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Bulldog Steel Fabrication begins building expansion

February 22, 2017

Bulldog Steel Fabrication LLC, a supplier of steel fabricated parts and components, has begun work on a 15,000-sq.-ft. building expansion in Madison, Ga. The expansion, to be located at the north end of the firm’s existing 50,000-sq.-ft. facility, will house welding and painting operations.The...

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Zekelman Industries acquires American Tube Mfg.

February 22, 2017

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has acquired American Tube Mfg. Inc., a producer of round, square, and rectangular hollow structural sections in Birmingham, Ala. Through this acquisition, Zekelman and its Atlas Tube operating division expands their presence into the structural tubing market of...

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American Cladding Technologies launches business in Connecticut

February 22, 2017

American Cladding Technologies has launched in East Granby, Conn., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Joining Technologies. Previously the last cladding division of Joining Technologies, the new laser metal deposition company will be fully operational by April 1. The firm will offer hardfacing...

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ASMAG acquires Ingenia

February 22, 2017

The ASMAG Group, Scharnstein, Austria, a group of companies engaged primarily in machinery manufacture and plant engineering for the metal processing industry, has announced its acquisition of Ingenia, a provider of crane and handling technology in Linz, Austria. With this acquisition, Ingenia can...

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Angle grinder delivers 20 percent more power

February 22, 2017

Fuji Air Tools has launched the FA-70 series of 7-in. angle grinders with 1,800-W, 2.4-HP output, which the company says is 20 percent higher than alternative grinders in the same class. The grinders, which can be used on various materials, are suitable for heavy-duty applications performed in...

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Messe Düsseldorf unveils single brand name for wire, cable, and tube events

February 21, 2017

Chicago-based Messe Düsseldorf has announced that the brand name “Join the best – worldwide” will in the future include all of the international events in its wire, cable, and tube portfolio. This brand unites 10 international trade fairs: wire and Tube China in Shanghai, wire and Tube India...

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Shearing system package introduced

February 21, 2017

COMEQ Inc. has announced the availability of the Primeline shearing system package. Swing-beam shears are available for materials up to ¾ in. thick and 20 ft. long. The shearing system features adjustable rake angle with a low cutting angle for processing thin material. When the operator inputs a...

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Welser names president/CEO for U.S. branch

February 21, 2017

Welser Profile GmbH, a manufacturer of customized cold roll formed sections and tubes made from steel, stainless steel, and nonferrous materials, has named Bill Johnson as North American president/CEO. His primary responsibility is to work with existing and new customers to finalize and elaborate...

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LSP Technologies sells laser peening system to Guangdong University

February 21, 2017

Dublin, Ohio-based LSP Technologies Inc. has announced the sale of its 200-W Procudo® laser peening system to the Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) in Guangzhou, China. The sale also includes paired workcell and robotic part manipulation equipment. GDUT will use the system to conduct...

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Phoenix Specialty Mfg. marks 110 years in business

February 21, 2017

Phoenix Specialty Mfg., a fourth-generation, family-owned company in Bamberg, S.C., will celebrate its 110th anniversary with a celebration for employees, customers, local and state dignitaries, and media on March 23. The company was founded in New York in 1907 as a short- and medium-run washer and...

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Meritor earns Diamond Supplier Award from Navistar

February 21, 2017

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for the commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced it is one of 34 suppliers to earn Navistar's Diamond Supplier Award, which recognizes the top 2 percent of Navistar's supply chain....

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Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference

Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference

April 24-25, 2017

QC Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, IA

The Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference is a 2-day regional event, designed directly from the current and future challenges of today’s mid-market manufacturers.

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Hermle Machine to host dual-training event March 2

February 21, 2017

Precision machine tool builder Hermle Machine Co. will host an informational event on the German-style dual-training program to help close the manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. The event will take place March 2, 2017, at the company’s Franklin, Wis., facility.According to a Deloitte LLP study,...

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You can’t make all customers happy all of the time

February 21, 2017 | By Nick Martin

Custom fabricating shops see all kinds of jobs, large and small. Flexibility is important. But when a small job results in multiple changes that require a revised quote and the customer isn’t happy, it might be better to let the job go. Yes, you need to please customers, but you also need to make money.

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Helmets engineered for improved wearability

February 21, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 series welding helmets, designed to help improve operator comfort and visibility.The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides optimal skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. The aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect...

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