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General Carbide Upgrades ISO Certification

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
General Carbide Corp., Greensburg, PA, a finished-tooling manufacturer, received an upgrade in its ISO quality certification to ISO 9001:2015. For General Carbide, the upgrade represents a desire to continually improve its quality systems and processing, and positions the company for emerging opportunities in the gas and oil, automotive and aerospace markets.

For more on General Carbide’s finished-tooling products, visit

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Monday, June 12, 2017
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., Cleveland, OH, a designer, developer and manufacturer of arc-welding products, announced the promotion of Steven B. Hedlund to executive vice president and president of international welding. Hedlund will lead the European and Asia Pacific regions’ day-to-day operations and oversee the implementation of all strategic, operational and commercial initiatives. For more on Lincoln Electric, visit

Rollforming services provider Samco Machinery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has named three new project managers to its staff: Rahul Rani, Serge Vorobiev and Paulo Almaria. Rani and Vorobiev are new to Samco, while Almaria was promoted from within the company. To learn more about Samco’s rollforming and material-handling services, visit

Rockford Systems, LLC, Rockford, IL, a provider of safeguarding products for industrial machinery, announced that Mike Spain will join the company’s executive sales management team as director of key accounts, a newly created position. Spain will focus on the development and management of large, global customers and oversee Rockford’s restructured sales staff. For more on Rockford’s machine-safeguarding products, visit

Reshoring Initiative and PMA Launch National Reshoring Award

Friday, June 9, 2017
The Reshoring Initiative, an organization that encourages companies to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), a trade association representing the metalforming industry in North America, have launched the National Reshoring Award for 2017.

The award will honor companies—one buyer and one supplier—that have successfully reshored parts or tooling made primarily by metalforming, fabricating or machining between January 1, 2012, and August 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted by August 1, and the award will be presented on September 28, at the PMA-hosted Sourcing Solutions procurement program in Milwaukee, WI.

To apply or to find more information, visit or  


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