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Manufacturing Day launches new website

March 11, 2015

The partners responsible for producing Manufacturing DaySM at the national level have announced the refresh of its website, www.mfgday.com. The upgraded site features more resources for sponsors, companies, supporters, and volunteers to simplify participation in this year’s annual celebration of...

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Fastenal awarded national TCPN contract

March 11, 2015

Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) to provide MRO supplies to government entities nationwide. TCPN’s lead government agency, Region 4 Education Service Center, uses a competitive solicitation process consistent with applicable procurement...

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DeWys Mfg. hires sales engineer

March 11, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has hired Andy Hills as sales engineer. In this role, he calls on management representatives to ensure manufacturability of products and services offered and reviews blueprints, RFQs, and other customer documents. Hills has a degree in...

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Timken selected for fifth time as one of World's Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co. has been recognized for the fifth time by the Ethisphere® Institute as being among the world's most ethical companies. The designation recognizes organizations that foster a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. The institute...

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J.L. Becker Co. names sales engineer

March 10, 2015

J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has hired Eric Buchanan as sales engineer. Before joining the company, he gained industry experience working with OEM automotive companies and their suppliers, in both account and quality management roles. He has experience with a variety of heat-treating processes...

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Deere named among World's Most Ethical Companies for ninth consecutive year

March 10, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co., a provider of agricultural equipment, products, and services, is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere® Institute, which annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a...

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Kennametal named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for fourth consecutive year

March 9, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc., a provider of wear-resistant products, application engineering, and services, has announced that it has been named for the fourth consecutive year among the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization that focuses on defining and...

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The Genesis Movement launched to strengthen Illinois manufacturing

March 9, 2015

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), in partnership with the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, has launched The Genesis Movement, a new approach to strengthen the Illinois manufacturing sector and its workforce. The Genesis Movement provides tools and strategies that promote...

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Study reinforces idea that pace of engineering is accelerating

March 6, 2015

Which issues cause the biggest headaches for today’s engineers around the world? According to a new global study by business information provider IHS, Englewood, Colo., the pressure to work faster, the threat caused by institutional knowledge drain, and challenges posed by environmental...

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AME announces 2015 Dr. Sherrie Ford Scholarship recipients

March 6, 2015

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the seven recipients of the 2015 winter/spring term Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. “These select few represent the bright future of manufacturing in America,” said AME...

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Proto Labs wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award

March 5, 2015

Prototype and low-volume production parts manufacturer Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has been awarded a 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award by corporate growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. In its 11th year, the awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders...

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Aerospace materials market worth $18.5 billion by 2019, says report

March 5, 2015

The aerospace materials market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 percent between 2014 and 2019 to reach $18.5 billion in terms of value, according to MarketsandMarkets, Dallas. The firm’s report, “Aerospace Material Market by Type (aluminum alloys, steel alloys, titanium alloys, super...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate to tick up in manufacturing, services in March

March 5, 2015

In March, hiring activity in the manufacturing and service sectors is expected to increase compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) bLeading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2015. In March, for the 12th straight...

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Ursviken hires national sales manager

March 4, 2015

Ursviken Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Michael Rose as national sales manager. He has an extensive background in the fabrication industry and worked for a major machinery builder of fabrication equipment for the last 15 years. Rose has sales knowledge and application experience in the pole...

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Metcam extends services to prototype fabrication for R&D

March 4, 2015

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, now is offering R&D services, including test unit (prototype) fabrication, for major manufacturers. The company’s metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware...

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