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Tri Tool opens Houston facility

April 16, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., a provider of equipment for pipe beveling, flange facing, in-line cutting, and multiprocess welding, as well as pipeline machinery and internal line-up clamps, has announced plans for a grand opening on May 7 of its 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in...

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Stewart EFI Finishing names new plant manager

April 16, 2014

Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, Texas, has promoted Angel Sanchez to the position of plant manager of its metal finishing operations. Sanchez previously served as production supervisor and quality engineer with the firm, and as quality assurance technician, quality assurance coordinator,...

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Local Motors launches design challenge for first 3-D printed car

April 16, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has launched the 3-D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago Sept. 8-13, 2014. The six-week challenge continues through May 13,...

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At the Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations on about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating...

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packIQ to source corrosion-inhibiting products from Cortec

April 15, 2014

Anderson, S.C.-based packIQ has announced it has secured a relationship with Cortec Corp. to supply Cortec VpCI® corrosion-inhibiting products for use with packIQ’s wooden crates, steel racking, industrial bins, and material handling totes. The films, wraps, emitters, and cushions protect...

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Okuma, Partners in THINC name Sandvik Coromant as Partner of the Year

April 15, 2014

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its distributors have chosen Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., a global supplier of metalworking tools and tooling systems, as Partner of the Year among all the members of Partners in THINC. Sandvik Coromant was...

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JMC Steel Group announces plant modernization project for Wheatland Tube location

April 15, 2014

Continuous-weld pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., plant. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint, and automating many processes in the facility. The $35 million...

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Hyster lift trucks to include Seegrid vision-guided automation technology

April 15, 2014

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has announced that it is working with Seegrid®, a provider of vision-guided flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), to include Guided by Seegrid® technology on Hyster’s lift trucks. The technology allows Hyster to increase the intelligence of its lift...

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ESAB announces completion of Colfax’s acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings

April 15, 2014

ESAB, Florence, S.C., a member of the Colfax group of companies, has announced that Colfax Corp. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings Inc., a global manufacturer of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding systems. Colfax is a diversified global...

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Varsteel purchases Herr-Voss Stamco leveling technology

April 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, a Callery, Pa.-based provider of coil processing systems, has received an order from Varsteel Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alb., for an ELT™ Enhanced Leveling Technology retrofit. The leveler processes material up to 0.500 by 96 in. wide. The technology produces flat material...

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Valmont Coatings Division receives two awards for galvanizing

April 14, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced that its Coatings Division has received two Awards for Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing from the American Galvanizers...

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Vacuworx receives Oklahoma’s Governor's Award for exporting

April 14, 2014

Tulsa, Okla.-based Vacuworx, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum-lifting technology and material handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award was created to recognize the achievements of small to medium-sized companies that have...

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Texas Iron and Metal announces new metal supply in Houston

April 14, 2014

Texas Iron and Metal, a Houston-based provider of stainless steel products, now carries 23 types of products. In addition to pipes for plumbing, oil and gas transportation, and manufacturing and construction projects, the company offers rectangular and square tubing that can be purchased according...

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Rafter ships 24-in. weld box

April 14, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of tube and pipe mills, roll forming machines, cutoff machines, and other related tube and pipe mill machinery in Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a 24-in. weld squeeze box to a North American API pipe producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's...

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Carl Bechem GmbH announces formation of Bechem Lubrication Technology

April 14, 2014

Carl Bechem GmbH, Hagen, Germany, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of its joint venture partner’s 50 percent interest in Etna-Bechem Lubricants LLC. Carl Bechem has formed a new company — Bechem Lubrication Technology LLC in Chagrin Falls, Ohio — as a result of this...

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