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MEC to open manufacturing facility in Virginia

August 18, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc., Mayville, Wis., has announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The 148,000-sq.-ft. facility will manufacture products for blue-chip OEMs. The company serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on-/off-road power...

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Green hand cleaner suitable for industry

August 18, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Addvance botanical hand cleaner, a USDA Bio-Preferred product. The heavy-duty cleaner, suitable for industry, is gentle on hands and tough on soils. Its emollient effect relaxes and softens the skin. Derived from natural coconut oil, the hand cleaner contains no...

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Multichannel automatic bar loading magazine is sized for job shops

August 18, 2014

Breuning Irco’s ecoPROFI automatic bar loading magazine, available from Lexair Inc., delivers automatic, multisize bar feeding in a small-footprint package suitable for job shops. Capable of handling barstock from 0.2 to 2 in., the multichannel, “Gatling-Gun”-style magazine allows one-button...

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New arc process helps improve welding efficiency

August 18, 2014

Fronius has introduced four new arc variants for the TPS/i GMAW power source platform: The LSC (low spatter control) Root and LSC Universal, based on a new algorithm, are characterized by increased arc stability and reduced spatter ejection, says the company. New welding parameters form the...

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How to save U.S. manufacturing

August 18, 2014

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The majority of U.S. citizens agree that manufacturing is vital to the economy and national security. So what can be done to save manufacturing? In his new book, Dr. William Killingsworth outlines a five-step program the government must implement to make it happen.

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TIG welding: When looks matter

August 18, 2014

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Every GTAW bead tells a story. Learn how to identify what your weld bead says and make adjustments to amperage, travel speed, and consumables to ensure your GTAW bead tells the story you want it to.

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DOT Quality Services names director of operations

August 15, 2014

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based accredited certification body that specializes in certification audits to international standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 3834 for the structural steel and metals fabrication industry, has promoted Mike Mauris to director of operations. Previously serving as...

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Novelis completes $106 million investment in Brazil

August 15, 2014

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling based in Atlanta, has commissioned a new coating line for beverage can end stock and an expanded recycling center at its Pindamonhangaba (SP), Brazil, complex. The company invested about $106 million in the combined projects, which will add...

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A strong balance sheet = A strong business

August 15, 2014

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Metal fabricators are a conservative lot, but that can be a very good thing, especially in light of the unpredictable times in which we live.

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Deere announces factory layoffs

August 15, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff. In addition, the...

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Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add machining capabilities

August 15, 2014

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries, members of the AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, have announced the installation of Parpas XS milling machines at their facilities. Coast Composites, Santa Ana, Calif., took delivery of an XS high-velocity, 5-axis milling machine manufactured by Parpas...

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Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros.

August 15, 2014

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp., a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allmand Bros Inc., Holdrege, Neb., a manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards. “The acquisition of...

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BorgWarner expands operations in Illinois

August 15, 2014

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced plans to invest $9.4 million in its plant in Dixon, Ill., over the next three years. The expansion is expected to create 40 jobs in manufacturing, product engineering, supplier quality, supply chain, and technical and quality support. The plant...

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New line of press brake tooling punches and dies launched

August 14, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF-style tooling. The new line is manufactured from premium alloy tool steels with the wear surfaces induction-hardened for enhanced...

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The walk-in customer

August 14, 2014

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Working in a small business has a lot of perks, but often requires the duties of multiple job titles. My title at Barnes MetalCrafters is “product designer,” but I use that term loosely when people ask what I do. It is hard to describe what I do, because for the most part, it changes every...

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