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NJMEP announces Manufacturer of the Year Awards Finalists

Desy Papper

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), is proud to announce the finalists for the ‘MADE in New Jersey‘ Manufacturing Day 2021 Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The finalists have demonstrated industry leadership, innovation, growth, and commitment to the professional development of its employees and communities. ‘MADE in New Jersey‘ Manufacturing Day 2021 is a time for the industry to come together and highlight the great successes accomplished by New Jersey manufacturing while showcasing stand-out organizations. 

“Manufacturing as a whole was thrust into the limelight over the past 18

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Swiss manufacturer Montana Aerospace acquires Asco | News

Desy Papper

The parent company of Asco Aerospace USA, a Stillwater manufacturer of commercial aircraft components, has signed a deal to sell all ownership shares to Montana Aerospace, a Zurich-based manufacturer and supplier of structural parts and assemblies.

The price has not been disclosed. In addition to cash, the shareholders will receive shares of Montana Aerospace stock.

Asco is a privately held company founded in 1954 by Emile Boas, that supplies parts and assemblies made from lightweight materials like aluminum, titanium and composite to aircraft companies like Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer.

The Stillwater plant manufactures wing assemblies for Boeing and parts

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Volta Trucks chose a former Austrian MAN factory to manufacture trucks

Desy Papper

London: Electric truck startup Volta Trucks said on Wednesday that the first truck will be manufactured under contract by Steyr Automotive, a new company that took over the plant at the former MAN truck plant in Austria from late 2022.

As part of its cost-cutting program, Volkswagen AG’s unit MAN recently took over its factory in Steyr, Austria, to Steyr Automotive, run by former Canadian car supplier Magna International Inc. executive Siegfried Wolf. The plant will continue to manufacture vehicles for MAN until 2023, but aims to act as a consignment manufacturer for other companies.

Stockholm-based Volta Trucks is also

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Wisconsin manufacturer to expand into Iowa, chooses Dyersville as first location

Desy Papper

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) – A manufacturing company from Wisconsin is expanding into Iowa and has chosen Dyersville to establish its new location.

Zero Zone makes refrigeration and freezing units for grocery and convenience stores and plans on opening a new facility in Dyersville early next year. Economic leaders in the city said the plan is to start with the assembly aspect of the company, which would bring around 30 new jobs. Eventually, they expect that number to increase to around 50 new jobs.

Jacque Rahe, executive director of the Dyersville Economic Development Corporation, said what really set Dyersville apart was

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NJMEP announces finalists for 2021 ‘Made in N.J.’ Manufacturing Day awards

Desy Papper

The role of manufacturing in the state perhaps has never been so acknowledged and appreciated as it has been during the pandemic.

With that in mind, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program on Monday announced the finalists for its Manufacturer of the Year Awards.

The award winners in each of the five categories will be announced during “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day 2021, a hybrid event that will be held Oct. 1 at the Marigold in Somerset (register here).

NJMEP CEO John Kennedy said the event is a time for the industry to come together and highlight

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