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JDSU signs agreement with Amada to purchase preferred stock of subsidiary

May 14, 2015

JDSU, Milpitas, Calif., has signed a definitive agreement with Amada Holdings Co. Ltd. of Japan, a manufacturer of machine tools for metal fabrication, to purchase up to $40 million of preferred stock of a subsidiary of Lumentum Holdings Inc., the publicly traded company that will result from the...

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Ultratech celebrates 20th anniversary

May 13, 2015

Ultratech Inc., Bloomingdale, Ill., marks 20 years in business in 2015. The precision sheet metal fabrication job shop started in a small shop in Wood Dale, Ill., in...

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Sciaky launches website to highlight 3-D printing systems

May 13, 2015

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), has launched a new website at www.sciaky.com that features an expanded lineup of new metal 3-D printing systems based on its electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) technology. The expanded lineup of...

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MIT Professional Education launches Rapid Prototyping Technology short course

May 12, 2015

MIT Professional Education has added a new course, Rapid Prototyping Technology, to its lineup of short programs. Running July 20-24, 2015, on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Mass., the course will provide participants hands-on exposure to processes commonly used to fabricate prototypes rapidly....

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Winnebago Towables to expand in Indiana

May 12, 2015

Winnebago Towables has announced plans to expand its operations in Middlebury, Ind., creating up to 150 new jobs by 2019. The company, which is a subsidiary of Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc., invested about $5.4 million to purchase four previously leased facilities that cover...

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NJMEP launches MarketShift initiative to assist defense contractors

May 12, 2015

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP), Cedar Knolls, N.J., has partnered with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)/New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), and the federal government to launch an initiative program. The program, called MarketShift, was developed...

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Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for first U.S. factory

May 12, 2015

Volvo Cars, Rockleigh, N.J., will build its first U.S. factory in Berkeley County, S.C., investing up to $500 million in a facility that can produce up to 100,000 cars per year. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018....

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AT&F earns AISC certification

May 11, 2015

Large-scale metal fabricator AT&F has been certified by the American Institute of Skilled Construction (AISC) to perform work on a variety of bridge projects requiring an AISC-certified contractor. The company received the certification following a series of audits and document reviews to ensure...

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Balluff appoints president/CEO

May 11, 2015

Sensor provider Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., has appointed Tony Canonaco as president effective immediately and as CEO effective Aug. 1. Kent Howard, previous president and CEO, is transitioning into retirement and will move into the role of adviser to the president and board of directors....

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AMT VP receives NCDMM’s Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

May 11, 2015

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that Vice President – Strategic Planning Paul Warndorf has been selected by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) for the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award. Rhodes was a former chairman of the...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred accreditation

May 11, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has become the first company to receive MedAccred accreditation. Performance Review Institute (PRI) states that MedAccred is an industry-managed supply chain oversight program designed to bolster patient safety. It does this through clarification of...

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Shimco president/CEO named Professional of the Year

May 11, 2015

Shimco, a manufacturer of precision parts, laminated and edge-bonded shims, tapers, and spacers in Markham, Ont., has announced that President/CEO and owner Peter Voss has been recognized by Worldwide Branding as Professional of the Year for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in...

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Metro Chicago Exports launches small-business grant program, export seminars

May 11, 2015

Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) has launched a grant program to help small to medium-sized enterprises grow in international trade, specifically through export initiatives. The $225,000 program, funded by JPMorgan Chase, will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout northeastern Illinois....

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Paper-Less wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

May 8, 2015

Paper-Less, a Milwaukee-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, has announced that the company and its customer CPI Aerostructures Inc. have been recognized as winners of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the category...

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D&S Mfg. marks 50 years in business with open house

May 8, 2015

D&S Mfg. has invited the public to an open house on May 16 at its 150,000-sq.-ft. facility in Black River Falls, Wis., to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will include guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. “We have come a long way since my dad purchased a local...

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