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Seminar addresses shortage of skilled manufacturing professionals

A growing shortage of skilled manufacturing professionals is one of the biggest threats facing America’s manufacturing industries. This pressing topic will be addressed during a special “Workforce Tools and Applications” seminar, 11:20-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Jet Edge, Inc., 12070 43rd Street N.E., St. Michael, Minn.

Marmon/Keystone holds company-wide celebration

To honor employees’ participation in the Quality Improvement Process over the past year, all of Marmon/Keystone’s 30 locations across the United States each gathered for an afternoon of recreational outings, team building and prize giveaways on Friday, September 13.

NASA adds five new metal service centers as members/owners

North American Steel Alliance Board of Directors announced that with the addition of five new metal service centers as member/owners of the metal distribution industry’s first and largest cooperative, the co-op continues to grow at a steady and sustainable pace. NASA’s 121 service center owners represent approximately 375 operating locations servicing metal-consuming customers across all of the US and Canada.

Lenox named finalist for Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

MassEcon recently named LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium band saw blades, power tool accessories and hand tools, as one of the 23 companies from across the state to have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards.

Hsiang Yu Machinery to represent Jet Edge in Taiwan

Jet Edge Inc. announced that Hsiang Yu Machinery Co., Ltd. has been selected as its newest waterjet systems dealer for Taiwan, R.O.C. Hsiang Yu Machinery carries Jet Edge’s full line of waterjet cutting and surface preparation equipment, including waterjet cutting machines, waterjet intensifier pumps and portable waterjetting systems.

GE joins forces with Thermo Fisher Scientific

GE’s Measurement and Control business is expanding its portfolio of inspection technologies through a new agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments and laboratory equipment.

Yarde Metals opens new facility

In June, Yarde Metals opened a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Greensboro, N.C.

American Douglas Metals moves to larger space

American Douglas Metals, Orlando, Fla., a metal distributor, fabricator and processor, moved its Kenmore, N.Y., facility to a state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot space in Buffalo, N.Y.

Shape the future: OMAX's 20th anniversary open house and technology event

OMAX Corporation welcomed nearly 600 customers, friends, family and special guests from across the country at SHAPE THE FUTURE: OMAX’s 20th Anniversary Open House and Technology Event. In addition to live cutting demonstrations and interactive technical sessions, the event featured tours of OMAX’s recently expanded, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kent, Wash.

Gerdau expansion nearly complete

Gerdau Special Steel, Jackson, Mich., is expanding its SBQ facility in Huntington, Ind.

Axis Pipe and Tube breaks ground on new facility

Officials of Axis Pipe and Tube, Inc., The Prolamsa Group and state and local officials participated in groundbreaking ceremonies today in Bryan, TX for a new pipe and tube facility. The company will invest in excess of $150 million in this new state-of-the-art facility.

Capital Scrap Metal buys Coastal Scrap Metal

Capital Scrap Metal, Deerfield, Fla., expanded its operations by purchasing scrap metal dealer Coastal Scrap Metal, West Palm Beach, Fla.

ESAB Launches CNC cutting blog

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched a blog for the CNC cutting community. ESAB Edge, The CNC Cutting Blog, will feature a variety of posts on CNC cutting systems, plasma, oxyfuel, waterjet, and laser cutting processes, and related topics.

The Warren Co. celebrates 100th anniversary

The Warren Co., Erie, Pa., has been providing steel and metal products to customers for 100 years.

McNichols opens new service center

The McNichols Co., Tampa, Fla., recently opened a 24,000-square-foot facility in Denver.

Marmon/Keystone’s Charlotte branch upgrades equipment

Butler, Pa.-based Marmon/Keystone invested in new cutting equipment for its Charlotte, N.C., branch.

Boeing recognizes TW Metals as a top supplier

The Boeing Co. recognized Exton, Pa.-based TW Metals’ Woodville Division as a Supplier of the Year in the Common Aerospace Commodities category.

O’Neal Industries buys Vulcanium Metals

O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., through its subsidiary United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, acquired Vulcanium Metals, Northbrook, Ill., a distributor of titanium sheet, bar, block and plate products for the aerospace and defense industries.

Novelis victorious at Platts Global Metals Awards

Novelis Inc., Atlanta, brought home Company of the Year honors and it’s CEO, Phil Martens, won CEO of the Year at the inaugural Platts Global Metals Awards in London.

Mazak expands North American headquarters

Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., currently is adding 200,000 square feet of floor space to its North American manufacturing plant.

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