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Southern Metal Fabricators certified to CSA Standard W47.1

May 21, 2015

Albertville, Ala.-based custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. has been certified according to the updated Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Standard W47.1 (Division 2) governing the fusion welding of steel. This allows Southern Metal Fabricators to fabricate projects...

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Vulcanium, Itochu Metals enter into long-term representation agreement

May 21, 2015

Northbrook, Ill.-based titanium distributor Vulcanium and has entered into a long-term agreement making Itochu Metals Corp. its representative in Japan. This strategic relationship will provide Japanese titanium consumers with a source for titanium mill products and value-added processing...

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Tico Mfg. produces 400th galvanized yard tractor

May 21, 2015

Savannah, Ga.-based Tico Mfg. has announced the production of its 400th galvanized Pro-Spotter yard tractor at its 117,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Carolina. All major metal components of the yard tractor are galvanized, including the entire continuous weld frame, cab protection...

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Study finds aluminum cans most recycled beverage containers

May 21, 2015

Aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage container on the market today, according to a new report, “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Indicators 2015,” released by the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and available at www.aluminum.org/canadvantage.com....

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AWS, WorldSkills to increase resources and advocacy for skilled professions

May 21, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, Fla., has announced the deepening of its relationship with WorldSkills, a global hub in the promotion of skills excellence and growth. Now officially a global partner, AWS will take an active role in the activities and events of WorldSkills, such as...

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June 4 webinar to cover connection of robots and PLCs to equipment

May 21, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a one-hour webinar on June 4 about connecting robots and PLCs to legacy equipment, such as CNC machines and presses. Topics will include wireless and remote control, protocols, and networks. To register, visit...

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AK Steel announces recipients of 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships

May 21, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships, which recognize employees’ children for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement....

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ABB opens robotics manufacturing facility in Michigan

May 20, 2015

Zurich-based ABB has opened a new robotics manufacturing plant at its facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., which the company says makes it the first industrial robotics firm to produce robots in the U.S. The portfolio of products manufactured at the new facility will expand in phases, with the goal...

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Dewalt contributes to foundation supporting SkillsUSA scholarships in 2015

May 20, 2015

Dewalt has contributed $25,000 to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which provides scholarships for SkillsUSA member students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The total amount available for scholarships for students attending the conference this year, to be held in Louisville,...

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CWB Group's national welding program seeks to bridge skills gap, attract youth

May 20, 2015

The CWB Group, Canada's national welding certification body, has launched the Acorn national welding program in Canada. The program incorporates education, training, and assessment to create the highly skilled, in-demand welders, fitters, supervisors, inspectors, and engineers Canada needs. The...

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Top manufacturers find innovation at its best at FABTECH Mexico

May 20, 2015

A record-setting 11,100 qualified buyers visited the co-located FABTECH® Mexico, AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico, and COATech shows on May 5-7, 2015, in Monterrey, Mexico. More than 530 exhibiting companies spanned 125,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, which were all record numbers for the 7th...

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Clark Metal Products adds automated welding robot cell

May 20, 2015

Clark Metal Products, a manufacturer of precision metal components based in Blairsville, Pa., has added an automated welding robot cell to its operations. The Lincoln Electric System 40 robotic welder with a horizontal turntable system is suitable for small to medium-size parts that can be...

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquires Billy Goat Industries Inc.

May 20, 2015

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has acquired Billy Goat Industries Inc., a Lee’s Summit, Mo., manufacturer of specialty turf equipment. Briggs & Stratton is a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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Website allows users to share scrap prices

May 20, 2015

The iScrap App online mobile and desktop website, www.iscrapapp.com, now allows scrappers to report scrap prices from the scrapyards in their area. Logging in with a social media profile, users can report prices for metals they sold to the scrapyard they visit. Users can review and check...

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Universal names general manager of sales

May 19, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center, has hired Dean Dolata as general manager of sales. Dolata has more than 20 years of experience in the steel service center market. Before joining the firm, he was general manager of Ryerson Cleveland. He also served as...

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