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Weld-Ed Announces Welding-Training Workshops

Thursday, April 14, 2016
 
The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, has announced its 2016 professional-development workshop series, which includes seven key state-of-the-art training modules designed exclusively for welding educators and industrial trainers. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators interactive training conducted throughout the summer at teaching facilities located throughout the United States.
The seven workshop modules: Welding Metallurgy; Joining and Cutting Processes; Design, Assembly and Robotic Welding; Welding Codes, Specifications and Safety; Laser Welding; Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies; and Non-Destructive Testing. Each workshop encompasses five days of comprehensive training, and participants earn four Continuing Education Units and 40 Professional Development hours. Detailed descriptions, locations and registration for the professional-development workshops can be found at www.bit.ly/WeldEd2016.

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
 

Brian Thompson has been appointed chief financial officer of Feed Lease Corp., Auburn Hills, MI. The company (www.feedlease.com) provides automated pressroom feed equipment.

Dengensha America, Bedford, OH, has added Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. The company (www.dengensha.com) offers resistance-welding equipment to automotive, agricultural and general manufacturers.


Kyocera Acquires SGS Tool

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
 
Kyocera Corp., Kyoto, Japan, has agreed to purchase U.S.-based solid tool manufacturing and sales company, SGS Tool Co., Munroe Falls, OH, and its group companies. Effective May 2, 2016, Kyocera will acquire 100-percent ownership of SGS Tool, and will rename the company Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Inc. The acquisition fits with Kyocera’s efforts to expand its cutting-tool business globally. The company offers its main lineup of indexable cutting-tool products, while SGS Tool (www.sgstool.com) is a solid-tool manufacturing and sales company with strength in products for the medical, automotive, aerospace and energy industries.
SGS Tool headquarters will remain in Munroe Falls, with manufacturing located in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Columbia City, IN, as well as in the United Kingdom.

 

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