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PMT Corp. acquires Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing Inc.

August 31, 2010

As reported in Crain's Detroit Business, metal stamping supplier PTM Corp. has acquired Fraser, Mich.-based Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing Inc. in a move to add a large press operation and nonautomotive customers. Terms of the acquisition, which closed June 30, were undisclosed. The...

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FMA Communications announces partnership with NOMMA

August 30, 2010

FMA Communications Inc., Rockford, Ill., has announced a partnership with the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). Under the partnership, FMAC serves as the exclusive sales representative for Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metal Fabricator magazine, adding it to its...

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Solar Mfg. receives order for vacuum carburizing furnace

August 30, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has received an order for a specialized top-loading vacuum furnace required by a manufacturer of tube fittings, adapters, valves, filters, and related coupling hardware. Primary application of the vacuum furnace will be for the development and expansion of...

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LAI Intl. named to Inc. 5000 for fourth consecutive year

August 30, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., contract manufacturer of precision components and subassemblies, has again been ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine. The company has been on the Inc. 5000 list since it began in 2007. This year it earned the ranking...

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August business conditions report: Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during next three months

August 23, 2010

According to the August 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months. Conducted monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 130 metal...

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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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DeWys Manufacturing advances machining capabilities

August 23, 2010

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company DeWys Mfg. has acquired a new SL-30 CNC lathe and a VF-5XT vertical machining center from Haas Automation Inc. The new machines are designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability, according to the company. "With...

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Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems - TheFabricator.com

Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems

August 23, 2010

Orion Energy Systems Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., recently raised the first urban wind tower in Manitowoc County, which will help offset energy consumed at the company's technology center. A video and images of the event can be seen at www.oriones.com/20kw_wind_tower_raising.php. Urban wind is the...

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9 students win manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs

August 19, 2010

Nine students seeking careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 toward their college or trade school education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA). This year NBT awarded scholarships totaling $13,500 to college- or trade...

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Caterpillar Foundation donation to help clean up Port-au-Prince

August 18, 2010

More than 150,000 people in Haiti’s most impoverished slum will benefit from a massive drainage canal clean-up project thanks to a donation by the Caterpillar Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. Nearly 1,200 residents of the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil will be...

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Bunting increases college scholarship program

August 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the 2010-2011 recipients of the Walter F. Bunting and June A. Bunting Memorial Scholarships. This year 18 scholarships were awarded, up from 12...

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3 Phase Energy Systems, Amada America announce strategic distribution agreement - TheFabricator

3 Phase Energy Systems, Amada America announce strategic distribution agreement

August 10, 2010

3 Phase Energy Systems, a green manufacturing company based in Auburn, Wash., has entered into a distribution agreement with Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., to provide the company with an...

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CNA Foundation donates $15,000 to support youth summer manufacturing camps

August 10, 2010

The CNA Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Chicago-based, global commercial insurer CNA — has contributed $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators...

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Joining Technologies expands capabilities in laser, electron beam welding

August 10, 2010

Joining Technologies, East Granby, Conn., has expanded its capabilities in both laser beam welding and electron beam welding to take on more welding projects in the medical device and aerospace...

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FABTECH keynote presentations to address how manufacturers can compete better in the global marketplace and unpredictable economy

August 9, 2010

In today's competitive global marketplace and unpredictable economy, manufacturers must seek ways to survive and thrive. Two keynote presentations at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2 - 4 in Atlanta — one on...

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