Phillips Diversified Mfg. creates apprenticeship program
Phillips Diversified Mfg. welcomed Kentucky Labor Secretary
Derrick Ramsey to its facility in Annville, Ky., to announce the
creation of a three-year welding apprenticeship program.
The company is a contract manufacturer for printed circuit
board assembly, appliance control panels, metal fabrication,
and electromechanical and electronic assemblies. It employs
more than 220 people.
“We began by simply identifying what our most urgent oc-
IRCO sells welding
cupation training needs were, then began planning the work
processes needed for on-the-job training of our apprentices
and related classroom instruction needs,” said Special Proj-
ects Manager and Ap-
Tracy Stivers. “Upon
completion of our
apprentices will re-
ceive a nationally rec-
greatly improving their
skill level, wages, and
automation lines to
Niagara Energy Products
IRCO Automation, Burlington, Ont., has
sold two welding automation lines to
Niagara Energy Products (NEP), Niagara
Falls, Ont., a manufacturer of components for the energy, construction, and
petrochemical industries. The lines will
be used initially to weld nuclear storage
containers measuring up to 7 ft. dia.
The first system, delivered May 2017,
is an automated GMAW line. The second
system, scheduled to be delivered later
this year, is a mechanized SAW line.
Both include welding manipulators integrated with turning rolls and fit-up
Protomet to expand
Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based Protomet Corp.
has announced plans to invest $29.3
million to establish a new facility in
Loudon, Tenn., creating 200 new jobs.
The company will rehab a 224,000-sq.-
ft. building to include manufacturing,
engineering, and R&D capabilities. The
plant is expected to be operational in
the first half of 2018.
The company offers engineering,
production, manufacturing, and finishing services for the marine and boating,
automotive, homeland security, industrial, energy, and power sectors.
combines AM capabilities
with Samuel, Son & Co.
Carpenter Technology Corp., a producer and distributor of specialty alloys, powder metals, and specialty
wire for additive manufacturing (AM) in
Philadelphia, and Samuel, Son & Co.,
a Mississauga, Ont.-based provider of
metal manufacturing, processing, and
distribution services, have announced a
strategic alliance to provide end-to-end
supply chain services for the AM marketplace.
Samuel’s recent purchase agreement
with AM designer and developer Bur-loak Technologies provides an opportunity for Carpenter and Samuel to offer
AM systems from concept to delivery.
Workers at Phillips Diversified Mfg. stand
with Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick