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Gortite, Gortrac join six companies to create manufacturer of dynamic equipment protection

September 8, 2014

Industrial protection producer A&A Mfg., New Berlin, Wis., has selected a new trade name and brand mark, as Gortite and Gortrac have combined with the organization’s other six companies to create the new business entity Dynatect. With seven manufacturing plants and two distribution locations...

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World’s first 3-D-printed car to be live printed, assembled during IMTS

September 8, 2014

History will be made when the world’s first 3-D-printed car drives out of McCormick Place in Chicago on Sept. 13. The vehicle will be printed over 44 hours during the six-day IMTS—The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 and then rapidly assembled by a team led by Local Motors....

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Felling Trailers hosts online auction of purple trailer to benefit pancreatic cancer research

September 8, 2014

Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., is conducting its second online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit cancer research and support. The trailer, painted metallic purple, will be auctioned online until Sept. 19 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Tredit Tire donated the wheels and...

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Cambridge Engineered Solutions expands operations to five countries

September 8, 2014

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, Cambridge, Md., has expanded international operations, adding new representatives in five countries to sell and service its metal conveyor belts, filtration, and wire cloth products. Polymer now serves as the company’s exclusive representative in Russia. With...

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AIT forms strategic partnership with Elbit Systems of America

September 5, 2014

Plano, Texas-based Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), a global industrial automation and tooling company delivering fully integrated plant floor systems to the aerospace industry, has announced its strategic partnership with Elbit Systems of America to assume responsibility of some of Elbit...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed month of hiring expected in September

September 4, 2014

In September hiring rates will increase in the manufacturing sector and drop in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2014. For the sixth straight month,...

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Ambrell names president/CEO

September 3, 2014

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems in Scottsville, N.Y., has promoted Tom Giglia to president and CEO. Richard Rosenbloom, former CEO and co-founder of the company, is retiring but will become a senior adviser to the company and remain on the board of directors. Giglia joined...

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Arcam acquires strategic partner DiSanto Technology

September 3, 2014

Arcam, a provider of 3-D printing technology for metals based in Mölndal, Sweden, has acquired its strategic partner DiSanto Technology, Shelton, Conn., a contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants. According to Arcam, the combination of its EBM® (electron beam melting) technology and...

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Tech Air acquires US Oxygen & Supply and Specialty Air Technologies

September 2, 2014

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired US Oxygen & Supply of Arlington, Texas, and Specialty Air Technologies of Long Beach, Calif. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management. US...

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NN Inc. acquires Autocam

September 2, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a manufacturer of metal bearings and precision metal components, has completed the acquisition of Autocam Corp., a manufacturer of system-critical components for fuel systems, engines and transmission, power steering, and electric motors. John Kennedy, founder and...

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Manufacturing Day gains three new sponsors

September 2, 2014

Manufacturing Day™ 2014 has announced the addition of three new supporters, with Kronos Inc. joining as a Silver sponsor and MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. joining as Bronze sponsors. Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, 2014, is an annual national event, executed at the...

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OEM Fabricators expands in Wisconsin

September 2, 2014

OEM Fabricators, a provider of contract manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and design assistance to OEMs, has announced plans to expand into Phillips, Wis. Its current operation in Prentice, Wis., will be moved to the new location, along with the 28 current employees. According to the...

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Kia to open automotive plant in Mexico

September 2, 2014

South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in an assembly plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant, slated for completion in the first half of 2016, is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per...

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Bead Industries announces scholarship program for Connecticut community college

September 2, 2014

To commemorate its 100-year anniversary, Bead Industries, New Haven, Conn., has established The Bryant Family Scholarship Fund at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Conn., to benefit its manufacturing and engineering programs. The scholarship establishes a $25,000 endowed gift to help...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in August; PMI highest since March 2011

September 2, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd 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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