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Smiley Monroe to Build Plant in Kentucky

MF101619 SmileyMonroeIn a move driven by customer demand and strong industry forecasts, conveyor belt producer Smiley Monroe announced the opening of a manufacturing facility in Franklin, Ky. This $2 million investment, assisted by Danske Bank and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, will create 30 new full-time jobs in the local area, as well as safeguarding jobs at the company’s headquarters in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

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Force Control Celebrates 50 Years

MF100319 ForceForce Control Industries is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing long-lasting oil shear clutches, brakes and clutch brakes. Although industries and applications have come and gone in the five decades that the company has been in business, they continue to develop new uses for their unique oil shear technology.

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Command Alkon Introduces CONNEX

MF091719 connexCommand Alkon has introduced CONNEX, a next-generation vertical cloud solution designed to increase productivity levels and create unprecedented results across project performance, schedule, workforce management and safety. When no longer reliant on manual or paper-based workflows, CONNEX-enabled companies gain many more automated processes, capture clear visibility into inter-company operations, and experience real-time collaboration and business intelligence tools tailored to their role in the heavy work supply chain.

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Metso’s Acquisition of McCloskey Completed

MetsoLogoMetso Corp.’s  acquisition of McCloskey International has been successfully completed. With this acquisition, Metso expands its offering in the aggregates industry globally and strengthens its customer reach especially to the general contractor segment. The acquisition was completed on Oct 1.

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Metso Develops Wear Part Production Footprint

RR040519 MetsoMetso is developing its global production footprint in its Minerals Consumables business area by reviewing manufacturing capabilities in the EMEA region. As part of the initiative, Metso is starting personnel negotiations to review the implications at rubber and poly-met wear part production units in Ersmark and Trelleborg, Sweden. 

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