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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to fall in August

August 6, 2015

In August, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2015. The layoff rate will rise slightly in...

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UniCarriers Americas announces Supplier Excellence Award winners

August 5, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment in Marengo, Ill., has honored six of its suppliers with Supplier Excellence Awards. All winners were nominated by UniCarriers employees. Awards were presented to suppliers who met the overall performance requirements,...

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Stoody names technical and applications specialist

August 5, 2015

Stoody®, Bowling Green, Ky., an ESAB Welding & Cutting Products brand, has announced the promotion of Jonathan Cropper to technical and applications specialist. As part of his responsibilities, he attends the new Stoody Tech Services hotline. With a background as a welding fabricator, Cropper...

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Ryerson acquires Southern Tool Steel

August 5, 2015

Metals distributor and processor Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, has acquired Southern Tool Steel (STS), a privately owned metals service center company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., specializing in bar and plate processing. STS has two locations and about 90 employees serving the southeastern...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Omegasonics’ ultrasonic cleaning systems receive CE Marking

August 5, 2015

Simi Valley, Calif.-based Omegasonics, a global supplier of ultrasonic cleaning systems, has announced that two of its cleaning units for the 3-D printing market now have CE Marking certification, making them eligible for sale in the EU. The CE Marking signifies that the 187-gal. SST4030 and...

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J-tec to open third facility

August 5, 2015

J-tec Industries Inc., a custom manufacturer of material handling racks, carts, and tugger systems, will mark its 10-year anniversary with the grand opening of a third manufacturing facility in East Peoria, Ill. The 82,000-sq.-ft. facility, to be opened at the end of September 2015, raises the...

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Hypertherm announces 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant recipients

August 5, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant program. Each of the winning high schools, vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities from...

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Epic Systems to mark 20 years in business with anniversary celebration Aug. 28

August 5, 2015

Epic Systems Inc. will hold an anniversary celebration on Aug. 28 at its modular process and distillation system manufacturing facility in St. Louis to celebrate its 20th year in business. Founded as an automation consulting and design engineering company in 1995, the firm has grown to almost...

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Aim Solder launches website

August 5, 2015

Aim Solder has launched a new website at www.aimalloys.com that provides quick access to product information, technical guides, safety data sheets, and technical data sheets. The Cranston, R.I.-based company is a provider of standard and custom industrial-grade metals and alloys for casting,...

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Sciaky Inc. reaches structured reseller agreement with EFESTO LLC

August 5, 2015

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. and a provider of metal 3-D printing systems, has announced that it has entered into a structured reseller agreement with EFESTO LLC, Superior Township, Mich., that includes the sale of its electron beam additive...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group merges two U.S. offices to centralize sales, service, production

August 5, 2015

Niles, Mich.-based Fontijne Grotnes Group has merged Fontijne Grotnes Inc. and Fontijne Formitt Inc. into a single sales, service, and manufacturing location. As of Aug. 1, all U.S. employees are based in the Niles facility. According to Jacob van Balen, executive vice president of Fontijne...

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Vari-Form joins Crowne Group LLC

August 4, 2015

Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed automotive parts, has announced that the company has been acquired by Cleveland-based Crowne Group LLC. Vari-Form has three manufacturing locations in North America, a technical center in Strathroy, Ont., Canada, and a nonunion...

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CSS launches redesigned U.S. website

August 4, 2015

Precision manufacturer CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping),Farmington, Conn., has launched its redesigned U.S. website at www.ctspring.com. The site has been revamped and upgraded with a modern look and an enhanced user experience to better serve its customers. New features include a company...

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Manufacturing Day 2015 welcomes returning sponsors NTMA and Kelly Services

August 4, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM co-producers have announced that the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and Kelly Services have renewed their sponsorships of the movement. NTMA renewed its Silver sponsorship, and Kelly Services renewed its Bronze sponsorship. Manufacturing Day sponsors...

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