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Columbus McKinnon appoints VP human resources

July 28, 2016

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., a manufacturer of material handling products, has appointed Charlene Miraglia as vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Miraglia most recently served as vice president of global human resources food and beverage at SPX Flow....

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Eurotranciatura USA to expand in Tennessee

July 28, 2016

Eurotranciatura USA, a manufacturer of steel lamination products for electrical motors and generators, has announced plans for a $12.6 million expansion in Paris, Tenn. The expansion, expected to create more than 170 jobs, will include upgrades and new equipment, as well as the addition of a...

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PennEngineering to acquire Heyco Products

July 28, 2016

Precision fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has entered into an agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc., Toms River, N.J. Heyco Products designs and manufactures molded wire protection products, plastic fasteners, molded components, and stamped electrical components. The...

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California Steel Industries announces executive appointments

July 28, 2016

California Steel Industries Inc., a producer of flat-rolled steel and ERW pipe based in Fontana, Calif., has announced several staff appointments. Marcelo Botelho has been named president/CEO. He replaces Toshiyuki ("Ted") Tamai, who is retiring after 43 years in the steel industry in Japan and...

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MagneGas announces top automaker’s switch from acetylene to renewable-waste fuel

July 27, 2016

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that a global auto manufacturing company based in the Midwest has switched from acetylene to MagneGas2® as its sole fuel of choice for metal cutting and brazing in one of its factories. MagneGas2 is produced in a patented process that converts...

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Wynright hires vice president

July 27, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. and a provider of intelligent material handling systems based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Gordon Hellberg as vice president integrator sales for North America. Before joining the company, Hellberg spent much...

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FlexMove launches new website

July 27, 2016

Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company and manufacturer of flexible chain conveyor systems, has launched a new website at www.flexmove.com. The site is designed for viewing on tablets and mobile devices. It presents large photos and detailed technical information on its six...

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Mill Steel hires sales manager to expand into new painted market segments

July 27, 2016

Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has named Chad Hull as sales manager of architectural and standing seam products. He will be key in directing the company’s expansion into the painted architectural and standing seam markets within its Building...

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Chicago Tube and Iron adds distribution facility in North Carolina

July 27, 2016

Romeoville, Ill.-based metal service center Chicago Tube and Iron (CTI) has opened a distribution facility in Locust, N.C. Initial inventory at the new facility includes stainless steel pipe, tube, flat bar, angle, and round bar. The company plans to expand the new plant with all types of metal,...

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Schuler to supply two servo press lines and servo tryout presses to Daimler

July 27, 2016

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order from Germany-based automotive manufacturer Daimler for two servo press lines with a press force of 91,000 kN each and two servo tryout presses. The equipment will be installed at the Mercedes-Benz production plants in Bremen and Sindelfingen,...

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The Legacy Companies announces acquisition of Legion Industries

July 27, 2016

The Legacy Companies, a food service and consumer products company in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Legion Industries, based in Waynesboro, Ga. Legion is a manufacturer of deep-drawn stainless steel products for the commercial food service...

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Quintus hydroform press to support Electro-Methods’ turbine engine programs

July 26, 2016

Quintus® Technologies, Lewis Center, Ohio, has delivered a hydroform deep-draw press to Electro-Methods Inc. (EMI), a South Windsor, Conn.-based supplier of turbine engine components. The new, 4,000-ton press will expand EMI’s capabilities, further enabling the production of intricately shaped...

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Lydall acquires Texel

July 26, 2016

Lydall Inc., a provider of filtration and engineered materials in Manchester, Conn., has acquired Texel, a division of ADS Inc. Texel comprises three manufacturing operations and one distribution center in Quebec and employs about 300 people. The acquisition will be included in Lydall’s...

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Ross Technology adds sales engineer

July 26, 2016

Ross Technology, Leola, Pa., has named Tracy Buck as industrial storage sales engineer to support the company’s structural steel I-beam racks marketed under the Dexco brand name. Buck has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the material handling industry, including product design,...

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Triumph facility relocating to Kansas

July 26, 2016

Triumph Group Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced plans to relocate its Grandview, Mo., operations to a newly built, 156,000-sq.-ft. facility in Edgerton, Kan., to accommodate company growth. The relocation is expected to begin in September 2016 and be complete by June 2017. The facility,...

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