Superior Partners With AMPCO

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Superior Industries Inc. announced a new partnership with AMPCO Minerals. This investment furthers Superior’s goal to improve responsiveness, reliability and quality of its North American supply chain. “It’s an investment in a team whose core members each have more than 30 years of experience developing crushing and screening technology for international markets,” said Jarrod Felton, president of Superior Industries. “These are…

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Top Manufacturer News for 2019

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As 2020 kicks off, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) took a look back at some of the most notable manufacturer news headlines from the past 12 months. Deere Appoints New CEO – In August, Deere & Co. announced John May would lead the tractor-making giant through a difficult agricultural environment, with outgoing Chief Executive Officer Samuel Allen to stay in his…

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Epiroc Promotes Hedblom

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The board of directors of Epiroc AB has appointed Helena Hedblom as its new president and CEO, effective March 1, 2020. She will replace Per Lindberg, who has decided to leave his position after having successfully establishing Epiroc as a listed company. “Helena has a strong business focus, an in-depth knowledge of the business and is an appreciated leader who is living…

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Command Alkon ELEVATE Conference Leaves Attendees with Vision, Vitality

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Command Alkon’s annual ELEVATE Conference was well-attended and left attendees with key insights on emerging trends and disruptive technologies, and how to adapt to these new innovations to make smarter decisions faster, achieve break-through performance, and deliver truly differentiated experiences across the community. Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar moderated a group discussion about aggregates industry IT issues at the event.…

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Telsmith Hosts AEM-Sponsored Pancake & Policy Tour

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Telsmith Inc., hosted an Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) sponsored pancake and policy tour on Oct. 28, by inviting AEM members to come in and speak to Telsmith employees about the I Make America campaign to discuss the issues that are impacting the manufacturing industry. “We are proud to be a member of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and thrilled to be hosting…

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Smiley Monroe to Build Plant in Kentucky

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In 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,…

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Force Control Celebrates 50 Years

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Force 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. All Force Control products are manufactured in their Fairfield, Ohio (suburban Cincinnati)…

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Metso’s Acquisition of McCloskey Completed


Metso 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. “This acquisition is an excellent strategic fit for Metso, because it strengthens our aggregates business and balances our traditionally mining-focused Minerals…

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Command Alkon Introduces CONNEX

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Command 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…

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Metso Develops Wear Part Production Footprint

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Metso 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. The negotiations concern the potential closure of the factory in Ersmark and…

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