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Angus-Palm expands, creates 55 jobs

June 4, 2013

Angus-Palm, a Worthington Industries company located in Florence, S.C., will expand its metal fabrication manufacturing facility, investing $13 million and creating 55 jobs over the next four years. The company currently has 176 employees. The firm designs and manufactures custom-engineered open...

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Laser Cut to expand with new company

June 4, 2013

Metal fabricator and machining shop Laser Cut, Madison, S.D., has announced plans to open Metal Finish Inc. within the Laser Cut facility. The new company allows Laser Cut to keep its finishing processes in-house rather than outsourcing them. The new company's zinc coatings will be applied to...

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SMDI names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

June 3, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Colorado Springs, Colo., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced William M. Heenan Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Steel Market Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Heenan was president of the Steel...

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Caplugs now carries Shercon masking products

June 3, 2013

As part of the acquisition announced in May 2012, Caplugs, a manufacturer of product protection items, now offers Shercon’s complete masking product line through its traditional sales channels. Shercon's masking line, engineering and sales staff, and manufacturing processes remain the same....

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ART Technologies establishes new website

June 3, 2013

ART Technologies Precision Metal Stamping in Hamilton, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.art-technologies.com. It highlights the company's stamping, coining, and near-net-shape capabilities and simplifies RFQ submission. Visitors can view the cost savings potential of stamping to a near net...

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Sciaky enters partnership with Evobeam GmbH

May 28, 2013

Sciaky Inc., a Chicago-based subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has entered into a business partnership with Evobeam GmbH of Mainz, Germany, to further expand its electron beam (EB) welding product portfolio. Sciaky provides large-vacuum-chamber EB welding systems with internal...

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General Machine of Anderson expanding manufacturing operations

May 28, 2013

General Machine of Anderson is expanding its metalworking and manufacturing operations in Anderson County, S.C. The $800,000 investment is expected to generate at least 20 new jobs. The new manufacturing space will house additional equipment and allow the company to increase its machining,...

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OSHA to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

May 28, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in...

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Bobcat breaks ground in North Dakota

May 28, 2013

Bobcat Co., a maker of compact construction equipment, has begun an expansion and renovation of its plant in Bismarck, N.D. The $20 million project will add an R&D facility at the company's existing site. Construction is expected to be done in about a year. The company has hired 135 additional...

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Report reveals additive manufacturing, 3-D printing trends

May 23, 2013

Wohlers Associates Inc., Fort Collins, Colo., has released the Wohlers Report 2013, its annual analysis of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3-D printing worldwide. Available for a fee, the report covers all aspects of AM, including its history, applications, processes, manufacturers, and materials....

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Marlin Steel receives Inner City Award

May 23, 2013

Marlin Steel Wire Products, a Baltimore-based manufacturer of industrial material handling containers, has been selected for the second straight year for the Inner City 100 Award by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The award goes to the fastest-growing companies in America's...

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Hexagon Metrology launches online technical support center

May 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., has established the Hexagon Metrology Support Center, an online portal at http://support.hexagonmetrology.us that serves as a centralized resource for support of the company’s products. Customers have 24/7 access to FAQs and receive lifetime diagnostic...

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Precision Metal Industries receives Preferred Supplier designation from Lockheed Martin

May 23, 2013

Precision Metal Industries (PMI), a precision manufacturer of missile containers, cabinets, enclosures, and assemblies in Pompano Beach, Fla., has earned approval in the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Preferred Supplier Program. The program recognizes the contribution and commitment of...

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Enerfab to expand Enersteel operations

May 23, 2013

Enerfab has announced plans to invest more than $11 million to expand its Enersteel steel plate fabrication operations in Natchez, Miss. Allowing for an increase in tank head production, the expansion is expected to create 20 new jobs....

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Reliance Steel CEO named MSCI chairman

May 23, 2013

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected David H. Hannah, chairman and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, as its chairman of the board effective July 1. Hannah began his career as a CPA before joining Reliance in 1981. He was appointed a...

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