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Uniweld Products names international sales executive

January 26, 2015

HVAC/R tools and welding and cutting equipment provider Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed Mario Portillo as international sales executive, focusing on sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portillo most recently worked as a sales account executive...

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Everett Industries hires sales representative

January 26, 2015

Everett Industries Inc., Warren, Ohio, a manufacturer of abrasive cutoff machines, has hired Trex Lusk as sales representative for its southern Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska sales territories, providing cutoff saws and technical support. Lusk attended the University of Southern...

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EFD Induction Group names VP of operations

January 26, 2015

EFD Induction Group, Skien, Norway, a provider of induction-based industrial heating systems, has appointed Artur Pająk as vice president of operations. Pająk previously worked as director for business line interior for Kongsberg Automotive and in operations and engineering roles for Star...

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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 17-18

January 26, 2015

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold Morris Madness, its fourth annual open house and technology show, on March 17-18, 2015, in Roselle, Ill. More than 20 precision machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group will be under power, in addition to tooling and...

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MMK reports record production at steel mill

January 26, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has reached a record 5 million metric tonnes in total production of cold and galvanized rolled products at its Mill 2000, which serves primarily the automotive industry, as well as household appliance producers and the construction industry....

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MEC announces changes to senior leadership team

January 26, 2015

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a provider of metal fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, stamping, forming, machining, welding, tube bending and forming, painting, polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly and kitting, prototyping, and product testing and validation, has...

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DOT Quality Services offers three new code compliance certifications

January 26, 2015

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based registrar specializing in U.S. certifications and codes, has announced that it now offers three new ANSI-accredited certifications. The first is for welding firms compliant to AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. This program can enhance welding...

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ThyssenKrupp expands Mexico facility

January 23, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico S.A. de C.V., a unit of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA), has announced the expansion of its current blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The facility currently offers steel blanking and warehousing services for luminum and steel products in the...

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STI/SPFA announces 2014 Steel Water Pipe Awards

January 23, 2015

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association, Lake Zurich, Ill., has presented Steel Water Pipe Product of the Year Awards to Jifco Inc., Livermore, Calif., and Mid-America Pipe Fabricating & Supply, Scammon, Kan. Jifco won the 2014 Pipeline Project of the Year Award for its Bay...

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Schuler delivers press line to Hirschvogel

January 23, 2015

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has delivered an MSL 2-2000 cold forging press to The Hirschvogel Automotive Group, Denklingen, Germany. The press delivers 2,000 metric tons of force to manufacture a variety of shafts for transmissions, drivetrains, and engines. It is the first press line of...

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Major Metals Co. hires VP of operations

January 23, 2015

Major Metals Co., Mansfield, Ohio, has named Wynn H. Kerns as vice president of operations. He leads manufacturing operations for the company’s four high-frequency tube welding mills, 72-in. slitter, and five recutting centers. The company offers carbon steel tubing to A513 T1, T2 and A 787...

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Dielectric Corp. acquires Centerline Machine

January 23, 2015

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Waupaca, Wis.-based Centerline Machine Inc., a provider of machined and fabricated parts and products made of steel, composites, and exotic alloys. The acquisition enables Dielectric to offer machining in a variety of...

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EFD Induction acquires Superior Technologies Europe

January 22, 2015

EFD Induction, based in Skien, Norway, has announced its acquisition of Superior Technologies Europe (STE), a Basingstoke, U.K.-based supplier of impeders, induction coils, and OD/ID scarfing inserts to tube and pipe manufacturers. STE founder Peter Bond continues as managing director of STE and...

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Lincoln Electric names president of global automation

January 22, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has promoted Steven B. Hedlund to senior vice president and president, global automation. Hedlund joined the company, a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel...

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Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., dies at age 99

January 22, 2015

Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., a stainless steel manufacturer in Springfield, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2015. Mueller began his career in 1938 as a salesman for Smith Heating in Springfield. He and co-worker Gordon Mann founded Mann & Mueller Heating and Sheet Metal Works in 1940. In 1943,...

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