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Reliable Metalcraft adds new equipment, capabilities

November 1, 2016

Reliable Metalcraft Corp. has announced the addition of tool and die, engineering, and design capabilities to its facility in Mishawaka, Ind. According to the company, these new capabilities will help it better meet requirements for unique specifications and custom metal stampings. The firm also...

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FTC Kissimmee opens Construction Trade and Technology Education Center

November 1, 2016

Florida Technical College Kissimmee Campus has opened its new Construction Trade and Technology Education Center. The facility, equipped with tools, machinery, and virtual reality simulators, is a training ground for such disciplines as welding, HVAC, and...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing sector up slightly overall in October; primary metals and fabricated metal products still contracting

November 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 89th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Nov. 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Prime Controls wins several Dayton Business Journal Manufacturing Awards

November 1, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Prime Controls, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls, was one of the top winners at this year’s Dayton Business Journal’s 2016 Manufacturing Awards. The awards, given in seven categories, recognize the best manufacturing companies in Ohio’s Miami Valley...

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CMC Steel Fabricators to purchase steel fabrication business of Associated Steel Workers

October 31, 2016

CNC Steel Fabricators Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the steel fabrication business of Associated Steel Workers Ltd. (ASW). Honolulu-based ASW's steel fabrication business fabricates uncoated black...

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Greenkote adds anticorrosion coating capacity in Ohio

October 31, 2016

Greenkote, a provider of anticorrosion metal coatings, has more than doubled the capacity at its headquarters production facility in Brook Park, Ohio, in response to increased demand. Additional equipment has increased current capacity by nearly 2.5 times, enabling the facility to process more than...

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DeWys Mfg. participates in Manufacturing Day 2016

October 31, 2016

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing DaySM for the fourth year in a row, opening its doors to the public to help promote the skilled trade industry and the advanced manufacturing processes the company provides its customers. The company hosted 155...

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Wyoming Machine co-presidents receive NAWBO Lifetime Achievement Awards

October 31, 2016

Wyoming Machine (WMI), a sheet metal fabricator in Stacy, Minn., has announced that owners and sisters Traci and Lori Tapani, who serve as co-presidents, have received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Minnesota Chapter. The award recognizes...

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Retired McNichols executive VP dies

October 31, 2016

McNichols Co., Tampa, Fla., has announced that retired Executive Vice President David J. “Dave” Brenneman, a 40-year veteran of the company, died Oct. 4, 2016, after a short battle with esophageal cancer.Brenneman started his career with the company as a warehouse/saw operator, subsequently...

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Hammett Steel to relocate in Alabama

October 31, 2016

Steel product manufacturer Hammett Steel, Phenix City, Ala., has announced plans to relocate to a 184,000-sq.-ft. facility in Columbus, Ala. The company expects to add 20 employees after the move. The facility, which gives the company expanded production capabilities, features office space, cranes,...

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Mills Products adds staff to engineering department

October 31, 2016

Athens, Tenn.-based Mills Products Inc., a contract manufacturer producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped metal parts for OEMs and suppliers in the appliance and automotive industries, has added two employees to its engineering department.Jason Watson joins the company as a quality...

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DGI Supply opens regional office in North Carolina

October 31, 2016

DGI Supply, Wheeling, Ill., a distributor of abrasives, band sawing products, cutting tools, lubricants, and welding supplies, has opened a regional office in Charlotte, N.C.The 21,000-sq.-ft. facility includes sales offices, a warehouse, and a training classroom. It has allowed the company to...

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Industrial Diamond Association of America to host superabrasives course Nov. 16-17

October 28, 2016

The Industrial Diamond Association of America Inc. will present its Superabrasive Materials, Principles and Applications course Nov. 16-17, 2016, at the YG-1 Advanced Manufacturing Center in Charlotte, N.C.Through technical sessions and live demonstrations, attendees will learn about proper...

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint three sales managers

October 28, 2016

U.S.-based Superior Tube and U.K.-based Fine Tubes, manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced three additions to their sales management team. Mark A. Boyle has been appointed to the position of global aerospace market manager, based at Superior Tube's head office...

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Recordable workplace injuries dropped in 2015, says Bureau of Labor Statistics

October 28, 2016

Occupational injury and illness data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a significant drop in the rate of recordable workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015, continuing a pattern of decline that, apart from 2012, has occurred annually for the last 13 years.Private industry employers...

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