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Wildeck receives Most Valuable Supplier Award from MHEDA

January 30, 2017

Waukesha, Wis.-based material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer Wildeck Inc. has earned the 2017 Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). According to MHEDA, this newly initiated award recognizes companies that have...

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Athader S.L. to provide two slitting lines to Nova Steel

January 27, 2017

Athader S.L., based in Renteria, Gipuzkoa, Spain, a company within The Bradbury Group, has announced it will install two ultrahigh-strength slitting lines that handle coils weighing up to 80,000 lbs. at Nova Steel.A line with a slitting capability of 0.375 by 74 in. will be installed at the...

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Toyota creates 400 jobs in Indiana

January 27, 2017

Toyota Indiana has announced plans to add 400 jobs at the plant in Princeton, investing $600 million in retooling, new equipment, and advanced technologies to meet demand for the Highlander® midsize SUV. The project is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and will add 40,000 Highlanders annually. The...

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UniCarriers Americas adds Rapidparts as supplier

January 27, 2017

Marengo, Ill.-based material handling equipment maker UniCarriers Americas Corp. has strengthened the DURA-LIFT® all-makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier.Dealers now will have access to thousands of new all-makes replacement parts supplied from...

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GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing

January 27, 2017

Detroit-based General Motors has announced it will invest an additional $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing operations. These investments follow $2.9 billion announced in 2016 and more than $21 billion GM has invested in its U.S. operations since 2009.The new investments cover multiple new vehicle,...

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LVD Strippit opens two regional customer support centers

January 26, 2017

Fabricating equipment manufacturer LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has announced the opening of its Southeast Support Center in Charlotte, N.C., serving the South Atlantic and East South Central states, and its Southwest Support Center in Farmers Branch, Texas, serving the Southwest and Central states,...

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RTI Surgical names CEO

January 26, 2017

RTI Surgical Inc., Alachua, Fla., a surgical implant company, has named Camille Farhat as CEO effective March 15, 2017. He will succeed interim CEO Robert P. Jordheim, who will resume his role as CFO. Farhat previously served as president/CEO of American Medical Systems Inc. (AMS), an operating...

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ETCO Inc. celebrates 70 years of manufacturing

January 26, 2017

ETCO Inc. is marking 70 years in business as a manufacturer of custom precision stampings. The company has manufactured these products in Rhode Island since its inception in 1947 and at its automotive headquarters in Bradenton, Fla., since 1978. The firm was founded as the Electric Terminal Corp....

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MCA announces 2016 Chairman’s Awards

January 26, 2017

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago, has recognized eight outstanding MCA member building projects with 2016 Chairman’s Awards. The awards are given based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project...

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Outokumpu divests quarto plate mill in Indiana

January 25, 2017

Finland-based stainless steel provider Outokumpu has sold its quarto plate mill in New Castle, Ind., to D’Orazio Capital Partners, a U.S.-based private equity company, and to the mill’s current management. The new company now operates under the name New Castle Stainless Plate LLC. Michael...

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Meritor extends Shoes for Soldiers program to help wounded veterans

January 25, 2017

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for the commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has extended its Shoes for Soldiers program for a third year to donate funds to help position severely wounded, injured, or ill veterans for...

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Flack Steel changes name to Flack Global Metals

January 25, 2017

Flack Steel, based in Chicago, has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, S.C., and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. Flack Global Metals now offers bare, prepainted, and coated...

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Johnson Controls launches program to help women re-enter the workforce

January 25, 2017

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, a provider of building and energy storage systems and technology, is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The Next Chapter program has employment...

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AISI applauds presidential action to expedite energy projects, infrastructure, manufacturing

January 25, 2017

Thomas J. Gibson, president/CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has released a statement praising the president’s executive actions to expedite key energy projects, facilitate U.S. steel contributions to future energy infrastructure, and lower regulatory burdens...

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Advanced Heat Treat announces organizational changes

January 25, 2017

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., a provider of heat-treat services based in Waterloo, Iowa, has promoted Adam Dehl and Adam Kane to operations management leadership roles. Dehl joined the company in 1997 as heat treat technician. In 2006 he transferred to the Waterloo Burton facility as a supervisor,...

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