Filter Content

A matter of asking the right questions

July 28, 2014

By:

Some purchasers may view a fabricated metal product as a commodity, and if it’s a simple enclosure or flat piece-part, it may well be. But they’re not buying products, really. They’re buying expertise, both in fabrication and in capacity management.

Continue Reading

Refurbishing servo-drive triaxis transfer systems cost-effectively

July 28, 2014

By:

Upgrade transfer systems’ controls, drives, and bearings without complete replacement with a refurbishment. An appliance-maker had new rail connections, new wireless electrical connection methods for part tracking, electronic torque monitoring, and new kinetics drives installed as part of its press modernization program at 75 percent of the cost of new transfers.

Continue Reading

New Machine, Same Tooling

July 28, 2014

By:

In planning the recent expansion,it was important to the company that it be able to continue using its large pre-existing inventory of punching tooling.

Continue Reading

Getting Automated: Transitioning from hand-held to CNC plasma cutting

July 28, 2014

By:

Transitioning from the manual plasma cutting process to CNC plasma cutting process might seem like a daunting task. However, if you enter into the process prepared and with the facts, you’ll find that the switch can be relatively painless and one that can help grow your business.

Continue Reading

A second-chance career

July 28, 2014

By:

A maritime welding program, jointly created by Vigor Industrial and South Seattle College, is part of a greater initiative in Washington state-to return idled workers to gainful employment. The class doesn’t just help the underemployed, it also helps feed the resurging shipbuilding industry in the greater Seattle area.

Continue Reading

United Performance Metals’ Houston facility earns ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 certification

July 25, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its Houston facility has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS 9104-1 and conforms to the quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008 incorporating the requirements of AS9100-C. The quality management system...

Continue Reading

Alamo Tube to build OCTG pipe mill/finishing facility in Texas

July 25, 2014

Alamo Tube Co. has announced plans to build what it says is the country’s first tubing-specific OCTG pipe mill and finishing facility in Elmendorf, Texas, targeted to service growing demand for U.S. oilfield tubing. The plant will produce downhole tubing from 1.5 to 3.5 in. in all weights and...

Continue Reading

Challenge Mfg. to build two plants in Michigan

July 25, 2014

Challenge Mfg. LLC, a Tier 1 supplier in Walker, Mich., has announced plans to open two new factories in Michigan: a $65.5-million, 430,000-sq.-ft. assembly plant in Watertown Township, and a $50-million, 450,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pontiac. The new manufacturing facilities, which will provide...

Continue Reading

Beretta USA to close gun manufacturing plant in Maryland

July 25, 2014

Beretta USA Corp. has announced plans to close its manufacturing plant in Accokeek, Md., citing concern over a new state firearms law that could restrict the company from being able to manufacture, store, or import firearms if some provisions are reinstated in the future. The firm will transfer...

Continue Reading

Core Health & Fitness to expand Virginia manufacturing plant

July 25, 2014

Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness, Vancouver, Wash., has announced plans to invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit manufacturing plant in Grayson County, Va., creating 250 jobs. The facility has made Nautilus fitness equipment for more than 34 years. Core Health & Fitness...

Continue Reading

TECHNI Waterjet celebrates 25th anniversary

July 25, 2014

Waterjet cutting machine supplier TECHNI Waterjet™ marks its 25th year in business in 2014. Founded in 1989 by Darren Reukers and Glenn Langdon in Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia, the company began by providing robotic and automation systems to the automotive industry. The firm soon found a...

Continue Reading

Trotec Laser Inc. adds marketing manager

July 24, 2014

Trotec Laser Inc. has hired Meredith Newman as marketing manager based in the Canton, Mich., headquarters. Having previously worked in the building materials and industrial coatings industries, she comes to the company with more than 15 years of experience in marketing. Trotec designs and...

Continue Reading

UniCarriers Americas participates in inaugural Forklift Safety Day

July 24, 2014

Representatives from UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, joined other members of the Industrial Truck Association in Washington, D.C., on June 10 for the inaugural Forklift Safety Day. Members in attendance met with congressmen and senators to...

Continue Reading

Durable Mecco acquires Stamp-Rite steel stamps division

July 24, 2014

Durable Mecco, a manufacturer of industrial marking equipment, has acquired the steel stamp division of Stamp-Rite Supersine Inc. The company has named Laurie Barcaskey, a 30-yedar veteran of the marking industry, as account manager for this group of customers. Stamp-Rite Supersine, located in...

Continue Reading

Linde names Conroe Welding Supply as independent distributor

July 24, 2014

Linde LLC, Murray Hill, N.J., has signed a contract to supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to Conroe Welding Supply Inc, an independent distributor located in Conroe, Texas. Conroe Welding Supply serves the East Texas market with welding equipment and industrial and safety supplies, as...

Continue Reading