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Core Health & Fitness to expand Virginia manufacturing plant

July 25, 2014

Fitness equipment-maker Core Health & Fitness, Vancouver, Wash., has announced plans to invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit manufacturing plant in Grayson County, Va., creating 250 jobs. The facility has made Nautilus® fitness equipment for more than 34 years. Core Health & Fitness...

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Durable Mecco acquires Stamp-Rite steel stamps division

July 24, 2014

Durable Mecco, a manufacturer of industrial marking equipment, has acquired the steel stamp division of Stamp-Rite Supersine Inc. The company has named Laurie Barcaskey, a 30-year veteran of the marking industry, as account manager for this group of customers. Stamp-Rite Supersine, located in...

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Linde names Conroe Welding Supply as independent distributor

July 24, 2014

Linde LLC, Murray Hill, N.J., has signed a contract to supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to Conroe Welding Supply Inc., an independent distributor located in Conroe, Texas. Conroe Welding Supply serves the east Texas market with welding equipment and industrial and safety supplies, as...

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Epic Systems listed among the top places to work in St. Louis

July 24, 2014

Engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the second year in a row. Companies are chosen based solely on employee feedback from a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. The survey evaluates whether...

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Winners announced for first round of Gene Haas Foundation/NIMS scholarships for schools

July 23, 2014

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) have announced the first round of winners of a new scholarship program to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers. Danville Community College,...

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James Tool Machine & Eng. adds additive manufacturing technology

July 23, 2014

James Tool Machine & Eng. Inc., Morganton, N.C., a provider of precision CNC machining and builder of hydraulic workholding fixtures, now offers additive manufacturing technology. The company now offers fused deposition modeling (FDM) using ABS plastic in-house, direct metal laser sintering...

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Mecco Marking & Traceability names sales manager

July 22, 2014

Mecco Marking & Traceability, Cranberry Township, Pa., has promoted Bill Holtzman to sales manager. Mecco is a provider of laser and dot peen marking systems. Holtzman, a graduate of Allegheny College, has been with the company since 2010. He served previously as sales engineer and laser product...

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Mills Products hires materials manager

July 22, 2014

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Mills Products, a metal forming company producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed Kristy Johnson as materials manager. Before joining the company, Johnson worked for 19 years at Maremont Exhaust in...

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Gas apparatus innovator Loren Charles Smith dies

July 21, 2014

Loren Charles Smith, a well-respected innovator in the gas apparatus industry, died June 25 in Gainesville, Ga. He worked at The Harris Products Group from 1991 to 2012 as a senior project engineer. Smith’s career with The Harris Products Group was a second act in his life. He officially...

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Midwest Eng. Systems opens two new facilities

July 18, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. engineering office in Beloit, Wis., and will open a 30,000-sq.-ft. welding and service manufacturing facility in Colorado (city to be confirmed). In addition, the...

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American Aerospace Controls recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for quality, delivery

July 18, 2014

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based American Aerospace Controls (AAC), a manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC, voltage, frequency, and power transducers, has been recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a designer and manufacturer of combat, air mobility, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft,...

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Major capital spending plans on the rise among U.S. industrial manufacturers

July 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy remained positive among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the second quarter of 2014, according to the Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer™ released by PwC US, New York. In addition to the positive sentiment, the report showed a rise in...

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Muller operating as part of Signode Industrial Group

July 17, 2014

ITW Muller, Chicago, a manufacturer of load containment systems, has been renamed as Muller after its acquisition by the Carlyle Group and now operates as a stand-alone business under the Signode Industrial Group. The company’s products are sold under the Muller brand, as well as Yellow...

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Bosch grant supports STEM curricula in three Pennsylvania schools

July 17, 2014

Drive and control technology providers Robert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., have announced the latest Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and match) – important foundations for today’s students as they prepare for careers...

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Stratasys completes acquisition of Solid Concepts

July 16, 2014

Stratasys Ltd., a provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing systems based in Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel, has completed its acquisition of Valencia, Calif.-based Solid Concepts, a provider of additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, cast urethanes, injection molding,...

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