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Kiekert announces $1 million expansion at Michigan facility

June 23, 2016

Kiekert, a provider of automotive locking systems, will invest $1 million to expand its U.S. development and manufacturing center in Wixom, Mich. Since 2013 the firm has invested more than $2.2 million to expand its local test and prototype-development facilities and increase production capacity in...

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Hendrick celebrates 140 years in business

June 23, 2016

Hendrick Mfg., a provider of perforated and fabricated metal products, is commemorating its 140th anniversary this year. The company was founded by Eli E. Hendrick in 1876 in Carbondale, Pa., where it still operates today. He developed a way to refine oil, replacing wire cloth with holes drilled in...

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Tykma Electrox Industrial Laser Systems expands U.K. sales footprint

June 22, 2016

Tykma Electrox, a supplier of industrial laser systems, has announced the opening of a new European sales and support center in Letchworth Garden City, U.K., as well as an expanded sales footprint in the U.K. through partnership with The Needham Group of Shropshire. The Needham Coding provides...

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Oiles America appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 22, 2016

Oiles America Corp., Concord, N.C., a provider of oil‐less, maintenance-free bearing products, has named John Daniel as vice president of marketing and sales. Since starting his career more than 25 years ago as a design engineer, Daniel has advanced to lead global sales and marketing groups in...

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Wall Colmonoy appoints president

June 21, 2016

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., a global materials engineering group of companies that manufacture surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Nicholas W. Clark as president. All business units—Alloy Products, Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, and...

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EVS again named a top 40 metal fabrication shop by The FABRICATOR

June 21, 2016

Riverdale, N.J.-based EVS Metal, a provider of sheet metal fabrications and complex machined items, has been named to The FABRICATOR®’s list of Fab 40 manufacturers. The company, which has been included in the list since its inception, is placed at No....

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DeWys Mfg. welcomes three co-op students

June 21, 2016

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has announced the addition of three co-op students—Jesse, Derek, and Alex. These co-op students will be exposed to a variety of projects to encourage new critical thinking skills and to receive a hands-on learning experience. The three students...

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Condat Corp. marks 20th anniversary

June 21, 2016

In 2016 Condat celebrates 20 years of manufacturing environmentally friendly lubricants for such industrial markets as tube, metalworking, hot forming, wire drawing, and maintenance. A wholly owned subsidiary of the French international Condat Group, Condat Corp. started production in 1996...

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U.S. needs better educated workforce to meet advanced manufacturing needs, says study

June 21, 2016

America’s advanced manufacturing sector needs a better educated workforce in order to continue expansion, says a new study from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. “Advanced Manufacturing in the United States” examines advanced manufacturing across the nation. The report was prepared by...

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nexAir to move headquarters in Tennessee

June 20, 2016

nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new location in Memphis, Tenn. The new 33,000-sq.-ft. facility will open in early 2017. About 65 employees will relocate to the new headquarters. The company’s fill plants,...

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Pillar Induction celebrates 50th anniversary

June 16, 2016

Pillar Induction, Brookfield, Wis., is celebrating 50 years of business serving the thermal processing industry. Established in 1966, the company manufactures systems for such applications as hardening, tempering, annealing, stress relieving, brazing, soldering, warm forming, forging, curing of...

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Ajax Tocco supplies induction billet heating system to LC Mfg.

June 16, 2016

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp., Warren, Ohio, has shipped a 1,000-kW PowerZone billet heating system to LC Mfg., Lake City, Mich. The 1.3- to 3.3-kHz system is designed to heat 1.06- to 2.875-in.-dia. by 6.0- to 20.0-in.-long carbon steel billets to forging temperatures. The system includes...

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Altair, APWorks partner to make additive manufacturing available to customers

June 16, 2016

Troy, Mich.-based Altair and APWorks, Taufkirchen, Germany, have entered a nonexclusive partnership for additive manufacturing (AM). The companies will make AM available to customers in various industries, providing them with consulting, advanced design and simulation technology, and production...

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Industrial Supply Co. marks 100 years in business

June 16, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Industrial Supply Co., a maintenance, repair, and operational and production distributor, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. The firm was established in 1916 when Rudolph Orlob founded the Mountain States Rubber Co. to provide products to the mining...

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Survey reveals half of product companies still use spreadsheets to manage BOM

June 16, 2016

Arena Solutions, Foster City, Calif., a developer of cloud-based product life cycle management applications, has announced the results of a cross-industry survey of 405 product companies focused on how organizations manage their bill of materials (BOM). The survey showed that 48.4 percent of...

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