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Metro Chicago Exports launches small-business grant program, export seminars

May 11, 2015

Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) has launched a grant program to help small to medium-sized enterprises grow in international trade, specifically through export initiatives. The $225,000 program, funded by JPMorgan Chase, will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout northeastern Illinois....

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Electron Beam Technologies names global sales manager

May 11, 2015

Kankakee, Ill.-based Electron Beam Technologies Inc., a provider of welding products and services, has appointed Oscar Rodriguez as the new global sales manager. Rodriguez previously worked for RGV International Marketing, Industrial Electric Wire & Cable, and Evana Automation & Repair...

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Burr Oak Tool names Shinwa do Brasil as representative

May 11, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc., Sturgis, Mich., has entered into an agreement with Shinwa do Brasil of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to represent the Oak line of coil manufacturing machines, tube processing machines, replacement parts, and services to the Brazilian and South American market. Shinwa provides...

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Ametek acquires Global Tubes

May 8, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Global Tubes, a manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing. Global Tubes—which comprises Fine Tubes, based in Plymouth, U.K., and Superior Tube, based in...

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Xiris signs NDT Technologies as agent in India

May 8, 2015

Xiris Automation, Burlington, Ont., has signed NDT Technologies Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in India of Xiris products for the tube and pipe and welding industries, including the WI2000p postweld inspection system and the XVC weld camera product line. A distributor of NDT and inspection...

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Tesla acquires Riviera Tool LLC

May 8, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla Motors Inc. has announced its acquisition of Riviera Tool LLC, a tool and die manufacturer located in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 100-employee firm, to be renamed Tesla Tool and Die Factory, manufactures large-scale custom metal stamping die systems used to produce...

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Paper-Less wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

May 8, 2015

Paper-Less, a Milwaukee-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, has announced that the company and its customer CPI Aerostructures Inc. have been recognized as winners of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the category...

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D&S Mfg. marks 50 years in business with open house

May 8, 2015

D&S Mfg. has invited the public to an open house on May 16 at its 150,000-sq.-ft. facility in Black River Falls, Wis., to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will include guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. “We have come a long way since my dad purchased a local...

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Weiss Sheet Metal marks 50 years in business

May 7, 2015

Avon, Mass.-based Weiss Sheet Metal, a second-generation, privately held family business that provides customized metal fabrication work for architectural, commercial, and residential use, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. The company held a celebration event on April 24 to mark the...

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JMT names national sales manager

May 7, 2015

JMT, a provider of machine tools to the metal fabrication industry based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has promoted Shane Reynolds to national sales manager. He replaces Ken Bartelli, who recently retired from the industry. For the past four years, Reynolds has served as the company’s regional...

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Tri Tool Services appoints VP

May 7, 2015

Tri Tool Services, Rancho Cordova, Calif., has appointed Robert Korey as vice president of field services, overseeing Tri Tool Services, Tri Tool Power Services, welding operations, OEM shop services, and OEM training. He is based at the company’s Gulf Coast Service Center in Stafford, Texas....

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Novelis inducted into Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100

May 7, 2015

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling, has been inducted into the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a global platform that brings together companies, innovators, cities, and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. As part of its membership in the CE100, Novelis...

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Mitutoyo America opens M3 Solution Center in Massachusetts

May 7, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has opened a new M3 Solution Center in Marlborough, Mass. At the 7,600-sq.-ft. facility, visitors can schedule appointments for product demonstrations, gain assistance with application challenges and metrology systems, and attend product and educational...

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Methods Machine Tools appoints general manager, Illinois operations

May 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has appointed Don E. Miller as general manager to head up the company’s operations in Elgin, Ill. Miller has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in manufacturing...

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Radan adds seven employees

May 7, 2015

Radan, part of the Vero Software Group and a provider of PC-based CAD/CAM systems for the sheet metal industry, has added seven new members to its sales and support teams. The company has hired Jason Ascheman, Chris Streau, Jim Frick, and Mark White to serve on the sales team. Radan also...

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