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Toyota creates 400 jobs in Indiana

January 27, 2017

Toyota Indiana has announced plans to add 400 jobs at the plant in Princeton, investing $600 million in retooling, new equipment, and advanced technologies to meet demand for the Highlander® midsize SUV. The project is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and will add 40,000 Highlanders annually. The...

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GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing

January 27, 2017

Detroit-based General Motors has announced it will invest an additional $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing operations. These investments follow $2.9 billion announced in 2016 and more than $21 billion GM has invested in its U.S. operations since 2009.The new investments cover multiple new vehicle,...

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LVD Strippit opens two regional customer support centers

January 26, 2017

Fabricating equipment manufacturer LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has announced the opening of its Southeast Support Center in Charlotte, N.C., serving the South Atlantic and East South Central states, and its Southwest Support Center in Farmers Branch, Texas, serving the Southwest and Central states,...

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RTI Surgical names CEO

January 26, 2017

RTI Surgical Inc., Alachua, Fla., a surgical implant company, has named Camille Farhat as CEO effective March 15, 2017. He will succeed interim CEO Robert P. Jordheim, who will resume his role as CFO. Farhat previously served as president/CEO of American Medical Systems Inc. (AMS), an operating...

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MCA announces 2016 Chairman’s Awards

January 26, 2017

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago, has recognized eight outstanding MCA member building projects with 2016 Chairman’s Awards. The awards are given based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project...

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Meritor extends Shoes for Soldiers program to help wounded veterans

January 25, 2017

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for the commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has extended its Shoes for Soldiers program for a third year to donate funds to help position severely wounded, injured, or ill veterans for...

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Johnson Controls launches program to help women re-enter the workforce

January 25, 2017

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, a provider of building and energy storage systems and technology, is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The Next Chapter program has employment...

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AISI applauds presidential action to expedite energy projects, infrastructure, manufacturing

January 25, 2017

Thomas J. Gibson, president/CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has released a statement praising the president’s executive actions to expedite key energy projects, facilitate U.S. steel contributions to future energy infrastructure, and lower regulatory burdens...

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Advanced Heat Treat announces organizational changes

January 25, 2017

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., a provider of heat-treat services based in Waterloo, Iowa, has promoted Adam Dehl and Adam Kane to operations management leadership roles. Dehl joined the company in 1997 as heat treat technician. In 2006 he transferred to the Waterloo Burton facility as a supervisor,...

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Fastener machinery and equipment to be auctioned Feb. 14-16

January 24, 2017

Fastener manufacturing machinery and equipment from Rockford Products, which closed in September 2016, will be available for sale at auction from Feb. 14 to 16 in Rockford, Ill. The auction will be conducted jointly by PPL Group, Capital Recovery Group, and Rabin Worldwide. The first two days of...

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USW commends President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the TPP

January 24, 2017

Leo W. Gerard, president of United Steelworkers Intl. (USW), Pittsburgh, has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he would permanently withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):"The president's action … rewards the long and hard-fought...

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Caster Concepts launches website

January 24, 2017

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has unveiled a new website designed to help visitors envision and build the casters they need. The site, www.casterconcepts.com, features a search tool that can determine the appropriate caster by...

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AEM seeks attendees for trade mission to Cuba

January 24, 2017

The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking attendees for its first trade mission to Cuba in spring 2017.The all-inclusive trade mission will take place April 3 to 6. Participants will explore business opportunities in Cuba as its economy becomes more open to foreign...

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K&S Mfg. recognized as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

January 24, 2017

K&S Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., a vertically integrated contract metals manufacturer servicing Tier 1 OEMs, has earned recognition as a Partner-level Supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Supplier Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status—Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating—recognizes...

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CONCOA founder/president dies

January 24, 2017

CONCOA, a manufacturer of pressure- and flow-control equipment in Virginia Beach, Va., has announced that Sande Dukas, founder and president of the company, died Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 71. Dukas had guided the company since founding it in 1987. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology...

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