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EuroBLECH 2014 presents “Champions in Sheet Metal Working” online competition

July 7, 2014

EuroBLECH 2014, the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Exhibition, is presenting a new online competition to recognize high standards, best practices, innovation, and excellence in sheet metal working. The competition, called “Champions in Sheet Metal Working,” will have one winner in each...

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MEC names VP of strategy, capital, and continuous improvement

July 7, 2014

Fabricating company Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a supply chain partner for OEMs, has hired Chad Mitts as vice president of strategy, capital, and continuous improvement. He has nearly 20 years of leadership and manufacturing experience. Mitts served most recently as...

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BMW Group to build plant in Mexico

July 7, 2014

The BMW Group, Munich, has announced plans to build a new plant near San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The $1 billion investment is expected to create 1,500 jobs, with production to begin in 2019. Planned annual capacity is 150,000 units. The company also currently is building a plant in the state of...

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Survey reports manufacturers, distributors expect to add jobs during next 12 months

July 7, 2014

According to the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor, nine out of 10 executives at small and midsize manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months, and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period. In addition, two-thirds reported that they...

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TRUMPF Inc. names president/CEO, senior VP

July 3, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has announced that Peter Hoecklin has assumed the role of president and CEO. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business...

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Starrett supports Workshops for Warriors

July 3, 2014

Athol, Mass.-based L.S. Starrett Co. has donated more than $100,000 worth of precision measuring tools to support Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit entity with a mission to train and place veterans into advanced manufacturing careers. “Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and with over...

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Three NBT summer manufacturing camps supported by partnership with Kelly Services

July 2, 2014

This summer, three of the 24 camps funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., Rockford, Ill., have been made possible by a partnership with Kelly Services®, Troy, Mich. The sponsored camps will be conducted at Henry Ford...

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GF Piping Systems expands West Coast presence

July 2, 2014

Georg Fischer LLC, part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd.'s North American Piping Systems business unit, has expanded from its Tustin, Calif., location to a new facility in Irvine, Calif., nearly double in size. The company, known as GF Piping Systems, supplies piping systems and...

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Ashland Aluminum updates Michigan facility

July 2, 2014

Ashland Aluminum has updated its facility in Fowlerville, Mich., with new electronics, gauge controls, and environmental upgrades to the mill. A new furnace also has been commissioned with new electronics for tighter temperature control for energy efficiency. Processing equipment includes a...

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Braner/Loopco ships slitting line to Goldin Metals

July 1, 2014

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has shipped and commissioned a precision shape-correction slitting line to Goldin Metals in Gulfport, Miss. The line can process 60,000 lb. by 72-in.-dia. surface-critical coated carbon steel and stainless coil in gauges from 0.008 to 0.135 in. It features a...

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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J.J. Keller adds VP of technology services

July 1, 2014

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., has promoted Randy Thome to the newly created position of vice president of technology services. In this role, he leads the company’s combined technology services unit, which operates more than a dozen online services, including Encompass®, KellerOnline®, and...

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Uniweld releases training video covering oxyacetylene tip selection

June 30, 2014

:Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has released a new HVAC training video from its series of informative technical shorts. Available for viewing here, the video focuses on tip selection for an oxyacetylene torch. The video discusses the factors that go into selecting the right tip,...

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Pferd hires VP of operations

June 30, 2014

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive products, cutting tools, industrial and maintenance brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Peter Skaalen as its vice president of operations. Based at the company’s Advance Brush facility in Milwaukee, he is responsible for directing...

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Main Steel to install Herr-Voss leveling machine

June 30, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., has received an order from Main Steel, Harmony, Pa., for a new precision leveler®. The machine will be added to an existing cut-to-length line, allowing the company to expand its gauge...

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