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Precision Castparts Corp. acquires Noranco

July 28, 2015

Precision Castparts Corp., Portland, Ore., has agreed to acquire Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments for $560 million. Noranco, Pickering, Ont., is a supplier of complex machined and fabricated components for aero-engine, landing gear, and airframe applications. Its largest...

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CNH Industrial celebrates 50 years of operations in Nebraska

July 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V. celebrated an important milestone in Nebraska, marking 50 years of operations at its Grand Island plant during an event on July 25. Local dignitaries, including Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson, Grand Island City Council Leader Linna Dee Donaldson, Grand Island Chamber President...

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Formtek names senior vice president

July 28, 2015

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, a Mestek company, has promoted Jack Pennuto Jr. to senior vice president. Pennuto joined the company in 2006 as a member of its sales team and soon was promoted to director of sales and marketing. Pennuto, who has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical...

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Norsk Titanium appoints president/CEO

July 27, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a Norway-based manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has appointed Warren M. Boley Jr. as president and CEO. Boley will lead the company as it seeks to establish the world’s first industrial-scale direct metal deposition (DMD) manufacturing...

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Sinterite hires sales engineer

July 27, 2015

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company based in St. Marys, Pa., has hired Josh Parslow as sales engineer. He has worked in the powder metal industry since earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. Sinterite designs, manufactures, and services custom...

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Omron Foundation donates $25,000 to Illinois FIRST to promote STEM education

July 23, 2015

Omron Foundation Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., has donated $25,000 to Illinois FIRST® to promote hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students ages 6 to 18. More than 300,000 youth and more than 120,000 mentors, coaches, and volunteers from more than 60...

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Proto Labs expands 3-D printing service into new facility

July 22, 2015

Maple Plain, Minn.-based Proto Labs Inc. has acquired a new facility to expand its 3-D printing service. The 77,000-sq.-ft. facility will allow the digital manufacturing company to house all of its stereolithography (SL), selective laser sintering (SLS), and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)...

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Wallover Oil adds process engineer

July 22, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Vincent Landino as process engineer. Landino has more than 10 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer, OEM design engineer, quality control engineer, and process engineer. He...

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General Sheet Metal Works to hold groundbreaking ceremony July 28

July 22, 2015

On July 28, 2015, metal fabricator General Sheet Metal Works Inc. will break ground on its new 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Bend, Ind. Over the next three years, the firm plans to invest more than $25 million in the facility and equipment and create more than 25 new jobs by...

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Economic sentiment among manufacturers softens from recent record high levels

July 22, 2015

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy softened in Q2 2015 compared to the previous nine-year high recorded in Q1 among U.S. industrial manufacturers, according to the Q2 2015 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US, New York. Respondents also trimmed overall growth forecasts...

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J.L. Becker names sales rep for South

July 21, 2015

J.L. Becker Co., a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company and manufacturer of industrial heat-treating equipment based in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Keith Lloyd as sales representative for the southern U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Lloyd began his career in 1983 selling...

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Cadence celebrates 30 years in business

July 21, 2015

Staunton, Va.-based Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer serving the medical, life science, and industrial markets, marks 30 years in business in 2015. The company, originally founded as Specialty Blades in 1985 by engineer Martin Lightsey, was developed with the concept of combining CNC and razor...

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Horizon releases corporate video

July 20, 2015

Horizon, East Dundee, Ill., has released the first video in a new series introducing the inner workings of the metal stampings manufacturer. Each film will highlight one of the company’s capabilities. The company plans to release a new video every four to eight weeks, as well as a series of...

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Society of Women Engineers names president

July 20, 2015

The Society of Women Engineers, Chicago, has named Colleen Layman, vice president and power-water management director of HDR, as president. A registered professional engineer, Layman has 20 years of experience in engineering, and she has been involved with SWE more than 15 years. She is...

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Anchor Fabrication acquires Abby Mfg.

July 20, 2015

Anchor Fabrication LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas-based metal fabricator serving the rail, industrial, heavy truck, oil and gas, and logistics industries, has announced the acquisition of Abby Mfg., a metal fabrication business based in Walnut, Miss. From three facilities in Mississippi, Abby serves...

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