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Quality assurance method for weld joints wins Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2015

November 18, 2015

Sweden-based SSAB has announced that Thomas Stenberg, a PhD student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has won the Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2015 with a quality assurance method for weld joints. “Good weld quality affects the fatigue strength of components,...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology opens student resource center

November 18, 2015

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has opened a new student resource center at its Troy, Ohio, campus to help students find a job upon successful completion of its welding training. The new center merges the employment assistance center and welding resource library into a...

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Colfax announces retirement of ESAB CEO

November 17, 2015

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services, has announced that Clay Kiefaber will retire Dec. 31, 2015, from his position as president/CEO of ESAB and executive vice president of Colfax. Matthew Trerotola, president/CEO of...

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SafanDarley to open U.S. branch in Baltimore

November 17, 2015

Netherlands-based SafanDarley is opening SafanDarley North America in Baltimore, offering sales, service, and spare parts to U.S. customers and dealers. The facility, which will include an experience center showcasing the company’s machines, as well as a sales and service training center,...

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FABTECH 2015 celebrated manufacturing strength and innovation in Chicago

November 17, 2015

FABTECH® 2015, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, welcomed more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and a total of 43,836 attendees from more than 90 countries in November to Chicago’s...

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The Manitowoc Co. announces plans to close Cleveland facility, California warehouse

November 16, 2015

The Manitowoc Co. Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., has announced its intention to move products currently manufactured at its Cleveland facility to other locations, along with an anticipated shutdown of this facility. These operational changes are part of a strategic initiative to address production...

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Southern Folger forms Southcross Custom Fabrication

November 16, 2015

Southern Folger, a detention equipment company based in San Antonio, Texas, has formed Southcross Custom Fabrication (SCF), a dedicated venture focused on providing metal fabrication and process development in extended industry settings. Growing from a lengthy history of comparable services...

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Mills Products donates 70 turkeys to charity for Thanksgiving

November 16, 2015

In commemoration of its 70th anniversary, Athens, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Mills Products Inc. has donated 70 Thanksgiving turkeys to the Tennessee Wesleyan College Love Thy Neighbor Project in the name of its customers. Founded in 1945 by Herbert E. Mills, the company uses hydroforming,...

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Gilchrist Metal Fabricating hosts panel discussion with Gov. John Kasich

November 16, 2015

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Co., Hudson, N.H., hosted Republican presidential candidate and current Governor of Ohio John Kasich for a town hall discussion on Nov. 13. The discussion brought together Kasich and a number of local business leaders as part of the governor’s series of town hall...

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DMS Stainless Fabrications launches website

November 13, 2015

DMS Stainless Fabrications Ltd., Maidenhead, U.K., a provider of welding and fabrication services to the food, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, has launched a website at www.dmsstainlesssteel.co.uk. The site includes a full list of services, such as fabrication work, sheet metal...

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Bechtel receives AWS Excellence in Welding Award for 2015

November 12, 2015

Reston, Va.-based engineering, project management, and construction company Bechtel has received a 2015 Excellence in Welding Award from the American Welding Society (AWS). The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in...

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80/20 launches new website

November 12, 2015

80/20 Inc., an international T-slot aluminum building system provider based in Columbia City, Ind., has released a revamped website at www.8020.net. The site offers intuitive navigation, improved functionality, enhanced product information, an online store, design and planning tools and...

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Union Corrugating named one of North Carolina’s largest privately held companies

November 11, 2015

Union Corrugating, a manufacturer and distributor of metal roofing and siding products and accessories based in Fayetteville, N.C., has made the 2015 Grant Thornton NC100 list. The list recognizes the 100 largest privately held businesses in North Carolina. Companies are chosen for the list...

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Prime Controls names marketing coordinator

November 11, 2015

Prime Controls, a producer of double-metal-sheet detectors in Dayton, Ohio, has hired Brittany Loyd as marketing coordinator. She worked previously for LexisNexis, Miamisburg, Ohio, as a brand marketing manager. Loyd has 10 years of experience in marketing, with an emphasis on customer...

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Prime Controls included on Inc. 5000 list

November 10, 2015

Dayton, Ohio-based Prime Controls Inc. has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. based on overall three-year revenue growth. Ranked at No. 4,714, this is the company’s third consecutive year on the list. The company is a supplier of...

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