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Darex LLC, Ashland, Ore., is celebrating its 40th year in business in October. Darex brands include: Darex industrial sharpeners, Drill Doctor professional and home shop drill bit sharpeners and Work Sharp knife and tool sharpeners.
Artist's rendering of Control Gaging's new headquarters.
Control Gaging recently broke ground on a new Ann Arbor, Mich., facility, where the company will engineer and manufacture precision measurement systems for the machining industry. The company, which has outgrown its current location, is building a new 24,500-sq.-ft. facility.
Miyachi Unitek Corp., a Monrovia, Calif. manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, has changed its corporate name to Miyachi America Corp. The name change aligns Miyachi Unitek with other Miyachi Corp. companies around the world. The company will continue to use the Miyachi Unitek brand name.
Understanding runout
What is run-out? Run out is differences or variations in the diameter of a cutting tool at certain points along the outside edge while the tool is rotating. When an end mill is in rotation it is important that each tooth hits at the exact same spot along the work piece.  If one tooth is hitting the work piece more than the others then that tooth is doing the bulk of the work.  This will cause the end mill to wear and breakdown more quickly. 
Kennametal Extrude Hone, Irwin, Pa., and Hydro, Chicago,  have entered into a strategic alliance to provide pump customers in the power generation industry with one global service and support unit. The primary benefits for customers include improved efficiency and performance, longer service intervals and engineered upgrade options, according to the companies.
Three related manufacturing companies have launched new Web sites.
Three related manufacturing companies have launched new Web sites. Contour Precision Group, a manufacturer of complex prismatic parts; Huffman LLC, a builder of profile grinding machines, laser powder fusion cladding and welding machines and waterjet machines; and Springfield Manufacturing LLC, a provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, are all based in Clover, S.C.  
MSC Industrial Supply Co., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations solutions, services and supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States and Canada, announced the grand opening of its co-headquarters in Davidson, N.C. MSC celebrated the occasion on Sept. 24 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by elected officials, business partners, associates and community representatives. 
Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sept. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 11 launched the On Track motorsports education initiative in conjunction with the Warren County Area Technology Center, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Western Kentucky University and Holley Performance Products.
According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the report's overall PMI was 50.1 percent.
While the October 2015 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business showed continued growth, the report's overall PMI registered 50.1 percent, a slowdown from September's reading of 50.2 percent, reported the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

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