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KeyedIn Partners with Alternative Technology Solutions

This provides a Cloud-based, configurable ERP platform to job shops and higher volume manufacturers. 

EU, U.S. Machine Tool Associations Issue Joint Statement on TTIP

The machine tool sector stresses abolishing tariffs and more to reduce trade barriers.

ESAB Supplies PowerNation TV Shows

In a recent Xtreme Off Road episode, Ian Johnson gave viewers a first look at the Rebel 120V/230V, CC/CV welding system that he used to restore a Jeep for wounded veteran John Curtin.
They provide welding and cutting equipment to Xtreme Off Road and Detroit Muscle. 

Graymills Awarded by AIM

(l-r) Janet Kaiser, the chairwoman of the AIM board; Pam McDonough, the president and chief executive officer of AIM; Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner; Craig Shields and Kristen Shields DeNoble, executives of Graymills,
They earn Manufacturer of the Year in the Chicago region.

Lantek Enters Collaboration with Vanad

Lantek Expert CAD/CAM nesting software is now offered on Kompakt Light plasma cutters, Bluester automatic plasma 3D cutting systems, Suprema cutting systems and Kompakt fiber lasers.
Lantek increases their penetration of the Eastern European market.

Hitachi Metals Acquires Diehl Steel

This deal increases their North American footprint in hot work tool steel die casting and forging applications.

IWDC Hires Marketing Director

As the new marketing director Erica Jones is in charge of driving growth for the PurityPlus program.
Erica Jones handles marketing for their PurityPlus program.

Magid Wins Awards

They receive the ASSE Safety Attendee Choice, the ISHN Reader’s Choice, and the IEDA award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. 

MacroAir Has New President

Barry Warner, MacroAir “We are a company built on innovation, family values and people who want to serve and support their customers. We are growing rapidly; our products are unequalled in the market and we expect great things to continue in our future. It is a privilege to assume the role of president at this exciting time in our history.”
Barry Warner will provide strategic leadership in operations management and growing their distributor network.

SAF West Hires General Manager

Sam Heier, SAF West “My immediate focus is to manage the tremendous growth we are experiencing while keeping customers satisfied, our employees motivated, and our P&L healthy. Integral to that will be to make sure our experienced team has all of the resources and support necessary to meet the challenges moving forward.”
Sam Heier oversees anodizing and paint coating, fabrication services, and sales of aluminum sheet and extrusions.