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Atlas Tube launches videos on HSS connections

January 17, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has released the second part of its ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS), "Designing with HSS." The new installment features videos about HSS connections. The new installment starts with a video called "Intro...

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Dixie-Southern fabricates large-diameter stainless pipe for Tampa Bay Water -

Dixie-Southern fabricates large-diameter stainless pipe for Tampa Bay Water

January 7, 2013

Dixie-Southern, Duette, Fla., has completed fabrication of 650 ft. of 84-in.-dia. stainless steel pipe for regional utility Tampa Bay Water's Lithia hydrogen sulfide removal facility. The company helped engineer and design the large-diameter stainless steel pipe in diameters from 42 to 84 in.,...

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American Piping Products releases online pipe dimension calculator

December 13, 2012

American Piping Products has released an online pipe dimension calculator at The company reports that this is the only calculator of its kind in the industry, built for mobile use using responsive design. The interactive chart features drop-down...

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Atlas Tube releases new video on website

December 12, 2012

Atlas Tube has premiered the latest video in the "Designing with HSS" web series, "Use Jumbo HSS for Large Load Demands." This fourth installment in the video series, available at, explains how and why jumbo sections can help engineers...

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AddisonMckee to supply SIO end forming machine to Eastern Catalytic -

AddisonMckee to supply SIO end forming machine to Eastern Catalytic

December 11, 2012

AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, has been commissioned to build an SIO end forming machine for Eastern Catalytic, a manufacturer of catalytic converters, manifold converters, and converter components for the aftermarket and OEMs. The machine will feature Hydra Green technology, which employs...

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MetalTek acquires Specialty Maintenance and Construction

December 6, 2012

Waukesha, Wis.-based MetalTek Intl. has acquired Lakeland, Fla.-based Specialty Maintenance and Construction Inc., an industrial metal fabrication and machining company. SMCI manufactures piping, equipment components, structural designs, hardware, and pressure vessels. MetalTek has five other U.S....

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending achieves top rating in raw material audit

November 9, 2012

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc., Dublin, Calif., a manufacturer of custom tubular parts, has received a top score in all nine key areas of a defense contractor audit with respect to raw material certification, identification, traceability, documentation, and control. According to Vice...

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Saar-Hartmetall USA launches new website

November 9, 2012

Metal fabrication tools distributor Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., has announced the launch of its new website at According to the company, the upgraded site offers improved navigability, more information about individual product lines, and simplified inquiry and request...

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Watts Specialties names sales manager

November 5, 2012

Watts Specialties, Puyallup, Wash., has appointed David Carr to the position of sales manager. Based in Houston, he is responsible for strengthening the company's position in the pipe cutting machine industry. Carr has more than 27 years of experience in industrial sales of pipe equipment....

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Esco launches new website

October 22, 2012

Esco Tool, Holliston, Mass., has introduced an upgraded website at highlighting its portable welding end prep tools, pneumatic saws, and accessories for machining and cutting tube, pipe, pipelines, and boiler tube panels. The website features an expanded search capability that...

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Esco Tool establishes MILLHOG® Channel on YouTube

October 8, 2012

Esco Tool, Holliston, Mass., has introduced a new channel on YouTube that features tool demonstrations and tutorials about its line of boiler tube welding end prep tools. The MILLHOG® Channel at provides more than 20 videos about specialty tools for cutting and...

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Autoform relocates to Angola, Ind.

September 25, 2012

Autoform Tool & Mfg. Inc. has announced plans to move its operations out of Fremont, Ind., to relocate to a 10-acre site in Angola, Ind. The move, acquisition, and renovation are expected to cost about $10 million and create up to 95 new jobs over the next four years. The tube fabrication tool...

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Wachs and Orbitalum join forces in North America, Europe

September 24, 2012

E. H. Wachs and Orbitalum Tools GmbH (Illinois Tool Works (ITW) companies) have joined forces and will now be identified as the ITW Orbital Cutting & Welding group, offering the same weld preparation equipment, orbital welding systems, and services as in the past. In addition, customers now...

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Innovo Corp. names application engineer

September 20, 2012

Innovo Corp., a manufacturer of tube and pipe fabricating tooling and systems in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has added Ron Bochat to its sales team. As an application engineer, he assists in the sales and marketing of the company's standard and custom product line. Bochat has 30 years of experience...

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The Schaeffer Group USA signs exclusive agreement with Satis HVAC

September 5, 2012

The Schaeffer Group USA, Stugis, Mich., has signed an agreement with machinery manufacturer Satis HVAC Group Ltd., giving The Schaeffer Group exclusive rights to market and sell Satis HVAC equipment throughout North America. The Schaeffer Group produces fin lines, expanders, and tube benders for...

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