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Intelligrated to be acquired by Honeywell

July 5, 2016

Material handling systems provider Intelligrated®, Mason, Ohio, has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell. Intelligrated will become part of Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business. Co-founders Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy will...

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Hawk Technology adds executive business development staff

July 5, 2016

Hawk Technology Ltd., Rock Island, Ill., a designer and manufacturer of robotics integration systems and vision inspection systems, has hired Terry O'Connell with a role in executive business development. O’Connell previously participated in the acquisition and integration of Panasonic's...

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FTI signs strategic partnership agreement with Plante Electric Vehicle Co.

July 5, 2016

Forming Technologies Inc. and Plante Electric Vehicle Co. have signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby FTI will provide a customized design and costing system for the car body of Plante’s electric vehicles. The launch of the H car will be the first application of this system. Plante...

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Formtek becomes North American distributor for Milltech

July 5, 2016

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, a manufacturer of equipment and tooling for metal forming, roll forming, and tube and pipe producing, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Milltech, a manufacturer of pipe producing and finishing systems based in Daejon, Korea. Milltech, the...

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Exltube names president

July 5, 2016

Exltube, a producer of structural, mechanical, and specialty tube and pipe in North Kansas City, Mo., has promoted Bill Snyder to division president. Snyder joined the company in January 2016, previously serving as executive vice president and general manager....

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MC Machinery Systems/Mitsubishi Laser holds groundbreaking ceremony

July 1, 2016

The management team for MC Machinery Systems/Mitsubishi Laser officially dug their shovels into the ground at the site of its new, 176,000-square-foot facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on June 30. MC Machinery Systems, which first started operations in Illinois in 1979, has had its...

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Schuler acquires Aweba Werkzeugbau

June 30, 2016

Metal forming equipment manufacturer Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has completed the takeover of Germany-based die construction company Aweba Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue. The Aweba Group employs about 600 people, including almost 200 engineers and toolmakers. They will now work together with...

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Nivora Group acquires Dynobend B.V.

June 30, 2016

Netherlands-based Dynobend B.V., a provider of equipment and software for precision cold forming of tube, wire, and profiles, has been acquired by the Nivora Group. Nivora Group comprises the SafanDarley, Bewo Cutting Systems, and Style CNC Machines brands. It has factories in four locations...

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Weiss-Aug attains ISO 14001 certification

June 30, 2016

Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, N.J., has announced it has achieved ISO 14001 certification. The company provides custom insert molding, precision metal stamping, and automated...

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Behringer Saws appoints western regional sales manager

June 30, 2016

Behringer Saws Inc., Morgantown, Pa., has appointed Ken Bartelli to the position of western regional sales manager. He is responsible for the sale of the company’s band saws, circular cold saws, and material handling equipment in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada,...

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LMI Aerospace to close fabrication operation in Kansas

June 30, 2016

LMI Aerospace Inc. has announced plans to close its Wichita, Kan., sheet metal fabrication operation by the end of September and move remaining work to the company’s facility in Mexicali, Mexico. The Wichita-Esthner facility plant has mainly fabricated legacy platforms for the large...

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FlexMove appoints Asia Pacific international sales manager

June 30, 2016

Malaysia-based Dorner Holding Corp. company FlexMove, a manufacturer of flexible chain conveyors, has appointed Deehriex Tan as international sales manager – Asia Pacific. He is responsible for establishing brand recognition and growing sales in Asia Pacific markets for FlexMove, as well as...

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at www.hypertherm.com/csr, shows...

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Zumbach Electronics delivers profile measuring system to ShanDong ShiHeng Special Steel Group

June 29, 2016

Zumbach Electronics, Switzerland, has commissioned a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 400-S4 profile measuring system at ShanDong ShiHeng Special Steel Group Co. Ltd., China. The measuring unit is equipped with four CMOS camera/laser modules that measure L and Omega-type hot-rolled steel profiles. The...

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Report reveals conflicting opinions on skilled-labor shortage

June 29, 2016

PwC has released “Upskilling manufacturing: How technology is disrupting America’s industrial labor force,” a report based on a 2016 survey of 120 U.S. manufacturers with emphasis on how advanced manufacturing technologies are affecting workforce dynamics. According to PwC, while there is...

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