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Wismarq expands with strategic acquisition of Prior Coated Metals

October 25, 2016

Wismarq Industries LLC, a Pittsburgh-based provider of coil coating services for metal products, has acquired the assets of Prior Coated Metals Inc., Allentown, Pa., a producer of prepainted steel and aluminum products. The acquisition increases Wismarq’s gauge range for a variety of applications...

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Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3-D printing for cars

October 25, 2016

Los Angeles-based Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering R&D firm Altran, Burlington, Mass.Under the agreement, Altran has invested in Divergent 3D and will provide support to accelerate...

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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence increases to six-month high

October 24, 2016

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C., has released the October 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and...

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Norsk Titanium, Clarkson University launch additive manufacturing training/research initiative

October 24, 2016

Norsk Titanium US Inc., a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive-manufactured, structural titanium components, has joined forces with Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., to develop new research projects relating to advanced metal additive manufacturing (AM) through Norsk’s proprietary Rapid Plasma...

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Wesco Intl. VP/corporate controller retires

October 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based Wesco Intl. Inc. has announced the retirement of Timothy A. Hibbard, vice president and corporate controller. The company is a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products; construction materials; and supply chain management and logistics...

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PMF Industries completes expansion in Pennsylvania

October 24, 2016

PMF Industries has completed a new, 14,000-sq.ft. expansion at its 140,000-sq.-ft. facility in Williamsport, Pa. The facility now includes a hot-spinning operation and Class 1000 clean room area, along with the company’s existing mechanical polishing, electropolishing, and passivation operations....

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NSA Industries to expand to New Hampshire

October 21, 2016

NSA Industries LLC, a metal fabricating, machining, and powder coating company based in St. Johnsbury, Vt., has announced plans to expand in Groveton, N.H., and hire up to 60 people by mid-March 2017. The firm has $3 million in new equipment ready to move to Groveton when the building is ready in...

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Kimberly-Clark Professional announces winners of Jackson Safety scholarships

October 21, 2016

Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., has awarded Jackson Safety scholarships to three experienced welding instructors selected by the American Welding Society for their commitment to welding safety. The award winners are: Adam Lynnes, Lynnes Welding Training Inc., Fargo, N.D. Dayton...

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Coe Press Equipment installs cut-to-length line at RC Trailer

October 21, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has installed a CTLMaster™ cut-to-length line with a film applicator station at RC Trailer, a manufacturer of cargo and aluminum trailers in Middlebury, Ind. The 54-in.-wide line comprises a standard Coe motorized coil reel and servo roll feed with a...

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Worximity Technologies, Datahex partner to speed up digitalization of manufacturers

October 20, 2016

Montreal-based Worximity Technologies and Datahex have reached a strategic partnership agreement to help North American manufacturers participate in Industry 4.0 by connecting their equipment, teams, and processes to highlight essential data to improve productivity and competitiveness. Worximity...

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Wheatland Tube disappointed that CBP is not investigating duty evasion on steel pipe from China

October 20, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube producer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, filed an allegation of duty evasion with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in September, providing public import data demonstrating that the 56,774 metric tons of welded pipe imported by Company "X" from...

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Blue Blade Steel announces senior management promotion

October 20, 2016

Blue Blade Steel, a harden and temper mill in Kenilworth, N.J., has promoted Jeremiah Shaw Jr. to the position of vice president of sales and administration, joining his father, President Jerry Shaw Sr., and Vice President of Operations Don Lindewirth on the senior management team. Jeremiah has...

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Pferd hosts Manufacturing Day event

October 20, 2016

Pferd Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, hosted a Manufacturing DaySM event at its headquarters in early October.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next-generation workforce. As part of the day’s...

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MöllerTech to build manufacturing facility in Alabama

October 20, 2016

Germany-based automotive supplier MöllerTech has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility near Woodstock, Ala. The $46.3 million plant, which will produce interior parts for Mercedes-Benz SUVs, is expected to create 222 jobs. Full production is anticipated by the end of 2019.The...

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Glendale Mfg. opens plant in Arizona

October 20, 2016

Glendale Mfg. Co., the manufacturing arm of truck and trailer manufacturer U-Haul Intl., has opened a new, 114,000-sq.-ft. plant in Glendale, Ariz. The company will satisfy and expand upon the steel fabrication, welding, and powder coating operations that have been fulfilled at AMFORM (American...

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