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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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SelfLube breaks ground on expansion

June 25, 2015

SelfLube, a manufacturer of precision mold and die components, has begun a major expansion of its manufacturing operations in Coopersville, Mich. The project will add 13,000 sq. ft. to the manufacturing facility. When the expansion is complete in the fall, new machines will be installed and...

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FMA, Harper College partner to construct new metal fabrication lab

June 25, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. The new 6,000-sq.-ft. FMA Metal Fabrication...

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Exact launches online shop floor assessment tool for small manufacturers

June 25, 2015

Exact, a provider of business software in the cloud for small and medium-sized companies, has launched a manufacturing health assessment tool. The free online tool here allows business owners and production managers to get tailored advice on how to optimize their shop floor to meet customer...

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Shell Lubricants announces Platinum Sponsorship of Manufacturing Day

June 24, 2015

Shell Lubricants has announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor of Manufacturing Day™ 2015. This is the third straight year that Shell Lubricants has sponsored Manufacturing Day, and its second year as the exclusive Platinum Sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to...

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Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI) names global quality manager

June 24, 2015

Stevensville, Md.-based Michigan Manufacturing Intl. (MMI) has named Praburaman Rengaramanujam as global quality manager. In this role, he is responsible for quality systems at all MMI locations. Rengaramanujam has 14 years of experience in the quality assurance industry, specializing in quality...

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NBT awards grants for 24 summer manufacturing camps

June 24, 2015

Rockford, Ill.-based Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), has awarded $50,000 in grants to community and technical colleges nationwide that host summer manufacturing camps for students 12 to 16 years old. A complete listing...

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TRUMPF Ltd. names managing director

June 24, 2015

Annette Doyle will take on the role of managing director of TRUMPF Ltd., Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, effective July 1. In this role, she is responsible for business operations in the U.K., including customer service, technical training, product sales, and...

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NAPW inducts Jim Manuel Iron Works owner into VIP Woman of the Year Circle

June 23, 2015

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Garden City, N.Y., has inducted Regina Lee Manuel, owner of Jim Manuel Iron Works, into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. "Regina Lee Manuel is a prime example of a woman determined to get a college education despite all the...

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Lucifer Furnaces equips Laboratory Testing with furnace

June 23, 2015

Warrington, Pa.-based Lucifer Furnaces has delivered a second Red Devil dual-chamber furnace to Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a materials testing lab near Philadelphia. The furnace is a customized model RD8-KHE24 with Eurotherm 3204 programmable controllers and Honeywell UDC1200 overtemperature...

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Coldwater Machine hires regional sales manager

June 23, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of precision equipment for a variety of industries, has appointed Bryan Vezina as regional sales manager for Michigan, focusing on automotive tier accounts. He is located at the newly opened Troy, Mich., sales office. Before joining the...

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AMT appoints two senior executives

June 23, 2015

AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced two senior executive appointments. Edward Christopher has been named vice president—global services, overseeing AMT’s international offices, business development programs, and services. Christopher’s previous...

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Solar Atmospheres corporate president wins Heat Treating Achievement Award

June 22, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has announced that Corporate President Roger Jones has received the 2015 Heat Treating Society (HTS) George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award. The award recognizes distinguished and significant contributions to the field of heat treating through...

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