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PEERS government program directs stimulus funds to energy-efficient retrofits

December 15, 2009

Manufacturing has yet to reap many benefits from the $780 billion stimulus package, but an industry economist has uncovered a program that delivers both financial rewards and environmental benefits to...

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Eriez® adds robotic welding machine at Erie facility

December 15, 2009

Eriez, Erie, Pa., has purchased a robotic welding machine to help maintain accuracy while meeting increasing production volumes. Testing before the purchase showed that the unit can complete 90...

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Account manager joins Elite Mfg. Technologies

December 15, 2009

Elite Mfg. Technologies, Bloomingdale, Ill., has hired Steve Schommer as account manager. He brings more than 15 years of sales experience in fabricating and outsourcing to the position.In his new...

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LAI to manufacture JSF jet structural components

December 15, 2009

LAI Intl. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has entered into a multiyear, multimillion-dollar frame agreement to manufacture structural components...

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Durable Mecco partners with Manufacturing Solutions

December 15, 2009

Durable Mecco, a provider of marking systems in Franklin Park, Ill., has formed a strategic partnership with Manufacturing Solutions Inc. based in Beaumont, Texas.The partnership allows Durable Mecco...

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Dallas Industries purchased by Advanced Feedlines LLC

December 10, 2009

Dallas Industries has announced its purchase by Advanced FeedLines LLC, a new management firm specializing in pressroom equipment. The announcement was made by Dallas president and managing partner...

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ISM Semiannual Economic Forecast: Manufacturing growth expected in 2010

December 8, 2009

Economic growth in the U.S. will resume in 2010, said the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2009 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for 2010 are for the...

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NAM says EPA endangerment finding will hurt manufacturers' competitiveness

December 7, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy & Resources Policy Keith McCoy issued the following statement today on the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) final...

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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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