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Manufacturing sector economic activity expands for fourth consecutive month

December 3, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the seventh consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives...

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Welding and fabrication industry mourns death of George Griebeler, developer of NC control for thermal cutting

December 1, 2009

George Griebeler, 68, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona, after a short illness.To George, his proudest lifetime achievements were his wife Rita of 46 years; his four children,...

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HRB prices bottoming?

November 30, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 23 rose 3.7 percent to $453 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 1.2 percent to $502...

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Harco Metal Products purchases state-of-the-art equipment

November 20, 2009

Harco Metal Products (Harco), Tempe, Ariz., a provider of tube fabrication, systems integration, and seamless manufacturing, has announced the purchase of new, advanced machinery.Both the Wafios BMZ42...

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Hypertherm announces plasma curriculum for schools

November 20, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the availability of the first commercial curriculum specifically for plasma cutting and gouging.Created with...

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TRUMPF celebrates 50 years of nibbler technology

November 20, 2009

The hand-guided TRUMPF power nibbler is celebrating its50th birthday. The first tool, based on technical principles developed by Berthold Leibinger, came to market in 1959, when the company introduced...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip in next three months; however, conditions show considerable improvement from last year

November 19, 2009

According to the November 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies anticipate a dip in business conditions and incoming orders. Conducted...

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HRB prices converging

November 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 9 rose 1.6 percent to $437 per ton for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price fell 1.4 percent to $496...

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Wallover Oil appoints regional sales manager

November 10, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners in Strongsville, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Domagalski to the position of regional manager for sales in...

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Orbitform opens new applications lab

November 10, 2009

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has announced additional capacity to provide prototype services for the assembly of parts within the new Application Engineering Lab at the company's...

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Elgin Fastener Group names VP of manufacturing

November 10, 2009

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has promoted Phil King to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In this position, he works in tandem with team members at EFG companies...

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MCA clarifies green industry definitions

November 10, 2009

Metal Construction Association, Glenview, Ill., has published a compilation of green industry definitions, accessible in the Sustainable Design section of the association's Web site at...

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RoMan Eng. moves to new location

November 10, 2009

RoMan Eng. Services has moved to a new location in Livonia, Mich. The new manufacturing, laboratory, and office space offers improved facilities, easier access to freeways and airports, more advanced...

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D&S Mfg. installs cutting system

November 10, 2009

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments located in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a Messer MG Titan II cutting machine. It unites oxyfuel...

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LMI Technologies names CEO

November 10, 2009

LMI Technologies Inc. (LMI), Delta, B.C., Canada, has appointed Terry Arden as the company's new CEO. He replaces Len Metcalfe, a founder of the company and former CEO, who continues to serve as...

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