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Schuler expands subsidiary in Mexico

February 26, 2015

Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler has expanded its sales and service facility in Puebla, Mexico. The leased property features about 32,292 sq. ft. of floor space, a production plant, and a training center. The firm invested $1.6 million in new machinery and equipment for die repairs and...

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New partnership to promote workplace safety made official

February 25, 2015

The Iron Workers, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) have established a collaborative partnership to advance safety among those working in the trade in the U.S. and Canada. IMPACT Labor Co-chairman Walter...

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United States Steel Corp. appoints VP/controller

February 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has promoted Colleen M. Darragh to the position of vice president and controller. She has served as acting controller since July 2014. Darragh joined U. S. Steel in 2006 as director - external reporting and advanced through a series of increasingly...

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nexAir acquires Welders Supply & Equipment Co.

February 25, 2015

Memphis, Tenn.-based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of welding and medical equipment, gases, and safety supplies with locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Ala....

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MiTek acquires M&M Mfg. Co.

February 25, 2015

MiTek Industries Inc. (MiTek®), Chesterfield, Mo., a global supplier of engineered products, proprietary design software, and automated equipment for the broad construction and industrial end markets, has acquired M&M Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas. M&M Mfg. is a producer of sheet metal products,...

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Matheson acquires Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America

February 25, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America LP. The acquisition includes five locations, including an air separation unit, on four islands. The acquisition allows Matheson to expand into a new market. The company previously did not have...

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Main Tape names inside sales specialist

February 25, 2015

Cranbury, N.J.-based Main Tape, a manufacturer of surface protection films and graphics transfer tapes for the metal fabrication, automotive, electronics, construction, and graphics and sign printing industries, has announced that Sharon Hart has joined the company as an inside sales specialist....

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ESAB launches The ESAB Blog

February 25, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has introduced The ESAB Blog at www.esabna.com. The biweekly blog shares tips and product and technical information to help educate and inform visitors on such topics as arc welding, welding automation, plasma cutting, mechanized cutting, and filler...

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Energy secretary unveils more than $55 million to advance fuel-efficient vehicle technologies

February 25, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced more than $55 million in funding to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean-energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption and support...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints quotation development manager

February 25, 2015

Bettcher Mfg. LLC, a stamping company in McAllen, Texas, has named Anthony Oleksyn as quotation development manager. He has more than 20 years of tool and die design, project management, and cost estimating experience. Oleksyn came from SPS Technologies, where he was pressroom/toolroom...

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Ford trains thousands of Kansas City Assembly Plant workers to support F-150 production

February 24, 2015

Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trades and production workers at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the all-new Ford F-150®. The production training program was designed to support the...

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AK Steel to build $36 million Research and Innovation Center in Ohio

February 24, 2015

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has selected Middletown, Ohio, as the site for its new, $36 million Research and Innovation Center. Groundbreaking is set for late spring or early summer of...

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North American aluminum demand grows 5.0 percent in 2014

February 24, 2015

The aluminum industry in the U.S. and Canada had year-over-year demand growth of 5.0 percent through the end of 2014, according to preliminary data released by the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va. The estimated 25.5 billion lbs. of aluminum shipped by North American producers and fabricators...

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Whitcraft Group announces $234 million contract to supply parts, assemblies to Pratt & Whitney

February 24, 2015

The Whitcraft Group, Eastford, Conn., has signed a 10-year, $234 million contract to supply parts and assemblies to United Technologies' (UTC) Pratt & Whitney division for its next-generation PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family. Whitcraft will produce sheet metal components and...

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Ferragon acquires Steel Rolling Holdings

February 24, 2015

Cleveland-based Ferragon Corp. has acquired the Steel Rolling Holdings (SRH) facility in Gibraltar, Mich., and has renamed it Ferrolux Metals Co.- Gibraltar Plant. The acquisition effectively doubles the Ferrolux presence in Detroit, with the Gibraltar facility providing batch annealing, temper...

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