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J.L. Becker appoints Northwest sales rep

June 8, 2015

Plymouth, Mich.-based J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has appointed Marty Keylon as its Northwest sales representative, serving California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Utah. The company manufactures industrial heat-treatment equipment. Keylon has more than...

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Rofin announces management changes

June 8, 2015

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has announced that Thomas Merk, currently COO of the Rofin Laser Micro and Marking Group, will succeed Günther Braun as president/CEO on July 1. At that time, Braun will resign as a...

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ASMAG acquires OCN

June 8, 2015

Austria-based ASMAG has acquired machine engineering company OCN, Udine, Italy. OCN produces machines and equipment for the metals industry, specializing in extrusion run-out systems and drawing machines for brass, copper, aluminum, and steel tubes and bars. ASMAG manufactures equipment for...

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High-volume joining process expands use of aluminum in autos

June 8, 2015

In partnership with General Motors, Alcoa, and TWB Co. LLC, researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have transformed a joining technique called friction stir welding (FSW). The technique now can be used to join aluminum sheets of varying thicknesses,...

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Magid completes 700,000-sq.-ft. facility in Illinois

June 8, 2015

Magid, a manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), has completed a 700,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters in Romeoville, Ill. The family-owned company moves to the new location after being based in Chicago for nearly 70 years. The facility consolidates corporate offices,...

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LIFT, NIMS, Ivy Tech address high-tech industrial technology maintenance skills gap

June 8, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va.; Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a national Institute for Manufacturing Innovation in Detroit; and Ivy Tech Community College, Portage, Ind., are partnering to enhance and expand training to fill open manufacturing...

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Tube Form Solutions, Herber Eng. announce partnership

June 8, 2015

Tube Form Solutions (TFS), a provider of tube bending services, equipment, and tooling in Elkhart, Ind., has entered into a partnership with tube bending machine manufacturer Herber Eng. AB, Värnamo, Sweden. TFS will market and sell Herber tube benders and deliver technical support to all...

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Wheatland Steel acquires CO2 laser system

June 8, 2015

Wheatland Steel Processing, Wheatland, Pa., has acquired a Cincinnati CL707 CO2 laser cutting system. It incorporates a high-speed linear motor drive, motion control systems, electronics, beam delivery, fiber-optics communications, and software technology. The system cuts a variety of materials and...

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BlueScope Buildings to create 115 jobs in North Carolina

June 8, 2015

BlueScope Buildings North America has announced plans to expand its facility in Laurinburg, N.C. The $9.2 million expansion will create 115 new jobs over the next three years. BlueScope Buildings North America Inc. is a subsidiary of Australia-based BlueScope Steel Ltd. The company provides...

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AZZ acquires Trinity Industries' galvanizing business

June 8, 2015

AZZ Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of galvanizing services, welding systems, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services, has acquired the assets of U.S. Galvanizing LLC, a provider of steel corrosion coating services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries Inc....

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American Punch Co. earns recertification to ISO 9001:2008

June 5, 2015

American Punch Co., based in Cleveland, has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 credentials. The firm manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades used in the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal...

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Cidan Machinery introduces updated website

June 5, 2015

Cidan Machinery, a manufacturer of folding machines, shears, cut-to-length lines, and coil handling equipment in Peachtree City, Ga., has launched a new website at www.cidanmachinery-americas.com. Additions to the site include new products, industry categories, updated specifications, new...

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Pferd to consolidate all U.S. operations and staff at Milwaukee facility

June 5, 2015

As the final step in its plan to centralize staff and operations, including brush production, assembly, distribution, and sales and marketing, Pferd has announced that all executive, marketing, and customer service positions will be relocated from the company’s longtime Leominster, Mass.,...

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Greenkote adds production capacity at Kentucky facility

June 5, 2015

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, has announced that its blank powder coating facility in Louisville, Ky., is making new production capacity available and now is accepting a limited number of volume production orders from manufacturers. The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant, which runs 24 hours a day, five...

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Coe Press Equipment participates in trade mission to Chile, Colombia

June 5, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based provider of coil processing systems to metal stampers and fabricators, has announced that President Hunter Coe and Director of Sales Jeff Grivas recently participated in a trade mission to Chile and Colombia facilitated by Automation Alley and...

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