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AUBURN HILLS, MI—Ralco Industries Inc., which makes welded assemblies and metal stampings, is investing $13.5 million to build a new headquarters and assembly plant here. The company is expected to add 20 to 70 jobs.
Well known for its engineering expertise, The EDAG Group develops vehicles and production systems for auto manufacturers all over the world. In conjunction with FFT EDAG, its sister company, The EDAG Group also creates complete production facilities for body in white modeling and vehicle assembly.
It has become fashionable lately for some U.S. companies to tout how they’ve reshored production from overseas. Baldor Electric Co. isn’t one of them—it never left. The company has been manufacturing electric motors, drives, bearings and other motion control products in the United States for decades.
LEBANON, NH—Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, has opened of a new 160,000-square-foot assembly plant here that is expected to create up to 500 new jobs.
Industrial fabric curtain walls are growing in popularity. In assembly plants, two of the fastest-growing applications are for lowering noise levels and controlling dust.
AUBURN HILLS, MI—ABB Robotics and Fronius International have agreed to collaboratively develop fully equipped robotic welding packages.
EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has received a contract from a Tier 1 automotive supplier to provide two custom, semiautomatic assembly cells that will simplify the production of automobile seat rail link arms.
NOŠOVICE, Moravia—At Hyundai’s assembly plant here, a single, flexible robotic welding line can assemble doors for multiple models at the same time.
HUBER HEIGHTS, OH—Systems integrator Process Equipment Co. has gone from a building with a partially collapsed roof to a new facility that’s a “paradise of precision.” Now the company is looking to hire.
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