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Cianbro acquires L.B. Foster fabrication shop

September 13, 2012

Cianbro, Pittsfield, Maine, has acquired a fabrication facility in Georgetown, Mass., from the L. B. Foster Co. The facility was built in 1982 to fabricate structural steel for buildings and bridges and includes about 40,000 sq. ft. of fabrication and coating space. The acquisition includes about...

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Boysen to build plant in Alabama

September 13, 2012

German company Boysen, a manufacturer of automotive exhaust systems, has announced plans to build a new, $34 million plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The new Boysen USA Alabama LLC facility, which will manufacture mufflers and catalytic conveyors for C-class sedans from Mercedes-Benz, will be located...

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Manufacturers announce open house schedules for Manufacturing Day

September 12, 2012

Several manufacturers have announced their participation in Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event on Oct. 5, 2012, to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields. The event sponsors...

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Tenere opens program sales office in California

September 12, 2012

Tenere Inc., a mechanical integrator and fabricator in Dresser, Wis., has established a new program and sales office in Northern California. Manager Chad Korbel has been with the company for 10 years, working with customers to coordinate and manage product introductions, engineering developments,...

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Video takes viewers on virtual tour of dust collector

September 12, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has partnered with Arkansas State University's Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) to create a 3-D animated video titled "Clean Air Rocks" at www.camfilfarrapc.com/videos/77. The 3.5-min. video takes viewers on a virtual tour through the inside of the...

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Force Control adds rep group for western U.S.

September 12, 2012

Force Control Industries, a manufacturer of oil shear brakes and clutch brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, has added a new manufacturer's representative group for a trio of western states. Mountain States Reps & Associates supports Force Control distributors and customers in Utah, Colorado, and...

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LA-CO Industries adds 'Find a Marker' search tool to Markal website

September 12, 2012

LA-CO Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturer of Markal® industrial markers, has unveiled a new, multilingual website at www.markal.com featuring what the company says is the industry's first "Find a Marker" online search tool. The search engine allows users to select the marking tools...

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EOS names VP

September 12, 2012

EOS of North America Inc., Novi, Mich., a developer of design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing systems for industrial applications, has appointed Tim Morris as vice president. His duties include managing sales and marketing, service and application engineering, and administration. He oversees a...

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Website provides CAD/CAM info to mechanical engineers, design professionals

September 12, 2012

Manufacturing One Source LLC has launched a free online service, www.cadcamconnect.com, where mechanical engineers and design professionals can find a variety of CAD/CAM products, reviews, deals, and information. The service partners with multiple CAD/CAM/CAE product and service providers to offer...

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Proper Television looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder

September 7, 2012

Proper Television is looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder to join the cast of a new TV series filming in Las Vegas. The right candidate must be a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. or Canada who loves cars and is a fabricator-welder with at least 5 years’ experience in MIG and...

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Swagelok acquires Innovative Pressure Technologies

September 7, 2012

Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Innovative Pressure Technologies (IPT), Erie, Pa. IPT is a manufacturer of high- and medium-pressure and subsea valves, fittings, and fluid control devices used mostly in oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, waterjet cutting, automotive, and...

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Bushwick Metals acquires Tarco Steel

September 7, 2012

Bushwick Metals LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Tarco Steel Inc. and Metal Fab LLC, a steel service center and fabrication shop in Binghamton, N.Y. The companies will now be known as Tarco Steel, a Division of Bushwick Metals LLC. The service center serves the energy,...

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LINE survey: Hiring rate to increase in September in manufacturing and services

September 6, 2012

In September, for the second consecutive month, the hiring rate will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for June 2012. A net of 40.8...

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Waukesha Metal Products named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

September 4, 2012

Inc. magazine has ranked Waukesha® Metal Products No.2,927 overall and No. 100 in the manufacturing industry on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company has a three-year sales growth of 76 percent and expanded capabilities with the...

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AFT Fasteners acquires Illini Metal Works

September 4, 2012

AFT Fasteners, Dallas, has acquired the experience and capabilities of Illini Metal Works, Taylorville, Ill., to add to its services. The company, to be renamed AFT Mfg., has years of experience in sheet metal fabrication, stamping, and metal forming of materials from aluminum and steel to...

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