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Miller Adds Jetline Welding-Automation Products
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, WI, has announced the integration of welding-automation products from Jetline Engineering Inc. into the Miller brand. This allows Miller to better serve customers with an expanded offering of welding-automation solutions, according to Miller officials.
Founded in the 1950s, Jetline developed automated-welding methods and machines for the aerospace industry and went on to produce welding-automation systems, including seam- and circumferential-welding systems. The company was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2000 and integrated into the ITW Welding Products Group, which also includes Miller and Hobart Filler Metals.
Jetline will transition its branding by changing to a joint logo on all products, labels and marketing-communication materials. Jetline customer support and service staff will remain in Irvine, CA.For more from Miller, visit www.millerwelds.com.
LVD Launches Redesigned Website
LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, has redesigned its website, www.lvdgroup.com, and launched it across its global platform. The multi-lingual website features a contemporary look, simple-to-use navigation, more downloadable content and better functionality throughout, allowing visitors to find content in fewer clicks, according to company officials.
The completely revamped home page allows users to easily identify the company’s core technologies of laser cutting, punching, bending and software integration, as well as other key categories. Filters are used throughout the site so that visitors can more quickly access the information they want. The site also features a more expansive service and support section.The site is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices.
Tedco Awarded Grant to Increase Productivity
Tedco, Inc., a Cranston, RI-based manufacturing company supplying precision-formed stampings, has been awarded the Business Affected by Foreign Trade grant by the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NETAAC), in partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The grant will provide funding to Tedco to increase productivity throughout various departments, including production, sales and marketing, and administration. Increased productivity in these areas will allow Tedco to compete more efficiently on a global scale.
“NETAAC has afforded Tedco the opportunity to scale our administrative and productive operations to become more efficient,” says Dona Vincent, Tedco president. “We’ll be able to take an in-depth look at the current processes at work in our organization and invest in improving them long-term to contribute to continued growth.”
NETAAC was formed to aid New England manufacturing companies that have been negatively impacted by import trade. Qualifying businesses receive financial assistance through a cost-sharing model that helps to fund business-building consulting projects. These projects can include marketing and positioning strategies, e-commerce, lean manufacturing implementation, and ISO compliance and registration initiatives.