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A.T. Wall celebrates 125th anniversary

April 25, 2011

A.T. Wall Co., Warwick, R.I., is celebrating its 125th year in business. From its founding in 1886 as a jewelry finding manufacturer, the company has grown and expanded to become a global supplier of seamless, cold-drawn, specialty tubing; waveguide tubing; and metal stampings, including drawn and...

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Sharpe Products acquires fifth all-electric tube bender

April 25, 2011

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., has purchased its fifth all-electric tube bending machine, a 90-mm Lang bender. The machine can bend up to 3.5-in.-OD tube and features multiradius stacking and rolling capabilities. According to the company, the bender delivers high accuracy and repeatability,...

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DeWys Manufacturing invests in new technology

April 18, 2011

West Michigan-based metal fabrication company DeWys Manufacturing Inc. has announced that it has invested in an automated loader/un-loader for its new laser cutting systems. The company recently acquired a new Amada Pulsar 2415 4kW 5 ft. by 16 ft. Production Laser System from Amada America. The...

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Bisco Industries opens facility in Virginia

April 18, 2011

Continuing its aggressive expansion, Bisco Industries Inc., a global distributor of electronic components, fasteners, and distribution services based in Anaheim, Calif., has opened its 38th facility. The new facility is located in Richmond, Va. Glen Ceiley is the chairman and CEO, Don Wagner is...

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DGI Supply to acquire Midwest Industrial Tools

April 18, 2011

DGI Supply, Wheeling, Ill., a DoALL Company, has signed a letter of intent to purchase all outstanding shares of Midwest Industrial Tools Inc. The owners expect the deal to be finalized by May 1, 2011. Allan Chartier, the current president and CEO of MIT, will remain with the company through the...

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TOX® Pressotechnik building cylinders in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

TOX® Pressotechnik building cylinders in Illinois

April 18, 2011

TOX Pressotechnik is now manufacturing its TOX- Powerpackage line-Q cylinders at its facility in Warrenville, Ill. These cylinders are available in 11 models with pneumatic press force from 1 to 30 tons. The cylinders are suitable for use in clinching, mounting, fastener insertion, marking,...

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HRB pricing momentum stalls; China up, U.S., World, & Western Europe down

April 13, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 11 rose 3.6 percent to $628 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price slipped 0.1 percent to $969 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after rising nine consecutive times. The World export HRB price...

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Tower International acquires assets of W Industries

April 12, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of W Industries, a Detroit-based supplier of large metal components and assemblies, primarily to defense,...

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Foreman Fabricators wins international award - TheFabricator.com

Foreman Fabricators wins international award

April 12, 2011

Foreman Fabricators Inc., a custom fabricator of architectural metal items in St. Louis, has won an award for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The company entered a customized desk it...

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Wisconsin company part of worldwide effort to help cool Japan's nuclear reactors

April 7, 2011

A Wisconsin company is part of a global effort to help contain Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. Putzmeister America Inc., based in Sturtevant, Wis., is a division of heavy equipment manufacturer, Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH (PCP). The two affiliates are sending four additional boom pumps to...

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AMT: Year-end 2010 industrial laser shipments up 37 percent from 2009

April 6, 2011

Shipments of industrial laser equipment and systems in 2010 are reported at $356.2 million, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Unit sales jumped 44.9 percent for a total of 1,210 units. CO2 lasers accounted for 88.5 percent of the value of shipments, which is...

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NAM calls for swift passage of Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

April 6, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement today on the announced deal between the White House and the Colombia government on the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: "This agreement is essential to job creation and our global...

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Regal Beloit acquires technology company Ramu Inc.

April 5, 2011

Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., has announced that it has acquired Ramu Inc., a motor and control technology company headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, backed by the venture capital firm Khosla Ventures. Ramu Inc. is a start-up company founded by Krishnan Ramu with a research and development...

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SMS Elotherm North America names VP of engineering, development

April 5, 2011

Elotherm, a manufacturer of induction heating, heat-treating, and welding systems in Cranberry Township, Pa., has hired Josef Wagner as vice president of engineering and development. Before joining the company, Wagner worked at EFD Induction in Freiburg, Germany, where he was responsible for the...

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Weiler donates to training for returning vets - TheFabricator.com

Weiler donates to training for returning vets

April 4, 2011

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has donated wire brushes, grinding wheels, hand brushes, and tools for a veterans training program run by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA has partnered with the U.S. military to create the...

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