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VSR Industries breaks ground on Nevada facility

November 19, 2014

VSR Industries has broken ground on a 28,000-sq.-ft. lock production factory in Henderson, Nev. It is the company’s third building in southern Nevada, expanding its campus to 150,000 sq. ft. The manufacturer of high-security gaming locks, metal slot bases, slot cabinets, and custom...

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Range Kleen Mfg. names internal sales coordinator

November 19, 2014

Lima, Ohio-based Range Kleen Mfg. Inc. has promoted Tonia Wodarski to the position of internal sales coordinator. She joined the company in 2011 in customer service and was promoted to sales services coordinator in 2013. The firm manufactures household products sold to major retail chains...

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FABTECH 2014 brings top manufacturing leaders from around the globe to Atlanta

November 19, 2014

The depth and breadth of manufacturing’s reach into the U.S. and global economies were on display at the recent FABTECH® 2014 exposition and conference in Atlanta. FABTECH, held Nov. 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the largest annual metal forming, fabricating, welding, and...

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The Mifsud Group acquires Montana Metal Products

November 19, 2014

The Mifsud Group, a Cleveland-based private investment and management company that owns and operates specialty manufacturers, has acquired Montana Metal Products, a precision metal fabricating company located in Des Plaines, Ill. Montana Metal Products serves the aerospace and medical equipment...

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Frost & Sullivan report predicts three-fold increase in 3-D printing revenues by 2025

November 18, 2014

Three-dimensional printing has become one of the premier disruptive technologies transforming traditional industrial models and sparking a new industrial revolution, according to Frost & Sullivan, a business growth strategist in Mountain View, Calif. The possibility of 3-D printing’s evolution...

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Can-Eng Furnaces contracted to build four high-temperature furnace systems

November 18, 2014

Can-Eng Furnaces Intl. Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ont., has received an order from a large international mining and materials supplier. The order comprises four high-temperature rotary hearth and chain conveyor tempering furnace systems with capacities from 10 to 30 tons/hour and staggered deliveries....

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Survey shows business trending up for manufacturers, but young talent is scarce

November 17, 2014

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory, according to the latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey from New York, N.Y.-based ThomasNet®. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by baby boomers’ negative perceptions about millennials, could stand in the...

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Donaldson Co. to close Iowa plant

November 17, 2014

Donaldson Co., Bloomington, Minn., has announced plans to close its muffler and exhaust product manufacturing plant in Grinnell, Iowa. The company cites declining demand for the products because of changing diesel emission regulations. The work will be moved to the company’s other plants,...

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Vertex Rail to add 1,300 jobs in North Carolina

November 17, 2014

Vertex Rail has announced plans to add 1,300 new jobs at the former Terex Crane facility in Wilmington, N.C. The company will manufacture rail tank cars to transport crude oil from North Dakota, Texas, and other energy-producing states. The company will hire assemblers and fitters, welders, and...

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Steelwind Industries acquires Universal Industries, Hall Steel

November 14, 2014

Steelwind Industries Inc., Oak Creek, Wis., has acquired fabricator Universal Industries LLC, Tomahawk, Wis., and Hall Steel Corp., a provider of heat-treating fabrication and flame cutting in Milwaukee. Steelwind Industries is a steel fabrication company providing products to the mining and...

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Schnitzer Steel receives Ethics Inside certification

November 14, 2014

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Portland, Ore., has announced that it has earned Ethics Inside® certification and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™ from The Ethisphere Institute, a provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. Recipients are recognized for...

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Optomec becomes Platinum-level member of America Makes

November 14, 2014

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3-D-printed metals and printed electronics, has become a Platinum-level member of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). The role, which includes a...

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Deere earns spot on 2014 global list of top companies for leadership

November 14, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has been selected 16th on the 2014 Global Top Companies for Leaders list, a comprehensive study by consulting firm Aon Hewitt that recognizes best-in-class management practices, especially in the area of leadership development. This marks the third consecutive time the...

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United Alloy launches new website

November 13, 2014

Serial production metal fabrication and powder coating company United Alloy Inc. (UAI), Janesville, Wis., has launched a new website at www.unitedalloy.com with a new global brand and image reflecting its reach into the OEM power-generation, construction, agriculture, and heavy equipment...

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Bosch Rexroth landing pages provide access to case studies, technical articles

November 13, 2014

Drive and control technology provider Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has updated its U.S. website with individualized landing pages for nearly 50 articles related to drive and control technologies. The home page, located at www.boschrexroth-us.com/stories, features a user-friendly layout...

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