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MEC named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for third time

September 12, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies as part of the Inc. 5000 list. MEC has been named to the list by achieving 73 percent growth over three years, placing the company at No. 3,977 among the...

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CNH Industrial enters mini-excavator alliance with Hyundai Heavy Industries

September 12, 2016

CNH Industrial, London, has announced an exclusive agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the production and development of mini-excavators. CNH Industrial will have the opportunity to produce mini-excavator models of up to 5 tons at its plants and source OEM models greater than 5 tons. The...

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IRMCO offers lubricant testing program

September 8, 2016

IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has announced the development of IRMCO iTool™, a lubricant testing process evolved from the cup drawing process originally developed at the Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming by Dr. Taylan Altan. Using blanked materials supplied by the customer, the...

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Ci Metal Fabrication adds six employees

September 8, 2016

Ci Metal Fabrication, a custom industrial metal fabricator in Meridian, Miss., has announced the addition of six new employees. Trevor Bunyard, Andrew Driver, Frank Davidson, Chris Winstead, and Jack Weir have been hired as fitters/welders responsible for positioning, aligning, and welding...

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Tubelite appoints VP of marketing

September 7, 2016

Walker, Mich.-based Tubelite Inc., a fabricator of architectural aluminum products, has promoted Mary (Olivier) Avery to vice president of marketing. Avery joined the company 10 years ago as manager of client services. She was promoted to manager of client services and marketing in 2009, then to...

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Waukesha Metal Products to celebrate Manufacturing Day

September 7, 2016

Waukesha® Metal Products will once again open its doors to students, educators, elected officials, and community members on Oct. 7, 2016, the fifth annual Manufacturing Day.As part of the nationwide event, the company will host facility tours and presentations from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its...

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Prime Controls named as 2016 Manufacturing Award honoree

September 7, 2016

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, and appliance industries, has been named by the Dayton Business Journal as one of its 2016 Manufacturing Award honorees. The Manufacturing Awards recognize the best manufacturing...

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Report predicts growth in global metal fabrication equipment market

September 6, 2016

Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets has released the report, “Global Metal Fabrication Equipment Market 2016-2020,” which forecasts the market to grow at a CAGR of 6.57 percent from 2016 to 2020.According to the report, introduction of 3-D metrology equipment will be a key driver for...

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Research shows Manufacturing Day events foster positive perceptions of industry

September 6, 2016

Oct. 7 marks the fifth annual Manufacturing DaySM, when thousands of manufacturers will again host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and community leaders at open houses, plant tours, and educational sessions to showcase modern manufacturing technology and available jobs. It is a chance for...

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GE breaks ground in Ontario for new multimodal “brilliant factory”

September 6, 2016

GE has broken ground on a multimodal “brilliant factory” in Welland, Ont. The facility is expected to create 220 jobs, with operations commencing in early 2018. Investment in the first phase is $165 million. The facility initially will manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines;...

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Jet Fabricators acquired by new owner

September 2, 2016

Michigan City, Ind.-based Jet Fabricators Inc., a provider of precision machining, laser cutting, welding, and fabrication of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, has announced that Brian Mulligan has acquired the company and will serve as president. The company fabricates multiple types of...

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Mettler Toledo to consolidate operations in Florida

September 2, 2016

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision scales and instruments, has announced plans to close its Hi-Speed plant in Dryden, N.Y., and its Safeline plant in Hillsborough County, Fla., and consolidate operations in Lutz, Fla. The new $30 million, 250,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be complete in...

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The Will-Burt Co. acquires Metham Aviation Design

September 2, 2016

The Will-Burt Co., a manufacturer of mobile telescoping mast and tower systems in Orrville, Ohio, has acquired U.K.-based Metham Aviation Design (MAD) Ltd. The acquisition adds a line of pan-and-tilt positioners and PTZ cameras to Will-Burt’s mobile elevation product portfolio. The two companies...

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Aura Fabricators to open Minnesota facility

September 2, 2016

Aura Fabricators Inc., a Dalton, Minn.-based manufacturer of ornamental railings, steel bridge components, trusses, and overhead signs, has announced plans to open a new plant in Fergus Falls, Minn.The $3.76 million project is expected to create 14 new jobs, and several current employees will be...

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Norma Group names Aperam as 2015 best supplier in the Americas

September 1, 2016

Norma Group, an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based provider of engineered joining technology, has presented its 2015 Global Supplier Recognition Award for North and South America to Aperam Stainless Service & Solutions USA. Aperam USA has supplied Norma Group facilities in the Americas with stainless steel...

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