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SHRM LINE: Hiring up, layoffs down in February

February 6, 2014

In February, hiring rates will increase and layoff rates will fall in manufacturing and services compared with a year ago according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2014. February’s hiring picture for the...

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Maytag brand, HomeAid America partner to provide shelter to homeless

February 5, 2014

More than 630,000 people are homeless on any given night in the U.S., according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. To support those in need, Whirlpool Corp.’s Maytag® brand, Benton Harbor, Mich., has teamed up with HomeAid America to help supply temporary shelter for homeless families...

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TG Mfg. acquires Craft Steel

February 5, 2014

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based TG Mfg., a division of Tiger Industrial Systems, has acquired Craft Steel, Spring Lake, Mich. Craft Steel offers metal stamping, metal fabrication, laser cutting, and robotic welding processes, serving such industrial sectors as agricultural, automotive, furniture,...

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NN Inc. acquires assets of V-S Industries

February 5, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a manufacturer and supplier of metal bearing components, has completed the acquisition of the assets of V-S Industries, a privately held manufacturer of precision metal components with operations in Wheeling, Ill., and Juarez, Mexico. The acquisition provides NN with a...

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AME’s Innovation Summit to present lean-minded thinking

February 5, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will present its Innovation Summit in Irvine, Calif., March 13-14. Industry innovators and longtime lean and innovation advocates will converge at the event to share insider knowledge with attendees. The event features four keynote speakers,...

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Airbus Helicopters to add production line to Ontario facility

February 5, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly called Eurocopter Canada) has announced it will add a new production line at its Fort Erie, Ont., helicopter production facility, creating about 40 new jobs. The facility will make engine cowlings for the EC225 aircraft. The manufacturer is a subsidiary of...

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MEP Group acquires Artmetco

February 4, 2014

MEP Group, Laval, Que., has announced its acquisition of Artmetco Inc., Saint-Laurent, Que. The team of MEP Technologies (owned by MEP Group) and Artmetco offers a turnkey approach for fabricated products. The companies provide mechanical design, new-product implementation, redesign of existing...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing sector expanded in January, but at slowest pace in 8 months

February 3, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the eighth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 56th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. However, the manufacturing expansion rate...

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Fayette Fabrication opens in Alabama

January 30, 2014

Fayette Fabrication has opened a 50,000-sq.-ft. plant in Fayette, Ala., that produces racking systems for transporting automotive parts. The company, which has invested $1 million in the project, plans to invest more and eventually employ about 50...

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Fabrisonic receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

January 30, 2014

Fabrisonic LLC, Columbus, Ohio, a provider of equipment and services related to the patented ultrasonic additive manufacturing process, has received a 2013 Performance Excellence Award from the Boeing Co. The award is granted annually to suppliers for superior performance and outstanding service....

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EVS Metal marks 20th anniversary

January 30, 2014

EVS Metal Inc., Riverdale, N.J., a supplier of custom-fabricated sheet metal, integration, machined parts, and engineering services, marks 20 years in business in 2014. Incorporated by Scott Berkowitz and Joe Amico in 1994 to provide industrial rack mount enclosures for the growing PC market,...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA receives Nadcap recognition

January 30, 2014

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA), located in Hermitage, Pa., has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for supplying vacuum heat treating and brazing of metals. Nadcap accreditation is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies companies that manufacture quality product. The...

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Rigid Global Buildings releases company video

January 30, 2014

Rigid Global Buildings, a Houston-based manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings, has released a company video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxZimIMOi2Q highlighting how the firm operates. The video covers the company’s services in metal building acquisition, including assignment of a...

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Plex appoints CFO

January 30, 2014

Plex, a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturers in Troy, Mich., has announced the appointment of Don Clarke to the position of CFO. Most recently serving as CFO at Eloqua, Clarke's experience includes raising growth capital, multiple IPOs, and roles as both president and CFO. He has a...

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H.C. Starck's Newton facility awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants

January 29, 2014

H.C. Starck's plant in Newton, Mass., has been awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants. The implementation of a world-class manufacturing program with 5S, Six Sigma, and lean techniques yielded significant improvements in the facility’s manufacturing operations, increasing product quality,...

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