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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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Jor-Mac names director of business development

November 20, 2014

The Jor-Mac Co., Lomira, Wis., has appointed Jon Hintz as director of business development. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabrications and electromechanical...

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DeWys Mfg. adds plate roller, saw

November 20, 2014

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a WDM plate roller and Hydmech saw to its 90,000-sq.-ft. metal fabricating manufacturing facility. The plate roller is a CNC four-roller machine for forming sheet metal and plate into a variety of shapes based on customer requirements. The M-16A...

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VSR Industries breaks ground on Nevada facility

November 19, 2014

VSR Industries has broken ground on a 28,000-sq.-ft. lock production factory in Henderson, Nev. It is the company’s third building in southern Nevada, expanding its campus to 150,000 sq. ft. The manufacturer of high-security gaming locks, metal slot bases, slot cabinets, and custom...

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Range Kleen Mfg. names internal sales coordinator

November 19, 2014

Lima, Ohio-based Range Kleen Mfg. Inc. has promoted Tonia Wodarski to the position of internal sales coordinator. She joined the company in 2011 in customer service and was promoted to sales services coordinator in 2013. The firm manufactures household products sold to major retail chains...

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FABTECH 2014 brings top manufacturing leaders from around the globe to Atlanta

November 19, 2014

The depth and breadth of manufacturing’s reach into the U.S. and global economies were on display at the recent FABTECH® 2014 exposition and conference in Atlanta. FABTECH, held Nov. 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the largest annual metal forming, fabricating, welding, and...

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The Mifsud Group acquires Montana Metal Products

November 19, 2014

The Mifsud Group, a Cleveland-based private investment and management company that owns and operates specialty manufacturers, has acquired Montana Metal Products, a precision metal fabricating company located in Des Plaines, Ill. Montana Metal Products serves the aerospace and medical equipment...

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