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AT&F opens facility in India

June 2, 2015

AT&F, a provider of large-scale steel fabrication in Cleveland, has opened its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the state of Maharashtra, fabricates and assembles metal components for OEM customers in the construction, transportation, mining,...

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Marlin Steel earns SHARP Award from OSHA

June 1, 2015

Custom metal basket manufacturer Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has been recognized by OSHA for maintaining “exemplary injury and illness prevention programs” as per OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The fifth company in Maryland to earn the distinction,...

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Kennametal named CIO 100 Award winner for second consecutive year

June 1, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has received a CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO magazine for the second consecutive year. The annual award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Building on last...

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American Metal Roofs helps feed 300 local families through food distribution program

June 1, 2015

American Metal Roofs (AMR), a Flint, Mich.-based provider of residential and commercial metal roofing products and services, helped feed 300 Michigan families as part of the Companies Feeding Families food distribution program. Facilitated by the Flushing Community Church and the Food Bank of...

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Trade-Mark Industrial hosts open house at new Ontario facility

May 29, 2015

Multitrade contractor Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. hosted an open house at its new, 365,000-sq.-ft. facility in Cambridge, Ont., for customers and industry partners. The event included guided tours, 3-D modeling demonstrations, large equipment displays, design and clash detection demonstrations, and...

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OSHA, Health Canada partner to coordinate chemical labeling, classification requirements

May 29, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced it will continue its partnership with Health Canada to align U.S. and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory...

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LG Chem adding workers at Chevy Volt battery plant site

May 29, 2015

LG Chem Michigan Inc., Holland, Mich., is adding production equipment and new processes and expects to employ several hundred people by the end of the year. The facility manufactures large lithium-ion polymer batteries for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage applications. It is a wholly...

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GM to invest $1.2 billion in Indiana plant

May 29, 2015

General Motors is investing $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant’s competitiveness in assembling light- and heavy-duty models. Construction of the new pretreat, electrocoat paint operation and sealing...

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Solar Atmospheres opens facility in South Carolina

May 28, 2015

Solar Atmospheres, Southeast, has opened its doors for business in Greenville, S.C. Its first furnace was brought online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months. At full production capability, the company will be able to...

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CNH Industrial’s agricultural plant hosts Rep. Paul Ryan

May 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V., Burr Ridge, Ill., a producer of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, hosted Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at its Case IH agricultural equipment manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis. Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with company executives and managers to...

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QCMI wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award for second consecutive year

May 28, 2015

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees), sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, for the second consecutive year. Thirty-one awards were presented in...

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Ascent Aerospace wins Airbus A330neo wing final assembly line upgrade

May 28, 2015

Ascent Aerospace, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton (Wales) A330 wing assembly lines to the new A330neo configuration. Under this contract, Ascent Integration will have overall...

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Thybar’s Louisville plant receives Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award

May 27, 2015

Addison, Ill.-based Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal products serving the HVAC and sheet metal industries, has announced that its plant in Louisville, Ky., has received Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance at...

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Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

May 27, 2015

While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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Kubota to build Georgia manufacturing facility

May 27, 2015

Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) and Kubota Mfg. of America Corp. (KMA), manufacturers of sub-compact tractors, turf products, and utility vehicles, have announced plans to build a manufacturing plant and expand its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga. The 502,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located three...

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