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MagneGas fuel selected for railroad accident repair

February 14, 2017

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that its MagneGas2® was the fuel of choice for metal cutting and repairs on a recent refurbishment project by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The LIRR experienced an accident in January 2017 on a section of railroad in Brooklyn, N.Y., that impaired much...

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Pferd to host Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7

September 8, 2016

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, occurring on the first Friday in October, meant to inspire the next...

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100C certification

August 8, 2016

Retro Systems Inc., Valley Center, Kan., has announced its achievement of ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company manufactures the OEM line of Hornet cutting...

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Arkansas Steel Processing installs heavy-gauge slitter

February 19, 2016

Arkansas Steel Processing has announced the installation of a heavy-gauge slitter at its facility in Osceola, Ark. The slitter cuts 14-ga. to 5/8-in.-thick carbon steel coils weighing up to 100,000 lbs. with yield strength of 100 KSI. It handles widths up to 78 in. The company expects to be...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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MagneGas fuel selected to be part of $100 million Kennedy Space Center project

December 18, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tarpon Springs, Fla., has announced that S&R Enterprises LLC, lead subcontractor for a $100 million Kennedy Space Center build-out project, has placed its first order for MagneGas2® fuel. The fuel will be used for the metal cutting portion of the project, which is expected to...

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Koike Aronson names sales manager for Mexico

July 14, 2015

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners, cutting machines, and gas apparatus equipment based in Arcade, N.Y., has named Ricardo Molinar as its sales manager for Mexico, based in Monterrey. Molinar previously worked for Praxair Mexico, where he served as a field...

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Misa Metal Fabricating to expand in Kentucky

June 29, 2015

Misa Metal Fabricating Inc., a provider of cutting services for carbon steel products in Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky., has announced plans for an expanded, $4.3 million facility. The company currently occupies a nearly 122,000-sq.-ft. plant that employs 155 people. The expansion is expected to...

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CGW hires territory sales manager

May 13, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of grinding wheels, has hired Breck Taylor as its new territory sales manager. With more than a decade working in the industry, Taylor is responsible for the Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska areas. He previously was a...

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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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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MultiCam appoints VP of sales

November 21, 2014

Dallas-based MultiCam, a manufacturer of CNC router, lasers, plasma, waterjet, and knife cutting machines, has named David Scheffrahn as vice president of sales. Scheffrahn has more than 15 years of sales experience in the robotic capital equipment business. He previously served as national...

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Victor Technologies launches online training site

April 25, 2014

St. Louis-based Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding equipment, has launched a new training site that gives visitors access to training materials and tools from the company’s website. Content is available without login or registration credentials, and...

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Simonds Intl. launches new website

February 13, 2014

Simonds Intl., a cutting tool manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass., has launched a new website at The site now provides item-level detail, catalog downloads, company news, how-to videos, and hints and tips. The site features a section that highlights the various products the...

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Voortman to build new facility in Illinois

February 7, 2014

Voortman Corp., based in Rijssen, Netherlands, has announced plans to build a $1.6 million, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Manteno, Ill. The plant, scheduled for completion in September 2014, will produce steel cutting machinery and feature an equipment showroom. The location also will provide...

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