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Metcam launches division to manufacture truck bed extensions

September 3, 2015

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new division to manufacture and market TramBed™ truck bed extensions. Metcam has acquired full rights to the technology, and the new division will be operating the entire supply chain for...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results anticipated for September hiring compared with a year ago

September 3, 2015

In September, hiring rates will be mixed as HR professionals continue to struggle with recruiting candidates for key positions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2015. The hiring rate will...

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and ForConstructionPros.com compiled product inquiries and web page...

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Boilermakers seek experienced welders

September 2, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Kansas City, Kan., has announced that its Construction Division has an increasing need for experienced welders nationwide as a result of expanded project opportunities. Boilermakers in this division are engaged in constructing, maintaining, and...

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Tech Air acquires Gas & Alloy Supply Co.

September 2, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisition of Gas & Alloy Supply Co. (GASCO), a distributor of gases and welding supplied located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. GASCO becomes part of Tech...

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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Grainger completes acquisition of Cromwell

September 2, 2015

Grainger, a distributor of MRO products in Chicago, has acquired Leicester, England-based MRO distributor Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Cromwell now operates as a subsidiary of...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.6 percentage points from July

September 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 75th 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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Camfil APC names executive VP

September 2, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a Jonesboro, Ark.-based manufacturer of dust, mist, and fume collection equipment, has appointed Christian Debus as the new executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He is based at the company’s office in Tuttlingen, Germany. Debus started...

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BTD acquires Impulse Manufacturing

September 2, 2015

Detroit Lakes, Minn.-based BTD Mfg. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corp., has acquired Impulse Mfg., a metal fabricator in Dawsonville, Ga. Ron Baysden, Impulse founder and president, will retire at the conclusion of the transaction. Impulse offers services from simple laser...

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Timken completes acquisition of Carlstar Belts

September 1, 2015

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, a provider of tapered roller bearings, has completed the acquisition of Springfield, Mo.-based Carlstar Belts, a manufacturer of belts used in industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. In addition to belts, the Timken power transmission portfolio...

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TigerStop launches new website

September 1, 2015

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop has launched a completely new company website at www.tigerstop.com. The new site presents the benefits of incorporating or improving upon lineal cutting, drilling, punching, or boring automation in a variety of manufacturing environments. Visitors can search by...

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AISI presents Steel Champion Award to Ohio senator

September 1, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was presented with the AISI 2015 Congressional Steel Champion Award at AK Steel’s Zanesville, Ohio, works. The award recognizes Portman for his dedication to and support of the U.S. steel industry and its employees....

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Piab upgrades website

September 1, 2015

Piab, a provider of industrial vacuum technology, has launched a new website at www.piab.com. The suction cup section has been upgraded with a new selection guide. The product data sheets have been redesigned with the ability to compare products for performance on-screen, with differences...

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MSCI’s Economic Summit to offer insight for 2016 planning

September 1, 2015

On Sept. 9-10, 2015, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., will offer Economic Summit Forecast: 2016, which will cover economic volatility in the U.S. and abroad, how global forces will impact the metals market, and foreign trade. The conference, to be held at the...

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