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IMCAR launches Fabrication Solutions & Technologies in Texas

February 5, 2016

IMCAR® has announced the launch of Fabrication Solutions & Technologies in Judson, Texas. FST promotes, supports, and services the IMCAR lines of Vertical Systems for Tank Production™, industrial presses, automation lines, plate rolls, welding solutions and equipment, and custom machines....

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FABTECH Canada to offer more than 20 educational sessions

February 4, 2016

According to the Manufacturers' Outlook 2016 report, 71 percent of Canadian manufacturers are prioritizing employee training and more than 50 percent are investing in technologies to fuel business growth. Supporting this industry—the third largest for employment in Canada—is FABTECH® Canada,...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Kennametal appoints CEO

February 4, 2016

Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, has appointed board member Ronald M. DeFeo as president/CEO. He replaces Donald Nolan, who has left the company to pursue other interests after serving as president/CEO since November 2014. A Kennametal board member since 2001, DeFeo previously served as the chairman...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical names COO

February 4, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service mechanical contracting company that offers engineering, HVAC, plumbing, piping, sheet metal, and building automation services, has promoted Hope H. Voigt from operations manager to COO. In this role, Voigt oversees all of the company’s...

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Falcon Steel launches material management program

February 4, 2016

Haltom City, Texas-based Falcon Steel, a producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has launched a material management program that allows customers to plan and order in advance for steel structures to be fabricated within a given forecast. Fabricated structures then are stored...

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Midwest Engineered Systems celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems based in Waukesha, Wis., marks 25 years in business in 2016. Scott Woida founded the company in 1991 as a one-man operation out of his parents' basement, producing systems that manufacture parts for brake and...

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26 Commerce Road and the life of the small manufacturer

February 4, 2016

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A small industrial building just off the highway in northeast Pennsylvania has seen a few businesses come and go. Their stories tell a lot about what it’s like to be a small manufacturer in the U.S.

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to fall slightly compared to a year ago

February 4, 2016

In February, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and will remain nearly unchanged in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2016. Layoff rates...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

February 3, 2016

Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, Ont., Canada. The brands will be part of FMA Communications Canada, a media...

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Compressed air filter works at point of use

February 3, 2016

The 5 Micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America is a two-stage filter that removes liquids, oils, and other contaminants. Designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use, it is available in sizes with flow ranges of 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250...

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SPC software helps make data more accessible

February 3, 2016

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its GainSeeker® Suite SPC software. The new release makes disparate manufacturing data more accessible and actionable, states the company. The platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency (OEE), SPC, defect management,...

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Feb. 24 event to help Chicago-area manufacturers source business locally

February 3, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) has announced the third date in the series of Manufacturing Matchmaking events for Chicago-area manufacturers in the primary metals, metal fabricating, metalworking, and machinery industries. The matchmaking series is an initiative of IMEC and...

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Report forecasts 1.9 percent CAGR for metal fabricating equipment market through 2019

February 3, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has released a report that forecasts the metal fabrication equipment market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 1.9 percent by revenue from 2015-2019. The report, “Metal Fabrication Equipment Market in the US 2015-2019,” is based on an in-depth market analysis...

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