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Stärke extends dealership network in Canada

December 8, 2016

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has appointed Valley Lift and Les Enterprises Marcel Mal et Fils as authorized distributors of its material handling equipment for the Okanagan Valley, B.C., and Sainte Paul de Joliette, Que., territories, respectively.Located in West Kelowna, B.C.,...

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Inland Tool adds fiber laser cutting system to Illinois facility

December 8, 2016

Inland Tool Co. (ITC) has purchased a new, 4-kW Mazak Optiplex Nexus 3015 fiber laser cutting system for its Mount Pulaski, Ill., contract manufacturing facility. The machine is equipped with intelligent setup features, intelligent monitoring features, and a Radan CAD/CAM software package that...

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GMI Group names quality assurance director

December 7, 2016

Houston-based GMI Group has hired Eric Berger as quality assurance director to oversee and improve processes. He has extensive experience as an auditor and quality manager. The company, a provider of precision machining, product distribution, and metallurgical testing, also has obtained newly...

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Zekelman Industries to acquire Western Tube & Conduit

December 7, 2016

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has entered into a definitive agreement for Wheatland Tube to purchase Western Tube & Conduit Corp., Long Beach, Calif., from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and other minority shareholders. Western Tube & Conduit is a producer of black and galvanized steel...

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Rockford Systems Joins National Safety Council

December 7, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services based in Rockford, Ill., has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the...

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Nucor to acquire Southland Tube

December 6, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. has agreed to acquire Southland Tube, an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing in Birmingham, Ala. Southland employs about 280 people, shipping about 240,000 tons of HSS steel tubing annually. Through the acquisitions of...

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The Rose Corp., Abbott Furnace become sister companies

December 6, 2016

The Rose Corp., a Reading, Pa.-based contract manufacturing steel fabrication company, has announced it has become a sister company to Abbott Furnace, St. Mary’s, Pa., a producer of continuous thermal process equipment, as both companies have been purchased by Edmund Gaffney of Haverford, Pa. The...

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McArthur Sheet Metal Works expands in Nebraska

December 6, 2016

McArthur Sheet Metal Works has expanded its facility in South Sioux City, Neb., with a $1.2 million addition. The custom steel fabrication shop expects the 6,000-sq.-ft. expansion, which doubles its manufacturing space, to create up to three new jobs. The addition includes a new fiber laser and...

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Anco Steel opens warehouse in Indiana

December 6, 2016

Anco Steel, a Naperville, Ill.-based metals service center, has opened a 64,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Hammond, Ind. The new facility distributes carbon long products such as tubing, solid bars, and sheet...

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Hawk Technology makes managerial changes

December 6, 2016

Rock Island, Ill.-based Hawk Technology Ltd., a provider of manual and robotic welding equipment, tooling, and automation, has announced organizational changes in response to growth of its heavy part positioning division ALM Positioners Inc. ALM Positioners has named Kevin Toft as president. Hawk...

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Nelson Global Products announces changes in executive leadership

December 6, 2016

Nelson Global Products Inc., a Stoughton, Wis.-based manufacturer of tubular and exhaust products, has promoted Steve Scgalski to the position of CEO. He previously served as president/COO of Nelson’s On & Off Highway business. He succeeds Sergio Carvalho, who resigned in November for personal...

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Industrial Tube & Steel to open Tennessee facility

December 5, 2016

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., a metal and steel tubing supplier, will open a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in January 2017. The company will add two new band saws to the plant, each able to cut material up to 22 in. dia. ITS serves machine shops, fabricators, and OEMs, supplying...

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AT&F Cleveland facility installs robotic welding system

December 5, 2016

AT&F has added a large robotic welding system to its Cleveland facility. The multiaxis programmable welding arm can perform consistent welds at high speeds and can tackle complex welding situations, states the company. The system can weld lengths up to 40 ft. long and 20 ft. high. Six axes on the...

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EVS Metal adds fiber laser cutting system to New Jersey facility

December 5, 2016

Precision metal fabricator EVS Metal Inc. has acquired an Amada LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser for its Riverdale, N.J., facility. The machine features a high-speed cutting head, a helical rack-and-pinion drive system, an AMNC 3i Control touchscreen, and a sectionalized dust collection system. According to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing sector up in November; primary metals and fabricated metal products reported growth

December 5, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Dec. 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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