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Deere announces indefinite layoffs at two locations

March 14, 2016

Deere & Co., based in Moline, Ill., has informed employees at two factories in Iowa that they will be placed on indefinite layoff. The workforce adjustment affects about 75 employees at the Dubuque plant and about 50 employees at the factory in Ankeny. The layoff at the Ankeny location, which is...

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International Crashworthiness Symposium scheduled for April 11

March 14, 2016

The International Crashworthiness Symposium will be held April 11, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at the Centre for Engineering Innovation at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. The event is organized jointly by the University of Windsor; University of Waterloo; and the German DLR, Institute of Vehicle...

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Manufacturing technology orders dropped in December, but outlook positive for 2016

March 14, 2016

The "U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders" report (USMTO) for January 2016 showed that order values were down 30 percent from December, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year-over-year orders declined 21 percent. “The drop in orders was not unexpected,”...

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Bilton Welding and Mfg. expands in Canada

March 14, 2016

Bilton Welding and Mfg. Ltd., a manufacturer of custom energy equipment for the oil and gas market, has opened a new location in Vancouver, B.C., which will operate as Bilton BC. According to the company, this expansion opens up additional revenue streams in Canadian markets such as mining and...

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Gordon Brush relocates to California

March 14, 2016

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc., Gordon Brush Wisconsin LLC, and Redtree Industries LLC have moved into a 183,000-sq.-ft. facility in City of Industry, Calif. Their Milwaukee Dustless Brush products will continue to be manufactured in Delavan, Wis., for the time being. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. is a...

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Bluff Mfg. donates technology equipment to Ladder Alliance

March 10, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment, has donated technology equipment to The Ladder Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth that helps female victims of domestic violence and low-income women to lead independent and successful...

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United States Cutting Tool Institute launches new website

March 10, 2016

The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI), Cleveland, has launched a new website at www.uscti.com. The redesigned website is mobile-friendly, and simplified navigation makes it easier for visitors to find membership information, technical resources, benefits of USCTI membership, and a...

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Marlin Services acquired by affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services

March 10, 2016

Marlin Services LLC, based in Gray, La., has been acquired by an affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services (GCSES), which is a portfolio company owned by Grey Mountain Partners. Marlin is a provider of services for the energy industry, particularly focused on providing pipeline...

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FMA selected to manage Association of Steel Distributors

March 10, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) has been selected to manage the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD). The Chicago-based ASD continues to operate as an independent association, but relies on FMA for management of its day-to-day affairs, membership...

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Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce launches Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

March 10, 2016

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) have announced the launch of a new initiative, Be Pro Be Proud, to bring a new generation of pride, progress, and professionals to Arkansas’ skilled workforce. Today’s skilled professional workforce...

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Altus Capital Partners acquires Nichols Portland from Parker Hannifin

March 10, 2016

Altus Capital Partners, Wilton, Conn., an investment firm focused on middle-market manufacturing companies in the U.S., has acquired Nichols Portland, a division of Parker Hannifin Corp., located in Portland, Maine. Nichols Portland is a designer and manufacturer of powder metal fixed and...

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TigerStop announces staffing changes

March 9, 2016

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a manufacturer of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has promoted Mike Anderson from southeastern regional sales manager to product manager of saw systems. Kevin Trowell, formerly with Beisse America Inc., has been hired as the new southeastern regional sales...

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MCEDC to build manufacturing facility in Kentucky

March 9, 2016

The Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC) has announced plans to build a new industrial facility in Murray, Ky., in an effort to attract manufacturing business. Because the city has no available pre-existing office space, the MCEDC decided to build the 60,000-sq.-ft. building to...

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Walters Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 9, 2016

Deloitte Canada has named Walters Group, Hamilton, Ont., one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The program recognizes Canadian-owned and -managed companies with revenues more than $10 million that demonstrate strategy, capability, and commitment...

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CenterLine requalifies to maintain status as a Best Managed Company

March 9, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has announced it has requalified to maintain its status as a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2015. The company also earned the award in 2013. The national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of...

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