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Max Daetwyler earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

January 20, 2014

Max Daetwyler Corp., Huntersville, N.C., has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification covers its engineering, fabrication, manufacturing, and assembly of custom-built machinery and manufacturing and sales of consumables and equipment for the printing...

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Super Steel LLC hiring 50 employees

January 20, 2014

Super Steel, a Milwaukee-based contract manufacturer, has announced plans to hire 50 employees during the first quarter of 2014. Having recently been awarded large contracts from both new and existing customers, the company is looking to hire welders, electrical and mechanical assemblers, painters,...

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Wendorff Bros. companies to add 94 jobs

January 20, 2014

Wendorff Bros. Co. has announced that sister companies Hartford Finishing, Steel Craft Corp., and Capitol Stampings plan to expand and add a combined 94 new jobs. Wendorff Bros. is parent company to the three companies, as well as Snow-Way Intl. Phase one of the $12 million expansion project...

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GA Global Partners to auction Accurate Metal Solutions equipment via live webcasts

January 17, 2014

GA Global Partners, the auction division of Great American Group Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., will host multimillion-dollar webcast auctions for Accurate Metal Solutions (AMS). The company will auction equipment from the Oxnard, Calif., facility on Feb. 11 and equipment from the Anaheim,...

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Economic Outlook Symposium participants share predictions for 2014

January 17, 2014

In December 2013, more than 100 economists and analysts from business, academia, and government attended the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s 27th annual Economic Outlook Symposium. In the February 2014 issue of Chicago Fed Letter, William A. Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser, and...

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Michael Pound

General Sheet Metal Works hires VP of engineering

January 17, 2014

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has hired Michael Pound as vice president of engineering. He is responsible for developing engineering and manufacturing capabilities and deploying them at all of the company's plants. Formerly CEO of Koontz-Wagner in South Bend, Pound has more...

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Laser Dynamics announces plant expansion, new equipment

January 17, 2014

Laser Dynamics has announced plans to add 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to its Allendale, Mich., fabrication facility. The additional space will allow for continued expansion of the company’s welding and assembly operations and bring total manufacturing space to 88,000 sq. ft. The...

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PSG Custom Fabrication adds facility in North Carolina

January 17, 2014

PSG Custom Fabrication, Boone, N.C., has purchased a 200,000-sq.-ft. building in Wilkesboro, N.C., that will become U.S. Safe Room, building tornado shelters, safe rooms, and other reinforced steel structures. The company expects to begin production in April, creating 38 jobs within two...

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Case about unlawfully dumped LG, Samsung refrigerators sent back to ITC

January 15, 2014

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced that it has won a key decision in its appeal of a case intended to stop unlawful refrigerator dumping by LG and Samsung in the U.S. market. The U.S. Court of International Trade (ITC) agreed with Whirlpool that the...

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Remy Intl. acquires assets of USA Industries

January 15, 2014

Remy Intl., Pendleton, Ind., a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of starters and alternators for light-vehicle and commercial-vehicle applications, locomotive products, and hybrid electric motors, has acquired substantially all assets of USA Industries. The Bay Shore, N.Y., company is a...

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JBT Corp. receives $19 million airport gate equipment order

January 15, 2014

JBT Corp., Chicago, has announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract valued at more than $19 million for a major airport in Asia. The contract includes the supply of Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetPower® ground power units, and JetAire® preconditioned air...

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SME to host forum on NASA technology in manufacturing

January 15, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing, has received a $40,000 grant from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (NEI) to share NASA technologies with regional businesses. The SME Technology Interchange, featuring NASA...

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Xtreme Stainless to move in Wisconsin

January 14, 2014

Xtreme Stainless LLC, a metal fabrication firm located in Sussex, Wis., has announced plans to move to a proposed 16,128-sq.-ft. industrial building to be built on a vacant site in Germantown, Wis. The building will include a 2,650-sq.-ft. storage mezzanine and has room for a future 10,000-sq.-ft....

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Hawk Mfg. to acquire NQM

January 14, 2014

CNC machine shop Hawk Mfg., Charlotte, N.C., a partner of Global Earth Energy Inc., Wilmington, N.C., has signed an agreement to acquire NQM Inc., an aerospace machine shop. The acquisition is expected to close on or before March 1. Hawk is acquiring companies that manufacture complementary...

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Miller Mfg. acquires Allied Precision Industries

January 10, 2014

Miller Mfg. Co., Eagan, Minn., has purchased Allied Precision Industries Inc. (API), Elburn, Ill. According to Miller, the acquisition broadens and strengthens its offerings of farm, ranch, and pet products. Miller continues to market acquired products under the API product brand. Miller will...

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