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Alamo Group completes acquisition of Specialized Industries units

May 15, 2014

Seguin, Texas-based Alamo Group has announced the completion of the acquisition of three operating units of Specialized Industries LP: Super Products LLC, Wausau-Everest LP, and Howard P. Fairfield LLC. Super Products is a manufacturer of vacuum trucks and related equipment, parts, and service....

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Atek Precision Castings changes name to Atek Metal Technologies

May 14, 2014

New Hampton, Iowa-based Atek Companies has renamed Atek Precision Castings as Atek Metals Technologies to better reflect its role in supplying cast aluminum parts and assemblies. As part of the rebranding initiative, Atek Metal Technologies has a new tagline, “State of the art in the art of...

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Kennametal CEO debunks manufacturing myths, calls on industry leaders to remake American dream

May 14, 2014

Addressing an audience as keynote speaker at the Industry Week Best Plants conference in Milwaukee on May 7, Kennametal Inc. Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso debunked common myths about manufacturing and encouraged manufacturing leaders to be the change the industry needs to remake the...

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AK Steel announces 2014 Sons and Daughters scholarship recipients

May 14, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Sons and Daughters scholarships. Funded by the AK Steel Foundation and worth a maximum of $20,000 each, the awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. The 2014 recipients...

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Kennametal Foundation announces scholarship winners

May 14, 2014

The Kennametal Foundation has announced five winners of its 2014 Kennametal Foundation Scholarships. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university. "We are pleased to offer scholarships to these capable...

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TigerStop to celebrate 20th anniversary with open house

May 12, 2014

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a supplier of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems under the TigerStop and SawGear brand names, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house July 31 and Aug.1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, to be held at the company’s headquarters located at...

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Matheson Air Separation Plant fully operational in north central Florida

May 12, 2014

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has completed the construction of a new, large-capacity Air Separation Unit in Lakeland, Fla. Inspection and testing have been completed, and the plant is fully operational. The new ASU is part of Matheson's ongoing strategic expansion plan to invest capital in...

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TRUMPF enters joint venture for 3-D printing

May 12, 2014

TRUMPF, Ditzinger, Germany, has entered a joint venture in additive manufacturing with Italian laser manufacturer SISMA S.p.A. to co-develop production systems for 3-D printing of metal components. The new enterprise, TRUMPF SISMA S.r.l., is based in Piovene Rocchette near Vicenza, Italy. SISMA...

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Atlas Machine & Supply opens Welding Solutions Center

May 8, 2014

Industrial engineering and manufacturing company Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened the Welding Solutions Center in its main facility in Louisville, Ky. The center houses a custom-built, large-capacity welding machine, believed to be the largest of its type in North America. The machine,...

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Titanium Industries relocates California facility

May 7, 2014

Titanium Industries Inc. (T.I.), based in Rockaway, N.J., has relocated from its facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to an 84,000-sq.-ft. facility in Garden Grove, Calif. All registrations, including ISO 9002 and AS9100, were approved for this location. The company supplies most product forms...

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KeyedIn Solutions director appointed as founding member of FMA’s Software Technology Council

May 7, 2014

Minneapolis-based KeyedIn™ Solutions, a cloud enablement company that develops specialized business applications for the manufacturing industry, has announced that Dave Lechleitner, director of manufacturing excellence and presales, has been appointed as a founding member of the Software...

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Manufacturing growth to continue in 2014

May 7, 2014

Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2014, according to the Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast, released by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Expectations for the remainder of the year...

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FABRICATOR subscribers receive 50 percent off conference on profitability through sustainability

May 6, 2014

FMA’s Sustainable Manufacturer Network will host the Sustainable Manufacturing Conference May 20-21, 2014, at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, Ill. For subscribers to The FABRICATOR®, FMA offers 50 percent off the cost of registration. This...

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Documentary film "American Made Movie" to serve as official movie for Manufacturing Day 2014

May 6, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced that the feature documentary film "American Made Movie," which focuses on small to large companies that have had success with products made in the U.S. despite foreign competition, will serve as the official movie...

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Chromalloy labs receive ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

May 6, 2014

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that the six labs at its Engineering Center of Excellence have received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating international standards requirements for testing services. The company provides services for gas turbine components, from...

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