Tag Archives: manufacturing

GM Supplier of the Year Awards

SKF, Nidec, Bosch, FANUC, Schaeffler among 116 recipients General Motors recognized the “most innovative partners” of its supply chain during a virtual ceremony to celebrate the automotive giant’s annual Supplier of the Year awards on June 24. Recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year award included 116 suppliers from 15 countries, with 13 first-time […]

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Fanuc Adds 5-Axis

Company’s CNC workforce platform now includes training option for skills gap FANUC’s CNC machining workforce development solution now includes a new training option addresses the manufacturing skills gap and the need for more advanced machine tool operators. To “further develop the next-gen manufacturing workforce,” FANUC America, the Rochester Hills, Mich., based branch of the Japanese […]

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Carter Motor Acquired

Historic Illinois motor manufacturer purchased by Wisconsin co. A Wisconsin manufacturer of electrical equipment components reached an agreement this week to acquire a historic Illinois motor manufacturer. BlueWater Partners, which served as the financial advisor for the transaction, announced that Orchid International would purchase 100% of Carter Motor Co. for an undisclosed amount, according to […]

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IT, Meet OT: Rockwell Adds Digi-Firm

Aim is to bring information technology and plant floor technology together Rockwell Automation, the towering Milwaukee establishment, completed an acquisition of Kalypso, LP, the company announced in a May 4 press release, as part of its emphasis on digitalization. Based in the U.S., Kalypso is a software delivery and consulting firm specializing in the digital […]

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Biro, Protolabs Team Up For Rapid PPE

Nidec engineer uses design and project management skills in PPE production When the COVID-19 crisis began to emerge, Josh Biro, like so many people throughout the country, wanted to make a personal contribution to help. And as the pandemic evolved, the Nidec mechanical engineer has been using his skills to help healthcare workers on the […]

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Missouri Professor Wins Taylor Medal

Frank Liou, of manufacturing/engineering at Missouri S&T, wins a prestigious award Dr. Frank Liou, director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2020 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). The award honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, […]

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Driving Forces

ASI, Tornado team up for transaxle, wheel drive solutions ASI Drives, the Montgomeryville, Pa.-based provider of transaxles and wheel drives for electric machines, announce that it has been acquired by the Accedia Group, a privately owned holding company comprising medium-sized businesses. The acquisition means ASI is joining forces with Tornado Drives, the Berlin-based maker of […]

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Texas Pride

A 94,000 square foot facility will provide jobs for the Houston area The Houston metropolitan area appears to be flourishing. In the latest job-creation news from the region, Texas Injection Molding announced February 11 it will build out 94,000 square feet of industrial space for its new production facility in Houston. More work for Houston […]

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Craig Wire Adds Coppex Assets

Georgia magnet wire manufacturer obtains machinery, resources EA has learned of an important acquisition in the wire industry just in time for the CWIEME Expo: Craig Wire Products of Douglasville, Georgia has acquired the magnet wire assets of Coppex Power Technologies in Montreal, Canada. The newly obtained manufacturing resources will be relocated and installed in […]

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Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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