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MEC announces board appointment

June 6, 2016

MEC (Mayville Eng. Co. Inc.), Mayville, Wis., has elected Timothy L. Christen to its board of directors. Christen retired as chairman and CEO of accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly in May 2016. Christen, who currently serves as chairman of the board of the American Institute of CPAs, is a...

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Quality Industries opens Texas facility

June 3, 2016

Quality Industries has announced the opening of a precision metal fabricating facility in Denton, Texas. The 86,000-sq.-ft. plant is located a few miles from Peterbilt Motors, one of the company’s main customers. The plant, which employs 34 people, features a $1.4 million laser/punch...

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MNI launches online industrial marketplace

June 3, 2016

MNI, Evanston, Ill., a compiler of manufacturing data, has announced the launch of IndustryNet®, http://industrynet.com, an online industrial marketplace that connects industrial buyers and suppliers. More than 420,000 suppliers selling products and services across the entire supply chain...

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Manufacturing DaySM welcomes Alliance for American Manufacturing as Gold Sponsor

June 3, 2016

The Manufacturing DaySM 2016 co-producers have announced that the Alliance for American Manufacturing has pledged its support to the national movement as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. The official date for this year’s fifth annual celebration is Oct. 7, 2016. Manufacturing...

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Capital Machine Technologies expands into three southern states

June 2, 2016

Capital Machine Technologies has announced the expansion of its machine sales and service in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The firm distributes fabricating machinery and robotic welding systems from such manufacturers as Mazak, Messer, Flow, Safan, AccurPress, Hyd-Mech, Faccin,...

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Look Trailers opens Pennsylvania facility

June 2, 2016

Middlebury, Ind.-based Look Trailers has opened a facility in Mountain Top, Pa. The 84,000-sq.-ft. plant is the fifth manufacturing facility for the company, which produces Look, Pace American, and Cargo Express enclosed cargo trailers. At full production, the new facility will have two...

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SHRM LINE: Healthy hiring expected in June, mixed compared to a year ago

June 2, 2016

In June, the rate of job creation will drop in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for June 2016. Job creation rates will be...

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Whirlpool to build wind turbines to power Ohio plants

May 31, 2016

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio. When completed, the $13.5 million project could make Whirlpool one of the Fortune 500 consumers of on-site wind energy in the U.S., the company states. The three...

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Wittgas announces redesigned website

May 31, 2016

Germany-based gas equipment manufacturer Witt has launched its new website at www.wittgas.us. The site features a new design and expanded information on the company’s products and their applications, including images, technical data, and videos. Hundreds of documents, such as data sheets,...

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American Metal Roofs wins 2016 Guildmaster Award

May 31, 2016

Metal roofing contractor American Metal Roofs, Flint, Mich., has received a 2016 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying company based in Atlanta. The award recognizes home builders, remodelers, and contractors that show a continued commitment to service...

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AAR Corp. to liquidate aerospace parts manufacturing equipment

May 31, 2016

AAR Corp. will liquidate its aerospace precision metal parts and manufacturing operations in Huntsville, Ala., on June 22, 2016. The public on-site and online auction of machines, tools, labs, and equipment, hosted by Machinery Network Auctions Inc. (MNA), will take place at 10:00 a.m. CDT at 140...

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Women in Manufacturing elects TRUMPF associate director of marketing as 2016 chair

May 27, 2016

Women in Manufacturing (WiM), Cleveland, has elected Sheila LaMothe, associate director of marketing and public relations for Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc., as 2016 chairperson of the WiM board of directors. LaMothe served as WiM’s vice chairperson in 2015 and has participated on the WiM...

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Tenere expands sheet metal fabrication to Mexico

May 27, 2016

Tenere Inc., Dresser, Wis., a provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, has announced the expansion of its sheet metal capabilities with the addition of a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new Tenere Monterrey sheet metal operation is the company’s first wholly owned...

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Cincinnati Incorporated accepts Manny Award for BAAM machine

May 26, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated’s (CI’s) Big Area Additive Machine (BAAM) was named Biggest Breakthrough of the Year at the 2016 Manny Awards, sponsored by Cincinnati magazine. The Manny Awards recognize the accomplishments of manufacturers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. BAAM, an industrial-sized...

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Spacesaver acquires Viking Metal Cabinet Co.

May 25, 2016

The Spacesaver Corp. has expanded its museum storage lines with the acquisition of Viking Metal Cabinet Co., Plainfield, Ill. The acquisition allows Spacesaver to offer design, installation, and maintenance of metal museum cabinets, shelving, art racks, custom components, and compact storage...

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