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Assembly is much more than welding. This technology area covers adhesive mixing, metering, and dispensing equipment; hardware-insertion presses; clamps; fixtures, holders, jigs, and vises; part counters; part feeders; and part positioners.

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EFG acquires Landreth Fastener's cold heading segment

November 27, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has acquired the cold heading segment of Landreth Fastener Corp., a 35,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Houston with 27 cold headers, a precision machine shop, a supporting tooling shop, and an automatic inspection/packaging area. Landreth...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces new staff assignments

November 21, 2011

Two divisions of the Elgin Fastener Group have assigned individuals to new positions in their quality control departments. Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named Amy Hedges as quality supervisor. A 10-year veteran of EFG's Ohio Rod Products division, she has previously worked in shipping and...

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Caplugs featured on worlds greatest program

November 21, 2011

Caplugs, Buffalo, N.Y., was featured on the Nov. 11, 2011, episode of "World's Greatest!...", a syndicated television program that airs on ION Television affiliates. The segment featured a behind-the-scenes look at the company's techniques for manufacturing plastic protection products. It...

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PennEngineering named official licensee for REMINC

October 17, 2011

PennEngineering®, a manufacturer of fasteners for electronics, industrial, and aerospace applications in Danboro, Pa., has been named as an official Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. (REMINC) licensee for TRILOBULAR™ and REMFORM™ thread-forming fasteners. Both fastener families...

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Leland Powell hires quality manager

September 26, 2011

Leland Powell Fasteners Inc., Martin, Tenn., has named Greg Cool as its new quality assurance manager. He has 29 years of experience in fastener manufacturing, having previously served in management positions with Emhart, Bollhof Rivnut, and Talma Fasteners. Cool holds a bachelor's degree from...

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Atlas Copco named among most innovative by Forbes

September 19, 2011

Atlas Copco, Rock Hill, S.C., has been ranked No. 67 on the list of Top 100 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes magazine. Researchers compiled the list using a number of factors, including a company's Innovation Premium, which projects company income from existing businesses in...

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PennEngineering names western U.S. distributor

May 9, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has expanded its network of authorized distributors for PEM® fastener products in the western U.S. Aero-Space Southwest Inc., Phoenix, which has been franchised in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, now is an authorized distributor in California, Nevada, Oregon,...

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Ohio Rod Products announces changes to inside sales staff

May 2, 2011

Ohio Rod Products, a division of Elgin Fastener Group in Versailles, Ind., has promoted Ryan Detmer to the position of inside sales supervisor. Detmer, a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., has been employed with the company since 2003, working as a sales/customer service...

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Tramec LLC acquires Hill Fastener Corp.

April 5, 2011

Gary Sullo, president of Tramec LLC, Iola, Kan., has announced that Tramec has acquired Hill Fastener Corp. located in Rock Falls, Ill., owned by Robert Hill, CEO. The acquisition positions Hill Fastener as an integral part of the Tramec LLC fastener business. According to the company, the legacy...

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Elgin Fastener Group expands through acquisition

March 14, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group has announced the latest addition to its expanding production capabilities through the acquisition of Silo Fasteners, Kansas City, Mo., a provider of fasteners for highway construction, concrete form, and general distribution. Elgin Fastener Group will relocate the Silo...

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PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system -

PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system

March 7, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has been awarded a license from Phillips Screw Co. for its patented MORTORQ® Super spiral drive system. The proprietary drive system was developed to deliver high torque for fasteners without damaging screw heads or surrounding areas. The drive will be...

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Ohio Rod Products announces promotions

February 28, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has promoted two members of its Ohio Rod Products division. Joe Johannigman has been named accounting manager. He has been with the company six years, previously serving as systems administrator. He oversees all Ohio Rod accounting functions. Mike Hughes...

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Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives -

Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives

November 8, 2010

Mike Shirkey, owner of Jackson, Mich.-based Orbitform Group, which designs and builds forming, fastening, joining, and assembly equipment, and the former head of Allegiance Health's governing board, received 63 percent of the votes for state representative of Michigan's 65th District to defeat...

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Panasonic Factory Solutions moves to new facilities

September 27, 2010

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has moved into a new, dedicated demonstration and training facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and offices in nearby Rolling Meadows, Ill. The custom showroom will host demonstrations for electronics assembly, microelectronics, and welding and robotics in...

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Elgin Fastener Group names vice president/quality -

Elgin Fastener Group names vice president/quality

September 13, 2010

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has promoted Terry Elkins to the position of vice president/quality. Elkins joined the Ohio Rod Products division of Elgin Fastener Group as quality manager in August 2007 and recently completed a five-month stint as interim general manager of...

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