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4 tips on avoiding property tax sticker shock

August 4, 2015

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Planning for your next commercial property tax assessment boils down to having the right information at the right time, and using the right strategy.

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Organizational energy

August 4, 2015

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To attain high organizational energy, a company’s people need to be aware of the environment in which the company operates, and have the fitness and will to improve.

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Wallover hires regional sales manager

August 3, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a provider of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Taylor Patterson as a regional sales manager. He is responsible for sales of all company products throughout Indiana. Based in Indianapolis, Patterson brings more than five years of...

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Ergodyne, safety community raise more than $230,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

August 3, 2015

Ergodyne, St. Paul, Minn., hosted its 18th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ July 20 to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn., the event brought together safety industry manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end...

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Breathable air from your existing air compressor

July 30, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers its Quality Air Breathing Systems to help users comply with the OSHA requirements for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the on-board...

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Water-cooling equipment updated

July 30, 2015

Systems Spray-Cooled™ has updated its line of nonpressurized, nonevaporative water-cooling equipment for the global metal and mineral industries. The equipment uses an arrangement of patented water spray nozzles to cool furnace roofs and other surfaces at atmospheric pressure. Updates include...

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Rotary table washer redesigned

July 30, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the newly redesigned RW7272 parts washer. It features a 25-HP, reservoir-mounted, vertical centrifugal pump that provides about 250-GPM capacity at about 105 PSI. The pump has no bearings, seals, or gaskets to replace. The rotating work basket measures...

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Compressed air filter facilitates point-of-use filtration

July 30, 2015

The 5-micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America provides point-of-use filtration of liquids, oils, and other contaminants. The two-stage filter is available with flows from 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings of up to 250 PSI. It is suitable for applications including surface...

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Simulating the workplace in welding education

July 29, 2015

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West Virginia has launched an educational initiative designed to help welding instructors better prepare students for the workplace. Welder and educator Carlisle Smith explains the program, which is showing promising results.

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MECCO announces new logo, tagline

July 29, 2015

MECCO, Cranberry Township, Pa., a provider of part marking and traceability products, has launched a new logo and tagline. According to the company, the logo visually represents the connectivity that helps its customers integrate marking systems onto the factory floor. The design is inspired by...

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Proto Labs launches rapid magnesium injection molding service

July 29, 2015

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. The process enables product designers and engineers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. The injection molding...

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Accessories help extend reamer life

July 29, 2015

Tregaskiss offers several accessories for the TOUGH GUN™ TT3 reamer that can help extend the unit’s life. A dedicated motor lubricator is available, factory-set for optimal pneumatic oil lubrication. Suitable for damp environments, it extends the warranty of a new reamer, or it can be...

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Analysis shows continuing expansion in fabricated metal product manufacturing

July 28, 2015

The IBISWorld Sector Analysis: Manufacturing shows that despite a continued decline in manufacturing’s share of the U.S. economy (as measured by value added), many manufacturing industries have continued to expand, and the U.S. remains one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Over the...

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MagneGas receives first gasification equipment order from U.S., signs MOU

July 28, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tarpon Springs, Fla., a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Green Gas Supply LLC to expand into Louisiana and Texas with a...

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Caterpillar to bring vocational truck production to U.S. facility

July 28, 2015

Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators. Previously Caterpillar worked with Navistar for the...

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