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Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the machinery industry.


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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Motor Drives Ensure Precise Label Placement

High among the achievements of NITA Labeling Equipment—a Quebec, Canada, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling machines—is being named the Innovative Company of 2010 by the Industrial Research Association of Quebec.

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Arctic Cat Reshores Engine Assembly

ST. CLOUD, MN—Arctic Cat is now producing snowmobile engines at its assembly plant here, instead of importing them from Japan.

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Rail Car Manufacturer to Add 90 Jobs

ROCHELLE, IL—Nippon Sharyo USA has completed its rail car assembly plant here and will hire an additional 90 employees, bringing total employment at the facility to nearly 500.

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Siemens Rail to Expand Pittsburg Manufacturing

PITTSBURGH—Siemens Rail Automation will expand its manufacturing and engineering operations here, in a move that will bring an additional 129 jobs.

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CNH Invests $24 Million in Iowa Assembly Plant

BURLINGTON, IA—CNH Industrial is investing $24 million to expand tractor production at its assembly plant here. This expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs.

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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.


Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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