CRC Industries Inc., Warminster, Pa., has acquired Detroit-based Weld-Aid® Products, a manufacturer and marketer of
maintenance chemicals serving the welding and metalworking business segments. The products are used to clean and
lubricate welding wire, reducing friction as the wire is fed to
Weld-Aid has two selling divisions: the aftermarket division
for welding-related cleaning and lubrication products, and
the zinc-rich coatings division offering products for the galvanizing and infrastructure markets.
The Weld-Aid product business will become part of the CRC
Americas Group. CRC Industries produces specialty chemicals
used by MRO and installer professionals and do-it-yourself
Creform Corp., a Greer,
S.C., manufacturer of
adaptive material handling systems such as
workstations, flow racks,
carts, and AGVs, hosted a
Davi manufactures variable-axis
plate roll machine for use in
China service center
manufacturer with a U.S. facility in Dallas, has received an order for a plate roll
machine from a service center in France.
The 10-ft. by 3.5-in. variable-axis roll
will be employed in the French firm’s
newly opened service center in China.
Chicago Bridge & Iron, based in The
Woodlands, Texas, has permanently
closed its Beaumont Fabrication Services Shop in Beaumont, Texas, because
of irreparable damage from flooding
sustained during Hurricane Harvey. The
closure eliminates 455 jobs, with most
employees being relocated to other facilities and job sites.
In addition, the company has announced plans to close its fabricated
materials plant in Laurens, S.C., on
March 30, and lay off 250 employees.
The facility had been working on the
V.C. Summer nuclear station project,
located in Jenkinsville, S. C. That project
was halted by Scana Corp. and Santee
Cooper. The plant will complete its contract work for the Plant Vogtle nuclear
expansion, under construction in Burke
County, Ga., before it closes.
Novi, Mich.-based Hino has announced a $100 million investment plan
to strengthen its U.S. operations with
the introduction of a new truck line and
The company plans to convert an existing building in Mineral Wells, W.Va.,
into a new truck assembly plant. Located close to the company’s current plant
and four times larger, the new facility is
expected to be operational in early 2019.
It will allow the company to combine
several assembly operations under one
roof, including cab assembly, an operation currently conducted in Japan.
The facility will create about 250 new
jobs in early 2020 over a two-shift operation. In addition to producing the
company’s current line of conventional
trucks, the assembly plant will produce
a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks to be
introduced in 2019.
Irvine, Calif.-based Vinotemp®, a
maker of wine cabinets and cooling
units, will move all manufacturing to
a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Los Angeles in December 2017. The new facility
will provide extra space and additional
automation. The company’s corporate
headquarters will remain in Irvine.
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