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Shimco designated Premier Supplier by Bell Helicopter

April 13, 2012

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has received the prestigious Bell Helicopter Premier Supplier Award. This designation recognizes the company's business processes and quality products, including precision-manufactured parts, laminated and edgebond shims, tapers, and spacers. To qualify for the award, a...

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Tube 2012 presents record number of exhibitors

April 12, 2012

The recent staging of Tube 2012 International Tube Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed with record exhibitor numbers and increased visitor participation. A total of 1,184 exhibitors from 48 countries showcased their products in 527,400 sq. ft. of net exhibit space — an increase of 9.4...

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Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development - TheFabricator.com

Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development

April 12, 2012

Superb Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components and assemblies in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has announced that Paul Rogers joined the company as manager of engineering and business development. He has more than 25 years of senior-level engineering, manufacturing, and sales experience....

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United Performance Metals expands California plant, hires inside account manager - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals expands California plant, hires inside account manager

April 12, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has added processing capabilities for flat-rolled product, as well as in-house shearing and slitting, to its 52,000-sq.-ft. branch in La Mirada, Calif. The service center processes specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil to...

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RoboVent opens Minneapolis office

April 12, 2012

RoboVent, a U.S. manufacturer of ventilation and filtration equipment for industry, has opened an office in suburban Minneapolis. Proximity to key industries including defense contractors, marine manufacturing, food processing, and composites manufacturing prompted the company to open the new...

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HRB prices rise slightly in China, trend downward elsewhere

April 11, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 9 increased 0.2 percent to $583 per ton for the sixth consecutive increase. The U.S. spot HRB price decreased 0.5 percent to $759 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after three consecutive rises and unchanged two weeks ago. The...

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Manufacturing technology orders off to best start since 1998

April 9, 2012

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 9.3 percent from January and up...

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SigmaTEK adds regional sales representative to northwest region team

April 9, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software, has named Scott Lindley as regional sales representative on its northwest region team. Lindley previously served as an applications engineer for the company. His background includes technical instruction, support, and project management...

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OEM Fabricators appoints two plant managers

April 9, 2012

OEM Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jack Pollitt and Doyle Laudal as plant managers. Pollitt serves as plant manager at the Woodville, Wis., facility. He has more than 16 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, process engineering, ISO, plant layout design, capital equipment selection,...

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SigmaNEST awarded Autodesk Inventor 2013 certification

April 5, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has announced that its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe, and combination cutting machines has been awarded Autodesk® Inventor® 2013 certification. SigmaTEK Systems, located in Cincinnati, has a global...

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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to maintain its solid pace in April

April 5, 2012

Although the rate of job growth will fall short of levels reached a year ago, hiring will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in April, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2012. A net of...

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DeWys Mfg. named to list of "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

April 3, 2012

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has been recognized as one of the 2012 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. DeWys provides precision sheet metal fabricating, machining, powder coating, metal...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment grew in March at modest pace

April 2, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Arpil 2 by Bradley J....

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Global metal stampings, forgings, castings market to reach $407.6 billion by 2017

April 2, 2012

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive report on the global metal stampings, forgings, and castings markets. According to the report, the market is forecast to reach $407.6 billion by 2017. The report provides market estimates and projections for major...

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Sharpe Products installs fiber-optic tube laser

April 2, 2012

Sharpe Products, a New Berlin, Wis.-based contract manufacturer providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company's bending processes using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser features increased...

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