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HRB pricing momentum stalls; China up, U.S., World, & Western Europe down

April 13, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 11 rose 3.6 percent to $628 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price slipped 0.1 percent to $969 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after rising nine consecutive times. The World export HRB price...

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Tower International acquires assets of W Industries

April 12, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of W Industries, a Detroit-based supplier of large metal components and assemblies, primarily to defense,...

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Foreman Fabricators wins international award - TheFabricator.com

Foreman Fabricators wins international award

April 12, 2011

Foreman Fabricators Inc., a custom fabricator of architectural metal items in St. Louis, has won an award for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The company entered a customized desk it...

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Wisconsin company part of worldwide effort to help cool Japan's nuclear reactors

April 7, 2011

A Wisconsin company is part of a global effort to help contain Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. Putzmeister America Inc., based in Sturtevant, Wis., is a division of heavy equipment manufacturer, Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH (PCP). The two affiliates are sending four additional boom pumps to...

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AMT: Year-end 2010 industrial laser shipments up 37 percent from 2009

April 6, 2011

Shipments of industrial laser equipment and systems in 2010 are reported at $356.2 million, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Unit sales jumped 44.9 percent for a total of 1,210 units. CO2 lasers accounted for 88.5 percent of the value of shipments, which is...

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NAM calls for swift passage of Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

April 6, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement today on the announced deal between the White House and the Colombia government on the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: "This agreement is essential to job creation and our global...

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Regal Beloit acquires technology company Ramu Inc.

April 5, 2011

Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., has announced that it has acquired Ramu Inc., a motor and control technology company headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, backed by the venture capital firm Khosla Ventures. Ramu Inc. is a start-up company founded by Krishnan Ramu with a research and development...

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SMS Elotherm North America names VP of engineering, development

April 5, 2011

Elotherm, a manufacturer of induction heating, heat-treating, and welding systems in Cranberry Township, Pa., has hired Josef Wagner as vice president of engineering and development. Before joining the company, Wagner worked at EFD Induction in Freiburg, Germany, where he was responsible for the...

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Weiler donates to training for returning vets - TheFabricator.com

Weiler donates to training for returning vets

April 4, 2011

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has donated wire brushes, grinding wheels, hand brushes, and tools for a veterans training program run by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA has partnered with the U.S. military to create the...

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GSM Industrial announces leadership changes

April 4, 2011

GSM Industrial, a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products based in Lancaster, Pa., has announced several changes to its executive leadership. Brian Dombach has been named executive vice president and general manager. An employee since 2009, Dombach previously led the outside...

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Jagemann Stamping appoints manufacturing manager

April 4, 2011

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has appointed Daniel (Skip) Dunmire as manufacturing manager. He is responsible for the management and oversight of press floor manufacturing activities and the logistics department. Dunmire...

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Inaugural Manufacturing for Growth meeting draws hundreds

April 4, 2011

More than 650 manufacturing executives attended the inaugural Manufacturing for Growth (MFG) meeting, held March 3-6 in Chandler, Ariz. The event was organized by AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA), the National Tooling and...

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HRB prices keep pushing ahead

March 31, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for March 28 rose 2.2 percent to $606 per ton after declining two consecutive times. The Western European HRB price rose 1.7 percent to $852 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 0.3 percent), ex-works, for the eighth consecutive increase....

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Manufacturing hiring to expand in April, but large-scale hiring remains elusive

March 31, 2011

Manufacturing and service payrolls in the U.S. private sector will expand in April compared with last year, but large-scale hiring remains elusive, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2011. The...

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D&S Mfg. receives award for commitment to manufacturing education

March 29, 2011

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has received a 2010 Appreciation Award from Advanced Mfg. Network – Northwest for continued support of manufacturing education and the Gold Collar Careers initiative. D&S employees were recognized specifically for their participation in the development...

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