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Centria announces addition to product management team

June 3, 2015

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems based in Moon Township, Pa., has hired Jeffrey Peskowitz as profile series and metal composite material (MCM) manager. He collaborates with the company’s sales and marketing teams to maintain, promote, and market the company’s...

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Eberl Iron Works Inc. wins Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award

June 3, 2015

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Eberl Iron Works Inc. has received the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award in the small business category for companies with 50 or fewer employees. The awards raise community awareness of ethical behavior and recognize companies that consistently demonstrate ethical...

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Going vertical: Distributor expands into stamping, metal fabrication, and assembly

June 3, 2015

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Millenia Products Group launched as a distributor in 2001, but from the very start it had plans for vertical integration down the supply chain. Today it offers distribution, stamping, roll forming, fabrication, and full assembly services—all in one organization.

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The 2015 FAB 40: The largest custom metal fabricators grow even bigger

June 3, 2015

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The 2015 FAB 40 shows a growing industry, with some of the largest shops posting the biggest revenue gains over last year. Will such growth lead to more industry consolidation? For some industrial sectors, probably, but for other areas of metal fabrication, probably not.

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Cartridge cleaning system helps extend dust collector filter life

June 3, 2015

Micro Air Clean Air Systems has introduced the FORCE™ line of dust collectors, featuring the Roto-Pulse® cartridge cleaning system. The automatic, incrementally rotating filter cleaning system uniformly cleans 100 percent of the cartridges’ surfaces. According to the manufacturer, cleaning...

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Global Shop Solutions opens R&D technology center

June 2, 2015

Global Shop Solutions, a provider of ERP software, has opened an R&D technology center in The Woodlands, Texas, to support the next generation of the company’s ERP software, existing customer requirements, and new sales opportunities and markets. The new tech center provides space built...

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Precision Tank & Equipment acquires A&B Welding

June 2, 2015

Precision Tank & Equipment Co., a tank and equipment manufacturer based in Athens, Ill., has acquired A&B Welding of Thompson, Iowa, a manufacturer of field-erected tanks and general contracting services. The companies serve different areas in the agricultural tank market. Together, they will...

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Germantown Tool and Mfg. receives renewal of ISO 9001:2008 certification

June 2, 2015

Germantown Tool and Mfg., Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has received a three-year renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company, a fully integrated metal fabricator, offers metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting, robotic welding, mechanical assembly, and tool and die services...

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AT&F opens facility in India

June 2, 2015

AT&F, a provider of large-scale steel fabrication in Cleveland, has opened its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the state of Maharashtra, fabricates and assembles metal components for OEM customers in the construction, transportation, mining,...

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Racks, dividers developed for vertical lift module

June 2, 2015

Kardex Remstar LLC has developed tool racks made of plastic, metal, or wood for use in the Shuttle XP vertical lift module (VLM), allowing users to optimize the space inside. The line includes plastic boxes for compartmentalizing trays, tool racks with adjustable holders, and divider systems....

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Washing/drying machine cleans inserts before coating

June 2, 2015

Vapormatt has introduced the Ocelot washing and drying machine, designed to clean and dry wet-blasted cemented carbide inserts at one station before coating. The stainless steel, compact, all-in-one unit features a deionized water plant, air and water filtration systems, and a vacuum unit. The...

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Marlin Steel earns SHARP Award from OSHA

June 1, 2015

Custom metal basket manufacturer Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has been recognized by OSHA for maintaining “exemplary injury and illness prevention programs” as per OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The fifth company in Maryland to earn the distinction,...

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Kennametal named CIO 100 Award winner for second consecutive year

June 1, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has received a CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO magazine for the second consecutive year. The annual award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Building on last...

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American Metal Roofs helps feed 300 local families through food distribution program

June 1, 2015

American Metal Roofs (AMR), a Flint, Mich.-based provider of residential and commercial metal roofing products and services, helped feed 300 Michigan families as part of the Companies Feeding Families food distribution program. Facilitated by the Flushing Community Church and the Food Bank of...

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Degaussing system demagnetizes ferromagnetic materials for welding

June 1, 2015

EWM has introduced the degauss 600 degaussing system to eliminate magnetism in the workpiece so that it cannot have an adverse effect on the welding process. This helps stabilize the arc and ensure reproducible welding results. The two core components of the system are the degaussing power...

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