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Siemens expands Frontier Partner program for manufacturing-focused start-ups

June 18, 2015

Siemens, Berkeley, Calif., has announced the expansion of the start-up Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The program grants manufacturing-focused start-ups access to the PLM software, its...

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Formtek-Maine adds turning center

June 18, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing and press feed equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Okuma LB4000 turning center. The machine is the fourth CNC turning center used to manufacture parts for the...

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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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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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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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Briggs & Stratton named Manufacturer of the Year by EETC

June 17, 2015

Briggs & Stratton, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC), a nonprofit association of industry professionals that works to train and educate technicians in the outdoor...

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Do we have a college bubble?

June 16, 2015

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The housing and higher education markets are eerily familiar.

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Meritor donates $50,000 to Wyakin Warrior Foundation

June 16, 2015

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket products for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has partnered with the Boise, Idaho-based Wyakin Warrior Foundation to help severely wounded veterans achieve professional and personal success....

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Meridian names director of manufacturing

June 16, 2015

Meridian, Aberdeen, N.C., has named Chris Mele as director of manufacturing. He oversees design and engineering, full fabrication, and assembly and is responsible for ensuring all processes in those areas are ISO 9001:2008-compliant. Mele has 24 years of experience working in a contract...

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Arcet, Machine & Welding Supply update brand names

June 16, 2015

Arcet Equipment Co., Richmond, Va., and Machine & Welding Supply Co., Dunn, N.C., have updated their names and brands to Arc3 Gases. The two independent industrial gas and welding supply distributors merged in October 2013. Arc3 Gases, with more than 50 storefronts, serves the industrial...

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Keeping an eye on Mexico

June 12, 2015

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No matter what happens with Congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority, Mexico is moving forward with its plan to be the manufacturing hub to not only the U.S., but the world.

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KeyedIn Solutions wins Best Green Product at ISA Sign Expo

June 12, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions, a SaaS-based software company providing sign industry-specific software, has announced that KeyedIn Manufacturing - Sign Edition won the Best Green Product Award based on attendee voting at the ISA Sign Expo. The event took place April 9-11, 2015, in Las Vegas. KeyedIn was...

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MetoKote receives Honda Supplier Performance Award

June 12, 2015

MetoKote Corp.’s facility in Huber Heights, Ohio, is one of 53 suppliers recognized by Honda for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles. This is the second year in a row that the facility has received...

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User interface enhanced for more flexible configuration of price quote process

June 12, 2015

Infor has made enhancements to the user interface of Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ). The new personalization capability allows organizations to differentiate themselves in their markets with visual layout design and custom style functionality. This allows for tailored content and presentation of...

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MEC named top fabricator for fifth consecutive year

June 11, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayville Eng. Co., Mayville, Wis., has been named first on the FAB 40 list of the nation’s largest fabricators, which is published by The FABRICATOR® magazine. The employee-owned company serves customers in the agriculture, commercial vehicle, construction,...

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