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Bend-IT Inc. adds heat coil fabrication services

September 19, 2013

Bend-IT Inc., Houston, has announced the addition of new services for heat coil fabrication. All fabrication services remain in-house. The company's design team meets with customers to learn more about their specific needs. Factors such as metal thickness and density, type of metal, and curvature...

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Advance Welding celebrates 35th anniversary

September 19, 2013

Advance Welding, West Springfield, Mass., marks its 35th year in business in 2013. The company supplies welding and brazing services to the aerospace, defense, marine, medical, and power generation industries. The company is Nadcap-accredited with merit for fusion welding, resistance welding, and...

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Research shows technology is transforming manufacturing

September 18, 2013

At a time when technological innovations offer new growth opportunities for the manufacturing sector, a lack of talent from rising generations threatens its future vitality, according to Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research from ThomasNet.com®, New York City. The annual survey of more than...

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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi - TheFabricator.com

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Amerlux unveils plans for new manufacturing facility

September 18, 2013

Planning a major expansion for early 2014, Amerlux will relocate its Fairfield, N.J., corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a new 190,000-sq.-ft. facility in Oakland, N.J. The company manufactures energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting for the retail, supermarket, and...

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TRUMPF to host Manufacturing Day tour

September 18, 2013

In celebration of national Manufacturing Day, Oct. 4, 2013, TRUMPF® Inc. will give visitors a firsthand view of manufacturing at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The company will provide a guided tour to highlight the process behind the production of its fabricating machinery, with a focus on...

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Ohio Laser appoints CEO - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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Two sponsors join Manufacturing Day 2013

September 17, 2013

IHS GlobalSpec, Englewood, Colo., and Kelly Services, Troy, Mich., have joined the roster of Manufacturing Day 2013 sponsors at the Silver and Bronze levels, respectively. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by...

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O'Neal Manufacturing Services launches website

September 12, 2013

O'Neal Mfg. Services (OMS), Birmingham, Ala., an affiliate of metals service center O’Neal Industries, has launched a new website at www.onealmfgservices.com. The website is designed to allow supply chain professionals to access and share detailed services, capabilities, and industry knowledge. A...

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Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University

September 11, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has donated more than $1 million in robotic welding equipment and simulation software to the welding engineering technology program at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Mich. The equipment includes three complete robotic welding cells with...

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Blue Giant announces strategic partnership with MacroAir

September 11, 2013

Blue Giant Equipment Corp., Brampton, Ont., has announced a strategic partnership with HVLS fan-maker MacroAir, San Bernardino, Calif. Under the new arrangement, Blue Giant will sell HVLS fans under the brand name MacroAir by Blue Giant. The fans exchange air every 50 seconds to help improve air...

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BAE to close facility in Pennsylvania

September 11, 2013

BAE Systems, a military equipment manufacturer in the U.K., has announced plans to close its Fayette facility in Lemont Furnace, Pa., by the end of 2013. The facility overhauls and upgrades military equipment, mainly Bradley fighting vehicles and M109 self-propelled howitzers. The company decided...

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Ultrachem updates website

September 10, 2013

Ultrachem Inc., New Castle, Del., has updated its online resource, www.ultracheminc.com, for premium-grade synthetic oils and greases for the OEM and industrial maintenance markets. The new website includes multilingual product handbooks and brochures, cross-reference guides, and product data...

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Manufacturing Day 2013 gains four new sponsors

September 9, 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013 has gained four more sponsors, with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) both joining at the Silver level, and Women in Manufacturing (WIM) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) joining at the...

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Leggett & Platt to expand Missouri facility

September 9, 2013

Leggett & Platt has announced plans for a $5 million expansion of its Flex-O-Lators facility in Carthage, Mo. The plant makes automotive seating components. The expansion will add 28,000 sq. ft. to the plant and create 12 jobs. The company, which has 130 locations in 17 countries, produces...

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