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Jindal Tubular USA acquires the assets of PSL North America

September 2, 2014

Jindal Tubular USA LLC, a step-down subsidiary of Jindal SAW and a manufacturer of large-diameter steel pipe, has acquired the assets of PSL North America LLC, Bay St. Louis, Miss. PSL NA is a manufacturer of large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipe using HSAW technology. The company’s...

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Metal Supermarkets opens Illinois location

September 2, 2014

Metal Supermarkets, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a store in Niles, Ill., near Chicago. The company offers a variety of sizes and types of metal, cut to customer specifications with no minimum order requirement. The company serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance...

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RoboVent celebrates 25th anniversary

September 2, 2014

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based RoboVent is celebrating 25 years of providing fume extraction and air filtration equipment. Incorporated on August 23, 1989, with two staff members in a 12- by 12-ft. room, the company began as a small distributor of filtration equipment. Today the company...

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Manufacturing Day gains three new sponsors

September 2, 2014

Manufacturing Day™ 2014 has announced the addition of three new supporters, with Kronos Inc. joining as a Silver sponsor and MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. joining as Bronze sponsors. Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, 2014, is an annual national event, executed at the...

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OEM Fabricators expands in Wisconsin

September 2, 2014

OEM Fabricators, a provider of contract manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and design assistance to OEMs, has announced plans to expand into Phillips, Wis. Its current operation in Prentice, Wis., will be moved to the new location, along with the 28 current employees. According to the...

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Kia to open automotive plant in Mexico

September 2, 2014

South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in an assembly plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant, slated for completion in the first half of 2016, is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per...

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ABB marks 125 years in Finland

September 2, 2014

ABB marks its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland provides power transmission and distribution systems, building technology, sustainable transportation, renewable power, and industrial automation and marine systems....

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Bead Industries announces scholarship program for Connecticut community college

September 2, 2014

To commemorate its 100-year anniversary, Bead Industries, New Haven, Conn., has established The Bryant Family Scholarship Fund at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Conn., to benefit its manufacturing and engineering programs. The scholarship establishes a $25,000 endowed gift to help...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating celebrates 20 years in business

September 2, 2014

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has marked its 20th anniversary selling conventional slit and oscillate coils. The company provides the coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steels. The firm can provide coils with 20 to 25 miles of continuous...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in August; PMI highest since March 2011

September 2, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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True Temper Precision Industrial Division launches new website

August 29, 2014

True Temper Sports’ Precision Industrial Division, Memphis, Tenn., has launched a new website at www.truetempertube.com. The site is designed to provide customers and members of the industrial tubing market simplified access to information about the company’s drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) carbon...

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Beckwood installs 25-in.-dia. sheet hydroforming press for customer

August 29, 2014

St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and sheet hydroforming presses, has built and installed a Triform deep draw sheet hydroforming press for a U.S. science, technology, and engineering company. The model 25-10-12SC features a 25-in.-dia. forming area,...

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Pietro Rosa TBM partners with Rolls-Royce

August 29, 2014

Pietro Rosa TBM, Derby, U.K., a manufacturer of compressor airfoils for jet engines and complex aerostructural components, has signed a long-term contract with Rolls-Royce plc for the production of a new concept airfoil for the Trent XWB engine. This contract is the result of more than three...

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Eriez releases instructional videos about magnetic separation/material handling equipment

August 29, 2014

Through its Orange University® program, Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® offers online access to a collection of instructional videos to assist customers with setup, operation, maintenance, and testing of their metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment. New videos focusing on...

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Barton names waterjet market manager and central regional sales manager

August 29, 2014

Barton® Intl., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has promoted Thomas H. Riggs to market manager for waterjet products and appointed Brian Joyce as regional sales manager for the central U.S. territory. Riggs has been a regional sales manager...

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