Cleveland Ohio Manufacturing: Inside Acura’s NSX Performance Manufacturing Center

It’s said that one has but mere seconds to make a positive first impression. For me, all it took was an initial glance through an opaque lobby door onto to the cleanest automotive production facility floor I’d ever encountered — Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center stood there before me. Granted, the NSX rebirth has been a…

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Cleveland Ohio Manufacturing: Fuel Efficiency Driving Greater Use of Smaller Engines

“We’re in uncharted territory with these prices,” said Steve Mance, CEO of Defiance Metal Products, a metal component manufacturer in Ohio. However, the lower material and commodity prices do not flow dollar-for-dollar through the supply chain and are not translating into across-the-board discounts for truck and component buyers — at least not yet. There are…

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Cleveland Ohio Manufacturing: Tekni-Plex buys Ohio-based liner manufacturer

Packaging company Tekni-Plex Inc. is moving even deeper into the liner business with an agreement to acquire Sancap Liner Technology Inc. Sancap, of Alliance, Ohio, makes heat-seal, pressure sensitive and gasket-sealing liners for the pharmaceutical and food industries. The acquisition, the third liner deal for Tekni-Plex in 18 months, should be finalized next month, Tekni-Plex…

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Cleveland Ohio Manufacturer: Auto manufacturer plans Greater Cincinnati expansion

The expansion would cost $50 million, including $5 million in construction costs and $45 million for additional machinery and equipment over the next three years. The Japanese company plans to grow in Greater Cincinnati because of the local labor pool and tax incentives. It will receive tax credits from the state of Ohio, and Fairfield…

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Cleveland-based metal service center expands product offering, market reach through acquisition

Metal service center Flack Steel Ltd. of Cleveland has purchased “selected assets” of the Consolidated Metal Products business of Columbia, S.C.-based Consolidated Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the company announced in a Dec. 16 news release. This expands Flack Steel’s product offering and its market opportunities in a variety of materials, raising its consolidated…

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Cleveland Ohio Manufacturing: Lawn-care equipment still important for Ohio Steel despite retail shake-up

If you have a big lawn and care about how it looks, you probably have, or want, the equipment produced by a North Side company. Ohio Steel Industries makes towable attachments, such as leaf sweepers and lawn rollers, for lawn tractors and all-terrain vehicles. The company was started in 1958 and has persevered through drastic…

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Cleveland Ohio Manufacturing: Multivans opens new plant to better serve both sides of the border

FOR most of its corporate life, Multivans sold its line of van bodies exclusively in Canada. But with more and more U S van bodies being sold in Canada over the last several years, the Ontario-based company has begun selling south of the border. And with the strength of the American greenback, Canadian companies once…

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Cleveland Ohio Manufacturing: Ohio company acquires metal parts supplier

A maker of metal fittings in the region that serves multiple industries has been acquired by an Ohio company, in conjunction with a private equity firm. Blue Point Capital Partners and Elyria, Ohio-based Alco Manufacturing Corporation said this month that they have acquired Grand Haven-based Lakeshore Fittings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lakeshore…

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American Manufacturing & Engineering Co., or Ameco, is a metal fabricator, not an art studio.

American Manufacturing & Engineering Co., or Ameco, is a metal fabricator, not an art studio. But that didn’t stop the small, Cleveland-based manufacturer from taking on a project for world-renowned architect and artist Santiago Calatrava. Today, large sculptures created by the company for the Calatrava exhibit are on display along Park Avenue in New York…

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