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Bunzl Distribution acquires Steiner Industries

August 31, 2015

Bunzl Distribution, a St. Louis-based nonperishable goods supplier, has acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of personal protection equipment (PPE) for U.S. industrial distributors supplying the welding and industrial sectors. This is Bunzl’s third...

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Arcam opens sales/support office in Massachusetts

August 31, 2015

Arcam AB, a supplier of additive manufacturing systems based in Mölndal, Sweden, has opened Arcam Cad to Metal Inc., a sales and service facility covering the needs of the company’s North American EBM business, in Woburn, Mass. The 5,500-sq.-ft. facility offers sales, support, spare parts,...

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Trico announces addition to international business development team

August 31, 2015

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management products and services, has announced the addition of Alejandro Soto to the international business development team. In this position, he focuses on channels of distribution in Latin America. Soto has more than 10 years of experience in growing,...

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Automated punch press loaders allow unattended operation

August 31, 2015

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the FG series of automated punch press loaders. They provide lights-out, unattended operation during breaks, shift changes, lunch, and after hours. The servo-controlled systems feature an axis drive, programmable parts stacking patterns, and an integrated...

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Tube and pipe weld purging system prevents oxidation

August 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgElite® tube and pipe purging system. Designed for use when welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, and chrome, the system purges the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and discoloration and to ensure a good...

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White paper reveals how effective data searches improve product development

August 28, 2015

Only one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully, according to management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper from Lakewood, Ohio-based Onix makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers' success. The white paper,...

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Sapa Extrusions installs extrusion presses at Midwest plants

August 28, 2015

Sapa Extrusions-North America has announced the installation of new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind., plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and should begin extruding aluminum before the end of 2015. To meet capacity requirements, the Yankton...

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The need for growth--of the employee

August 28, 2015

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Metal fabricators that want to grow the business should focus on employee growth. The rest will take care of itself.

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Kennametal appoints VP/CFO

August 28, 2015

Kennametal Inc., based in Latrobe, Pa., has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and CFO. He replaces Martha Fusco, who has served as interim CFO since February 2015. She will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller. Van Gaalen has more than 30...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Software offers new functions for mechanical joining simulation

August 28, 2015

Simufact Eng. has released Simufact.forming 13 software. It provides improvements in postprocessing, evaluation, depiction of the simulation results, result precision, software stability, and speed, says the company. With user-friendly mathematical formulas, users can generate their own result...

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Denso to build new warehouse in Tennessee

August 27, 2015

Global auto supplier Denso has announced that it is adding 500 jobs and investing $400 million to expand its electronics manufacturing capabilities and build a new warehouse at its Denso Mfg. Tennessee (DMTN) manufacturing facility in Maryville. The new 186,528-sq.-ft. warehouse allows the...

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Building a “third hand”

August 27, 2015

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Sometimes you need a third hand to stabilize parts for welding. Here’s how to build one from scratch.

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CSS opens office in Europe, launches translated websites

August 27, 2015

CSS, a supplier of metal springs, stampings, machined components, and assemblies based in Farmington, Conn., has opened a new sales and marketing office located in the Netherlands. This office provides on-the-ground support for customers and partners located throughout Europe. The company also...

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Tube bending machine features swiveling bending head

August 27, 2015

Lang Tube Tec offers a new, fully electric, CNC tube bending machine with automatic change of bending direction. The 25CNC-EMR R/L features a swiveling bending head and shifting of the clamping unit and pressure die support to achieve short cycle times. According to the company, this provides a...

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