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Fastener machinery and equipment to be auctioned Feb. 14-16

January 24, 2017

Fastener manufacturing machinery and equipment from Rockford Products, which closed in September 2016, will be available for sale at auction from Feb. 14 to 16 in Rockford, Ill. The auction will be conducted jointly by PPL Group, Capital Recovery Group, and Rabin Worldwide. The first two days of...

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USW commends President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the TPP

January 24, 2017

Leo W. Gerard, president of United Steelworkers Intl. (USW), Pittsburgh, has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he would permanently withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):"The President's action … rewards the long and hard-fought...

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SMS to modernize Atlas Tube’s ERW tube lines

January 24, 2017

SMS group has announced it has received several follow-up orders to modernize the 16-in. tube welding line it installed at Atlas Tube, Blytheville, Ark., a company of Zekelman Industries.SMS will equip the line with a completely new sizing section to expand the product spectrum and help improve...

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Caster Concepts launches website

January 24, 2017

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has unveiled a new website designed to help visits envision and build the casters they need. The site, www.casterconcepts.com, features a search tool that can determine the appropriate caster by...

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AEM seeks attendees for trade mission to Cuba

January 24, 2017

The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking attendees for its first-ever trade mission to Cuba in spring 2017.The all-inclusive trade mission will take place April 3 to 6. Participants will explore business opportunities in Cuba as its economy becomes more open to...

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Middleville Tool & Die to expand metal tubular stamping capabilities

January 24, 2017

Middleville Tool & Die, Middleville, Mich., recently acquired by the family that owns Bayloff Stamped Products Detroit, has announced plans to invest in its manufacturing operations.The firm will expand its metal tubular stamping capabilities for manufacturing exhaust and tubular components for the...

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OMAX receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for micro abrasive waterjet technology

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 10, 2017, OMAX® Corp. was one of 37 companies to receive the Tibbetts Award at the White House. The award is given to small businesses and individuals by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition for innovative R&D of transferrable technology. Kent, Wash.-based OMAX...

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K&S Mfg. recognized as a John Deere Partner-level supplier

January 24, 2017

K&S Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., a vertically integrated contract metals manufacturer servicing Tier One OEMs, has earned recognition as Partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Supplier Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status—Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating—recognizes...

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Concoa founder/president dies

January 24, 2017

CONCOA, a manufacturer of pressure- and flow-control equipment in Virginia Beach, Va., has announced that Sande Dukas, founder and president of the company, died Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 71. Dukas had guided the company since founding it in 1987. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology...

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Fox Machinery updates website

January 23, 2017

Fox Machinery Associates, a distributor of metal fabricating equipment, has launched an updated website at www.foxmachinery.com. The website provides expanded information and improved accessibility. It includes a used machinery list that is updated regularly, as well as a fabricating tips section...

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FD Machinery to make first tube mill installation in North America

January 23, 2017

FD Machinery, Cleveland, has received an order for a new, HF ERW tube mill—its first tube mill installation in North America. The complete tube mill line will be equipped with an automated coil feed and butt weld system, a PLC tooling positioning system, an automated ID scarf blowout, and an...

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Solar Atmospheres invests $2 million in large vacuum furnace

January 23, 2017

Solar Atmospheres has placed an order for a large, horizontal-loading, 10-bar vacuum furnace with advanced cooling technology, built by sister company Solar Mfg. Inc. The furnace, which will have a 6-ft.-dia., 6-ft.-deep graphite and carbon fiber composite (CFC) hot zone, will be used for the heat...

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MSCI urges new administration to take action to help industrial metals supply chain

January 23, 2017

The Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has urged the new Trump administration to take serious and immediate action to restore growth and to help the industrial metals supply chain fully recover from the lingering effects of the Great Recession and government...

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Sturbridge Metallurgical obtains Sikorsky approval

January 23, 2017

Sturbridge Metallurgical Services Inc., Sturbridge, Mass., has been approved as a materials testing lab for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Corporation, and its manufacturing supplier base. This approval means that Sikorsky and its manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors can use all of...

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Ryerson acquires Laserflex

January 20, 2017

Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, has acquired The Laserflex Corp., a privately owned metal fabricator with locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Wellford, S.C. Laserflex, which specializes in laser fabrication metal processing and welding,...

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