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NN Inc. makes organizational changes to Metal Bearing Components Group

January 15, 2015

NN Inc., a diversified industrial company in Johnson City, Tenn., has announced that the Metal Bearing Components Group has reorganized its portfolio into two distinct business units: Global Rollers Division and Global Ball Division. The company also announced four newly created positions...

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Petroferm appoints regional sales manager and marketing coordinator

January 14, 2015

Petroferm, Gurnee, Ill., a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business, has announced the appointment of Bill Breault as regional sales manager and Grant Zwicke as marketing coordinator. Breault has 17 years of professional industry experience in precision cleaning markets, nine of those with...

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Constellium supplies high-strength aluminum structural parts for new Ford F-150 pickup truck

January 14, 2015

Constellium N.V., based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has announced that it is providing Ford Motor Co. with aluminum structural parts for the 2015 Ford® F-150 pickup truck that extensively uses high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy as a build material. Constellium is one of Ford’s largest...

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Cambridge Architectural supplies mesh sunscreens for new Cecil College facility

January 13, 2015

Nineteen massive stainless steel mesh sunscreens from Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md., adorn the façade of the new Cecil College Engineering & Math building in North East, Md. The three-story, 26,683-sq.-ft. structure is a base for STEM education and training to support area industrial...

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DeWys Mfg. receives 2014 STTF grant

January 13, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has received an $18,800 grant from the Workforce Development Agency’s Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program. The STTF provides competitive awards for employers that have developed and implemented workforce training programs to...

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IndustryWeek names North America's best manufacturing facilities

January 13, 2015

Cleveland-based Penton's IndustryWeek, a publication serving operations and executive decision-makers in the manufacturing industry, has announced the winners of the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards. The awards recognize manufacturing facilities in North America on the forefront of efforts to...

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Wachs Services announces new business partners

January 13, 2015

Belmont, N.C.-based Wachs Services (Wachs Energy Services/Wachs Technical Services) has announced the addition of three new shareholders: Glen Earl Chick, COO/president of Wachs Services; Keith Willingham, executive vice president of operations of Wachs Services; and Rodger Soeldner, president of...

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Platts accepting nominations for 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

January 13, 2015

Platts, a London-based global provider of metals, energy, petrochemical, and agriculture information, has announced it is accepting nominations through March 4, 2015, for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate best-of-class vision;...

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Inductotherm Group expands worldwide operations into Italy

January 12, 2015

Inductotherm Group, Rancocas, N.J., a supplier of thermal processing equipment to industry, has opened a new group company, Inductotherm Group Italy S.r.l., in Turin, Italy. “We will now be able to provide service and parts support for induction heating and welding equipment to Italian...

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Manufacturing technology orders dip in November, 2014; 2014 up 2.6 percent compared to 2013

January 12, 2015

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $378.06 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 15.5 percent from October and...

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President Obama announces new manufacturing innovation hub in Knoxville, Tenn.

January 12, 2015

President Obama has announced the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at boosting advanced manufacturing, fostering U.S. innovation, and attracting well-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. A Knoxville-area-based consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, universities, and...

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AMT names VP of manufacturing technology

January 12, 2015

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has named Tim Shinbara as vice president – manufacturing technology. He has extensive experience in industry engineering, manufacturing technology, and additive manufacturing technology. His predecessor, Paul Warndorf, assumes the...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed hiring outlook at beginning of 2015

January 12, 2015

In January, manufacturing hiring activity will increase, and the service-sector hiring rate will drop marginally compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2015. In January, for...

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Ford retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 9, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of longtime Technical Instructor Chuck Ford following 51 years of service. In addition to sharing his extensive welding knowledge with thousands of students over the years, Ford served as a member of AWS (past...

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Baker retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 8, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of Librarian and Editor Martha “Marty” Baker following 38 years of service. Baker was responsible for the Hobart Institute website, www.welding.org. She also worked on The World of Welding quarterly magazine,...

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