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Dake releases redesigned website

August 22, 2016

Grand Haven, Mich.-based metalworking machine tool manufacturer Dake has released a newly redesigned website at www.dakecorp.com. Visitors can view specifications, features, photos, and standard equipment for each type of machine. A variety of videos show how the products work. Downloadable...

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Phoenix Modular Elevator to build production facility in Illinois

August 22, 2016

Elevator manufacturer Phoenix Modular Elevator (PME) is building a 25,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Mount Vernon, Ill. The new plant gives the company more space than its previous location and keeps production on one level....

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Arc Academy opens retail store

August 22, 2016

Arc Academy, a Chicago-based welding and fabrication school, has opened a retail and consignment store. The store offers work produced by students, instructors, and local artisans....

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Corbitt Mfg. to open facility in Arkansas

August 22, 2016

Corbitt Mfg. Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc., St. Charles, Mo., is opening a new, $3.5 million facility in Paragould, Ark., for the production of railcar components.  The plant, which will create up to 60 new jobs, is located in close proximity to the company’s railcar...

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NCCA launches blog for coil coating, prepaint industry

August 18, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has launched a blog, Coat Notes, at www.nccacoatnotes.com. The blog is designed to provide information on the changing needs of the coil coating (prepainted metals) industry, offer educational resources, increase awareness of the coil...

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Manitowoc Co. to move crawler crane manufacturing operations to Pennsylvania

August 18, 2016

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. will relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wis., to Shady Grove, Pa. The transition will begin in the Q3 2016, with completion anticipated by mid-2017. The company expects this initiative to generate annualized pre-tax cost savings of $25 to...

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Daifuku North America moves headquarters to new location in Michigan

August 18, 2016

Material handling equipment provider Daifuku North America Holding Co. has announced plans to move its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Mich., to Novi, Mich., in Q3 2017. The new building is four miles from the current headquarters. The 76,889-sq.-ft. facility, housing more than 300...

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Illinois Material Handling named as authorized Linde forklift dealer

August 18, 2016

Illinois Material Handling (IMH), a member of Wolter Group LLC, has been appointed as the authorized Linde forklift dealer in northern Illinois. The company has represented the Linde forklift brand through its Wisconsin Lift Truck division and now expands this offering through IMH’s Bolingbrook...

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CCAI awards 2016 scholarships

August 18, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. For the past several years CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs (technical schools, high schools, and colleges) geared toward coatings and...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires new inside sales rep

August 17, 2016

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has hired Michelle Roberts as inside sales representative. Roberts joined the company a year ago as part of the office...

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Orange Aluminum ranks No. 1,780 on 2016 Inc. 5000

August 17, 2016

Orange Aluminum, Orange, Calif., a provider of aluminum extruded trim, shape, and bar, has been ranked No. 1,780 on the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The firm achieved three-year sales growth of 209 percent. It also has launched the new Aluminum...

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Higher penalties, tougher regulations coming from OSHA, says MSCI conference speaker

August 17, 2016

An expert on workplace safety issues and OSHA, David Jones, says there will likely be few immediate changes in OSHA enforcement, regardless of who wins the presidential election. Jones will be the keynote speaker at Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based MSCI’s Safety Conference, Oct. 19-20, 2016, in...

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Ace Corner Guards joins rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

August 17, 2016

New York-based Ace Corner Guards is joining rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfires by supplying schools and hospitals in the region with metal and steel corner covers. The low-maintenance corner guards feature the proprietary SafetyEdge design and install with...

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Cardinal Metalworks achieves ISO 9001:2015 registration

August 17, 2016

Cardinal Metalworks Inc., a manufacturer of precision fabricated sheet metal components in Burgaw, N.C., has achieved registration to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system Organizations that meet the...

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Meritor appoints senior VP/general counsel/corporate secretary

August 16, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has named April Miller Boise as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. She most recently served as senior vice president,...

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