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Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce launches Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

March 10, 2016

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) have announced the launch of a new initiative, Be Pro Be Proud, to bring a new generation of pride, progress, and professionals to Arkansas’ skilled workforce. Today’s skilled professional workforce...

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Altus Capital Partners acquires Nichols Portland from Parker Hannifin

March 10, 2016

Altus Capital Partners, Wilton, Conn., an investment firm focused on middle-market manufacturing companies in the U.S., has acquired Nichols Portland, a division of Parker Hannifin Corp., located in Portland, Maine. Nichols Portland is a designer and manufacturer of powder metal fixed and...

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TigerStop announces staffing changes

March 9, 2016

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a manufacturer of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has promoted Mike Anderson from southeastern regional sales manager to product manager of saw systems. Kevin Trowell, formerly with Beisse America Inc., has been hired as the new southeastern regional sales...

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MCEDC to build manufacturing facility in Kentucky

March 9, 2016

The Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC) has announced plans to build a new industrial facility in Murray, Ky., in an effort to attract manufacturing business. Because the city has no available pre-existing office space, the MCEDC decided to build the 60,000-sq.-ft. building to...

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Walters Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 9, 2016

Deloitte Canada has named Walters Group, Hamilton, Ont., one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The program recognizes Canadian-owned and -managed companies with revenues more than $10 million that demonstrate strategy, capability, and commitment...

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CenterLine requalifies to maintain status as a Best Managed Company

March 9, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has announced it has requalified to maintain its status as a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2015. The company also earned the award in 2013. The national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of...

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Weldaloy earns AS9100 certification for aerospace industry

March 8, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy has received AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certifications through the American Systems Registrar. Weldaloy is a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous metal forgings serving industries such as aerospace, electronics, and oil and...

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PCI’s Custom Coater Forum set for Las Vegas

March 8, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., will host the Custom Coater Forum at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, May 2-3, 2016. This educational and networking event provides presentations and roundtable discussions on business solutions, new product technologies, and PCI programs...

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Destaco aligns sub-brand products under one name

March 8, 2016

Destaco, Auburn Hills, Mich., a provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has announced the implementation of a strategic initiative that will bring the company’s sub-brands of Camco indexers, Robohand grippers, and Central Research Laboratory remote handling products to...

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Canadian Army Maj.-Gen. David Fraser to deliver FABTECH Canada opening keynote

March 7, 2016

Leadership, innovation, and an out-of-the-box strategy are the keys to success in today’s manufacturing environment. That’s the message retired Canadian Army Maj.-Gen. David Fraser, who is currently COO for Toronto-based INKAS Armored Vehicle Mfg., will tell thousands of delegates later...

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Hypertherm, Schnitzer, Timken, and Kennametal named to World’s Most Ethical Company list

March 7, 2016

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, Portland, Ore.-based Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., and Pittsburgh-based Kennametal Inc. are four of the 131 companies named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® list by Ethisphere Institute. The assessment for this...

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Comau receives Volvo Quality Excellence Award

March 7, 2016

Comau has received the Volvo Quality Excellence Award from Volvo Car Corp. for an industrial project undertaken five years ago that is still in full development. The project is related to the provisioning of production facilities for the XC90, S90, and V90 cars, in which Comau developed the...

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AGC AeroComposites to expand Idaho facility

March 7, 2016

AGC AeroComposites, a composites and metal structures manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industries, has unveiled plans for a 50,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its Hayden, Idaho, facility. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the expansion will feature a layout designed for efficiency, more...

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Workshops for Warriors receives $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo

March 3, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school in San Diego assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and career coaching, has received a $75,000 grant from San Francisco-based Wells Fargo. “These funds are vital to our...

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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs announces 2016 Manufacturing Camp grant winners

March 3, 2016

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its 2016 Summer Manufacturing Camp grants. Thirty-three grants totaling $66,000, from $1,000 to $2,500 each, were awarded by NBT to...

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