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ThyssenKrupp Materials NA opens coil processing facility in Alabama

March 19, 2014

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA) has opened a 100,000-sq.-ft. carbon, stainless, and aluminum coil processing and distribution service center in Woodstock, Ala. The $15 million facility currently employs 20 people; at full capacity, it will create nearly 45 jobs. ThyssenKrupp Steel...

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MSSC wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award

March 19, 2014

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, Alexandria, Va., has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award from Frost & Sullivan. MSSC was recognized for its accomplishments in increasing the number of skilled individuals entering the manufacturing workforce. MSSC is a training...

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Dardi Water Jet Importer to distribute ultrahigh-pressure systems in North, South America

March 19, 2014

Dardi Intl. Corp. has entered into an agreement with Dardi Water Jet Importer of North America to import, market, sell, and support Dardi ultrahigh-pressure waterjet systems in North and South America. The 56,000-sq.-ft. Dardi Water Jet Importer facility in Newberry, S.C., comprises sales,...

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Association for Manufacturing Excellence launches AME Values Veterans program

March 19, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Rolling Meadows, Ill., held a kickoff symposium for its AME Values Veterans (AMEV2) program on March 14 at DMG Mori, Hoffman Estates, Ill. The program is designed to teach U.S. employers how to recapitalize their workforce by recruiting, hiring,...

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Tri Tool to open Houston facility

March 19, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., has announced plans to open a 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in Houston to serve the offshore and onshore pipeline oil and gas industries in the Gulf region. Attendees at the grand opening on May 7 will be able to view the facility and see live...

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Evana Automation to deliver fourth of seven assembly and test systems to Tier 1 supplier

March 19, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., is building the fourth of seven custom assembly and test systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier facility in Anting, China. The system, used in the production of automobile steering assemblies, provides three main functions: ball nut assembly;...

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Italian Trade Agency announces call for papers, scholarship support from SME Education Foundation

March 19, 2014

In support of the Italian Trade Agency’s call for papers for the 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards, the SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to the top winners. The IMTTA program is a competition asking upper-level students attending premier North American universities to...

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Worker Automation redesigns website

March 19, 2014

Worker Automation Inc., Covington, Ohio, a provider of custom robotic systems, has redesigned its website at www.arcworker.com. The site features more photos, embedded video of cells in action, information on standard cells that can be custom-configured for different needs, details on machine...

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Core Crew launches website

March 19, 2014

Cincinnati-based employment agency Core Crew, formerly known as Elite Craft Support, has launched a new website at www.corecrew.com. The company works to recruit and place skilled tradespeople, including welders, pipe fitters, ironworkers, millwrights, plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. The...

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Duralar Technologies establishes U.S. headquarters in Arizona

March 19, 2014

Duralar Technologies, a global nanotechnology company and developer of the Duralar™ family of ultra-hard coatings, has leased a 5,000-sq.-ft. building in the Tucson, Ariz., area to establish its U.S. headquarters. The company, based in Bedizzole, Italy, plans to invest $6 million in the...

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Whirlpool to double size of Ohio plant

March 18, 2014

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced plans to invest $40 million to nearly double the size of its Greenville, Ohio, small appliance manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to generate about 400 new jobs by 2018, increasing the facility’s workforce to about 1,400...

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United Tool & Die acquires Smith Brothers Machine Co., changes name

March 18, 2014

United Tool & Die Co. Inc., Wilmington, Mass., a contract manufacturer specializing in wire EDM; manual machining; and metal stamping, grinding, and forming, has acquired Smith Brothers Machine Co., a precision CNC milling and turning company located in Rockport, Mass. Following the acquisition,...

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NTMA elects board chairman, members

March 18, 2014

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, has elected Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, N.J., as chairman of the NTMA board of directors. The association also elected Herb Homeyer, president of Homeyer Precision Mfg. in St....

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Bunting Magnetics adds New England sales rep

March 18, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Steven Clark as territory manager for standard products. He is responsible for sales in upstate New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

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PMA member urges Congress to bring manufacturing back to U.S.

March 18, 2014

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) member Kevin Harberts, president and CEO of Kryton Engineered Metals Inc., Cedar Falls, Iowa, has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access about reshoring, or...

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