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D&S Mfg. celebrates 50 years in business

April 17, 2015

D&S Mfg., a manufacturer of large plate metal fabrications and complex weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house on Sat., May 16, 2015. It will feature guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. Mike Dougherty, president, said, “We...

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The Woz predicts technology with more understanding

April 17, 2015

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Contributing Editor Sue Roberts visited Automate 2015 and ProMat 2015 in Chicago in March and had the opportunity to listen to one of the founders of Apple Inc. Needless to say, Steve Wozniak had some interesting thoughts about the future. Roberts shares some of the highlights.

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Apache Stainless Equipment announces staff additions

April 17, 2015

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of pressure vessels, dryers, evaporators, holding tanks, and mixing vessels with heat exchange surfaces in Beaver Dam, Wis., has hired several new employees to prepare for growth in vessel and food processing equipment manufacturing. Jesse...

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Extraction/filtration systems remove dust, laser fumes, welding smoke

April 17, 2015

Ult AG offers the ULT 1500 and ULT 2500 extraction and filtration systems for removing hazardous substances in dust, laser fume, and welding smoke. Both systems use conic filter cartridges to help enable increased performance and improved cleanability. Dust deposits are collected directly in an...

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AT&F to open fabrication facility in India

April 16, 2015

Cleveland-based large-scale fabricator AT&F is nearing completion of its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is scheduled to open in early summer 2015. The new plant will fabricate and assemble metal...

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Industrial vacuum removes blasting media

April 16, 2015

Ruwac USA offers the WS2320-HD, a heavy-duty, intermittent-duty vacuum that features 11 inHg of negative vacuum pressure. Suitable for working with blast media such as glass bead and steel shot, the vacuum provides high-power suction, powerful filtration, and a foot-actuated dustpan disposal...

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Ficep launches updated website

April 16, 2015

Ficep Corp., Forest Hill, Md., has launched a new website at www.ficepcorp.com. The site highlights the company’s new and used equipment. It also allows visitors to view brochures, photos, and videos at the click of a...

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BorgWarner receives 2015 Silver Crescent Award for Manufacturing Excellence

April 16, 2015

BorgWarner's facility in Seneca, S.C., has received a 2015 Silver Crescent Award for Manufacturing Excellence from SC Biz News and Dixon Hughes Goodman. The award recognizes superior performance in seven categories: citizenship, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, environmental stewardship,...

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ESAB announces restructuring plan

April 15, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that it will take a number of steps to restructure its North American operations. The restructuring plan, which will integrate ESAB and Victor regional operations and facilities, will be deployed in phases throughout this year and into 2016. The...

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Stretch-wrap systems offered in several configurations

April 15, 2015

Liberty Technologies, a Millwood Inc. company, has introduced a line of branded stretch wrappers. They are available in standard, modified standard, and custom-engineered configurations. Five series of products are available: series 500 semiautomatic turntables, series 600 semiautomatic...

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Savannah Machinery Works is Georgia Manufacturer of 2015

April 15, 2015

The Savannah Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) has been recognized as the 2015 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year for medium-sized businesses. Gov. Nathan Deal presented the award to the leadership of MHPSA at an event held at the Georgia International Convention...

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Synthetic dust collector filter resists moisture

April 15, 2015

The new HemiPleat® synthetic dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines a high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology for use in harsh, humid environments. The washable media is resistant to moisture and can handle heavy dust-loading...

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Nu-Set Lock Mfg. becomes SCMSDC member

April 15, 2015

Woman-owned Nu-Set Lock Mfg. Co. has been accepted for membership in the Southern California Minority Supplier Diversity Council (SCMSDC). The El Monte, Calif.-based company was subjected to a comprehensive vetting process to ensure qualification authenticity. It was certified as both a WBE...

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Packaging protects products from corrosion, UV exposure

April 15, 2015

Recyclable and nontoxic VpCI®-126 EM UV film from Cortec® Corp. combines high-strength resins with UV light stabilizers and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology. The film is designed to provide up to three years of strong multimetal protection for parts, equipment, and vehicles. It...

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Manufacturing Matchmaking event scheduled for May 14 in Bolingbrook, Ill.

April 14, 2015

The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, in partnership with IMEC, has announced the second date in the series of Manufacturing Matchmaking events for Chicagoland manufacturers to increase sales opportunities for firms in the primary metals, metal fabricating, metalworking, and machinery industries....

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