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Metal fabrication market to grow to $21.38 billion by 2024

September 15, 2016

Investments in global infrastructure projects have been increasing rapidly over the past decade, and this presents a growing opportunity for the prefabricated construction market to grow considerably in the coming years, according to Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research (TMR). This acts...

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Weldaloy appoints VP/GM

September 15, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy, a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous forgings, has promoted Kurt Ruppenthal from vice president and chief manufacturing executive to vice president and general manager. Before joining the company in 2014 as engineering manager, Ruppenthal served...

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American Metal Roofs donates roof for veteran’s memorial in Michigan

September 15, 2016

American Metal Roofs, Flint, Mich., has donated the roofing materials for the Veterans Bell Memorial in Montrose, Mich. The memorial honors active-duty veterans, as well as reservists and National Guardsmen.What started out as a tribute by Charlie Emmendorfer of CRE Welding in Montrose to honor his...

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Coldwater Machine hires VP of sales and marketing

September 14, 2016

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. has hired Daniel Barry as vice president of sales and marketing. He has more than 25 years of capital equipment and automation experience in a variety of industry sectors. Before joining the company, Barry formed WEMA Vogtland America LLC in 2010, a U.S....

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Meritor donates $5,000 to American Red Cross for Louisiana flood relief efforts

September 14, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Denham Springs, La., which was hard-hit by flooding in August. An estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses were damaged in the southeast Louisiana town of 10,000 people.The company is a...

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TRUMPF founds venture capital company

September 14, 2016

TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, a manufacturer of sheet metal processing equipment and industrial lasers based in Ditzingen, Germany, has founded TRUMPF Venture GmbH, a venture capital company for funding technology startups. The aim of the company is to fund promising young companies that want to play a...

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Matheson completes acquisition of U.S. assets divested by Air Liquide

September 14, 2016

Matheson Tri-Gas, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of industrial and specialty gases, has completed its acquisition of certain U.S. assets divested by Air Liquide. The acquisition includes 18 air separation units, two nitrous oxide plants, four CO2 plants, three Airgas retail stores in Alaska, and...

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Optomec, Fryer team up to expand industrial use of metal additive manufacturing

September 13, 2016

Optomec, a supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing (AM) systems for 3-D printed metals in Albuquerque, N.M., has signed an agreement with machine tool producer Fryer Machine Systems, Patterson, N.Y. As part of the agreement, Fryer will integrate the Optomec LENS® Print Engine metal AM...

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MSC launches video campaign

September 13, 2016

MSC Industrial Supply Co., a distributor of metalworking and MRO products and services, has launched its “Built to Make You Better” video campaign. The series features success stories and testimonials from a variety of MSC customers.The videos, available at www.mscdirect.com/better, present...

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MPG closes Brillion Iron Works foundry as part of optimization strategy

September 13, 2016

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (MPG), Southfield, Mich., a provider of components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the light, commercial, and industrial vehicle markets, has announced the planned closure of Brillion Iron Works, which it recently acquired from Accuride Corp....

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Falcon Steel changes name to Falcon Steel America LLC

September 13, 2016

Following recapitalization by Chase Bank, ReignRock Capital Partners LLC, and Inverdale Capital Management LLC, Falcon Steel Co. has changed its name to Falcon Steel America LLC. Based in Haltom City, Texas, the company is a designer, fabricator, and engineering provider of products and services...

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Icon Aircraft to open Mexico factory

September 12, 2016

Icon Aircraft, Vacaville, Calif., has begun construction of a 300,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tijuana, Mexico, expected to open in November 2016. The factory, which will manufacture composite airframe components, is expected to employ more than 1,000...

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MEC named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for third time

September 12, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies as part of the Inc. 5000 list. MEC has been named to the list by achieving 73 percent growth over three years, placing the company at No. 3,977 among the...

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CNH Industrial enters mini-excavator alliance with Hyundai Heavy Industries

September 12, 2016

CNH Industrial, London, has announced an exclusive agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the production and development of mini-excavators. CNH Industrial will have the opportunity to produce mini-excavator models of up to 5 tons at its plants and source OEM models greater than 5 tons. The...

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IRMCO offers lubricant testing program

September 8, 2016

IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has announced the development of IRMCO iTool™, a lubricant testing process evolved from the cup drawing process originally developed at the Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming by Dr. Taylan Altan. Using blanked materials supplied by the customer, the...

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