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Egan acquires 3D Imaging Services

March 22, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan), Grand Rapids, Mich., has acquired 3D Imaging Services, a construction technology company that provides digital documentation using 3-D imaging technologies and as-built modeling for the architectural, engineering, construction, and...

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Gasbarre Furnace/J.L. Becker delivers dual-stage washer

March 21, 2016

Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has shipped a 36- by 48- by 36-in. dual-solution, dual-chamber, multistage washer to a drive technology supplier in the Southeast. The washer is designed to remove quench oil, machine lubricants, and other contaminants from parts that are...

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PMA elects Dayton Rogers’ owner/president as board chairman

March 17, 2016

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Cleveland, has elected Ron Lowry, owner and president of Minneapolis-based Dayton Rogers, as 2016 chairman of the PMA board of directors. Dave Arndt, president of Pentaflex Inc. in Springfield, Ohio, will serve as first vice chair, and Richard Sade,...

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Marlin Steel hosts NAM tour

March 17, 2016

Marlin Steel recently hosted the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM’s) 2016 National State of Manufacturing Tour at its Baltimore factory. This event was the final stop on NAM’s 10-day, seven-state trip across the U.S. to discuss manufacturing industry topics with businesses and...

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FMA partners with Edge Factor to promote manufacturing careers

March 17, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced it is partnering with Edge Factor to provide 12 college campuses nationwide with story-driven media and resources intended to inspire students, boost enrollment for technical education programs, and make...

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AMT names winner of 2016 Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award

March 17, 2016

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has presented the Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award to Marcus B. Crotts, founder of full-service machine tool distributor Crotts & Saunders LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C., in recognition of his outstanding support of the manufacturing...

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3-D printing metal market worth $776.8 million by 2020, says report

March 17, 2016

MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, has published the report "3D Printing Metal Market by Form (Powder and Filament), by Type (Titanium, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Others), by Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Medical & Dental, Others), and by Region—Global Forecast to 2020.”...

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Wismarq Industries appoints CEO

March 16, 2016

Oconomowoc, Wis.-based Wismarq Industries LLC, a provider of coil coating services for aluminum and steel products, has appointed Jim Dockey as CEO. He joined the company in September 2015 as chief commercial officer. Dockey is a 20-year veteran of the coil coating industry, having previously...

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Ernest-Spencer buys Topeka Metal Specialties out of bankruptcy

March 16, 2016

Meriden, Kan.-based Ernest-Spencer has announced that it has purchased Topeka Metal Specialties (TMS), a metal fabricator specializing in industrial cab manufacturing, out of bankruptcy proceedings. TMS, a competitor of Ernest-Spencer, was owned by Harvey, Ill.-based LB Steel LLC, which filed...

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U.S. manufacturing still most competitive worldwide, says report

March 15, 2016

Although U.S. manufacturing is currently facing meaningful headwinds from a stronger dollar and the collapse in investment in the shale energy sector, it remains the most competitive worldwide, according to a new report released by New York-based Oxford Economics. The rapid and broad-based 20...

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Chromalloy appoints VP, global sales

March 15, 2016

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based Chromalloy, a supplier of repairs, coatings, investment castings, and services for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components, has announced the appointment of Rich Feely as vice president, global sales. His career spans nearly two decades in commercial...

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BAE Systems plans expansion in New Hampshire

March 14, 2016

Defense contractor BAE Systems has announced plans to expand its Nashua, N.H., manufacturing facility. The expansion will result in the addition of up to 300 full-time...

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Mechanical Inc. expands Illinois fabrication shop

March 14, 2016

Freeport, Ill.-based Mechanical Inc. has purchased 46,000 sq. ft. of shop space in Rockford, Ill., to expand its existing fabrication shop that was built in 2014. The purchase will increase the company’s ability to provide sheet metal fabrication for its own projects and outside customers. The...

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Deere announces indefinite layoffs at two locations

March 14, 2016

Deere & Co., based in Moline, Ill., has informed employees at two factories in Iowa that they will be placed on indefinite layoff. The workforce adjustment affects about 75 employees at the Dubuque plant and about 50 employees at the factory in Ankeny. The layoff at the Ankeny location, which is...

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International Crashworthiness Symposium scheduled for April 11

March 14, 2016

The International Crashworthiness Symposium will be held April 11, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at the Centre for Engineering Innovation at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. The event is organized jointly by the University of Windsor; University of Waterloo; and the German DLR, Institute of Vehicle...

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