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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in....

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AISC presents achievement awards at annual meeting

December 16, 2008

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement awards were presented at the 2008 AISC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.The 2008...

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TUBOTECH 2009 to be held in Brazil

December 16, 2008

TUBOTECH, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components trade fair will be staged at the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes in So Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 6-8, 2009. The event will be jointly organized by...

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Talan Products names sales manager

December 16, 2008

Talan Products, a high-volume metal stamping manufacturer in Cleveland, has named Fran Adler to the newly created position of sales manager. His previous experience includes positions in mechanical...

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Donaldson Co. offers new white paper on controlling hexavalent chromium

December 16, 2008

A new technical article entitled "Hexavalent Chromium: What You Need to Know," authored by Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, has been released for industrial manufacturers involved in welding,...

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HRB price direction continues mixed

December 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™U.S. HRB spot price for Dec. 8 dropped 11.8 percent to $614 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the ninth consecutive decline. The world export HRB price dropped 9.2 percent...

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Metal formers expect business deterioration to continue

November 20, 2008

According to the November 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to continue to deteriorate during the next three...

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Hydro Aluminum contributes engineering, fabrication to GO trailer

November 11, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., teamed with SylvanSport to create the GO trailer, a miniature mobile adventure camper.The 800-lb. pop-up camper sleeps four and hauls up to...

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International trade fair emphasizes product development using mechatronics

November 11, 2008

The mechatroniX trade fair is scheduled for June 16-18, 2009, in the Augsburg trade fair center in Germany. The trade fair emphasizes the mechatronic approach to product development, according to...

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Indalex honored as Good Corporate Citizen for environmental practices

November 11, 2008

The Indalex Inc. aluminum extrusion facility at City of Industry, Calif., has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition and been named a Good Corporate Citizen by the Sanitation Districts of Los...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president...

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MetoKote adds strategic account manager

November 11, 2008

MetoKote Corp. Inc., Lima, Ohio, a provider of metal finishing processes including electrocoating, powder coating, and liquid paint, has announced the addition of Roger Cook as strategic account...

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nLight acquires majority interest in Optotools

November 11, 2008

A supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers and fibers, nLIGHT Corp., Vancouver, Wash., has acquired a majority interest in Optotools GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, a supplier of high-power semiconductor...

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Lors Machinery offers newly found copies of classic welding book

November 11, 2008

Lors Machinery Inc., Union, N.J., a manufacturer of standard, multispot, and special resistance welding machines, has announced the availability of the classic book by Wallace A. Stanley, Resistance...

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