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Houghton Intl. announces senior leadership appointments

June 4, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has announced changes in organizational leadership. Mike Shannon, executive vice president of global operations at Houghton Intl. and president of Houghton Asia Pacific, has been appointed to the additional...

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Southwest Steel Processing plans $18 million expansion at Arkansas plant

June 3, 2015

Southwest Steel Processing, a manufacturer of railcar and oil and gas components, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Newport, Ark. The plant expansion will be used to develop a new forging line. The company, a partnership between Cleveland-based Park Ohio and Arkansas Steel Associates LLC...

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Schaefer Ventilation opens distribution center in Atlanta

June 3, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products based in Sauk Rapids, Minn., has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Atlanta. The new location offers quick deliveries on reasonable quantities of confined space ventilators, portable...

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Global manufacturers focused on innovation, supply chains to drive growth, says survey

June 3, 2015

Manufacturers are operating in an environment of disruptive complexity, where the confluence of factors such as intense competition, pricing pressures, and new technologies are forcing companies to evaluate business models and growth strategies, according to the 2015 KPMG Global Manufacturing...

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Fabral names VP of commercial sales

June 3, 2015

Euramax North America has announced the return of Scott Bacon as the vice president of commercial sales for Fabral, a provider of metal roofing and wall panels in Lancaster, Pa. He served as vice president, director of sales from 2000 to 2011 and spent the last four years as the business unit...

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Centria announces addition to product management team

June 3, 2015

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems based in Moon Township, Pa., has hired Jeffrey Peskowitz as profile series and metal composite material (MCM) manager. He collaborates with the company’s sales and marketing teams to maintain, promote, and market the company’s...

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Eberl Iron Works Inc. wins Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award

June 3, 2015

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Eberl Iron Works Inc. has received the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award in the small business category for companies with 50 or fewer employees. The awards raise community awareness of ethical behavior and recognize companies that consistently demonstrate ethical...

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Global Shop Solutions opens R&D technology center

June 2, 2015

Global Shop Solutions, a provider of ERP software, has opened an R&D technology center in The Woodlands, Texas, to support the next generation of the company’s ERP software, existing customer requirements, and new sales opportunities and markets. The new tech center provides space built...

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Precision Tank & Equipment acquires A&B Welding

June 2, 2015

Precision Tank & Equipment Co., a tank and equipment manufacturer based in Athens, Ill., has acquired A&B Welding of Thompson, Iowa, a manufacturer of field-erected tanks and general contracting services. The companies serve different areas in the agricultural tank market. Together, they will...

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Germantown Tool and Mfg. receives renewal of ISO 9001:2008 certification

June 2, 2015

Germantown Tool and Mfg., Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has received a three-year renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company, a fully integrated metal fabricator, offers metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting, robotic welding, mechanical assembly, and tool and die services...

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AT&F opens facility in India

June 2, 2015

AT&F, a provider of large-scale steel fabrication in Cleveland, has opened its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the state of Maharashtra, fabricates and assembles metal components for OEM customers in the construction, transportation, mining,...

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Marlin Steel earns SHARP Award from OSHA

June 1, 2015

Custom metal basket manufacturer Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has been recognized by OSHA for maintaining “exemplary injury and illness prevention programs” as per OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The fifth company in Maryland to earn the distinction,...

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Kennametal named CIO 100 Award winner for second consecutive year

June 1, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has received a CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO magazine for the second consecutive year. The annual award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Building on last...

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American Metal Roofs helps feed 300 local families through food distribution program

June 1, 2015

American Metal Roofs (AMR), a Flint, Mich.-based provider of residential and commercial metal roofing products and services, helped feed 300 Michigan families as part of the Companies Feeding Families food distribution program. Facilitated by the Flushing Community Church and the Food Bank of...

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Trade-Mark Industrial hosts open house at new Ontario facility

May 29, 2015

Multitrade contractor Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. hosted an open house at its new, 365,000-sq.-ft. facility in Cambridge, Ont., for customers and industry partners. The event included guided tours, 3-D modeling demonstrations, large equipment displays, design and clash detection demonstrations, and...

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