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Caterpillar announces executive officer retirements, appointments

October 13, 2014

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has announced that Group Presidents Stu Levenick and Steve Wunning have decided to retire in early 2015. Levenick is responsible for customer and dealer support, while Wunning is responsible for resource industries. The company has appointed current Group...

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Sealed computer keyboard is oilproof

October 13, 2014

Man & Machine has introduced the Really O’Cool sealed silicone computer keyboard for use in industrial settings. The unit is waterproof, oilproof, and dirtproof to withstand machine shop, production line, and part manufacturing environments. Optional features include backlight keys for use...

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Self-propelled, powered cranes lift up to 6,000 lbs.

October 13, 2014

AutoWild has introduced the SC and SCAT self-propelled, powered cranes with lift capacities to 6,000 lbs. and up to 22 ft. in shop and field operations. Power functions include boom lift, lower, extend, retract, and load compensation extension/retraction. All functions are push...

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August manufacturing technology orders up slightly

October 13, 2014

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 0.4 percent from July but down 6.0...

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Global shifts in economies make U.S. manufacturing significantly more cost-effective

October 13, 2014

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For decades U.S. manufacturers looking to increase profits and remain competitive have moved plants and jobs offshore. Changing global economics have made doing so much less attractive. The U.S. is gaining cost advantages as other regions lose theirs.

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How 2 green lubricant-makers landed on auto OEMs’ A-lists

October 13, 2014

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Gain insight into the arduous process of getting the official stamp of approval as a supplier to the automakers by reading how two green lubricant suppliers landed on the A-list.

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Every day should be Manufacturing Day

October 11, 2014

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Manufacturing Day has come and gone, but if metal fabricators really want to see people forget the old stereotypes associated with manufacturing, they should take every opportunity to welcome the general public into their facilities--not just waiting for one special day out of the year.

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Wabash National recognizes Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as top supplier

October 10, 2014

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as the winner of its 2014 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award. The award recognizes Lafayette’s excellent service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive solutions for...

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Nu-Way Industries hires executive VP, sales and marketing

October 10, 2014

Contract metal fabricator and assembler Nu-Way Industries, Des Plaines, Ill., has announced the appointment of Joe Fijak as executive vice president, sales and marketing. He has more than 30 years of experience in high-tech and mechanical systems industries. Fijak has worked on division...

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AME announces scholarship winners

October 10, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the winners of the 2014 Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. The scholarship—an initiative supported by AME’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Inc.—is awarded to...

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TRUMPF names VP of technical service

October 10, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a provider of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has promoted James Rogowski to vice president, technical service. He is responsible for technical services and training for the company’s machine tools installed across...

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Camfil APC appoints global executive VP

October 9, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment, has appointed Alan O'Connell as executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He has served with Camfil APC's parent company, the Camfil Group, Stockholm, for more...

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Mayville Eng. Co. named one of Wisconsin's largest closely held companies

October 9, 2014

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), a provider of contract manufacturing, tube forming, metal fabrication, coatings, and assembly in Mayville, Wis., was recognized at the annual Wisconsin 75 event as being one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The company has manufacturing...

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GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing plant in Florida

October 9, 2014

GE Oil & Gas has selected Jacksonville, Fla., for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other oil and gas industry products. The 500,000-sq.-ft. plant will create 500 new jobs over the next...

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American Crane & Equipment hosts students on Manufacturing Day

October 9, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., invited a group of 35 students from Exeter High School in Reading, Pa., to tour its facility on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3. The high school has implemented a STEM-based program into its...

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