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Manufacturing leaders identify six critical issues for industry in the year ahead

August 1, 2014

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, Mountain View, Calif., the global business network for senior industrial executives, has established a new Critical Issues Agenda for manufacturing for 2014 to 2015. The council has focused the new agenda on six critical issues: Factories...

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Grasche USA launches new website

August 1, 2014

Grasche USA, a manufacturer of saw plates and steel cores based in Hickory, N.C., has launched a website at www.grasche.com. It provides an overview of the company’s history, capabilities, and product lines. Customers can request a quote online and download PDFs of complete stock price lists,...

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Laserdyne receives order for fiber laser system from Chaoyu Technology Co.

August 1, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has finalized an order with Chaoyu Technology Co. Ltd., Beijing, for a 430BD 6-axis fiber laser system. The machine will be used to precision-weld, drill, and cut 2-D and 3-D stainless steel microelectrical components used in applications such as...

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UTC Aerospace Systems delivers 5,000th set of landing gear for Boeing 737

July 31, 2014

UTC Aerospace Systems, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its Landing Systems facility in Everett, Wash., has delivered its 5,000th set of landing gear for a Next-Generation 737 to Boeing. "Our Everett facility is designed to meet Boeing's need for JIT delivery," said Dave Castagnola,...

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Tandemloc hires design engineer

July 31, 2014

Tandemloc Inc., Havelock, N.C., has appointed Randall Hoeft as a design engineer. He is the principal staffer and office manager of the company’s new product design office in Janesville, Wis. Hoeft has more than 26 years of design and problem-solving experience with below-the-hook lifting...

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Newcomb Spring adds QC measurement system for stampings

July 31, 2014

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has added Keyence Instant Measurement systems at seven of its eight manufacturing plants for quality control inspections of its stampings, flat springs, and wire forms. The system will be added at the remaining plant in 2015. The system uses optical...

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Shiloh Industries to expand in Tennessee

July 31, 2014

Valley City, Ohio-based Shiloh Industries Inc., a producer of fabricated steel and aluminum, stampings, and welded blanks, has announced plans to invest $20 million in a 75,000-sq.-ft. plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The expansion is expected to create about 150 new...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring upturn to continue in August

July 31, 2014

In August hiring rates will increase slightly in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2014. Payroll expansion will continue in both sectors...

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General Carbide receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

July 31, 2014

General Carbide Corp., a manufacturer of more than 50 grades of tungsten carbide tooling for a variety of industrial wear, metal forming, and stamping applications, has earned ISO certification. The certification will allow the company to take advantage of new business opportunities in the...

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Winona Powder Coating secures John Deere certification

July 30, 2014

Winona Powder Coating, a high-volume powder coater based in Etna Green, Ind., has been awarded the JDM F17 certification from John Deere. This paint process qualification enables the company to expand its color coatings offerings to an expanded base of agricultural parts suppliers. In addition...

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Coldwater Machine Co. appoints president

July 30, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, has appointed Tim McCaughey as president. He replaces Jerry Meyer, who served the company as president for 31 years. Meyer remains on the board of directors and as a co-owner of the company with North River Capital, a private investment company based in Fort...

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Lincoln Electric appoints VP, deputy general counsel

July 30, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has named Jennifer Ansberry as vice president, deputy general counsel. Ansberry's role as deputy general counsel has been extended to include leadership of the company's environmental, health, and safety (EH&S)...

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Messer Cutting Systems names new president/CEO

July 30, 2014

Thermal cutting gantry machine manufacturer Messer Cutting Systems Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Bill Heller as president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. For the past five years, he has held the position of technology products sales manager for laser machines. Heller graduated from...

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Newell Recycling announces merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals

July 29, 2014

Newell Recycling of Georgia LLC, East Point, Ga., has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals LLC, Norcross, Ga. The transaction two merge the two metal recycling companies is expected to close in August 2014. The combined company will be named Newell Recycling...

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Vulcanium Metals names aerospace business development manager

July 29, 2014

Vulcanium Metals Intl. LLC, a supplier of titanium in sheet, coil, plate, bar, and forged block in Northbrook, Ill., has hired Kim Peko as aerospace business development manager. She has more than a decade of experience in the industry, with special interest in titanium applications for airframe...

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