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Laser Mechanisms opens office in Mexico

August 31, 2016

Laser Mechanisms, Novi, Mich., has announced the opening of a new office in Hermosillo, Mexico, to provide service and support throughout the region. Locally the facility operates as Lacsher Technologies, managed by Arian Zavala, a veteran of Mexico’s industrial laser...

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Chicago Tube and Iron hires regional VP

August 31, 2016

Chicago Tube and Iron, Romeoville, Ill., has named Joseph Baucom as regional vice president. Working from the company’s Charlotte, N.C., operation, Baucom has 33 years of industry...

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Malco Products to open facility in Nebraska

August 31, 2016

Malco Products Inc., Annandale, Minn., has announced plans to open a facility in an existing building in DeWitt, Neb. The firm produces HVAC equipment and tools for automotive, fence, and roofing work. Production at the new location is expected to begin in...

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Cy-Laser American adds to staff, shifts headquarters

August 31, 2016

Fiber laser cutting system manufacturer Cy-Laser America LLC has appointed Massimo Denipoti as president. He has many years of experience in bringing Italian machine tool companies to the U.S. and serves as a partner in Venture Systems, the import and distribution company that helped Italy-based...

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Entries sought for 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

August 31, 2016

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Cash scholarships will...

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Atlas API Training course to introduce quality control for welding

August 30, 2016

A new online training course offered by Atlas API Training, Houston, is designed to reduce the learning curve associated with becoming a quality control professional for welding in the petrochemical and power industries. The online course, titled Introduction to Quality Control for Welding, is...

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Pacesetter Steel Service CEO named Mid-Market Rising Star

August 30, 2016

Aviva Leebow Wolmer, CEO of Pacesetter Steel Service Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is the recipient of the 2016 CEO Connection® Mid-Market Rising Star Award.Wolmer was responsible for creating Pacesetter University before transitioning first to vice president for people and subsequently executive vice...

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Brixey & Meyer Capital acquires Stillwater Technologies

August 30, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Brixey & Meyer Capital (BMC) has announced it has acquired Stillwater Technologies, a Troy, Ohio-based supplier of precision machining and resistance welding systems to the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy sectors. Stillwater currently has about 90...

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ASMAG Group looks to take over Ingenia

August 30, 2016

The ASMAG Group, Almtal, Austria, a provider of tube and profile manufacturing machinery, currently is in negotiations on the takeover of Ingenia GmbH, Linz, Austria, which went into insolvency on July 20, 2016. The effort depends on the successful restructuring of Ingenia, which ASMAG estimates...

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PCI launches video series highlighting powder coating toughness

August 30, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., has introduced the video, “Powder Coating, A Better Kind of Paint,” at www.powdercoating.org. It also is available by searching #ABetterKindOfPaint on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.This is the first in a series of videos focused...

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Bystronic Mexico to host grand opening for new facility

August 30, 2016

Bystronic Mexico will celebrate the grand opening of its new Monterrey headquarters on Sept. 29-30, 2016. The two-story facility comprises a main office, training area, machine demonstration showroom, and spare parts and machine logistics warehouse. In addition to being the company’s customer...

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Tenneco to open new facility in Tennessee

August 29, 2016

Fortune 500 automotive supplier Tenneco, Lake Forest, Ill., a manufacturer of clean air and ride performance products and systems, has announced it will open a facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., creating up to 200 new jobs during the next three years.The clean air manufacturing plant will support...

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J. J. Keller launches redesigned website

August 29, 2016

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., a provider of compliance products and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.jjkeller.com. Content has been enhanced, and the site has been optimized for mobile devices. The website is designed to help safety professionals in transportation,...

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R&B Machining adds sales professionals

August 29, 2016

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired brothers Don and Joe Schweibold as account managers. In this role, they focus on increasing sales of the company’s tube bending and end forming tooling, tube end forming machines, presses, and automation business in territories including Mexico,...

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Lockheed Martin/Crowley Fabricating partnership wins Nunn-Perry Award

August 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company in Owego, N.Y., and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., a provider of metal stamping, CNC milling and turning, waterjet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly in Endicott, N.Y., together have been named the U.S. Navy’s only...

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