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SHRM LINE: Mixed month of hiring expected in September

September 4, 2014

In September hiring rates will increase in the manufacturing sector and drop in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2014. For the sixth straight month,...

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Ambrell names president/CEO

September 3, 2014

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems in Scottsville, N.Y., has promoted Tom Giglia to president and CEO. Richard Rosenbloom, former CEO and co-founder of the company, is retiring but will become a senior adviser to the company and remain on the board of directors. Giglia joined...

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Steel Market Development Institute signs on as title sponsor of 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo

September 3, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has signed on as a title sponsor of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo. The rodeo brings journalists from throughout the U.S. to Texas to...

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CMS launches level-two certification program for portable CMM users

September 3, 2014

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has launched a level-two certification exam for users of portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This is the industry’s first device-specific, hands-on assessment conducted by CMS-authorized proctors, the society reports. Candidates are required...

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Arcam acquires strategic partner DiSanto Technology

September 3, 2014

Arcam, a provider of 3-D printing technology for metals based in Mölndal, Sweden, has acquired its strategic partner DiSanto Technology, Shelton, Conn., a contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants. According to Arcam, the combination of its EBM® (electron beam melting) technology and...

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ThyssenKrupp Materials NA launches customer portal

September 2, 2014

Production materials provider ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., Southfield, Mich., has launched a new customer portal that allows customers of its Copper and Brass Sales Division to access a variety of real-time, account-specific information and account functions. The portal is optimized for mobile...

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Tech Air acquires US Oxygen & Supply and Specialty Air Technologies

September 2, 2014

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired US Oxygen & Supply of Arlington, Texas, and Specialty Air Technologies of Long Beach, Calif. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management. US...

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NN Inc. acquires Autocam

September 2, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a manufacturer of metal bearings and precision metal components, has completed the acquisition of Autocam Corp., a manufacturer of system-critical components for fuel systems, engines and transmission, power steering, and electric motors. John Kennedy, founder and...

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Jindal Tubular USA acquires the assets of PSL North America

September 2, 2014

Jindal Tubular USA LLC, a step-down subsidiary of Jindal SAW and a manufacturer of large-diameter steel pipe, has acquired the assets of PSL North America LLC, Bay St. Louis, Miss. PSL NA is a manufacturer of large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipe using HSAW technology. The company’s...

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Metal Supermarkets opens Illinois location

September 2, 2014

Metal Supermarkets, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a store in Niles, Ill., near Chicago. The company offers a variety of sizes and types of metal, cut to customer specifications with no minimum order requirement. The company serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance...

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RoboVent celebrates 25th anniversary

September 2, 2014

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based RoboVent is celebrating 25 years of providing fume extraction and air filtration equipment. Incorporated Aug. 23, 1989, with two staff members in a 12- by 12-ft. room, the company began as a small distributor of filtration equipment. Today the company manufactures...

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Manufacturing Day gains three new sponsors

September 2, 2014

Manufacturing Day™ 2014 has announced the addition of three new supporters, with Kronos Inc. joining as a Silver sponsor and MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. joining as Bronze sponsors. Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, 2014, is an annual national event, executed at the...

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OEM Fabricators expands in Wisconsin

September 2, 2014

OEM Fabricators, a provider of contract manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and design assistance to OEMs, has announced plans to expand into Phillips, Wis. Its current operation in Prentice, Wis., will be moved to the new location, along with the 28 current employees. According to the...

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Kia to open automotive plant in Mexico

September 2, 2014

South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in an assembly plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant, slated for completion in the first half of 2016, is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per...

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ABB marks 125 years in Finland

September 2, 2014

ABB marks its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland provides power transmission and distribution systems, building technology, sustainable transportation, renewable power, and industrial automation and marine systems....

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