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AC Manufacturer Expands in Minnesota

July 15, 2014

OWATONNA, MN—Daikin Applied Manufacturing has begun construction of a $9 million expansion project here, which is expected to create 40 new jobs. Daikin makes air conditioners.


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Whirlpool Acquires Italian Appliance Maker for $1 Billion

July 11, 2014

BENTON HARBOR, MI—Whirlpool Corp. has agreed to pay $1 billion for a controlling stake in Italian appliance maker Indesit Co., its largest acquisition since buying former rival Maytag Corp. eight years ago.


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Whirlpool Settles Environmental Lawsuit

July 8, 2014

FORT SMITH, AR—Whirlpool has reached a resolution with property owners in a class-action lawsuit related to contaminated groundwater near the company’s former assembly plant here.


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Feeding Nuts and Unconventional Fasteners

Custom design and advanced technology enable feeders to handle a wide range of threaded, nonthreaded and odd-shaped fasteners.
July 1, 2014

Screws aren’t the only fasteners that can be fed to fully or semiautomatic installation tools. Nuts, setscrews and other fasteners—both threaded and unthreaded—can be fed automatically, too.


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Kohler Enlarges Wisconsin Assembly Plant

June 9, 2014

MOSEL, WI—Kohler Power Systems has completed construction of a 105,000-square-foot addition to its generator assembly plant here.


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Kohler Excels at Manufacturing Small Gas Engines

Reliability in the field starts with quality on the assembly line.
June 3, 2014

Small gas engines are the lifeblood of the outdoor power equipment industry. They run all sorts of commercial and consumer devices, ranging from lawnmowers and generators to power washers and portable welders.


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InSinkErator Invests in Wisconsin Manufacturing

May 23, 2014

RACINE, WI—InSinkErator will open a new assembly plant here, creating an estimated 165 jobs. The company also plans to spend $43.7 million to upgrade equipment and facilities at its Racine, WI, operation.


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Electrolux Invests $30 Million in SC Assembly Plant

May 15, 2014

ANDERSON, SC—Electrolux is investing $30 million in its assembly plant here, which produces top-mount refrigerators as well as under-the-counter models. This investment is in addition to a prior $30 million investment the company made recently in the facility, which added an R&D center and other improvements.


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HVAC Manufacturer to Build New Assembly Plant

May 14, 2014

BEAUMONT, TX—HVAC manufacturer Air Comfort Inc. intends to build a new 18,000-square-foot office and assembly plant here next to its existing facility.


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How to Implement a Leak Detector

These tips will help you obtain accurate results with a helium-based leak detector.
May 1, 2014

Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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