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Toolots plans manufacturing exchange summit to promote trade between U.S., China

May 19, 2016

Toolots Inc., a company that provides a factory-direct e-commerce platform for international manufacturers to purchase and sell industrial tools, machinery, and technology, has announced its Inaugural Manufacturing Exchange Summit. The event will be held at its headquarters in Cerritos, Calif.,...

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Forecast predicts economic growth in manufacturing to continue through 2016

May 19, 2016

Economic growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2016, according to the "Spring 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast" from the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Fifty percent of respondents from...

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More investment needed in shop classes in schools, says FMW Fasteners survey

May 19, 2016

According to the latest business survey from FMW Fasteners, an online provider of anchor products, nuts, bolts, socket products, and screws based in Houston, its customers are calling for more investment in shop classes. Seventy percent of the 300 survey participants said there's not enough...

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ET Seminar Committee names winner of Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence

May 18, 2016

The Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence has been presented to current ET Seminar Committee Chairman Craig Werner. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the ET Seminar Committee, Wauconda, Ill., is given to an aluminum extrusion industry professional who has demonstrated outstanding qualities...

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Afco Systems expands European operations and sales

May 17, 2016

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Afco Systems, a manufacturer of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center and telecommunications industry, has expanded its manufacturing and sales capabilities in Europe. Through a strategic partnership with Byrne-Mech, a precision...

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LIFT spearheads team to develop computer models that predict corrosion

May 16, 2016

Detroit-based LIFT -- Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, has announced the formation of a team of manufacturers and universities that will work to develop a database...

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Kennametal Foundation announces 2016 scholarship winners

May 16, 2016

The Kennametal Foundation, Pittsburgh, has announced five winners of its 2016 Kennametal Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study that they can use at any...

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FABTECH Mexico 2016 brought best of manufacturing to Mexico City

May 16, 2016

FABTECH® Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on May 4-6, 2016. The three-day show broke attendance records, welcoming more than...

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Arcam delivers 3-D printer to Alcoa facility in Texas

May 16, 2016

Mölndal, Sweden-based Arcam has delivered a Q20plus 3-D printer to Alcoa’s Austin, Texas, facility. Alcoa will use the machine—Arcam’s largest, fastest 3-D printer—to help meet increasing demand for complex 3-D parts for aerospace. The unit prints parts directly from a 3-D computer...

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Robotics, IoT essential to spur growth in U.S. manufacturing, says report

May 13, 2016

The “2016 Industrial Manufacturing Trends Report,” published by PwC, asserts that investments in technology are essential for the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector and especially important in fast-evolving industries. Innovation is building a “data-driven factory of the future with...

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Tag Mfg. plans $15 million expansion

May 13, 2016

Tag Mfg. has announced plans for a $15 million expansion that will create about 200 jobs over the next five years. The company manufactures steel subassemblies for the construction, industrial, and agriculture markets and fabricates heavy equipment and ground-engaging tools. The expansion will...

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Joy Global closes Milwaukee facility

May 13, 2016

Joy Global, a manufacturer of mining equipment located in Milwaukee, has permanently closed its welding and heavy fabrication operations there. The facility was idled in November 2015. The closure eliminates 130 jobs. The remainder of the company’s operations in Milwaukee are not affected by...

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PCX Aerostructures taps skilled engineering resources with internship program

May 12, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC, Newington, Conn., has announced it is again partnering with Central Connecticut State University to provide paid internships to mechanical engineering students as part of a continued focus on fostering interest in aerospace manufacturing. A PCX internship gives students...

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Dennen Steel announces staff additions

May 11, 2016

Dennen Steel Corp., a steel parts manufacturing firm in Grand Rapids, Mich., has named Kelly Boeve as CFO. He has 30 years of financial, accounting, and operations experience, including a position as senior corporate financial adviser with DWH LLC. The firm has hired Jamie Natter as director...

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Egan named to 101 Best and Brightest list for 10th year

May 10, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan), Grand Rapids, Mich., has been named for the 10th consecutive year to West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list. This year the company also earned the Compensation, Benefits & Employee Solutions elite award....

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