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Tapping tools available in three styles

September 3, 2015

Palmgren’s parallel arm tapping tools help to improve operator utilization, reduce setup times, reduce material handling, and improve material flow, reports the company. Users can select the pneumatic tapping arm system, motor, and tap holder that best meets their needs. The Quick-Tap system...

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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Metcam launches division to manufacture truck bed extensions

September 3, 2015

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new division to manufacture and market TramBed™ truck bed extensions. Metcam has acquired full rights to the technology, and the new division will be operating the entire supply chain for...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results anticipated for September hiring compared with a year ago

September 3, 2015

In September, hiring rates will be mixed as HR professionals continue to struggle with recruiting candidates for key positions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2015. The hiring rate will...

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Positioner offers total access to weldments, assemblies

September 3, 2015

ALM Positioners offers the MHL1P, a 3-axis, single-column, 6,000-lb.-capacity positioner that requires no special foundation. Suitable for situations in which total product access is needed, it features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 40 sec.; a 4-HP, column-mount hydraulic unit with pendant-controlled...

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Don’t be drawn in by an offer too good to pass up

September 3, 2015

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Evaluating a new lubricant for drawing tube can be a lot of work, but breaking it down into a series of small evaluations can make it easier to manage. A complete trial involves applying the lubricant, drawing the tube, removing the lubricant, and disposal.

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Will this stainless steel weld rust?

September 3, 2015

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Is a stainless weld truly passivated, or will some unexpected rust emerge down the road? New testing technology, used in-house by fabricators, helps answer this question

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and ForConstructionPros.com compiled product inquiries and web page...

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Boilermakers seek experienced welders

September 2, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Kansas City, Kan., has announced that its Construction Division has an increasing need for experienced welders nationwide as a result of expanded project opportunities. Boilermakers in this division are engaged in constructing, maintaining, and...

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Collet pad jaws suitable for machining small-diameter parts

September 2, 2015

Collet pads and collet pad jaws are available from Dillon Chucks & Jaws for machining small-diameter parts. Collet pads can be changed quickly, and the jaws can be adapted to many styles of chucks, making them suitable for machining of stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high-pressure...

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Tech Air acquires Gas & Alloy Supply Co.

September 2, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisition of Gas & Alloy Supply Co. (GASCO), a distributor of gases and welding supplied located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. GASCO becomes part of Tech...

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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Grainger completes acquisition of Cromwell

September 2, 2015

Grainger, a distributor of MRO products in Chicago, has acquired Leicester, England-based MRO distributor Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Cromwell now operates as a subsidiary of...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.6 percentage points from July

September 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 75th 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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Personal air breathing unit delivers grade D breathable air

September 2, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the P-20 personal air breathing unit, which works with the existing filtered compressed air supply. The unit provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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