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Job costing software for small to midsized companies introduced

August 9, 2016

Dynamic Systems Inc. has developed CheckMate Job Tracking, a bar code technology job costing software program designed for small to midsized companies that need a way to track labor and materials against jobs. The software allows job data to be broken down into tasks, employees, or departments....

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UPS report shows smart operations are key to manufacturing excellence

August 9, 2016

Traditional lean and Six Sigma practices are insufficient to address the complexities of modern industrial manufacturing, and companies are turning to smart operations, which use pervasive data collection, advanced analytics, technology investments, and deeper collaboration with partners to prepare...

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Rockford Systems appoints CEO

August 9, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a manufacturer of machine safeguarding products in Rockford, Ill., has appointed Joe Nitiss as CEO. The company provides services such as risk assessment, training, machine surveys, and compliance validation. Nitiss plans to develop new and diverse consulting services to...

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MFG.com launches redesigned website

August 9, 2016

Online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com, based in Marietta, Ga., has launched a redesigned website to help streamline processes for buyers and suppliers. The site helps sourcing professionals and engineers to locate manufacturers for CNC machining, injection molding, metal stamping, and metal...

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Metro Alloys names director of scrap management

August 9, 2016

East Point, Ga.-based Metro Alloys Inc., a buyer, processor, and broker of industrial scrap metals, has announced the addition of Abby Frank to its leadership team. As director of scrap management, he works with the company’s ferrous and nonferrous operations. Frank has nearly 20 years of...

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Aluminum black oxide process produces uniform coating thickness of 1.5 micron

August 9, 2016

Birchwood Technologies’ Lumiclad® aluminum black oxide finishing process produces a uniform coating thickness of 1.5 micron that will not close down hole diameters or change critical part dimensions. The smooth black finish has a slightly porous crystal structure that absorbs an optional topcoat...

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100C certification

August 8, 2016

Retro Systems Inc., Valley Center, Kan., has announced its achievement of ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company manufactures the OEM line of Hornet cutting...

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Modulift appoints first Canadian distributor

August 8, 2016

Below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift has named Ontario-based Equipment Corps its first distributor in Canada. Equipment Corps will stock spreader beams, from the standard-line MOD12 to the heavy-range MOD110H, complementing its current line of hoists, winches, and gantry...

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Micom expands corrosion testing laboratory

August 8, 2016

Micom Laboratories Inc., Dorval, Que., has purchased an additional Q-Fog CCT 1100 salt spray fog corrosion tester to accommodate an increasing demand for corrosion tests and accelerated aging tests using simulated, real-world atmospheric conditions. The company uses ASTM B117 and ASTM G-85 as...

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Met-L-Flo adds 3-D scanning arm to Illinois facility

August 8, 2016

Met-L-Flo Inc., a provider of 3-D printing, additive manufacturing, and bridge tooling, has added a Romer 3-D scanning arm to its facility in Sugar Grove, Ill. The scanning device can measure any type of part with minimal alterations, regardless of the material or shape. The touch probe...

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Mosaic Capital Corp. to acquire Mackow Industries

August 8, 2016

Investment company Mosaic Capital Corp., Calgary, Alta., has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the business being carried on by Mackow Industries. The remaining 20 percent will be retained by key management of Mackow. Based in Winnipeg, Man., Mackow is a...

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Mathey Dearman provides support to UA Local 798 scholarship fund

August 8, 2016

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has announced its contribution of $1,500 to the UA Local 798 scholarship fund. The Pipeliners Voluntary Fund Scholarship Program, developed in 1969, has helped hundreds of students enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Recipients of the scholarships are chosen...

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The Standard Steel Companies opens new facility in Oregon

August 8, 2016

The Standard Steel Companies recently held an open house at its new facility in Portland, Ore. The steel service center offers carbon steel products in prime and secondary, including angles, flat bar, plate, and expanded metal. Services include structural and plate preprocessing, shearing,...

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Forming technology networking increases process reliability

August 8, 2016

Schuler’s Smart Press Shop concept demonstrates how networking in forming technology can increase both process reliability and cost-effectiveness, the company says. In the company’s modern servo press line, about 30 industrial PCs are networked with one another, which helps ensure high...

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Nelson Fastener Systems acquires TOG Mfg.

August 8, 2016

Fastener manufacturer Nelson® Fastener Systems, Elyria, Ohio, has announced that TOG® Mfg., North Adams, Mass., has joined its family of companies. TOG, a producer and distributor of specialty fasteners, rotor studs, valve components, and custom bushings, employs 36 people. Its name,...

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