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Dewalt moving production to US

Dewalt has announced the expansion of its initiative to make products in the United States. With this expansion, an additional 60 corded and cordless power tools are being made domestically with global materials. An expansion of production into an existing company-owned plant in Greenfield, Ind. brings the total number of Dewalt plants in the U.S. ...

Plex presents annual Impact Awards

Plex has announced its the 2015 Plex Impact Awards recipients: American Axle & Manufacturing, FloraCraft and Accuride Corporation. The annual awards honor manufacturers for industry leadership, innovation and transformation. Plex announced the winners at PowerPlex 2015, the company’s annual customer event that brings together manufacturing leaders from discrete and process industries to share best practices in ...

Milwaukee Tool expands manufacturing facility

Milwaukee Tool has announced an expansion of its operations in Greenwood, Miss. This, along with other investments to Milwaukee Tool facilities in the state, represents a $35 million investment in Milwaukee’s U.S. manufacturing operations over the last four years. Milwaukee Tool has locations in Greenwood, Olive Branch and Jackson. “Milwaukee ...

Retread Tire Association adds six new members

The Retread Tire Association has added six new members: Creative Rubber, LLC, Baton Rouge, La.; Truck Pro S.A. de C.V., Calexico, Calif.; Indra Machinery Co., Ltd., Thailand; Industrias Del Neumatico, Spain; Kocaeli Lastik Sanayi A.S., Turkey; Outback Tires, Trinidad. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of ...

BBB Industries completes acquisition

BBB Industries LLC has completed the acquisition of ATSCO Remanufacturing, Inc. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Phoenix, ATSCO is a leading remanufacturer of automotive power steering products for the North American aftermarket.  The company has a longstanding reputation for product leadership and customer service excellence in the power ...

SKF names new global director

SKF says Hans Sjöström has been appointed new global director of the SKF Vehicle Service Market Business Unit. Sjöström is replacing Christer Cedervall who takes up the role of Director, SKF Industrial Market Demand Chain & Logistics Services. Sjöström has been with SKF for 18 years, holding positions such as ...

Banton joins Marx Group

The Marx Group and Marx Group Advisors has added Kristine “Krisey” Banton to the position of executive assistant. In that role, the company says Banton will not only be responsible for supporting Tom Marx, president and CEO of The Marx Group and CEO, Marx Group Advisors, she also will be a key ...

Bendix voices support for Tire Safety Week

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is supporting National Tire Safety Week (May 24-30, 2015) by offering expert insight on the role that proper tire maintenance, regular inspection and correct inflation play in the safe operation of today’s commercial vehicles. Sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, National Tire Safety Week is part ...

Spectronics promotes Hammond

Spectronics Corporation has promoted Debra Hammond to global customer service manager. Hammond started her career at Spectronics more than 20 years ago as an international customer service specialist, eventually moving on to department manager in 1998. Her positive, “can-do” attitude and outstanding work ethic made her a perfect choice for the ...

Boyer joins BBB Industries

BBB Industries has appointed John Boyer as vice president, product and category management, effective immediately. Boyer will report to CEO Don Bigler and will lead the company’s product management efforts across all product line categories. “We are delighted to have John join our senior leadership team.  John brings significant industry ...

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