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Ruskin Mfg. to close West Virginia plant

October 15, 2013

Ruskin Mfg., Fairmont, W.V., plans to close its plant in West Virginia in July 2014 and lay off 185 workers. The company attributes the pending closure to a decline in commercial construction markets. The plant's operations will be transferred to facilities in Lexington, Ky.; Geneva, Ala.,; and...

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General Sheet Metal Works names VP/COO - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names VP/COO

October 15, 2013

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., a provider of prototype-through-production metal fabrication, has appointed Taylor Lewis as vice president and COO for the company. She has been working as a consultant for the company since February 2012 in the areas of executive and strategic...

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Colson Caster website landing page highlights U.S.-made products

October 15, 2013

Colson Caster, a manufacturer of standard and custom caster and wheel products in Jonesboro, Ark., has created a website landing page at www.colsoncaster.com/usamade4series as part of its Made in the USA initiative. The landing page provides direct access to literature and specifications on the...

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Lantek opens Holland branch - TheFabricator.com

Lantek opens Holland branch

October 11, 2013

Lantek, a U.K.-based developer of sheet metal and structural steel software, has opened a new branch in Holland that will serve customers in Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. This is the company's 15th service and support office...

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Industrial Innovations names distributor in Mexico

October 11, 2013

Industrial Innovations, Wyoming, Mich., has announced the addition of Sofka S.A. De C.V., a provider of fluid management systems in Monterrey, Mexico, as a new distribution partner. In addition to representing Industrial Innovations' Spra-Rite proportional mixing/spraying equipment and its MSR...

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SigmaTEK announces regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK announces regional sales manager

October 10, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has promoted Steve Ties to regional sales manager. In this role he is responsible for directing sales throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Ties has more than...

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Study reveals opportunities for U.S. manufacturers to excel

October 10, 2013

The American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC), Torrance, Calif., has released a summary of its results from the 2013 Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) study. The study measures manufacturers’ readiness, support systems and resources, and performances in six key strategic areas necessary for...

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Permian Tank and Mfg. breaks ground in South Dakota

October 10, 2013

Texas-based steel tank manufacturer Permian Tank and Mfg. has broken ground on a new facility in Belle Fourche, S.D. The plant, expected to open in July 2014, will create about 65 jobs....

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Triangle Mfg. earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 9, 2013

Triangle Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has announced its certification as an ISO 9001:2008 compliant manufacturing company. To become certified, the company underwent an evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial...

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SigmaTEK names VP of sales

October 8, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, has promoted Kevin Ramirez to vice president of sales. In this role, he directs sales operations in North, Central, and South America. Ramirez has worked for the company as regional sales director....

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DeWys Mfg. adds rotary index laser cutting system

October 7, 2013

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has installed an Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI rotary index laser cutting system for efficiently cutting mid to thick materials. The machine simplifies switching from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. Features include lens burn detection, cut...

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Schrock Metal announces expansion

October 7, 2013

Schrock Metal Products, a metal fabricating company in Akron, N.Y., has completed a two-phase expansion. The company has added 12,000 sq. ft. of space to accommodate a fully automated Amada high-speed, linear-drive, 4000-W flying-optic laser cutting system. It also has installed Amada’s FO...

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Siemens to host Chicago executive conference in October

October 7, 2013

On Oct. 24 Siemens will host an executive conference, "Manufacturing in America: Capture the Competitive Advantage," in Chicago. This event will feature presentations and best practices as to how manufacturers can implement new strategies to drive innovation, generate the highest possible market...

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STI/SPFA webinar targets water infrastructure industry

October 4, 2013

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has announced a new webinar of interest to utility owners and engineers, design engineers, and consultants in the water infrastructure industry. "Steel Water Pipe Fittings and Design" takes place Friday,...

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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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