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Spectrum Brands Holdings’ HHI Group to acquire Tell Mfg.

September 18, 2014

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., a consumer products company in Middleton, Wis., has announced that its Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tell Mfg. Inc., Letitz, Pa., a manufacturer and distributor of commercial doors, locks, and hardware. The...

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DOT Quality Services expands certification programs for structural steel sector

September 18, 2014

Quality auditing and certification firm DOT Quality Services, Chicago, has expanded its quality certification programs for the structural steel sector. The firm now offers specific certification to internationally recognized AWS codes to meet requirements for the transportation and bridge sectors....

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Cee Kay Supply announces organizational changes

September 18, 2014

Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, an independent supplier of industrial gases and welding and cutting equipment and supplies, has promoted Keith Meuser and Brian Reutiman as regional managers for Missouri and Illinois, respectively. Meuser joined the company in 1997 as a territory manager in St....

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Optomec names Multistation as rep for 3-D metal printers in France

September 18, 2014

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has announced that it has signed an agreement with Paris-based Multistation SAS to be its representative in France for its Lens family of 3-D metal printers. The printers and print engines are used to repair, rework, and manufacture metal components in materials such...

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Kelly Services to host webinar on attracting manufacturing talent

September 18, 2014

Kelly Services Inc., Troy, Mich., a bronze sponsor of Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 3, will host a complimentary webinar titled "Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Today's Critical Manufacturing Talent" on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The webinar will be hosted by Kelly...

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Esmark Industrial Group acquires assets of Pittsburgh Annealing Box

September 18, 2014

Esmark Industrial Group, Pittsburgh, a metals fabrication and manufacturing subsidiary of Esmark Inc., has completed its acquisition of the assets of Pittsburgh Annealing Box Inc, Vanport, Pa., which has conducted business under the name KMA Mfg. since 2003. The new entity, which is a unit of...

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Hand-held XRF analyzer made for cost-effective alloy identification

September 18, 2014

Olympus has released the Delta Element hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification, alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis. The simplified unit is designed to be cost-effective while providing accuracy, speed, precision, and...

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An upgrade can be a game-changer

September 18, 2014

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When a fabricating shop sees its limits being pushed, it may be time for an equipment upgrade. Sometimes a new machine can be a real game-changer.

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Proportional gas mixer line expanded

September 18, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its proportional gas mixers to include argon helium, argon hydrogen, and argon oxygen gas mixers. The mixers are designed to combine gases and eliminate the stratification of gases after sitting for long periods of time. No electricity is required, and a...

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Gas nonreturn valves designed for high-pressure use

September 18, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik offers two models of gas nonreturn valves for high-pressure applications. The 600H model with brass housing can be used for combustible gases, oxygen, and nonflammable gases. Its sensitive mechanism reacts from about 3.6 PSI opening pressure. Its maximum operating overpressure...

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Waukesha Metal Products wins grand prize in Manufacturing Day video contest

September 17, 2014

Waukesha® Metal Products has been named upper Midwest regional winner and grand prize winner in the Manufacturing Day video contest. The contest, split into five different regions, encouraged organizations to share how they celebrate National Manufacturing Day and why others should as well....

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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Steve Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The...

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Dome-loaded pressure regulators withstand system pressure, withdrawal fluctuations

September 17, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik has announced that it has improved the pressure consistency of its dome-loaded gas pressure regulators. A design modification to the newly integrated control pressure regulator ensures an almost complete compensation of supply pressure and outlet fluctuations, helping to keep gas...

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Stainless steel feet offered with optional cap or pad

September 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers the GN 440.5 stainless steel leveling feet with tapped socket with an elastomer base cap or a vulcanized rubber pad, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant leveling feet bear static loads from 7 to 16 kN. Base diameters from 1.57 to 3.15 in. are available. The...

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How to reduce subjectivity in continuous improvement

September 16, 2014

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Manufacturing critical-path time, or MCT, puts a new perspective on activity across the enterprise. A job is either being worked on, or it's not. Period.

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