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Jindal Tubular USA acquires the assets of PSL North America

September 2, 2014

Jindal Tubular USA LLC, a step-down subsidiary of Jindal SAW and a manufacturer of large-diameter steel pipe, has acquired the assets of PSL North America LLC, Bay St. Louis, Miss. PSL NA is a manufacturer of large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipe using HSAW technology. The company’s...

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Metal Supermarkets opens Illinois location

September 2, 2014

Metal Supermarkets, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a store in Niles, Ill., near Chicago. The company offers a variety of sizes and types of metal, cut to customer specifications with no minimum order requirement. The company serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance...

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Lasers For Manufacturing Event 2014

September 22, 2014
  • Schaumburg Convention Center
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Come see the Lasers for Manufacturing Summit - a brand-new event by the Laser Institute of America. This event will bring together C-suite and other top executives who want to hear first-hand expert intelligence on how to use these powerful tools most profitably in a variety of high-value manufacturing applications.

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    RoboVent celebrates 25th anniversary

    September 2, 2014

    Sterling Heights, Mich.-based RoboVent is celebrating 25 years of providing fume extraction and air filtration equipment. Incorporated on August 23, 1989, with two staff members in a 12- by 12-ft. room, the company began as a small distributor of filtration equipment. Today the company...

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    Manufacturing Day gains three new sponsors

    September 2, 2014

    Manufacturing Day™ 2014 has announced the addition of three new supporters, with Kronos Inc. joining as a Silver sponsor and MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. joining as Bronze sponsors. Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, 2014, is an annual national event, executed at the...

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    OEM Fabricators expands in Wisconsin

    September 2, 2014

    OEM Fabricators, a provider of contract manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and design assistance to OEMs, has announced plans to expand into Phillips, Wis. Its current operation in Prentice, Wis., will be moved to the new location, along with the 28 current employees. According to the...

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    Kia to open automotive plant in Mexico

    September 2, 2014

    South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in an assembly plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant, slated for completion in the first half of 2016, is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per...

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    ABB marks 125 years in Finland

    September 2, 2014

    ABB marks its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland provides power transmission and distribution systems, building technology, sustainable transportation, renewable power, and industrial automation and marine systems....

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    Ductless ventilation system removes welding smoke

    September 2, 2014

    The Clean Air Tower from Kemper is a ventilation system suitable for production halls and workshops where local extraction of welding smoke is insufficient or impossible. It protects employees and machinery from welding smoke contamination and fine dust. The freestanding, two-stage filter unit...

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    Bead Industries announces scholarship program for Connecticut community college

    September 2, 2014

    To commemorate its 100-year anniversary, Bead Industries, New Haven, Conn., has established The Bryant Family Scholarship Fund at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Conn., to benefit its manufacturing and engineering programs. The scholarship establishes a $25,000 endowed gift to help...

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    Specialty Strip & Oscillating celebrates 20 years in business

    September 2, 2014

    Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has marked its 20th anniversary selling conventional slit and oscillate coils. The company provides the coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steels. The firm can provide coils with 20 to 25 miles of continuous...

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    ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in August; PMI highest since March 2011

    September 2, 2014

    Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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    GTAW torch welds in hard-to-reach places

    September 2, 2014

    The CK Flex-Loc GTAW torch from CK Worldwide Inc. is suitable for welding in hard-to-reach places. It uses a 360-degree rotating head that locks in any position, allowing the user to position the head at any angle. Interchangeable heads allow simplified changeout of different head and tungsten...

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    Synthetic lubricant designed for use on galvanized steel

    September 2, 2014

    IRMCO has developed the first oil-free lubricant for use on automotive electrogalvanized and galvannealed metals. The synthetic stamping lubricant is designed for use on zinc-coated sheet metal. During development, the company performed a twist compression test, which measures the coefficient of...

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    Software documents inverter welding machine data, tracks costs

    September 2, 2014

    EWM offers ewm Xnet software, designed to help ensure comprehensive welding quality assurance and the optimization of all welding tasks. The software facilitates the connection of all of the manufacturer’s Multimatrix inverter welding machines to visualize and document their data, track costs,...

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