Pemamek names Midwest sales manager

Pemamek announced Kevin R. Antoniak will head the sales efforts for Pema brand equipment and solutions throughout the Midwest region. Antoniak’s experience with welding, fluid power, measurement and robotic equipment makes him a good regional sales manager for the Midwest manufacturing market. He will be providing technical expertise to current customers in the region and bringing… Continued

Milwaukee Tool to expand corporate operations

External shot of Milwaukee Tool's Global Headquarters in Brookfield, Wis.

Milwaukee Tool announced expansion of its corporate operations into Milwaukee. The company’s current global headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., will remain the central location for corporate operations. This new expansion will provide increased space to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. Milwaukee will invest more than $30 million to purchase and renovate a vacant 333,000-sq.-ft. building in downtown Milwaukee.… Continued

Prima Power Laserdyne donates microscope

Prima Power Laserdyne recently presented a Zeiss high-resolution microscope to Anoka Technical College’s welding program as the college expands its robotic and laser welding program. Using the microscope will enable the college instructors to enhance the welding skills and understanding of the process at the metallurgical level. The microscope enables students to closely examine internal… Continued

Aida-America promotes several employees

Aida-America promoted Sean Davis (top) to assistant technical manager for service. Davis joined the mechanical assembly department nearly 21 years ago, and his previous positions include field tech for service and customer service leader. Craig White (middle) was recently promoted to assistant administrative manager for service. White previously served as interpreter/translator for service and service… Continued

Industrial Magnetics expands manufacturing facility

Industrial Magnetics Inc. recently announced a 36,000-sq.-ft. addition to its manufacturing facility in Boyne City, Mich. Once the additional space is complete, the total manufacturing space will exceed 70,000 sq. ft. “The new space will house a variety of work cells designed for efficient changeover to meet the wide array of products we manufacture,” said… Continued

OnRobot and Vention partner on cobot applications

OnRobot and Vention partnered to combine Vention’s online-first manufacturing automation platform (MAP) with OnRobot’s library of plug-and-play end-of-arm tools to accelerate the design and deployment of end-to-end cobot applications. Vention’s MAP provides engineering software and modular hardware to design, automate, order and deploy factory equipment in a single digital environment. With thousands of modular parts,… Continued

Airgas expands education initiative

Airgas expanded its high school welding education initiative to 23 new schools and six returning schools. These programs were selected based on four key factors: high unmet need at the school; a productive welding program with the potential to graduate job-ready welders; passionate teachers; and enthusiastic Airgas local champions. Participating schools will receive a customized mix… Continued

Beckwood to deliver 200-ton forming press

Beckwood Press Co. was recently awarded a contract by Metal Forming Industries to manufacture a 200-ton hydraulic forming press. Scheduled for delivery later this year, the press will be used to make copper components for the utility industry. The custom 4-post press will feature 200 tons of force with a Delta high-speed motion controller to… Continued

Hypertherm’s Couch retires from board

Hypertherm Inc. announced the transition of board chair from founder Dick Couch (left) to Richard Lettieri. Lettieri has served as a board member for 34 years, including seven years as the board’s lead director. Executive leadership of the company remains unchanged under Evan Smith, president and CEO. Couch, now chair emeritus, remains trustee of the… Continued

  Bystronic forms Smart Factory team

Bystronic Inc. established a Smart Factory Solutions Team with experience in demonstrating and implementing digital Industry 4.0 solutions. Adria Haines is regional head of Smart Factory Solutions. Haines has extensive CAD/CAM experience and has helped companies learn about Industry 4.0 technologies. Brandon Holmes is solutions designer/project manager and has more than 10 years of experience.… Continued

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