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Triangle launches new website

January 6, 2015

Triangle Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has launched a revamped website at www.triangleoshkosh.com. Searchability and functionality have been improved to allow customers to access detailed product information, downloadable STEP and PDF files, and educational product resources. The site can function in...

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MW Industries Inc. acquires Maudlin & Son Mfg.

January 6, 2015

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components in Rosemont, Ill., has acquired Kemah, Texas-based Maudlin & Son Mfg. Maudlin & Son manufactures slotted shims, coil and flat shim stock, key stock, feeler gauges, drill...

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MTI Systems donates to FIRST Robotics Club

January 5, 2015

Cost estimating software developer MTI Systems Inc., West Springfield, Mass., has donated for the second year to the MIGHTY Mechanics program, part of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics club in Agawam, Mass., for a second year. The robotics club offers four levels of programs for students...

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Glaro Inc. marks 70 years in business

January 5, 2015

Glaro Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., celebrates 70 years in business in 2015. Originally founded in 1945 by Harry Glass, the business was launched in a Bronx, N.Y., basement, where he hand-made products out of surplus World War II aluminum materials. Since then the company has evolved into a...

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ISM ROB: Down 3.2 percentage points from November, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

January 5, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th 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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Print-A-Part 3d launches 3-D parts e-commerce site

January 2, 2015

Print-A-Part 3d, an Alexandria, Va.-based engineering firm, has announced the launch of its 3-D parts e-commerce site at www.printapart3d.com. The site offers industrial parts such as screws, bolts, nuts, and washers. Products are delivered by digital download as ready-to-use STL files....

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Menges Roller launches new website

December 24, 2014

Menges Roller Co., Wauconda, Ill., a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and aluminum coil converting and coating industries, has launched a new website at www.mengesroller.com. The website includes several videos, industry links, social media links, and various means of interfacing...

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Trilogy Machinery appointed exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers

December 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers, punching machines, and CNC machines. The companies have been in cooperation since 2009. Allen Kao, president of Sunrise Fluid Power of Taiwan, said, “We are thrilled with the progress...

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Elliott signs agreement to distribute LVD Strippit machines in Canada

December 23, 2014

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a supplier of metalworking machinery in Oakville, Ont., has partnered with LVD Strippit to distribute its line of metal fabricating equipment, such as laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears, and midlevel automation systems. Elliott...

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Fabral names plant manager

December 23, 2014

Fabral, a provider of metal roofing and wall panels for architectural, commercial, post-frame, industrial, transportation, and agricultural applications, has appointed Jonathan Williams as plant manager at its Lancaster, Pa., facility. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and 15...

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Ball Corp. names leader of global metal beverage packaging

December 23, 2014

Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball Corp. has hired Erik Bouts as senior vice president of the corporation and COO of global metal beverage packaging, effective Feb. 1. He will be based in Zurich. Bouts most recently was president of Owens-Illinois, Europe. Before that he was CEO at The Glidden Co., a...

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Forecast 3D celebrates 20 years in business

December 23, 2014

Forecast 3D, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3-D printing and short-run manufacturing service provider, marks its 20th anniversary. In 1994 co-founders and brothers Corey and Donovan Weber started the business in their garage with a single stereolithography 3-D printer. They built prototypes and...

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Heung IL USA to build first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina

December 22, 2014

Heung IL USA Corp., a subsidiary of South Korea-based Heung IL Industrial Co. Ltd., will open its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Statesville, N.C., creating 30 full-time jobs. The company will invest $2.3 million in the facility, which will be co-located on the grounds of the existing Doosan...

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TRUMPF expands to Querétaro, Mexico

December 19, 2014

In response to increased sales in Mexico, Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc. has opened a facility in Querétaro. The location allows faster response times for spare parts, sales support, and service technicians. Sofia Cardenas, facility supervisor of the new warehouse, said, “As an...

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Sioux Corp. receives Pillar of the Industry Award

December 19, 2014

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., has received the Pillar of the Industry Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for its dedication and support of the U.S. manufacturing industry and the I Make America campaign. Sioux was one of only 34 companies nationwide to receive the award. The...

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