Machinery Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the machinery industry.


Growth Forecast for Industrial Machinery Market

April 22, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, CA—The worldwide market for industrial machinery will reach $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013. This represents annual growth of 6.3 percent, more than twice the 2.9 percent increase seen in 2013. Strong growth is forecast to continue for the next four years, with revenue rising to $2 trillion by 2018.

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Turbine Manufacturer Gets Larger HQ

April 22, 2014

AURORA, OH—Argosy Wind Power has moved its headquarters to a larger facility here to meet growing demand for its direct-drive wind turbines.

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GM to Add 1,400 Jobs

April 7, 2014

DETROIT—GM is investing $450 million and adding 1,400 jobs to two Michigan operations as it revamps its Volt electric hybrid car.

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Caterpillar to Hire 100 at Georgia Assembly Plant

April 7, 2014

BOGART, GA—Caterpillar is planning to hire 100 more workers for its new assembly plant here. Caterpillar is seeking welders, assemblers and other workers as it prepares to start making small tractors and add a second shift to build mini-hydraulic excavators.

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New Technologies for Stud Welding

New technologies for stud welding are enabling assemblers to reduce energy costs and boost throughput.
April 1, 2014

These days, manufacturers of all stripes are taking a closer at their energy consumption as a potential source of cost savings—even manufacturers of the largest, most expensive products in the world.

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Food Processing Industry Hungers for Automation

Hygiene demands and government regulations challenge engineers.
April 1, 2014

Food processing equipment features some of the most sophisticated automation around.

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Inspection Program Ensures Safety of Factory Cranes

April 1, 2014

Ambridge (PA) Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center is a well-established industrial park.

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Baker-Hughes Assembly Plant to Create 475 Jobs

March 24, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY—Baker-Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. is set to open a new manufacturing center here that will create 475 jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest between $128 million and $150 million on the facility, which will be among company’s first to incorporate high-tech robotics.

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HVAC Manufacturer to Build New Assembly Plant

March 3, 2014

FOREST CITY, NC—Team Air Inc., a manufacturer of commercial and  industrial HVAC equipment, is investing $4.2 million to build a new assembly plant here. The facility is expected to employ 70.

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New Elevator Factory Is Environmentally Friendly

February 28, 2014

HANOVER, PA—Schindler Elevator Corp.’s newly opened assembly plant here has earned LEED Gold certification for energy and environmental design from the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

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International Symposium on Advances in Resistance Welding

Atlanta, GA
United States

Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)

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The Big M

COBO Center
Detroit, MI
United States

Thousands of professionals from Michigan and the Great Lakes states will gather at an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing next year.

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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.


Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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