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Walter Surface Technologies appoints new president/COO

April 2, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, has announced that Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president/COO. He previously served as president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a diesel engine manufacturer. He began working for that company in 1985. He has...

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nexAir acquires M&A Welding Supply, adds four branches in Georgia

April 2, 2015

Memphis-based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has acquired the assets, branches, and operations of M&A Welding Supply Co., a distributor for welding and safety supplies with locations in Calhoun, Cartersville, Douglasville, and Jasper, Ga. The organization’s 15...

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Survey reveals confidence in economy for 2015 among midsized industrial U.S. manufacturers

April 2, 2015

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its seventh edition of the "Group CFO Survey," revealing the financial projections and top economic concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism in the...

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Solar companies appoint sales representative for Canada

April 2, 2015

Solar Atmospheres and Solar Mfg., providers of vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, vacuum nitriding services, and thermal processing R&D in Souderton, Pa., has hired Harry Hall to serve as a sales representative focusing on the vacuum processing markets of Canada. Hall...

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Coldwater Machine Co. opens Detroit-area sales office

April 2, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of specialized equipment for discrete manufacturing, has opened a sales office in Troy, Mich., just north of Detroit. The new office is run by Robert Rich, the company’s Solid State Joining Center director, who has extensive materials...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate should reach four-year highs for April

April 2, 2015

In April, hiring activity in the manufacturing and service sectors is expected to rise compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2015. In April, for the 13th straight month, the...

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Granutech-Saturn acquires Magnatech hammermill line

April 1, 2015

Granutech-Saturn Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, a manufacturer of industrial and mobile shredders, has acquired a line of industrial hammermills and ringmills formerly marketed under the Magnatech Eng. brand. Granutech will manufacture the Saturn hammermill line in its vertically integrated,...

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Volvo Cars to build factory in U.S.

April 1, 2015

Volvo Cars has announced plans to build a new $500 million manufacturing facility in the U.S. Full details regarding the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be announced at a later date. The firm already runs two factories in Europe and two in China. The automaker...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.4 percentage points from February

April 1, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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RoboVent Going Green initiative showing results

March 31, 2015

RoboVent, a provider of industrial filtration and ventilation products in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Going Green initiative in its corporate offices cut down waste and saved numerous trees from destruction in 2014. The initiative began when the company decided to start recycling all...

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Achates Power wins $14 million military engine project

March 31, 2015

Achates Power Inc., a San Diego developer of internal combustion engines that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been awarded a $14 million project by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium to support research and development work of the U.S. Army Tank...

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AGCO employee wins Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

March 31, 2015

AGCO, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment based in Duluth, Ga., has announced that Marie Livingston, AGCO’s supervisor of application development in Jackson, Minn., has been selected to receive The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award for 2015....

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AAM joins Manufacturing Day as Gold Sponsor

March 31, 2015

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing DaySM 2015 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. This is the third year that AAM has been a Gold Sponsor of the program....

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DGI Supply to acquire East Metro Supply

March 31, 2015

Wheeling, Ill.-based DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, has announced plans to acquire East Metro Supply, a specialty tool and full-line industrial distributor in Monroe, N.C. The official close date is scheduled for May 4. East Metro is located 35 miles southwest of Charlotte. DGI plans to...

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Miro Tool expansion continues with addition of laser technology

March 31, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a contract manufacturer offering metal stamping, fabrication, and machining, is expanding its manufacturing service capabilities with the purchase of a Mitsubishi eX series 2-D CO2 laser. Building on its background as a tool and die shop, the company...

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