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Wynright hires vice president

July 27, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. and a provider of intelligent material handling systems based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Gordon Hellberg as vice president integrator sales for North America. Before joining the company, Hellberg spent much...

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FlexMove launches new website

July 27, 2016

Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company and manufacturer of flexible chain conveyor systems, has launched a new website at www.flexmove.com. The site is designed for viewing on tablets and mobile devices. It presents large photos and detailed technical information on its six...

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Mill Steel hires sales manager to expand into new painted market segments

July 27, 2016

Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has named Chad Hull as sales manager of architectural and standing seam products. He will be key in directing the company’s expansion into the painted architectural and standing seam markets within its Building...

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Chicago Tube and Iron adds distribution facility in North Carolina

July 27, 2016

Romeoville, Ill.-based metal service center Chicago Tube and Iron (CTI) has opened a distribution facility in Locust, N.C. Initial inventory at the new facility includes stainless steel pipe, tube, flat bar, angle, and round bar. The company plans to expand the new plant with all types of metal,...

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Schuler to supply two servo press lines and servo tryout presses to Daimler

July 27, 2016

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order from Germany-based automotive manufacturer Daimler for two servo press lines with a press force of 91,000 kN each and two servo tryout presses. The equipment will be installed at the Mercedes-Benz production plants in Bremen and Sindelfingen,...

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The Legacy Companies announces acquisition of Legion Industries

July 27, 2016

The Legacy Companies, a food service and consumer products company in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Legion Industries, based in Waynesboro, Ga. Legion is a manufacturer of deep-drawn stainless steel products for the commercial food service...

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Quintus hydroform press to support Electro-Methods’ turbine engine programs

July 26, 2016

Quintus® Technologies, Lewis Center, Ohio, has delivered a hydroform deep-draw press to Electro-Methods Inc. (EMI), a South Windsor, Conn.-based supplier of turbine engine components. The new, 4,000-ton press will expand EMI’s capabilities, further enabling the production of intricately shaped...

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Lydall acquires Texel

July 26, 2016

Lydall Inc., a provider of filtration and engineered materials in Manchester, Conn., has acquired Texel, a division of ADS Inc. Texel comprises three manufacturing operations and one distribution center in Quebec and employs about 300 people. The acquisition will be included in Lydall’s...

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Ross Technology adds sales engineer

July 26, 2016

Ross Technology, Leola, Pa., has named Tracy Buck as industrial storage sales engineer to support the company’s structural steel I-beam racks marketed under the Dexco brand name. Buck has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the material handling industry, including product design,...

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Triumph facility relocating to Kansas

July 26, 2016

Triumph Group Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced plans to relocate its Grandview, Mo., operations to a newly built, 156,000-sq.-ft. facility in Edgerton, Kan., to accommodate company growth. The relocation is expected to begin in September 2016 and be complete by June 2017. The facility,...

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Fipa develops lightweight EOAT for FANUC America

July 26, 2016

Fipa Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) in Cary, N.C., has created a custom EOAT for FANUC America Corp. for use on its robotic automation systems. The 15-lb. EOAT helps extend the range of parts that the robots can...

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Custom automated manufacturing equipment suppliers form Smart Automation Group

July 26, 2016

Several suppliers of custom automated manufacturing equipment have launched the Smart Automation Group, a collaborative partnership. Eclipse Automation, Insys Industriesysteme AG, Transmoduls Ltd., SMZ Wickel-und Montagetechnik AG, JULI Technology, and ITE Automation have joined together to...

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Deere announces workforce adjustments

July 25, 2016

Deere & Co. has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective September 6. The factory currently employs about 1,050 people. The company said it continues to adjust the size of its...

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Hydmech donates band saw to submarine restoration project

July 25, 2016

Hydmech, a manufacturer of metal sawing equipment in Woodstock, Ont., has donated a VCS-20VSD band saw to the Maritime Park Association in San Francisco for its restoration of the USS Pampanito, a World War II submarine and U.S. Historic Landmark. The submarine offers an immersive educational...

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U.S. Rep. Foster tours CNH Industrial's North American headquarters

July 25, 2016

CNH Industrial recently hosted Congressman Bill Foster at its North American headquarters in Burr Ridge, Ill. Foster, who represents Illinois' 11th district which includes Burr Ridge, met with local management, toured the facility, and learned about the company’s production of agricultural and...

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