M., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Phase II award; Phase I work was completed...

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Aerodyne Alloys receives ISO registration

November 3, 2014

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has received a new certificate of registration to AS9120, Rev. A/ISO 9001:2008. The new registration encompasses the distribution and processing of specialty materials in sheet, plate, and bar forms with equipment including band saws, plate saws, waterjet...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in October

November 3, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Workers at Warren Fabricating win back jobs, company signs settlement

October 31, 2014

On Sept. 24 and 25, four workers employed by Industrial Labor at Warren Fabricating in Hubbard, Ohio, were laid off after talking to their co-workers about forming a union. The National Labor Relations Board was set to go to trial on Oct. 6 when Industrial Labor owner Richard Melanson negotiated...

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WARDJet hosts second annual open house

October 31, 2014

WARDJet hosted its second annual open house event on Oct. 8 at its facility in Tallmadge, Ohio. Employees talked one-on-one with visitors, gave facility tours, and performed waterjet cutting demonstrations. At the event, the company debuted its WARDKit line of waterjets. Offered in 2- by 2-ft.,...

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