Machinery Assembly

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Safety Glove Cuts Incidence of Hand Injuries

The mid-1970s were a time of product expansion for the STIHL Group, which, until then, had focused solely on making chain saws.


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Fast Prototyping Sweetens Baker’s Success

To most people, cupcakes are a pleasant treat or a momentary diversion. But to Freed’s Bakery, one of the largest cupcake makers in the United States, cupcakes are big business.


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Lift Manufacturer to Build Carolina Assembly Plant

MANNING, SC—Peak Corp., a manufacturer of automotive lifts, will spend $6.6 million to build a new assembly plant here, creating 59 jobs.


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JCB to Assemble Backhoes in Georgia

SAVANNAH, GA—Construction equipment manufacturer JCB will soon begin making backhoe loaders at its assembly plant here. The company will add 100 jobs to staff the new line.


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Torque Testing Equipment

Regular calibration with torque testing equipment keeps fastening tools accurate on the line.

Assemblers know that practice makes perfect when it comes to properly operating a fastening tool. They also know the importance of tool preparation, which includes torque testing and calibration.


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Japanese Company Scuttles Plans to Locate Assembly Plant in California

PALMDALE, CA—A Japanese company’s much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant here appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups. Kinkisharyo International said it is now looking at factory sites outside California.


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Iconn Perfects Custom Cable Assembly

Engineering expertise and skilled assemblers help iCONN Systems LLC carve its own niche in the overmolded cable assembly marketplace.


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2014 Assembly Plant of the Year

Assembly Plant of the Year: STIHL Stays a Cut Above the Competition

Flexible assembly lines and vertical integration thrive in Virginia Beach.

What do lumberjacks, landscapers and homeowners have in common? They all rely on chain saws, trimmers and leaf blowers produced by STIHL Group.


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Texas to Get Compressor Factory

PEARLAND, TX—Site work continues on the 26-acre site that is the future home of MHI Compressor Manufacturing LLC, the first American facility for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp., a Japanese firm. When completed, the facility will employ more than 100.


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Vermeer Gets Leaner With OEE

By the late 1940s, many U.S. manufacturers began creating and building products for the post-WWII economy.


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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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