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Miro Tool & Mfg. changes name to Miro Mfg. Inc.

December 1, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg., Waukesha, Wis., has changed its name to Miro Mfg. Inc. to represent its expanding manufacturing capabilities as it transitions from tool and die shop to metalworking contract manufacturer. The company specializes in metal stamping, fabrication, and machining and also maintains...

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Luvata announces achievement of lean status

December 1, 2015

Luvata has announced that its manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, has achieved lean status. The 792,223-sq.-ft industrial facility manufactures resistance welding electrodes, welding accessories, and copper formed products. The company committed to the pursuit of lean by establishing...

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Deere announces factory workforce adjustments

December 1, 2015

Deere & Co. has informed about 220 employees at John Deere Seeding and Cylinder in Moline, Ill., that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective Feb. 15, 2016. The layoffs reflect the company’s forecast that agricultural machinery sales will decrease in fiscal year 2016. Deere said...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association to move headquarters to Elgin, Ill.

December 1, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) announced today plans to move its headquarters office and operations from Rockford, Ill., to Elgin, Ill. The relocation will offer greater access and convenience for FMA members, suppliers and other industry stakeholders, particularly...

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Dimplex Thermal Solutions offers global process cooling system distribution

November 30, 2015

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Dimplex Thermal Solutions (DTS), the North American chiller manufacturer of Koolant Koolers, has announced a strategic partnership with Glen Dimplex Deutschland, the Germany-based manufacturer of Riedel process cooling equipment, to offer global distribution of both product...

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Commander of USS Cole to give keynote at FMA Annual Meeting

November 30, 2015

Retired Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, U.S. Navy, will give the keynote address, titled “Leadership & Accountability When It Matters,” at the 2016 Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) Annual Meeting in San Diego on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8:00 a.m. “Cmdr. Lippold was the commanding officer...

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Sousa & DeMayo announces new ownership

November 30, 2015

Sousa & DeMayo, a 64-year-old custom design and metal component fabrication company in Attleboro Falls, Mass., has been acquired by mechanical engineer Greg Hunter. The company, which has been family-owned until this acquisition, employs 25 people in the production of electrical enclosures for...

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Disconnect in pricing, demand will affect 2016 cold-formed steel framing market

November 30, 2015

Growing demand from the slowly recovering U.S. construction market, as well as a weakening Chinese economy, has created a disconnect in the normal movements of pricing and demand for cold-formed steel framing and related products, according to Kathryn Thompson, CEO of the Thompson Research Group,...

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Epic Systems appoints project engineer

November 24, 2015

Epic Systems Inc., a St. Louis- based design and build firm, has hired Jacob Becker as project engineer. Becker has a degree in electrical automation technology and control system technology from Ranken Technical College. His responsibilities include electrical design, HMI design, project...

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Methods Machine Tools hosts TechFest2015

November 24, 2015

On Nov. 4 and 5, Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, hosted the TechFest2015 – Manufacturing the Future open house and show at its corporate technology center and showroom in Sudbury, Mass. The show...

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Meco receives $125,000 voucher for innovation

November 24, 2015

Greeneville, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Meco Corp. has been awarded a $125,000 voucher for innovation and product development as part of a new program, RevV! This state-funded, $2.5 million pilot program, created by the state of Tennessee in partnership with the University of Tennessee and the...

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TRUMPF training earns certification for student veterans

November 24, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has announced that its training center in Farmington, Conn., has been approved by the State Approving Agency (SAA) of the Connecticut Office of Higher Education to train eligible Veterans...

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Jaco Vessel Eng. receives certification for U and R work

November 23, 2015

Jaco Vessel Eng., Pico Rivera, Calif., has obtained certification from ASME for the manufacture of pressure vessels. It also has received certification from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for metallic repair. Tank and chamber work requiring the U stamp is already...

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DunAn Precision Inc. to open U.S. manufacturing site in Tennessee

November 23, 2015

Hangzhou, China-based DunAn Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, DunAn Precision Inc., in Memphis, Tenn. The facility, which will produce heat exchangers, will create more than 100 jobs. The site is expected to open in early 2016....

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Coldwater Machine hires new business development manager

November 20, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a producer of equipment for discrete manufacturing, has appointed Patrick Morris as new business development manager focusing on the aerospace and aviation markets in the Southeast region. Morris has extensive sales experience in the aerospace and...

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