Komatsu Breaks Ground for New Campus in Milwaukee

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Building on its 135-year legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in the city’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the state of Wisconsin and city of Milwaukee, Komatsu is…

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Capstone Headwaters Releases Update

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July 16, 2020 – Capstone Headwaters released its Industrials & Manufacturing Update, reporting that after a three-month decline that brought U.S. manufacturing activity to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, the industry showed signs of slight recovery in May and June. The simultaneous Oil & Gas supply and demand shock has created unprecedented disruption, with U.S. petroleum demand in April falling to its…

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COVID-19: A U.S. Manufacturer’s Perspective

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By Alex D. Kanaris VDG has been designing and manufacturing drum motors for belt conveyors used in food processing, supply chains, pharmaceutical, postal/parcel, aggregate and mining industries since 1985. All of the components used in our drum motors are manufactured in-house, using American materials and American labor.  How Did We Get Here? Our ongoing challenge is that although our product…

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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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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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Doing It With Diesel


Oct. 4, 2019 – In 2018, more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel engines were manufactured in facilities across the United States – a growth of 13% over the previous year, or nearly 120,000 engines, according to new data from the Diesel Technology Forum. Thirteen states are home to heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturing, with North Carolina producing more than one-in-three U.S.-made heavy-duty…

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AEM to Rock Summerfest

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June 10, 2019 – To help mark the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) 125th anniversary and bring awareness of the contributions of the manufacturing industry, AEM will sponsor the first-ever Manufacturing Day at Summerfest in Milwaukee on June 28th. This will be the first time off-road heavy equipment will be on display at the event. Summerfest is considered Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer…

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Killgore Promoted to JCI President

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Johnson Crushers International Inc. (JCI)  announced the promotion of Rob Killgore to company president. In his new leadership position, Killgore will be responsible for setting and achieving JCI’s goals and objectives.  Killgore joined JCI in 2016 and served as manufacturing manager. With more than 30 years of leadership experience, beginning with his military career and progressing through many manufacturing businesses,…

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Happy 40th Anniversary, Polydeck!

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Oct. 11, 2018 – Spartanburg, S.C.-based Polydeck Screen Corp. celebrated its 40th anniversary, with an evening reception at the Spartanburg Marriott, as well as tours and a special luncheon at its manufacturing facility. Polydeck is a family owned, family operated business. Since its incorporation in America in 1978 by founders Manfred Freissle, Helmut Rosenbusch and Dieter Egler, the company is recognized as…

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