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Sparks Custom Fabrication to expand in Tennessee

January 3, 2017

Sparks Custom Fabrication LLC, a manufacturer of custom-made equipment for the food service industry, has announced plans to expand in Adamsville, Tenn. The company will create about 140 new jobs and add 10,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space to its existing...

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Water-based coatings for protective market to surpass solvent-based coatings by 2020

January 3, 2017

Historically, solvent-based coatings have maintained the largest share of the protective and specialty coatings market. However, solvent-based coatings are projected to be surpassed by water-based coatings by 2020 as regulatory concerns continue to affect the protective and specialty market....

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O’Neal Industries merges four affiliates to form United Performance Metals

December 19, 2016

O’Neal Industries (ONI), Birmingham, Ala., a family-owned group of metals service centers, has announced the merger and operations integration of four affiliates: Aerodyne Alloys, Plus Ten Stainless, United Performance Metals, and Vulcanium Metals Intl. to form United Performance Metals (UPM).As...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints new regional sales engineer

December 19, 2016

Cincinnati-based metal fabricating machinery manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated has named Kristina Frontino as regional sales engineer for northern California, Nevada, Utah, and southern Idaho. She succeeds Mike Malatesta, who has retired after 30 years with the company. Frontino has more than...

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Wolff Industries products featured on USAB2C website

December 15, 2016

America's Business to Consumers Inc. (USAB2C), Reno, Nev., features products from Wolff Industries, Spartanburg, S.C., this month on its website at www.usab2c.com. The website is a virtual channel where consumers and U.S. manufacturers exchange ideas and concerns and conduct business. Visitors can...

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Metcam expands Business Solutions Division

December 15, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has expanded its Business Solutions Division (BSD) and now is partnering with inventors to offer end-to-end product manufacturing, sales/marketing, and delivery pipeline, either through a joint venture or...

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Peter’s Machine seeks buyer, investor, or partner

December 15, 2016

By the order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Peter’s Machine Inc., Decatur, Ill., has retained Equity Partners HG (EP) to seek a buyer, investor, or partner for the tube sheet drilling and machine shop. The company has been in business for 36 years; for the past 20 years it has specialized in...

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Phoenix Wrappers hires head of manufacturing operations

December 14, 2016

Phoenix Wrappers, a manufacturer of stretch wrapping equipment based in Montreal, Que., has appointed Luc Bergeron as head of manufacturing operations. He has more than 15 years of experience leading manufacturing organizations. Bergeron previously served as director of manufacturing at Bell...

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Azco announces acquisition by Burns & McDonnell

December 14, 2016

Appleton, Wis.-based Azco Inc., an industrial and fabrication contractor, has announced its acquisition by Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo. Azco offers construction services; metal fabrication services; and production of carbon steel, stainless, chrome-moly, and alloy pipe. According to Burns &...

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Aerospace 3-D printing market to grow at 55.85 percent CAGR to 2020

December 14, 2016

Pune, India-based ReportsnReports has released a forecast that predicts the global aerospace 3-D printing market will grow at a CAGR of 55.85 percent from 2016 to 2020. The aerospace components segment accounted for the maximum market share during 2015 and will continue to dominate the aerospace...

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Sciaky to deliver industrial-scale metal 3-D printer to Airbus

December 13, 2016

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, has announced that Airbus will take delivery of an Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) 110 system in December 2016. The aircraft manufacturer will...

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Optomec receives order for controlled-atmosphere hybrid 3-D printer

December 13, 2016

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3-D printed metals, has announced that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has ordered a Lens 3-D metal hybrid controlled-atmosphere system. The powder-fed, directed energy deposition...

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GE takes controlling acquisition of two additive equipment companies

December 13, 2016

GE has agreed to acquire a 75 percent stake in Concept Laser GmbH of Lichtenfels, Germany, allowing GE to take full ownership over the next several years. The company, which manufactures powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines, has more than 200 employees. It has locations in China...

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Pate Sheet Metal to close

December 12, 2016

Pate Sheet Metal, a welding and metal fabrication shop in Lumberton, N.C., has announced it is closing its doors after 37 years in business. Founded in 1979, the firm once employed as many as 20 people. Currently the company employs founder Gene Pate, one assistant, and an office...

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Camfil APC Americas appoints VP

December 12, 2016

Jonesboro, Ark.-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. He is responsible for the manufacturing, technical, and training facility in Jonesboro, as well as North and South American sales operations for the company's...

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