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Fisker Automotive and Technology Group to open facility in California

June 18, 2015

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group (FATG) has announced it will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Mareno Valley, Calif., near the company headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. The plant will produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for worldwide sale. At the start of...

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Fabral expands sales team

June 18, 2015

Fabral, Lancaster, Pa., a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has appointed Matt Nance as Eastern regional sales manager and Gary Brown as Ohio territory manager. Nance most recently served as the company’s architectural and technical specifications manager at Fabral. He is a licensed...

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Laboratory Testing adds customer service rep

June 18, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc., an accredited, independent testing laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., has named John Malack as a customer service representative. He has 20 years of related experience, including previous employment with customers of LTI in the steel tubing and fastener fields. Malack most...

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Polyester coatings engineered for industry-specific applications

June 18, 2015

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ coatings, a line of next-generation polyester coil coatings engineered for specific market applications. The line comprises AP coatings for appliances, BP coatings for building products, CP coatings for consumer products,...

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Burr Oak Tool forms partnership with OTS

June 18, 2015

Sturgis, Mich.-based Burr Oak Tool Inc., a manufacturer of production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has formed a partnership with Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. (OTS), College Park, Md., a provider of research, experimentation, and development in the HVAC and...

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Abtex Corp. hires new production manager

June 18, 2015

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., has hired James Ameigh as production manager. In this role, he oversees the production and manufacturing of the company’s deburring brushes. Ameigh’s work experience includes process engineering for manufacturers such as Corning and Sikorsky Aircraft. He holds...

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Deep-draw sheet hydroforming press handles up to 20-in.-dia. blanks

June 18, 2015

Beckwood has expanded its Triform product line with the addition of a 10,000-PSI deep-draw sheet hydroforming press, featuring a 20-in.-dia. maximum blank size, 10-in. draw depth capacity, and an integrated tool change system for fast changeover. The model 20-10-10BD offers cycle times less than...

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Steel Tube Inc. announces expansion

June 17, 2015

Steel Tube Inc., Statesville, N.C., has announced plans to double its capacity to deliver steel tubing products to customers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The 32,000-sq.-ft. expansion is necessitated by the demand for UV- and corrosion-resistant mechanical and structural steel tubing. The...

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Talan Products adds deburring machine

June 17, 2015

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a full-service metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has added a remanufactured Hammond Roto-Finish deburring machine to its metalworking lineup. The automated vibratory deburring machine uses a ball-burnishing deburring process...

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Wilson Tool's Lean Seminar

July 16, 2015
  • Wilson Tool International
  • White Bear Lake, MN
  • Wilson Tool's free seminar provides practical ways in which sheet metal fabricators can implement lean manufacturing principles. This seminar will introduce you to various methods of implementing lean thinking in punch press and press brake operations.

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    Manufacturing ERP software provides multidivision, multisite, multicompany capabilities

    June 17, 2015

    MIE Solutions® has announced that a new product release within MIE Trak Pro® that provides comprehensive interdivision and intersite capabilities within all applications. The software streamlines processes to help improve collaboration within a single company in a single location or within...

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    Applications due by July 1 for $20,000 titanium applications development award

    June 17, 2015

    The International Titanium Association (ITA) is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry that has shown significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of titanium. The recipient of the Titanium Applications Development...

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    Gibbs Metals names VP of sales

    June 17, 2015

    Gibbs Metals, a distributor and processor of steel wire and strip, has promoted Jim Mintun to the position of vice president of sales—Northeast. He is based in the sales office in Southington, Conn. A graduate of The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Mintun joined the company’s South...

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    Grinder processes all types of parts, materials

    June 17, 2015

    Palmgren® offers the Powergrind™ #9682088 combination bench and belt grinder, which eliminates the need for multiple machines. It is suitable for grinding, deburring, polishing, and finishing all types of parts on any type of material. The unit is designed with a dynamically balanced rotor...

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    Formtek-Maine announces staff changes

    June 17, 2015

    Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has announced several changes to its staff. Nancy Shorey has been promoted to parts and traffic manager. She has served in multiple sales department capacities during her 20 years with the company....

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