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ISM ROB: PMI® at 54.7 percent; new orders, production, employment growing

January 4, 2017

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December, and the overall economy grew for the 91st consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Jan. 3 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Report explores future of global welding equipment market

January 3, 2017

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has released the report, "Global Welding Equipment Market (Arc, Laser Beam, Resistance, Oxy-Fuel).” The comprehensive research report analyzes the global welding equipment market on the basis of technology, end-use industry (building and construction,...

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KPS Global to expand in Tennessee

January 3, 2017

KPS Global LLC, Piney Flats, Tenn., a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers, has announced plans for expansion.The $1.5 million expansion is expected to create 64...

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ITA establishes charitable foundation

January 3, 2017

International Titanium Association (ITA) has announced it has established the International Titanium Foundation (ITF). The charitable foundation will offer opportunities to the titanium industry to make tax-free contributions in support of connecting youth interested in science, technology,...

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NSA Industries acquires New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators

January 3, 2017

NSA Industries LLC, St. Johnsbury, Vt., has acquired New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators, Londonderry, N.H., a provider of fabrication and powder coating services. The entire New Hampshire Precision operation will be moved to NSA’s St. Johnsbury facility or its new Groveton, N.H., facility,...

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FMA Management Advisory Council member opens consultancy business

January 3, 2017

Mike Mastroianni, a member of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.’s (FMA’s) Management Advisory Council and former president of Rock Valley College, Rockford, Ill., now is president of a Rockford-based business consulting firm, MDM Consulting, working with a handful of other...

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Sparks Custom Fabrication to expand in Tennessee

January 3, 2017

Sparks Custom Fabrication LLC, a manufacturer of custom-made equipment for the food service industry, has announced plans to expand in Adamsville, Tenn. The company will create about 140 new jobs and add 10,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space to its existing...

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Water-based coatings for protective market to surpass solvent-based coatings by 2020

January 3, 2017

Historically, solvent-based coatings have maintained the largest share of the protective and specialty coatings market. However, solvent-based coatings are projected to be surpassed by water-based coatings by 2020 as regulatory concerns continue to affect the protective and specialty market....

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Laser metal fusion system for 3-D printing introduced

December 27, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) system for 3-D printing. The company offers the laser beam source, machine, powder, services, and application consulting from a single source. The system uses a laser and metallic powder to build any desired component, based on...

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Stand converts hand-held dot peen marking system into benchtop machine

December 21, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Bench Top Micro Mark Stand to convert the portable Micro Mark dot peen marker into a benchtop machine.The marker features a 3- by 5- by 6-in. head and a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field, making it suitable for hand-held applications and on-machine integration. It features...

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Portable dust collection vacuums for electric tools are self-cleaning

December 20, 2016

CS Unitec's line of HEPA dust extraction wet/dry vacuums with 11-amp motors offer 130-CFM airflow and an electromagnetic pulse filter cleaning system. Two HEPA filters capture 99.99 percent of particles down to 0.3 micron. The line includes the CS 1445 H with a 9-gal. tank capacity, the CS 1225 H...

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O’Neal Industries merges four affiliates to form United Performance Metals

December 19, 2016

O’Neal Industries (ONI), Birmingham, Ala., a family-owned group of metals service centers, has announced the merger and operations integration of four affiliates: Aerodyne Alloys, Plus Ten Stainless, United Performance Metals, and Vulcanium Metals Intl. to form United Performance Metals (UPM).As...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints new regional sales engineer

December 19, 2016

Cincinnati-based metal fabricating machinery manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated has named Kristina Frontino as regional sales engineer for northern California, Nevada, Utah, and southern Idaho. She succeeds Mike Malatesta, who has retired after 30 years with the company. Frontino has more than...

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Wolff Industries products featured on USAB2C website

December 15, 2016

America's Business to Consumers Inc. (USAB2C), Reno, Nev., features products from Wolff Industries, Spartanburg, S.C., this month on its website at www.usab2c.com. The website is a virtual channel where consumers and U.S. manufacturers exchange ideas and concerns and conduct business. Visitors can...

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Metcam expands Business Solutions Division

December 15, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has expanded its Business Solutions Division (BSD) and now is partnering with inventors to offer end-to-end product manufacturing, sales/marketing, and delivery pipeline, either through a joint venture or...

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