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Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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M. Davis doubles fabrication capacity with purchase of Delaware facility

November 26, 2014

M. Davis & Sons Inc., an industrial contractor and fabricator in Wilmington, Del., has purchased a new fabrication facility in Newark, Del. The new shop more than doubles the company’s current capacity for manufacturing skids, tanks, and structural steel. In 2013 the firm purchased a...

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LaserCoil Technologies to supply blanking system to Worthington Specialty Processing

November 26, 2014

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Perrysburg, Ohio, has received an order for a coil-fed blanking system from Worthington Specialty Processing (WSP), a toll processor for the automotive industry. The 2,100-mm-wide, dual-head system, featuring two 6-kW lasers, is being installed at the company’s...

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NAPW names WestWind Corp. purchasing manager as 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

November 26, 2014

The National Association of Professional Women, Garden City, N.Y., has named Susan A. Willis, purchasing manager at WestWind Corp., Huntsville, Ala., as the 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for her leadership in business. Willis uses her expansive knowledge of the defense industry in her...

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FABTECH reporter notebook: A reason to be thankful

November 26, 2014

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Managers at one shop did the moral thing back in 2009, and that moral decision turned out to be a smart business decision, too. That's something to be thankful for.

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Hydraulic manipulators help eliminate strain injuries

November 26, 2014

TDA Buddy hydraulically powered manipulators are designed to allow a worker to hold and maneuver parts up to 1,000 lbs. in three dimensions with almost no strain injuries. The manipulators are suitable for heavy-duty industrial material handling applications. The throttle-style control feature...

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Upsizing in a downsizing economy

November 25, 2014

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Different shops have different ways of coping with and surviving business downturns. Some downsize, while others take advantage of opportunities and invest in people and equipment. Upsizing paid off for Wilson Works, Morgantown, W.V.

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Plasma spray gun controller offers touchscreen, scroll wheel control

November 24, 2014

Oerlikon Metco has introduced the UniCoatPro™ single-process plasma controller. The compact unit is designed for use with conventional or cascading arc (SinplexPro™) plasma spray guns. The operator controls the entire spray process via a touchscreen. Hot buttons provide quick access to...

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Air cleaning cartridge offers extended time between changeouts

November 24, 2014

AAF® Intl. has introduced the REDClean™ cartridge for air pollution control. According to the manufacturer, the cartridge offers reduced power consumption and twice the time between changeouts compared to traditional cartridges. The unit pairs with the company’s OptiFlo® dust collector...

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The economics of worker retention

November 21, 2014

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It's not unusual for a metal fabricating worker to leave one company and go to work for another for a small increase in pay. This, however, may not be in the best interest of the worker, and it sure hurts the company that loses quality talent.

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Metcam welcomes Canadian delegation to Georgia headquarters

November 21, 2014

Metcam, a certified fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies, recently welcomed a delegation of Canadian business and government leaders to its Alpharetta, Ga., campus in partnership with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. The Canadian group was in Georgia for FABTECH®...

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Siemens executive named to list of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM

November 21, 2014

Siemens, Atlanta, has announced that Anne Cooney, president of the Process Industries and Drives (PD) division in the U.S., was named to the list of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector®, a consortium of more than 110 companies, associations, academic institutions, and government...

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Magnetic drum separators separate ferrous parts from abrasive media

November 21, 2014

Eriez® magnetic drum separators are suitable for separating ferrous parts from abrasive media. Models are available in various sizes and strengths to meet application requirements. The line includes models in diameters from 12 to 36 in. and widths from 12 to 60 in. They provide separation on...

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T&C Metals hosts Veterans Day celebration

November 20, 2014

T&C Metals, a distributor of aluminum and stainless products, held a Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11 at its facility in Jacksonville, Fla. After beginning the festivities with the Pledge of Allegiance, the company honored customers, associates, and guests who are veterans. The event included...

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American-made at FABTECH

November 20, 2014

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With much to see at FABTECH®, welder and blogger Josh Welton made special note of those companies that continue to produce products in the U.S. Here are some highlights from his visit to the show.

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Industry-standard totes have snap-in dunnage feature

November 20, 2014

PolyFlex Products has introduced the Flex-Tote™ series of industry-standard totes. Their patented snap-in/snap-out system locks in removable custom dunnage for holding parts and components during shipping, in-process handling, and washing cycles. When the intended task is completed, the user...

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