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Prima Power opens new Finland plant

Prima Power opened its new 20,000 sq.-m facility in Seinäjoki, Finland, which includes a production plant, offices and a showroom. The new location, already in operation since November, was officially inaugurated on March 21, 2019. Finn-Power Oy, the company of Prima Industrie Group manufacturing Prima Power turret punch presses, combined machines and systems, relocated its… Continued

HIWT announces TIG welding aerospace course

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) added a Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Aerospace (GTA110) course. Designed by a group with more than 30 years of combined aerospace welding experience, the 70-hour course develops the skills necessary for entrance into the aerospace industry.  During the course, students work with typical materials, weld joint configurations and tools… Continued

BLM Group names regional sales manager 

BLM Group USA appointed Danyel (Dan) Benoit regional sales manager, Eastern Canada. Benoit will be responsible for Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. He has more than 28 years of machine tool sales experience, focusing his career on building new business opportunities, implementing strategic business solutions and supporting sales productivity… Continued

Universal Robots expands class offerings

Universal Robots (UR) launched a network of Authorized Training Centers that expands on the company’s online training. Hands-on classes teach core and advanced programming skills to cobot users regardless of robotics experience or backgrounds using certified trainers hosted by UR and its global channel partners. Classes provide opportunities for practice in real-life applications. Three centers… Continued

Starrett appoints director of sales

The L.S. Starrett Co. appointed Jon-Michael Raymond director of sales, North America, industrial products. Raymond will be responsible for sales of the company’s core products in North America including precision measuring tools and gages, hand tools and saw blades. He succeeds Tony Aspin, VP of sales, who will retire in June after having served the… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires Baker Industries

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Baker Industries Inc., a Detroit-based provider of custom tooling, parts and fixtures primarily serving the automotive and aerospace markets. Baker has extensive in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, including machining, fabricating, assembly and additive manufacturing. The company will complement Lincoln Electric’s automation portfolio and its new metal additive manufacturing service business that… Continued

ULC announces shop manager

United Lens Co. promoted Christian Ramos to optical shop manager. Ramos has been with the company since 2006, and has maintained a reputation for being the “go to” guy for technical questions of any kind. He has led the floor in double side polishing for several years.

Aida-America names president and COO

Aida-America Corp. announced Takeshi Nakazawa, who transferred as vice president of operations in March 2017, was promoted to president and COO. Nakazawa replaces Pat Ambuske as president and COO, who is retiring after 17 years of service. Nakazawa began his career with the company in 1987 and has held numerous positions in multiple locations, including… Continued

Vertical airflow cabinet oven from Grieve

The Model VA-500 is a 500 degree F cabinet oven from Grieve Corp. used to finish batch loads of metal parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of the oven measure 26 in. wide by 26 in. deep by 38 in. high, and 6.6 kW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements. A 700-cfm, 1/2-hp… Continued

Weldcote announces ceramic flap discs

Weldcote Metals introduced its C-Prime and C-Prime Plus ceramic flap discs. The polyester backing is for aggressive grinding applications that do not require excessive flexibility. The Plus discs feature poly-cotton backing with high-quality ceramic grain, which provides stretch and flexibility. The ceramic grains in the flap discs contain a grinding aid for cooler running temperatures… Continued

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