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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Steve Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The...

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Dome-loaded pressure regulators withstand system pressure, withdrawal fluctuations

September 17, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik has announced that it has improved the pressure consistency of its dome-loaded gas pressure regulators. A design modification to the newly integrated control pressure regulator ensures an almost complete compensation of supply pressure and outlet fluctuations, helping to keep gas...

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Stainless steel feet offered with optional cap or pad

September 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers the GN 440.5 stainless steel leveling feet with tapped socket with an elastomer base cap or a vulcanized rubber pad, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant leveling feet bear static loads from 7 to 16 kN. Base diameters from 1.57 to 3.15 in. are available. The...

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How to reduce subjectivity in continuous improvement

September 16, 2014

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Manufacturing critical-path time, or MCT, puts a new perspective on activity across the enterprise. A job is either being worked on, or it's not. Period.

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Seaming device secures stretch-wrap film tails

September 16, 2014

Muller has introduced the No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device for securing stretch-wrap film tails. It eliminates the film tail without contacting the load. The technology is available on new Octopus ring wrapping equipment, as well as the company’s former models. The unit eliminates the...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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Mayville Eng. Co. named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies

September 15, 2014

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was added to the list at number 3,623 in recognition of its achieving 89 percent growth over three years. The manufacturer, a provider of...

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Silgan acquires Van Can Co.

September 15, 2014

Silgan Holdings Inc., Stamford, Conn., a supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, has acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain specified limited liabilities of Van Can Co., San Diego, a manufacturer of metal containers. The acquired...

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Surface-mount dock lift requires no pit

September 15, 2014

Southworth Products Corp. offers SMDDL surface-mount scissor dock lifts that require no pit, making them suitable for leased or temporary buildings. With a lowered height of 5 in. and a raised height of 58 in., the lifts can access loads on truck beds of any height and transfer them to a...

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Atlas Machine opens satellite location in Indianapolis

September 15, 2014

Louisville, Ky.-based Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened a location in Indianapolis to support its expanded distributorship of Gardner Denver industrial air compressors, Cameron centrifugal air compressors, and other compressed air products. The company offers new and reconditioned...

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Hobart Institute adds two staff members

September 12, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has hired Shanda Allen as registrar/bursar and Fred Henman as technical training instructor. Allen has 19 years of experience in the educational field. She has served as an elementary school teacher, a college-level instructor, GED coordinator,...

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Roper Whitney hires director of operations

September 12, 2014

Rockford, Ill.-based tool and equipment manufacturer Roper Whitney has hired Jeff Doty as director of operations. He previously worked at Eaton Corp. and Aisin Mfg. Illinois. Doty received his bachelor’s degree in electronic systems technology and a master’s degree in industrial technology...

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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also...

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BEX Inc. appoints sales manager

September 12, 2014

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based BEX Inc., a manufacturer of industrial spray nozzles, has announced the appointment of Mike Simmerer as national sales manager. He has been with the company for 20 years, most recently as customer service liaison. Simmerer holds a master’s degree in management and...

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BWise Mfg. names VP of operations

September 12, 2014

Trailer manufacturer BWise Mfg., Chambersburg, Pa., has named Allen Jacobson as vice president of operations. He has more than 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, working previously for JLG Industries, BP Solar Intl., and Patapsco Designs. Jacobson holds an MBA in finance and a...

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