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Southern Metal Fabricators launches new website

December 10, 2013

Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. (SMF), a custom metal fabricator in Albertville, Ala., has launched a mobile-friendly portfolio website at www.southernmetalfab.com. The site highlights recent projects across categories such as pollution control, material handling, bulk handling, and industrial...

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Revolution Capital Group completes acquisition of Maysteel

December 10, 2013

Revolution Capital Group, Los Angeles, has acquired Maysteel, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis. According to Revolution Capital Group, the acquisition fits its plan to expand its portfolio of manufacturing companies....

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Newcomb Spring of Connecticut appoints general manager

December 10, 2013

Decatur, Ga.-based Newcomb Spring Corp. has named Daniel (Dan) Tetreault as the new general manager of its New England facility, Newcomb Spring of Connecticut. In this position he oversees day-to-day operations at the plant; leads new business development; and assists customers in the manufacture...

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Petroferm establishes redesigned website

December 5, 2013

Petroferm, a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business in Gurnee, Ill., has launched a redesigned website at www.petroferm.com. New features include a comprehensive product search function that allows visitors to select aqueous, semiaqueous, manual, and vapor degreasing cleaning products based on key...

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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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Schletter Inc. opens facility in North Carolina

December 4, 2013

Schletter© Inc., a provider of photovoltaic mounting systems, has opened its North American headquarters in Shelby, N.C. The facility employs more than 100 people and gives the company the largest production capacity for solar mounting systems in the U.S., it states. With expansion completed, the...

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Shickel Corp. celebrates 75th anniversary

December 4, 2013

Specialty design and fabrication company Shickel Corp., Bridgewater, Va., marks its 75th year in business in 2013. The company, which began as a machine shop and repair business, went through several manifestations over the years, eventually finding its niche in stainless steel. Today the company...

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Praxair to fund welding scholarships through AWS program and SkillsUSA competition

December 3, 2013

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its global giving program will fund more than $200,000 in scholarships over the next five years for AWS and SkillsUSA. The scholarships will support the education and hands-on training of student welders in the U.S. Through its Praxair Distribution...

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Small manufacturers expected to claim more of global lubricants market

December 3, 2013

With total 2012 global lubricant demand estimated at 38.7 million metric tons, the market is effectively flat over 2011. Both North America and Western Europe continue to stagnate below prerecession levels; the Asian market also waned in 2012, with the most significant change being a net decline in...

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FABTECH 2013 breaks records

December 3, 2013

FABTECH® 2013, held Nov. 18-21, set records in terms of numbers of attendees and exhibitors, as well as floor space. 40,667 attendees visited 1,573 exhibitors at product displays spread across 650,000 sq. ft. of exhibits at McCormick Place in Chicago. The FABTECH educational conference, held...

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Okuma America adds educational video-blog series to YouTube

December 2, 2013

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a series of videos-blogs ("vlogs") that demonstrate how technology can help end users increase productivity while maintaining lean operations. Topics include collision avoidance, automated gauging, a five-step...

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Michigan Mfg. opens headquarters in Maryland

December 2, 2013

Michigan Mfg. Intl., a supplier of mechanical assemblies and components to OEMs, recently held a grand opening at its new headquarters in Stevensville, Md. The 39,000-sq.-ft. facility allows the company to offer more products and services, as well as lease space to others. Products include...

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Ted Morin, former Thermatool president, dies - TheFabricator.com

Ted Morin, former Thermatool president, dies

November 20, 2013

Theodore Joseph Morin Jr., of West Dennis, Mass., former president of Thermatool Corp. and former chairman of the board of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), died Nov. 18 at the age of 82. After high school graduation, Morin served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954....

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Mayville Eng. appoints VP of human resources

November 20, 2013

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has announced the addition of Cliff Sanderson as the new vice president of human resources. Coming to the company with more than 25 years of experience, he previously led human resources at Coleman Cable Inc. Sanderson has a bachelor's degree in...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies recognized by OSBA

November 19, 2013

The McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has been named to the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Honor Roll for 2013, a certificate of recognition for the support of Springfield’s school system. McGregor Metalworking pioneered a summer internship program in collaboration with...

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