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FerrouSouth adds light-gauge stretcher leveler

October 7, 2014

FerrouSouth, a supplier of toll slitting, precision leveling, and stretcher leveling services for hot-rolled steel products to OEMs and service centers, has installed a light-gauge stretcher leveler at its Iuka, Miss., facility. According to the company, the Red Bud machine, which features a...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Easom Automation Systems

October 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired Easom Automation Systems Inc., Detroit. Easom is a privately held integrator and manufacturer of automation and positioning systems serving heavy fabrication, aerospace, and automotive OEMs and...

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Ready Welder secures GSA contract

October 7, 2014

Ready Welder Corp. has been awarded a GSA Schedule 51-V contract (GS-21F-129BA) and now is certified to supply its portable battery-powered GMAW machine and supplies to the federal government through its electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage!® "Securing this GSA Schedule expands our public...

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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NN Inc. announces staff changes

October 6, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a manufacturer of metal bearing components, has hired Jeff Manzagol as senior vice president and general manager of its Metal Bearing Components Group. He succeeds Frank Gentry, who will retire at the end of 2014 after more than 30 years with the company. Manzagol...

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Tube City IMS receives 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association

October 6, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Tube City IMS Corp., a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills worldwide, has announced that a number of its sites have received a total of 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2013. The awards recognize superior performance as measured...

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Tripar marks 65 years in business

October 6, 2014

Tripar, a metal stamping company founded in Montreal in 1949, is celebrating 65 years as a family-owned and -operated company, currently in its third generation. Over the years the facility has expanded four times to meet increased demand. In recent years the company has expanded its...

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Constellium acquires Wise Metals

October 6, 2014

Constellium, an aluminum products fabricator based in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands, has acquired Wise Metals, Muscle Shoals, Ala., a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry. Constellium plans to invest up to $750 million by 2022 to increase Wise's current hot mill capacity to 1.5...

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AMT donates 3-D printer to Ohio high school STEM program

October 6, 2014

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., donated a 3-D printer to...

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Spirol achieves gold level status in Caterpillar supplier recertification

October 3, 2014

Spirol Intl. Corp., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining in Stow, Ohio, has achieved gold level status in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) recertification. SQEP is Caterpillar’s operational excellence initiative that recognizes a supplier’s...

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Metal Technology Inc., nuFaktory form partnership to expand additive manufacturing

October 3, 2014

Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., and nuFaktory LLC, Springfield, Mass., have announced the formation of a strategic partnership in response to growing opportunities for additively manufactured metal components across multiple industries. The partnership combines MTI’s experience in...

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Ice Industries designated a Steelcase Premier Supplier

October 3, 2014

One year after its first production shipments to Steelcase, Sylvania, Ohio-based Ice Industries has been designated as a Steelcase Premier Supplier. The designation is awarded to companies that meet and maintain rigorous relationship, quality, and delivery standards. Ice Industries’ metal...

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Solar Atmospheres expands into Southeast

October 3, 2014

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., a provider of vacuum heat-treating services, has chosen a site in Greenville, S.C., for its new Solar Atmospheres Southeast division. The facility has 54,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, free-span construction, 40-ton and 30-ton bridge cranes with 24-ft....

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Alcoa opens world’s largest aluminum-lithium aerospace plant in Indiana

October 3, 2014

Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing, has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Ind., where it produces third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. Aircraft manufacturers are...

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Walmart, Google headline FABTECH 2014 keynote presentations

October 2, 2014

FABTECH®, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, has announced its lineup of speakers and panels that will participate in the show this November. Keynote presentations by executives from Google Enterprise and Walmart, a Veterans Day panel on how...

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