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B.L. Downey Co. names quality assurance manager

March 10, 2009

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has named Richard L. Metcalf as its quality assurance manager. Metcalf has been with the company since November 2008 and has been involved with the coatings...

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Specialty Metals Processing hires VP of sales

March 10, 2009

Specialty Metals Processing, Stow, Ohio, has hired Thomas R. Schmitt as vice president of sales.He has been in the industry since 1975, when he started his career with Crucible Steel. Since then he...

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Kowalski Heat Treating names VP of operations

February 10, 2009

David Lorenz has been promoted to vice president of operations – corporate metallurgist at Kowalski Heat Treating, Cleveland.In this position, Lorenz is responsible for the development and...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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MetoKote adds strategic account manager

November 11, 2008

MetoKote Corp. Inc., Lima, Ohio, a provider of metal finishing processes including electrocoating, powder coating, and liquid paint, has announced the addition of Roger Cook as strategic account...

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Main Steel transfers ownership of Mexico City operations

November 11, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., a national toll processor, has announced the transfer of ownership of its Mexico City operation to the family of the late Jorge Loya Alcala and the...

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Paulo Products company names plant manager

November 11, 2008

Paulo Products Co. has named Bob Innes as plant manager of its St. Louis facility. The facility offers production heat treating in batch and continuous-belt, as well as vacuum heat treating to NADCA...

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Worldwide Superabrasives adds regional sales manager

October 14, 2008

Dan Herzog has joined Worldwide Superabrasives, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a supplier of grinding products, as the company's regional sales manager for the Midwest.He has nearly 40 years of experience in...

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MetoKote opens eighth facility in Mexico

October 14, 2008

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, has opened a new facility in San Luis Potos, SLP, Mexico. This is the eighth facility in Mexico for the company, which has a total of 38 facilities across North America,...

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Main Steel Polishing increases capabilities

October 14, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., has announced additions to its plant in Bartlett, Ill. The additions will increase the capacity of the company's coil polish line and its plate buff line.In August the...

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Weiler Corp. announces staff appointments

September 16, 2008

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has promoted Chris Weiler to president and COO and added Jim McDaniel as vice president of sales and marketing.Weiler is responsible for sales, marketing, and operations....

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Acme Mfg. opens India office, names business development manager

August 12, 2008

Acme Mfg. Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., a designer and integrator of automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has opened an office in Bangalore, India, and hired Guvvala Rajasekhara...

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Unist names national sales manager

June 17, 2008

Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., has promoted Mark Cooper to national sales manager of all of the company's products. He oversees support of the existing independent representatives by traveling to...

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Main Steel names general manager of Wheeling facility

June 17, 2008

Main Steel Polishing, Tinton Falls, N.J., has promoted Albert Orengo to general manager of its facility in Wheeling, Ill.Orengo, who has worked at Main Steel for 17 years, served previously as...

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SAF appoints fabrication production manager

June 17, 2008

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has promoted Howard Mount to production manager responsible for all of the company's metal fabricating operations, including shears, brakes,...

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