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FCA adds stamping press line at Warren, Mich., plant

January 25, 2016

FCA US has added a $63 million stamping press line to its 65-year-old Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Mich. According to the company, its last installation of a new press line was more than 15 years ago, and this investment was needed to keep up with demand. The high-speed servo tandem press...

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Foerster supplies NDT systems for new Benteler plant in Louisiana

January 25, 2016

Foerster has completed delivery of the biggest order in its corporate history, supplying a complete Circoson WT NDT system, including tables, drivers, automation, and software integration of all test instruments, to the new Benteler facility in Shreveport, La. The technology tests seamless...

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Camcraft named an IndustryWeek Best Plant for 2015

January 25, 2016

Camcraft, a Hanover Park, Ill., manufacturer of precision-machined components, has been named a Best Plant Award winner for 2015 by IndustryWeek. In announcing the award, the publication stated that the award winners’ “drive for continuous improvement in all phases of their operations is a...

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Heidenhain appoints VP of sales and marketing

January 25, 2016

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., a manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has hired David Doyle as vice president of sales and marketing in North America. He has more than 25 years of extensive management experience. Doyle served most recently as vice president of the...

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Bluff Mfg. receives industry award

January 22, 2016

Bluff Mfg. has earned the Most Valuable Supplier Award for 2016 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. In addition to...

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Marlin Steel earns CNA's Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award

January 22, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has received the Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award from commercial insurance writer CNA. CNA’s Risk Control unit assessed Marlin’s safety training, OSHA compliance, return-to-work procedures, fire safety and protection, and first aid procedures. At the...

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Hardfacing alloys designed for extreme-wear applications

January 22, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has added new nickel-based tungsten carbide consumables to its product line, including several new wire formulations and new PTA and laser cladding powder families, all designed for extreme-abrasion resistance. The consumables are designed for use in harsh industrial...

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Murata Machinery hires district sales manager

January 22, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), Charlotte, N.C., has introduced Kenneth Beene as district sales manager, covering Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Beene has 23 years of experience selling forming and fabricating equipment as a manufacturing representative in the region. Before that he...

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Hardsurfacing electrode designed for high-temperature applications

January 22, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a chromium carbide alloy electrode that can be used in hot-wear applications up to 1,100 degrees F. SelectWear 60HC is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that deposits an alloy composed of a high density of primary chromium carbides in an iron matrix. This...

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MSCI awards $766,500 in scholarships in 2015

January 21, 2016

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), a nonprofit association based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., that serves the metals industry, awarded scholarships worth $766,500 to 342 member company families in 2015. The scholarship program is administered through MSCI’s 32 chapters throughout the...

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Hose-mounted LED illuminates surfaces during abrasive blasting

January 21, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 308 series hose-mounted LED light, which illuminates surfaces being abrasive-blasted. The three-LED module design produces a 45-in. round pattern of bright white light at 18 in. from the surface. The light features an abrasion-resistant urethane...

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DeWys Mfg. adds riveting capabilities

January 21, 2016

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added an Orbitform model B-310 orbital riveter to its facility in Marne, Mich. This gives the company additional permanent-fastening capabilities to complement PEM® and POP® rivets fastening. The new orbital riveter uses cold forming to form rivets using...

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The modern workplace—How to play nice together

January 21, 2016

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Older workers are not retiring as they once did. If you are among those still working long after you’re eligible for Social Security and Medicare, here are some tips to help foster better working relationships.

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Centria Coating Services hires VP

January 21, 2016

Centria Coating Services (CCS), Moon Township, Pa., a provider of custom coil coating services, has appointed Jerry T. Hatley Jr. as vice president. Hatley previously worked at the former Roll Coater Inc., Icon Metal Resources LLC, and International Metals Processing...

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FABTECH flashback

January 21, 2016

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With the boisterous holidays and end-of-the-year cinematic wave behind us and a long stretch of quiet winter still ahead, you could not be faulted for pining for the fun, clamor, and intrigue of FABTECH® 2015 only a few short months ago. “Star Wars” has nothing on the special effects, precise automation, heavy metal, whirring bots, and heart-pounding thrills there. Here is a flashback.

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