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Commander of USS Cole to give keynote at FMA Annual Meeting

November 30, 2015

Retired Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, U.S. Navy, will give the keynote address, titled “Leadership & Accountability When It Matters,” at the 2016 Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) Annual Meeting in San Diego on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8:00 a.m. “Cmdr. Lippold was the commanding officer...

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Sousa & DeMayo announces new ownership

November 30, 2015

Sousa & DeMayo, a 64-year-old custom design and metal component fabrication company in Attleboro Falls, Mass., has been acquired by mechanical engineer Greg Hunter. The company, which has been family-owned until this acquisition, employs 25 people in the production of electrical enclosures for...

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Disconnect in pricing, demand will affect 2016 cold-formed steel framing market

November 30, 2015

Growing demand from the slowly recovering U.S. construction market, as well as a weakening Chinese economy, has created a disconnect in the normal movements of pricing and demand for cold-formed steel framing and related products, according to Kathryn Thompson, CEO of the Thompson Research Group,...

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Epic Systems appoints project engineer

November 24, 2015

Epic Systems Inc., a St. Louis- based design and build firm, has hired Jacob Becker as project engineer. Becker has a degree in electrical automation technology and control system technology from Ranken Technical College. His responsibilities include electrical design, HMI design, project...

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Methods Machine Tools hosts TechFest2015

November 24, 2015

On Nov. 4 and 5, Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, hosted the TechFest2015 – Manufacturing the Future open house and show at its corporate technology center and showroom in Sudbury, Mass. The show...

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Meco receives $125,000 voucher for innovation

November 24, 2015

Greeneville, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Meco Corp. has been awarded a $125,000 voucher for innovation and product development as part of a new program, RevV! This state-funded, $2.5 million pilot program, created by the state of Tennessee in partnership with the University of Tennessee and the...

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TRUMPF training earns certification for student veterans

November 24, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has announced that its training center in Farmington, Conn., has been approved by the State Approving Agency (SAA) of the Connecticut Office of Higher Education to train eligible Veterans...

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Jaco Vessel Eng. receives certification for U and R work

November 23, 2015

Jaco Vessel Eng., Pico Rivera, Calif., has obtained certification from ASME for the manufacture of pressure vessels. It also has received certification from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for metallic repair. Tank and chamber work requiring the U stamp is already...

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DunAn Precision Inc. to open U.S. manufacturing site in Tennessee

November 23, 2015

Hangzhou, China-based DunAn Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, DunAn Precision Inc., in Memphis, Tenn. The facility, which will produce heat exchangers, will create more than 100 jobs. The site is expected to open in early 2016....

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Coldwater Machine hires new business development manager

November 20, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a producer of equipment for discrete manufacturing, has appointed Patrick Morris as new business development manager focusing on the aerospace and aviation markets in the Southeast region. Morris has extensive sales experience in the aerospace and...

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Metal Technology partners with NASA to 3-D print rocket engine parts

November 19, 2015

Metal Technology (MTI), a custom manufacturing company specializing in reactive, refractory, and high-temperature metals based in Albany, Ore., has announced it is collaborating with NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to 3-D print rocket engine parts. Teams of propulsion engineers and scientists...

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Houghton Intl. names CEO

November 19, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Mike Shannon as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2016. Currently serving as COO, Shannon will succeed Paul DeVivo, who will retire. Shannon joined the company as vice president of global operations,...

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Plymouth Tube to auction off retired equipment Dec. 2-9

November 18, 2015

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has announced details of an online auction it is holding for retired equipment. The auction, to be held Dec. 2-9, 2015, will feature equipment and machinery no longer needed in the company's ongoing operations. Tube producing and metal fabricating equipment...

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Quality assurance method for weld joints wins Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2015

November 18, 2015

Sweden-based SSAB has announced that Thomas Stenberg, a PhD student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has won the Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2015 with a quality assurance method for weld joints. “Good weld quality affects the fatigue strength of components,...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology opens student resource center

November 18, 2015

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has opened a new student resource center at its Troy, Ohio, campus to help students find a job upon successful completion of its welding training. The new center merges the employment assistance center and welding resource library into a...

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