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Beckwood Press to manufacture presses for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 1, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression molding of various composite materials. The R&D efforts made on the press will ultimately contribute to automotive and aerospace industry...

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AWS launches interactive website for personal career management, education

July 1, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has launched the AWS WeldLink career planning and management system to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry. The website at www.awsweldlink.org is designed to address the complete life cycle of professional welder...

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C.I. Hayes installs humpback annealing furnace

July 1, 2015

Cranston, R.I.-based C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a humpback conveyor belt furnace for bright annealing of stainless steel materials. The furnace operates with hydrogen atmosphere at a low dew point of -60 degrees F and reaches a maximum operating temperature of 2,100...

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Kemper launches website

July 1, 2015

Kemper GmbH, a manufacturer of extraction and filter systems for the metal processing industry based in Vreden, Germany, has launched an information platform at www.safe-welding.com. Targeted to welders and their employers, the website focuses on hazards that exist in welding and how to prevent...

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Hart & Cooley appoints VP/general manager

June 30, 2015

Hart & Cooley, Grand Rapids, Mich., has appointed Al Mejia as vice president and general manager. In this position, he leads the company’s sales, operations, and HVAC product development, including grilles, registers and diffusers, flexible ducting, venting, and access doors. Mejia has held...

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EFD Induction hires global sales director

June 30, 2015

Induction technology provider EFD Induction, Skien, Norway, has hired Vernon Perkins as global sales director for induction power systems to OEMs and integrators. He previously served as managing director at Ambrell before being named the company’s director of business development for Europe and...

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Tooling project delays cost industry $1.7 billion, says OESA/HRI

June 30, 2015

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) have completed the third Automotive Tooling Barometer to better understand the impact and cause of automotive program delays. The Barometer indicates that 66 percent of tool shops had more than half of their projects...

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CC Industries acquires J.L. Clark

June 30, 2015

J.L. Clark Inc., a subsidiary of filtration company Clarcor Inc. with locations in Rockford, Ill., and Lancaster, Pa., has been sold to CC Industries Inc., an affiliate of Chicago-based Henry Crown and Co. With approximately 350 employees, J.L. Clark designs and manufactures specialty metal and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated and suppliers establish preferred partner program

June 30, 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated’s new Gold Partner Program provides metal fabrication customers with expanded options for software that has been validated and tested to work with the manufacturer’s products. These Gold Partner software packages, when purchased with new Cincinnati products, can also...

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Oberg Industries adds horizontal mill, turning center

June 30, 2015

Oberg Industries, a Freeport, Pa.-based contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has invested in new equipment to expand its production of medium and large machined components and assemblies. The most recent additions include a 60-in.-travel...

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MetoKote adds electrocoating technology to two plants

June 29, 2015

MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a...

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Misa Metal Fabricating to expand in Kentucky

June 29, 2015

Misa Metal Fabricating Inc., a provider of cutting services for carbon steel products in Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky., has announced plans for an expanded, $4.3 million facility. The company currently occupies a nearly 122,000-sq.-ft. plant that employs 155 people. The expansion is expected to...

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Osborn announces two staff additions

June 26, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Jon-Michael Raymond as private brand national account manager and Brian S. Smith as North American marketing manager. Raymond holds an MBA from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in...

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Abtex Corp. appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 26, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems, has promoted Jason Saner from group manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vice president of marketing and sales. Saner joined the company in 2013. He began as market development manager and was...

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Weiler Corp. names VP, global operations

June 25, 2015

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. He is responsible for all operations and manufacturing processes. Seelig has more than 35 years of experience, with...

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