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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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DeWys Manufacturing advances machining capabilities

August 23, 2010

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company DeWys Mfg. has acquired a new SL-30 CNC lathe and a VF-5XT vertical machining center from Haas Automation Inc. The new machines are designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability, according to the company. "With...

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Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems - TheFabricator.com

Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems

August 23, 2010

Orion Energy Systems Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., recently raised the first urban wind tower in Manitowoc County, which will help offset energy consumed at the company's technology center. A video and images of the event can be seen at www.oriones.com/20kw_wind_tower_raising.php. Urban wind is the...

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9 students win manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs

August 19, 2010

Nine students seeking careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 toward their college or trade school education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA). This year NBT awarded scholarships totaling $13,500 to college- or trade...

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Caterpillar Foundation donation to help clean up Port-au-Prince

August 18, 2010

More than 150,000 people in Haiti’s most impoverished slum will benefit from a massive drainage canal clean-up project thanks to a donation by the Caterpillar Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. Nearly 1,200 residents of the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil will be...

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Bunting increases college scholarship program

August 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the 2010-2011 recipients of the Walter F. Bunting and June A. Bunting Memorial Scholarships. This year 18 scholarships were awarded, up from 12...

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3 Phase Energy Systems, Amada America announce strategic distribution agreement - TheFabricator

3 Phase Energy Systems, Amada America announce strategic distribution agreement

August 10, 2010

3 Phase Energy Systems, a green manufacturing company based in Auburn, Wash., has entered into a distribution agreement with Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., to provide the company with an...

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CNA Foundation donates $15,000 to support youth summer manufacturing camps

August 10, 2010

The CNA Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Chicago-based, global commercial insurer CNA — has contributed $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators...

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Joining Technologies expands capabilities in laser, electron beam welding

August 10, 2010

Joining Technologies, East Granby, Conn., has expanded its capabilities in both laser beam welding and electron beam welding to take on more welding projects in the medical device and aerospace...

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FABTECH keynote presentations to address how manufacturers can compete better in the global marketplace and unpredictable economy

August 9, 2010

In today's competitive global marketplace and unpredictable economy, manufacturers must seek ways to survive and thrive. Two keynote presentations at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2 - 4 in Atlanta — one on...

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SHRM LINE survey: Hiring expectations in manufacturing increase, planned layoffs decline in August

August 9, 2010

According to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2010, the manufacturing hiring index improved in August on a...

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ISM July ROB: New orders, production, employment, and inventories growing; supplier deliveries slowing

August 2, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 12th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 15th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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Caterpillar to build factory in Winston-Salem, N.C., add 392 jobs

August 2, 2010

As reported on newsobserver.com, Caterpillar is building a $426 million manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., to assemble parts for large mining trucks. The new plant is expected to create 392...

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Milwaukee loses one-third of manufacturing jobs in 10 years

July 26, 2010

The Milwaukee metropolitan area has lost 54,800 manufacturing jobs over the last 10 years, the 15th-biggest drop among the largest 100 metros in the country, according to a new Business First of...

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St. Petersburg College, Green Energy Engineering partner to offer online classes

July 26, 2010

The Corporate Training Department of St. Petersburg College (SPC), St. Petersburg, Fla., has partnered with Green Energy Engineering (GEE) to provide two online classes for professional engineers who...

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