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Wachs Services announces new business partners

January 13, 2015

Belmont, N.C.-based Wachs Services (Wachs Energy Services/Wachs Technical Services) has announced the addition of three new shareholders: Glen Earl Chick, COO/president of Wachs Services; Keith Willingham, executive vice president of operations of Wachs Services; and Rodger Soeldner, president of...

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Platts accepting nominations for 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

January 13, 2015

Platts, a London-based global provider of metals, energy, petrochemical, and agriculture information, has announced it is accepting nominations through March 4, 2015, for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate best-of-class vision;...

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Inductotherm Group expands worldwide operations into Italy

January 12, 2015

Inductotherm Group, Rancocas, N.J., a supplier of thermal processing equipment to industry, has opened a new group company, Inductotherm Group Italy S.r.l., in Turin, Italy. “We will now be able to provide service and parts support for induction heating and welding equipment to Italian...

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Manufacturing technology orders dip in November, 2014; 2014 up 2.6 percent compared to 2013

January 12, 2015

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $378.06 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 15.5 percent from October and...

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President Obama announces new manufacturing innovation hub in Knoxville, Tenn.

January 12, 2015

President Obama has announced the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at boosting advanced manufacturing, fostering U.S. innovation, and attracting well-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. A Knoxville-area-based consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, universities, and...

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AMT names VP of manufacturing technology

January 12, 2015

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has named Tim Shinbara as vice president – manufacturing technology. He has extensive experience in industry engineering, manufacturing technology, and additive manufacturing technology. His predecessor, Paul Warndorf, assumes the...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed hiring outlook at beginning of 2015

January 12, 2015

In January, manufacturing hiring activity will increase, and the service-sector hiring rate will drop marginally compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2015. In January, for...

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Ford retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 9, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of longtime Technical Instructor Chuck Ford following 51 years of service. In addition to sharing his extensive welding knowledge with thousands of students over the years, Ford served as a member of AWS (past...

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Baker retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 8, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of Librarian and Editor Martha “Marty” Baker following 38 years of service. Baker was responsible for the Hobart Institute website, www.welding.org. She also worked on The World of Welding quarterly magazine,...

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Distributed manufacturing could be the next industrial revolution, says report

January 8, 2015

Distributed manufacturing (DM)—local, small-scale, rapid design and production—comes from the ability to engineer and make few parts as cheaply as many, rather than high-volume, centralized manufacturing. Currently thousands of products from trinkets to automobiles use DM. However, it's not the...

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MultiCam Southeast hires regional sales manager

January 7, 2015

MultiCam Southeast has named Chris Deal as regional sales manager. He is responsible for direct sales and distributor relationships in North Carolina, South Carolina, and northeastern Tennessee. He has more than 15 years of manufacturing and equipment sales experience. The company is an...

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Newcomb Spring acquires Pelham Precision Spring

January 6, 2015

Newcomb Spring Corp., a Decatur, Ga., supplier of custom springs and metal forms, has completed the purchase of Pelham Precision Spring Co., Greer, S.C. Newcomb Spring of North Carolina has absorbed Pelham’s equipment, tooling, and technologies and now serves existing orders and customers....

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Triangle launches new website

January 6, 2015

Triangle Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has launched a revamped website at www.triangleoshkosh.com. Searchability and functionality have been improved to allow customers to access detailed product information, downloadable STEP and PDF files, and educational product resources. The site can function in...

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MW Industries Inc. acquires Maudlin & Son Mfg.

January 6, 2015

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components in Rosemont, Ill., has acquired Kemah, Texas-based Maudlin & Son Mfg. Maudlin & Son manufactures slotted shims, coil and flat shim stock, key stock, feeler gauges, drill...

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MTI Systems donates to FIRST Robotics Club

January 5, 2015

Cost estimating software developer MTI Systems Inc., West Springfield, Mass., has donated for the second year to the MIGHTY Mechanics program, part of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics club in Agawam, Mass., for a second year. The robotics club offers four levels of programs for students...

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