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transition its corporate headquarters to
a 55,000-sq.-;. facility in Fenton, Mo.
Scheduled for completion in June
2018, the new building will feature
heavy crane capability with extended
ceiling heights, more than 10,000 sq. ;.
of o;ice and meeting space, and 4,800
sq. ;. for demonstration machinery.
Located less than one mile north of the
company’s current location, the building will increase production capacity by
nearly 30 percent.
marks 50 years of
continuous operation in the U.S.
in 2017. Starting with a small o;ice in
Easton, Pa., in 1967 and a handful of associates, Rexroth grew quickly enough
to expand into a newly built hydraulics
manufacturing facility seven years later,
the cornerstone of the company’s current manufacturing campus in Bethlehem, Pa.
As Rexroth expanded globally, so did
the company’s operations in the U. S., offering technologies for driving and controlling motion in large and small applications. Technologies included electric
drives and controls, mobile and industrial hydraulics, linear motion technologies, and pneumatics. The company’s
2001 acquisition by Robert Bosch GmbH
resulted in the name Bosch Rexroth
and expanded the product o;ering to
include assembly technologies such
as conveyors, tightening systems, and
aluminum structural framing. Today
the company operates in more than 80
countries, with more than 1 million sq.
;. of manufacturing space in the U.S.
of multidirectional forkli;s and long-load material handling systems, will open a new,
500,000-sq.-;. factory in Monaghan,
Ireland, on April 30, 2018. The opening
coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary and the launch of a new product line.
Eriez®, an Erie,
Pa.-based provider of separation
marking 70 years
of partnership with
High Point, N.C.-based manufacturers’ representative
agency Dominion-Carolina. In 1947 Bob
Merwin, son of Eriez founder O.F. Merwin, and Dean Thomas, a retired school
teacher who ultimately formed Dominion-Carolina, initiated the partnership
with a handshake.
Lincoln Electric Automation has
announced the expansion of Wayne
Trail, its Fort Loramie, Ohio, automation facility, which produces automated
manufacturing systems for metal forming, fabricating, and metal joining processes. The expansion nearly doubles
the facility’s size to support larger-scale
projects, future growth, and improved
operational e;ectiveness. In partnership with JobsOhio, the company expects to create 50 additional full-time,
advanced manufacturing positions to
support the larger operation.
MH Equipment, a material handling
service provider in Chillicothe, Ill., has
announced it now is a stocking dealer
for Ireland-based Combili;’s products.
Combili; o;ers an IC engine-powered,
all-wheel-drive, multidirectional vehicle
that combines a forkli; and sideloader.
Nidec Minster Corp., Minster, Ohio,
has announced the completed, 100 percent acquisition of Press Masters LLC,
Cheshire, Conn. Press Masters has been
a distributor for Nidec Minster and other pressroom products in the territory
east of the Mississippi for many years.
Its team of 14 employees now joins Nidec Minster.
Ohio, has entered
into an exclusive
strategic partnership with Brazil-based
Camasi Máquinas e Equipamentos to
expand its o;ering of advanced roll
forming equipment in North America.
As a key component of the partnership, Ra;er will be highly involved in
the design and build requirements to
meet the specifications of North American customers. In addition, Ra;er will
provide a;er-sales service and support
for all equipment supplied through the
Camasi Máquinas e Equipamentos
manufactures strip entry equipment,
servo roll feeds, levelers, prepunch-ing presses, roll forming machines,
hydraulic cuto; presses, and roll forming tooling. Ra;er Equipment Corp. is a
manufacturer of tube mills, pipe mills,
roll forming machines, and cuto; machines.
Sandvik Materials Technology has
signed an agreement to divest its welding wire operations to ESAB, a provider
of welding products and part of Colfax
Corp. The deal includes the production
units in Sandviken, Sweden, and Scranton, Pa., as well as the global sales and
product management organization, affecting about 120 employees.
(Le; to right) Brent
Lee, Drew Harris, Dale
Grimsley, Je; Carr,
and Charlie Ingram.