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Hobart Institute adds two staff members

September 12, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has hired Shanda Allen as registrar/bursar and Fred Henman as technical training instructor. Allen has 19 years of experience in the educational field. She has served as an elementary school teacher, a college-level instructor, GED coordinator,...

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The Material Works enters into agreement allowing SMS Siemag to provide EPS pickling lines

September 12, 2014

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), Red Bud, Ill., and SMS Siemag AG (SMS), Düsseldorf, Germany, have entered into an agreement whereby SMS may offer, design, build, and install processing lines incorporating eco pickled surface (EPS) cells for descaling carbon and stainless coiled strip steel....

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Schuler announces order for complete spiral pipe mill

September 12, 2014

Schuler has received a major order for delivery of a spiral pipe mill from Tuberías Procarsa, subsidiary of Industrias CH S.A.B. de C.V., based in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. The company will use the offline spiral pipe machine to produce large steel pipes with diameters from 20 to 88 in. and...

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NSF award funds new manufacturing method for producing metal-ceramic composites

September 12, 2014

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., has announced that Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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Roper Whitney hires director of operations

September 12, 2014

Rockford, Ill.-based tool and equipment manufacturer Roper Whitney has hired Jeff Doty as director of operations. He previously worked at Eaton Corp. and Aisin Mfg. Illinois. Doty received his bachelor’s degree in electronic systems technology and a master’s degree in industrial technology...

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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also...

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Bex Inc. appoints sales manager

September 12, 2014

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Bex Inc., a manufacturer of industrial spray nozzles, has announced the appointment of Mike Simmerer as national sales manager. He has been with the company for 20 years, most recently as customer service liaison. Simmerer holds a master’s degree in management and...

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Noncontact, nondestructive modular inspection systems monitor processes in real time

September 12, 2014

Noncontact and nondestructive modular inspection systems are available from plasmo LLC USA for quality assurance applications, with a focus on welding fabrication. The processobserver advanced is designed for process monitoring during welding, cutting, and laser drilling. It inspects and...

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BWise Mfg. names VP of operations

September 12, 2014

Trailer manufacturer BWise Mfg., Chambersburg, Pa., has named Allen Jacobson as vice president of operations. He has more than 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, working previously for JLG Industries, BP Solar Intl., and Patapsco Designs. Jacobson holds an MBA in finance and a...

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Alcoa named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

September 12, 2014

For the 13th year in a row, Alcoa, New York, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The firm also was again recognized as the aluminum industry leader on the Dow Jones World Index. Earlier this year, Alcoa announced that 2013 was its safest, most environmentally efficient...

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Inverter-based power source designed for high-productivity welding

September 12, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products will display the Aristo® Mig 4004i Pulse power source at FABTECH. It can be combined with the Aristo Feed 3004 or Aristo Feed 4804 wire feeder to form a complete GMAW package. The feeds are offered with a choice of machine interface — the user-friendly U6 or...

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Reversible liquid vacuums removal tramp oils, waste coolants

September 12, 2014

Eriez® HydroFlow® reversible liquid vacuums remove spent coolants, waste fluids, and oils from machine sumps, reservoirs, and storage tanks. These units discharge fluids out of the drum into a separate container, if desired, with the turn of a knob. The units fit into the palm of the user’s...

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NN Inc. appoints two senior VPs following acquisition of Autocam

September 11, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has appointed J.R. Widders as senior vice president of corporate integration and transformation, and Warren Veltman as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s newly formed Autocam Precision Components Group. Widders served previously as vice...

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Gene Haas Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships

September 11, 2014

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has announced $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors seeking a post-secondary degree in machining, advanced manufacturing technology, or engineering with a curriculum that includes CNC technology training. A $1,000 grant per school...

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Texas Iron and Metal Receives an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau

September 11, 2014

Houston-based steel distributor Texas Iron and Metal has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which evaluates and rates businesses based on consumer experiences and marketplace trust. The BBB bases its ratings on a company’s length of time in business, its clear...

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