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ATI Industrial Automation opens new Detroit office

October 9, 2007

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, recently opened a new office in Orion Township, Mich., near Detroit. The office houses the company's sales, customer...

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BTD Manufacturing acquires Pro Engineering

August 7, 2007

BTD Manufacturing Inc., Detroit Lakes, Minn., has acquired Pro Engineering, Minneapolis. The transaction involved an exchange of cash for assets.An operating company of Otter Tail Corp., BTD offers...

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Wheelabrator Plus names service manager

August 7, 2007

Wheelabrator, LaGrange, Ga., a provider of surface preparation and finishing products, has named Allen Austin as service manager for Wheelabrator Plus, the after-sales division of Wheelabrator Group....

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AGA launches online life-cycle cost calculator

July 10, 2007

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has introduced a Web-based software program that automatically calculates the life-cycle cost of many common coating systems in...

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Vulcanium staff completes CEF qualification

July 10, 2007

Every sales and engineering staff member of Vulcanium® Corp., Northbrook, Ill., has passed the Certified Electroplater-Finisher (CEF) exam.Salesman Sam Stella is a CEF 3. Salesmen Terry...

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Main Steel Polishing relocates Dallas facility

July 10, 2007

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has announced the relocation of its Dallas plant to a newer, larger facility in Arlington, Tex.The 70,000-sq.-ft. building has three...

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FIN-X '07 keynote presentation addresses decline of U.S. manufacturing

June 12, 2007

Management consultant, trainer, and author Michael P. Collins will address the decline of U.S. manufacturing when he presents the keynote address at the FIN-X '07 conference and expo for industrial...

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Mate appoints president, vice chairman

June 5, 2007

Dean A. Sundquist, chairman and CEO of Mate Precision Tooling, has announced the appointment of Jack Schneider to the newly created position of vice chairman and Kevin Nicholson to the position of...

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Vulcanium adds to sales staff

May 8, 2007

Vulcanium Corp. has added Stella Reeves to its sales staff.Reeves has a background in chemical troubleshooting and electroplating and has worked for more than 20 years in laboratories and sales,...

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Wheelabrator adds sales account manager

May 8, 2007

Tim McLaughlin recently joined Wheelabrator Group as sales manager overseeing Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.McLaughlin has 31 years of mechanical surface preparation experience, specifically with...

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Solar Atmospheres adds vacuum furnace

April 10, 2007

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania has added a third 24-ft. 75,000 lb. capacity furnace, which is being constructed onsite by Solar Manufacturing. The Hermitage, Pa., plant specializes in...

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Hans Weber names regional sales manager

April 10, 2007

Hans Weber Corp., Olathe, Kan., the North American sales and marketing subsidiary for Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Kronach, Germany, has appointed Brian Hilscher as regional sales manager.The...

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Electrex celebrates 50th anniversary

March 13, 2007

Electrex Company, Inc, Harrison Township, Mich., is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.Established in 1957 to provide electrical contracting, the company installed primary services and wired buildings,...

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Paulo Products adds surface treatment capabilities

February 13, 2007

Paulo Products Co. has added two surface treatments at its St. Louis, Mo., facility.Paulo – St. Louis now has the capability to perform gas nitriding. Gas nitriding is carried out in a sealed...

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ESAB supplies machines to Gulf shipyards

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that after nearly four years of technical discussions and meetings, Ingalls Shipyards in Mississippi, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and...

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