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ISM January ROB: U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest rate in seven years

February 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Norbert J....

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Weld Tooling Corp. announces staff changes

January 31, 2011

Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., has announced the appointment of Dave Bloom to North American sales manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry and is already familiar with Bug-O's products and applications. Mark Binder has been promoted to director of...

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Dantherm Filtration joins Nederman Group

January 31, 2011

Dantherm Filtration has become a part of the Nederman Group, Sweden, and has changed its name to Nederman. According to the company, this merger creates the largest industrial air filtration company in the world. Nederman has sales offices in 25 countries and agents in 30 more. Its product line...

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Detroit's United Metal Products receives loan assistance from federal program

January 27, 2011

United Metal Products, a Detroit metal stamping and forming business that primarily supplies the auto industry, received assistance from the Michigan Economic Development Council (MEDC) that allowed the company to secure loans totaling $2.6 million. The MEDC assistance came through $1.5 billion of...

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Otis selected for World Trade Center Transportation Hub

January 27, 2011

Otis Elevator Company is providing 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. "Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade Center,"...

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Equipment manufacturers call for immediate bipartisan action on infrastructure, job creation

January 26, 2011

Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address: "Last night's State of the Union address was the first in more than a decade to address America's broken transportation system. To compete...

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HRB prices continue to rise

January 26, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerâ„¢ Western European HRB price for January 24 surged 7.4 percent to $553 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 2.2 percent), ex-works, for the fourth consecutive increase. The United States HRB spot price gained 5.7 percent to $851 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the...

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Ivy Tech Community College named Motoman-endorsed robotics instructor training center

January 24, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College is now a Motoman-endorsed robotics instructor training (MERIT) center. The program helps community colleges and universities bring Motoman training to the regional manufacturing work force. Initially the Columbus, Ind., campus of Ivy Tech will deliver the DX100 Basic...

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M&M Mfg.'s VP of warehouse operations retires after 46 years - TheFabricator.com

M&M Mfg.'s VP of warehouse operations retires after 46 years

January 24, 2011

On Dec. 22, 2010, M&M Mfg., Forth Worth, Texas, held a retirement party to honor Melvin Nobles, vice president of warehouse operations, after 46 years of employment with the company. Noble began working at the company in July 1965, seven years after its inception. At the time, there were...

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LAI Intl. earns Boeing Performance Excellence Award

January 24, 2011

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. LAI maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009, to Sept. 30,...

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Steel construction inspection seminars and Webinars scheduled for spring

January 24, 2011

The Steel Structures Technology Center has announced its schedule for seminars and Webinars on the inspection of steel building construction, welding, and bolting using International Building Code (IBC), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Welding Society (AWS), and Research...

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GM to add third shift, 750 jobs at Flint Assembly

January 24, 2011

General Motors today announced plans to add a third shift at Flint Assembly, generating 750 jobs for the plant that makes the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. The shift is expected to start in the third quarter with employees starting to arrive at Flint Assembly in the second...

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Deere & Company to construct new factory and expand existing factory in India

January 20, 2011

Deere & Company has announced that it is increasing its capacity to build agricultural tractors in India. Deere said the action will better position the company to pursue the considerable growth projected for the Indian tractor market. Deere will invest approximately $100 million to build a...

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NAM: President's review of regulations a positive step for job growth

January 18, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Aric Newhouse issued the following statement today regarding President Obama's executive order to review federal regulations harming economic growth: "Manufacturers appreciate President Obama's...

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HRB prices climb

January 12, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerâ„¢ United States HRB spot price for January 10 surged 7.0 percent to $805 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price rose 2.6 percent to $591 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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