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Next Generation Welding?

January 04
10:48 2018
    Next Generation Welding?

New welding method could make next generation metals more viable for the aerospace and automotive industry, MnetNews reports.

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Autocraft USA Names Anderson President

November 28
15:44 2017
    Autocraft USA Names Anderson President

Prior to joining Autocraft in 2012, the fastener industry veteran held executive roles at Heads & Threads International, Brighton Best International, and Brighton Best Socket Screw Mfg.

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Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

November 27
05:02 2017
    Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

The EksoVest is commonly used by workers using drill and impact drivers, torque wrenches, and paint sprayers, according to Ekso Bionics.

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ARaymond Unveils Mexico Facility

November 16
12:21 2017
    ARaymond Unveils Mexico Facility

The San Luis Potosi plant enables the company to expand its business in Central America by producing and shipping locally.

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Chicago Rivet Fastener Sales Continue Declining

August 09
12:12 2017
    Chicago Rivet Fastener Sales Continue Declining

"Based on the current economic environment, we don’t believe overall business conditions during the second half of the year will be markedly different from those of the first half."

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Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

August 03
11:42 2017
    Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

“We see good opportunities to continue to grow the business and increase our market share,” stated CEO Tommy Andersson.

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GM Sales Tumble as Cars Stop Fueling US Growth

August 02
11:32 2017
    GM Sales Tumble as Cars Stop Fueling US Growth

The 15% drop last month for GM was its steepest since May 2016, and neither Ford nor Fiat Chrysler fared much better. As one analyst told Industry Week, “You can’t jawbone the economy.”

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Auto Manufacturing and Automation Are Booming in Mexico

July 12
13:07 2017
    Auto Manufacturing and Automation Are Booming in Mexico

A visit to the country’s Bajío region finds a thriving car ecosystem, according to a report published by the MIT Technology Review.

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After Years of Growth, Automakers Cutting U.S. Jobs

July 05
12:25 2017
    After Years of Growth, Automakers Cutting U.S. Jobs

After a prolonged recovery that culminated in two years of record sales, the American auto industry is slowing down, the New York Times reports.

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Bossard Opens Silicon Valley Design Center

May 22
21:57 2017
    Bossard Opens Silicon Valley Design Center

The Bossard Design Center (BDC) is a 10,000 sq ft fastener design and testing facility located 20 miles east of the largest U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla.

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‘Enabling’ Tech Drives Automotive Fastener Innovations

February 17
00:01 2017
    ‘Enabling’ Tech Drives Automotive Fastener Innovations

Automakers are reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency by pushing the limits of high strength steels, according to Salim Brahimi, Director of Engineering Technology at the Industrial Fasteners Institute.

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GM inventory at 8-year high; will reduce car production

December 19
12:52 2016
    GM inventory at 8-year high; will reduce car production

GM says it had more than 874,000 cars, trucks and crossovers in its inventory at the end of November — the most it has had in its U.S. stock in eight years, when vehicles went unsold during the Great Recession, the Detroit News reports.

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Trifast Eyes Electric Car Market

July 13
23:36 2016
    Trifast Eyes Electric Car Market

“Automotive is the fastest-growing sector and the most demanding,” stated executive chairman Malcolm Diamond. “Model changes and electric vehicles and the new battery factories to support these are all fastener rich opportunities.”

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