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Frost & Sullivan names Divergent 3D as 2016 North American Innovation Award Winner

May 3, 2016

Based on recent analysis of structural manufacturing in the automotive industry, Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. The company’s proprietary 3-D metal printing process, enabled by direct metal laser sintering (DMLS),...

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SMS group supplies tandem cold mill to Alcoa Tennessee

May 3, 2016

Germany-based SMS group has delivered and commissioned a twin-stand aluminum tandem cold mill at Alcoa Inc. near Knoxville, Tenn. The new cold rolling mill is part of Alcoa’s automotive growth project. The expansion focuses on the production of wide and durable aluminum sheets for lightweight...

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Perfection Global, FMA to host press brake workshop May 4-5

May 3, 2016

Perfection Global and Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) will conduct a hands-on press brake training workshop May 4-5 at Perfection Global’s machinery showroom in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Attendees will receive expert instruction and coaching on proper metal...

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Benz relocates in North Carolina

May 3, 2016

Benz Inc. has relocated its expanded North American headquarters from Charlotte to Hickory, N.C. The company manufactures tooling for the metalworking and composites industries. The new 10,000 sq.-ft. facility allows for greater inventory. The company will add personnel in its service...

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Sko-Die Inc. acquires fineblanking/metal stamping business of Harig Mfg.

May 2, 2016

Morton Grove, Ill.-based Sko-Die Inc., a manufacturer of custom steel laminations and heavy gauge metal stampings, has acquired the fineblanking and metal stamping business of Harig Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of precision parts for the automotive, appliance, power tool, aerospace, and controls...

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Rattunde opens facility in Mexico

May 2, 2016

Rattunde Corp., the Caledonia, Mich., arm of a Germany-based manufacturer of finished-length tube and solid bar production systems, has announced the opening of a facility in Monterrey/Apodaca, Mexico. This 8,073-sq.-ft. tech center houses the Mexico sales and service operations, application...

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Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge moves to Washington

May 2, 2016

Specialty metals manufacturing distributor Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters and production facility from Orange County, Calif., to a 23,000-sq.-ft. facility in Kalama, Wash. The company distributes bar, forgings, plate, sheet, and tube to OEMs and steel...

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Sellick Equipment begins construction on new Ontario facility

May 2, 2016

Sellick Equipment has broken ground for a new multimillion-dollar, 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Harrow, Ont. The company manufactures rough-terrain and truck-mounted forklifts. Its products are supported by a nationwide dealer...

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Graco Inc. named 2016 Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production

May 2, 2016

Graco Inc., Minneapolis, has been recognized as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune magazine. The company, a supplier of technology for the management of fluids and coatings in industrial and commercial applications, ranked No. 10 on the list...

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Commercial Metals Co. begins construction on Oklahoma micromill

May 2, 2016

Commercial Metals Co. has announced the start of construction of its second micromill, to be located in Durant, Okla. The micromill technology uses a continuous-continuous manufacturing process that melts, casts, and rolls steel from a single, uninterrupted strand, producing higher yields and lower...

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Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair to be held May 17 in Manchester, Conn.

May 2, 2016

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and Capital Workforce Partners will host an Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair at the Army & Navy Club in Manchester, Conn., on May 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Employers interested in participating in the job fair should contact Lynn...

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Forty-six veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

May 2, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, held its spring graduation at its educational facility in San Diego last month. The 46 graduates now are prepared to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity continued to expand in April

May 2, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the second consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 83rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued May 2 by Bradley J....

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Yaskawa Motoman demonstrates career path opportunities to students

April 28, 2016

To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited student groups to take tours of its Dayton, Ohio, facility and to speak with automation professionals about future job opportunities. Attendees also had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations. More than 350 students from...

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Yale announces Dealer of Excellence Awards

April 28, 2016

In recognition of its top-performing dealers, Yale Materials Handling Corp., a provider of lift truck products and services in Greenville, N.C., has announced its 2015 Dealer of Excellence Award recipients. Winning dealers must meet rigorous operating standards and performance criteria,...

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