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SKF Moves Manufacturing from China to North America

Consolidations to cost 115 jobs By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor SKF is moving the manufacturing of its tapered roller bearings from China to an …

EU Investigates Danfoss Acquisition of Eaton’s Hydraulics Division

Concerns of higher prices, less competition By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor The European Commission, the European Union’s executive …

NFPA Seeks Members for Business Committee

The National Fluid Power Association is seeking members to serve on a new committee aimed at ensuring the association’s business and economic information is …

PIRTEK Owner Adds Second Bay Area Franchise

PIRTEK, a hydraulic hose replacement and industrial hose repair service, recently added a franchise in South San Francisco, California. It is the second store …

KING-GAGE Launches New Website

KING-GAGE, A NOSHOK Company recently launched a newly redesigned website at www.king-gage.com. The new website features a clean, streamlined design structured …

Wandfluh Names New Executives for North America

Swiss company Wandfluh Holding AG announced a new CEO and a new vice president to oversee North American operations. Gary Gotting was named president and CEO …

Webtec Offers Free Video Series

Webtec, a British company that manufactures hydraulic components and test equipment, has released a series of training videos covering fundamentals in …

NAM Survey Finds Broad Use of Federal Help

From NAM The National Association of Manufacturers’ third-quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey showed strong use of liquidity programs like the Paycheck …

IMTS Premiers ‘Digital Destinations’ in Place of Canceled Event

With its regular event canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Manufacturing Technology Show is launching the “digital destinations” of …

Festo AI Software Named Champion

Festo, a manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation, has been named an artificial …

Motion Industries Acquires Applied Machine and Motion Control

Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has …

Kaman Distribution Announces New Supply Chain VP

Kaman Distribution Group, a distributor of bearings, power transmission, automation, and fluid power products, appointed Robert Boyle as vice president of …

Positive Drug Tests Highest in 16 Years

Dramatic increases in Midwest From PRNewswire The rate of positive drug tests among U.S. workers hit a sixteen-year high in 2019, according to a new analysis …

Students Earn Dual-Study Degree While Working at RHEINTACHO

RHEINTACHO, a manufacturer of sensors, hand-held measuring devices, rotary encoders, and switching devices, is helping college students gain a head start on …

Cincinnati PIRTEK Under New Ownership

PIRTEK Reading Road, the company’s franchise in Cincinnati, a growing economic hub in the Midwest, is under new management. Todd and Wendy Cleveland, the new …

Des-Case Adds Remote Diagnostic Monitoring

Des-Case, a manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants, recently announced the addition of an IIoT full-service remote diagnostic …

Kaman Distribution Announces Vice President

Kaman Distribution Group, a distributor of bearings, power transmission, automation, and fluid power products, has announced the appointment of Kevin Glorio as …

Colorado PIRTEK Is Now a Brick-and-Mortar Location

PIRTEK USA, which specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose repair services, recently announced that PIRTEK NoCo has transitioned from a mobile-only …

Canadian Manufacturers Expect Recovery to Take a Year or More

From AEM reports While the lion’s share of coverage on COVID-19’s economic impact has centered on U.S. businesses, a recent survey spells out the …

AutomationDirect Offers 3D CAD Files from Webstore

AutomationDirect now offers native CAD files downloadable directly from its webstore. Available in over 60 formats, the CAD files save designers time, provide …

MP Filtri USA Relocates

MP Filtri USA recently moved to a 7.4-acre campus in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The new 59,000 sq. ft. facility provides expanded filter assembly and element …

Vehicle Challenge Expands Locations in 2021

The National Fluid Power Association’s Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge will expand to two competition sites next spring. Bimba Manufacturing, a part of IMI …

Motion Industries Acquires TRC Hydraulics

Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, announced agreements to acquire TRC Hydraulics, a …

International Fluid Power Conference Goes Digital

The 12th International Fluid Power Conference, Oct. 12-14, will be held online. Originally scheduled for March in Dresden, Germany, the conference had been …

PIRTEK Announces New Owner in South Philadelphia

PIRTEK, a provider of hydraulic hose replacement and industrial hose repair services, announced a new owner for its South Philadelphia location. Ken Adair is a …

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