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CribMaster Rebrands With Redesigned Website & Logo

September 1, 2015 | by CribMaster | Comments

With a simplified navigation structure, the new website helps visitors quickly locate company news, events, webinars, and other information.

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IBC Adds Puma Industries As Newest Preferred Supplier

September 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by IBC

Memphis, TN-based Puma is a manufacturer of air compressors, accessories, and air tools, founded in 1994.

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Manufacturing Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down In Second Quarter

September 2, 2015 11:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Durable goods manufacturing saw strong productivity growth at 2.8 percent, while non-durable goods production saw a 1.2 percent increase.

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Report: Manufacturing Mergers Remain Active In First Quarter

September 1, 2015 1:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Mergers in the manufacturing and distribution industries are off 2014's pace but remain high relative to recent years, according to a new report.

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EDGE Global Supply Expands To Asia, Acquires Beijing Willtech

September 1, 2015 12:46 pm | by EDGE Global Supply

EDGE gains an authorized distributor for Rockwell Automation with Beijing Willtech, founded in 2006.

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Tech Air Acquires Gas & Alloy Supply Co.

September 1, 2015 12:39 pm | by Tech Air

The move is Tech Air's 15th add-on acquisition since 2010, giving it 31 branch and fill plant locations throughout the Northeast, South, Southwest, and West.

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General Cable Sells Thailand Operations

September 1, 2015 10:36 am | by General Cable

The $88 million sale to MM Logistics Co. is part of General Cable's divestiture plan to focus on its core markets in North America, Europe, and Latin America.

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HighJump Acquires Wesupply

September 1, 2015 10:04 am | by HighJump

HighJump, a global supply chain solutions provider, expands its European presence by adding U.K.-based Wesupply.

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Munch’s Supply Co. Expands To Michigan

August 31, 2015 2:36 pm | by Munch's Supply Co.

The Illinois-based company has become the exclusive distributor for the Ingersoll Rand brands of Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

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New LED Material Could Dramatically Lower Production Costs

August 31, 2015 1:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new LED material saves on cost by requiring only one layer application, as opposed to the multiple players typically required for most LEDs, while maintaining efficiency.

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National Oilwell Varco Appoints New CFO

August 31, 2015 11:29 am | by National Oilwell Varco

Jose Bayardo has taken over fiscal leadership at NOV after serving in a vice president role at Continental Resources.

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Atlas Copco USA's 'Water For All' Donates $50K To Denver-Based Charity

August 31, 2015 10:18 am | by Atlas Copco

Donated in honor of Atlas Copco USA's 31st anniversary, the money from the employee-run Water for All organization will fund clean water and sanitation projects in Nicaragua.

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U.S. Oil Prices Climb Again After Thursday's Big Jump

August 28, 2015 3:53 pm | by Associated Press

After falling to a 6 1/2 year low this past Monday, oil prices jumped 10.3 percent Thursday and an additional 6.3 percent Friday.

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Eastern Industrial Supplies Acquires Alabama's M&R Pipe And Supply

August 28, 2015 3:40 pm | by Eastern Industrial Supplies

Birmingham, AL-based M&R Pipe and Supply will consolidate with Eastern's existing Birmingham operation to strengthen Eastern's footprint in the Southeast.

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MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector

August 28, 2015 1:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The foundation's latest forecasts for manufacturing production and job growth are both down from what it predicted in May.

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Report: Union Elections Proceeding More Quickly Following NLRB Rule

August 28, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Supporters said the change would prevent litigation or other "stall tactics" from impeding unionization votes and suggested that delays give management more time to pressure workers into voting "no."

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IAC Supply Expands In Arkansas, Tennessee

August 27, 2015 4:44 pm | by IAC Supply Solutions

IAC recently moved into a new facility in Blytheville, AR, completed a renovation of its Memphis, TN headquarters, and is currently constructing a new, much larger branch in Bartless, TN.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health Of U.S. Manufacturing

August 27, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Washington D.C. think tank says the CRS' estimate of a 12 percent manufacturing employment decline between 2003 and 2013 used unofficial data and a poorly selected timeframe.

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Kennametal Board Names New CFO

August 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by Kennametal

Effective Sept. 1, Jan Kees van Gaalen will replace Martha Fusco to lead the company's finance function, while Fusco will continue as vice president and corporate controller.

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U.S. Economy Surged At 3.7 Percent Rate In April-June Quarter

August 27, 2015 10:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

It was the strongest growth since last summer and marked a sharp improvement from the anemic 0.6 percent advance during the January-March quarter when a harsh winter sapped activity.

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Non-Residential Construction Retreated 28 Percent in July

August 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by Alex Carrick, Construction Market Data (CMD)

While 2014's June-to-July shift was also weak, this year's was considerably larger.

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