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Koda Distribution Group acquires Colonial Specialty Chemicals

June 9, 2015

Stamford, Conn.-based Koda Distribution Group (KDG) has acquired the assets of Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC), with plans to merge it with Monson Companies. The addition of products and technical experts will help increase Monson Companies’ capabilities with customers in the lubricants...

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SMS group to supply cold rolling mill to North American Stainless

June 9, 2015

SMS group, Hilchenbach, Germany, has announced it will supply a 20-roll cold rolling mill and a bright annealing line to North American Stainless (NAS), U.S.A., a subsidiary of the Spanish Acerinox Group, for installation in its new facility in Ghent, Ky. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2017....

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Belden Universal achieves AS9100C aerospace quality certification

June 9, 2015

Belden Universal, a manufacturer of custom universal joints and mechanical power transmission products in Broadview, Ill., has announced that it has achieved AS9100C aerospace quality certification. The company initially sought the certification to meet the requirements of UTC Aerospace...

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Ametek to acquire Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division

June 9, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. SISD, Hayward, Calif., develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed materials for flaws and...

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TWB Co. LLC to expand in Tennessee

June 8, 2015

TWB Co. LLC has announced plans to expand its current operations in Tennessee by locating a new, $18 million manufacturing facility in Nashville. The expansion is expected to create 41 jobs. The 120,000-sq.-ft. facility will be the company’s second location in Tennessee. It also has...

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Steel processing market growing at 2.16 percent CAGR to 2020

June 8, 2015

RnRMarketResearch.com has released the 256-page report “Steel Processing Market.” The report estimates that the global steel processing market will grow about 2.16 percent for the next five years, propelled by growth in the construction and automotive industries worldwide. Construction as...

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J.L. Becker appoints Northwest sales rep

June 8, 2015

Plymouth, Mich.-based J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has appointed Marty Keylon as its Northwest sales representative, serving California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Utah. The company manufactures industrial heat-treatment equipment. Keylon has more than...

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Rofin announces management changes

June 8, 2015

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has announced that Thomas Merk, currently COO of the Rofin Laser Micro and Marking Group, will succeed Günther Braun as president/CEO on July 1. At that time, Braun will resign as a...

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ASMAG acquires OCN

June 8, 2015

Austria-based ASMAG has acquired machine engineering company OCN, Udine, Italy. OCN produces machines and equipment for the metals industry, specializing in extrusion run-out systems and drawing machines for brass, copper, aluminum, and steel tubes and bars. ASMAG manufactures equipment for...

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High-volume joining process expands use of aluminum in autos

June 8, 2015

In partnership with General Motors, Alcoa, and TWB Co. LLC, researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have transformed a joining technique called friction stir welding (FSW). The technique now can be used to join aluminum sheets of varying thicknesses,...

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Magid completes 700,000-sq.-ft. facility in Illinois

June 8, 2015

Magid, a manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), has completed a 700,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters in Romeoville, Ill. The family-owned company moves to the new location after being based in Chicago for nearly 70 years. The facility consolidates corporate offices,...

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LIFT, NIMS, Ivy Tech address high-tech industrial technology maintenance skills gap

June 8, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va.; Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a national Institute for Manufacturing Innovation in Detroit; and Ivy Tech Community College, Portage, Ind., are partnering to enhance and expand training to fill open manufacturing...

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Tube Form Solutions, Herber Eng. announce partnership

June 8, 2015

Tube Form Solutions (TFS), a provider of tube bending services, equipment, and tooling in Elkhart, Ind., has entered into a partnership with tube bending machine manufacturer Herber Eng. AB, Värnamo, Sweden. TFS will market and sell Herber tube benders and deliver technical support to all...

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Wheatland Steel acquires CO2 laser system

June 8, 2015

Wheatland Steel Processing, Wheatland, Pa., has acquired a Cincinnati CL707 CO2 laser cutting system. It incorporates a high-speed linear motor drive, motion control systems, electronics, beam delivery, fiber-optics communications, and software technology. The system cuts a variety of materials and...

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BlueScope Buildings to create 115 jobs in North Carolina

June 8, 2015

BlueScope Buildings North America has announced plans to expand its facility in Laurinburg, N.C. The $9.2 million expansion will create 115 new jobs over the next three years. BlueScope Buildings North America Inc. is a subsidiary of Australia-based BlueScope Steel Ltd. The company provides...

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