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Caster Concepts launches online configurator

October 28, 2013

Caster Concepts, a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and caster wheels in Albion, Mich., has announced the launch of a new product configurator at www.casterconcepts.com. The online catalog includes 2-D drawings and 3-D CAD models of the company's complete line of off-the-shelf...

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D&S Mfg. becomes majority employee-owned company

October 24, 2013

D&S Mfg. has announced that through an additional stock purchase by its ESOP trustee, the company now is majority employee-owned. According to President Mike Dougherty, this action ensures the facility will stay in Black River Falls, Wis. When employees leave the company, through retirement or...

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RuMo Group LLC acquires Cecor

October 24, 2013

RuMo Group LLC, Madison, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Cecor, a Verona, Wis.-based manufacturer of coolant sump cleaners and heavy-duty carts for collecting and handling plant scrap. Cecor remains at its original location, doing business under the Cecor brand. Eric D. Mott, owner and...

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MFGfind marketplace seeks to expand custom manufacturing industry

October 23, 2013

A new online manufacturing marketplace, MFGfind, has launched at www.mfgfind.com with the intent to bring new business to custom manufacturers, including smaller shops. The marketplace connects customers with custom manufacturers, such as machinists, 3-D printers, welders, and other craftsmen, and...

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GM presses first parts at $200 million body shop in Texas

October 23, 2013

The first of three mammoth stamping presses is up and running at General Motors' newest stamping facility in Arlington, Texas. The $200 million contiguous stamping plant has added 180 jobs to the manufacturing complex. The new facility produces large metal parts such as doors, hoods, and side...

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American Hydroformers increases capability for specialized welding technique

October 23, 2013

American Hydroformers, Fort Wayne, Ind., a fabricator with capabilities in hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming, has added a TRUMPF® TLF 6000 Turbo welding laser to deliver specialized welding techniques. According to the company, the machine combines precision and...

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Super Steel marks 90th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel marks 90th anniversary

October 21, 2013

Milwaukee-based Super Steel marks its 90th year in business in 2013. The company was founded in 1923 to manufacture metal windows and doors. It gradually began manufacturing metal cabinets, switchboards, air coolers for generators, and bombs for World War II. Today the company is a contract...

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MTI Systems unveils new company website

October 16, 2013

MTI Systems Inc., West Springfield, Mass., has launched a new website at www.mtisystems.com that highlights its Costimator cost estimating software product for discrete manufacturers. The new site allows visitors to gain a better understanding of how the software works and the various uses of the...

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Epic Systems adds project engineer - TheFabricator.com

Epic Systems adds project engineer

October 16, 2013

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, an engineering and fabrication firm specializing in project management and automation for pilot and production-scale process plants and systems, has announced the hiring of Tim Schelp as project engineer. He is responsible for engineering and management activities...

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SigmaTEK Systems schedules webinar on CAD modeling for cutting

October 15, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has scheduled a webinar, "From Solid Model to Cut Parts," for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The webinar will cover importing CAD models, generating fast and accurate quotes, automatically scheduling and reassigning jobs according to machine availability, automatically...

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JetCuts appoints general manager - TheFabricator.com

JetCuts appoints general manager

October 15, 2013

JetCuts, a New Berlin, Wis., waterjet cutting service provider, has named Shannon Stangel as general manager. Stangel has more than seven years of experience in the waterjet cutting...

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Ruskin Mfg. to close West Virginia plant

October 15, 2013

Ruskin Mfg., Fairmont, W.V., plans to close its plant in West Virginia in July 2014 and lay off 185 workers. The company attributes the pending closure to a decline in commercial construction markets. The plant's operations will be transferred to facilities in Lexington, Ky.; Geneva, Ala.,; and...

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General Sheet Metal Works names VP/COO - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names VP/COO

October 15, 2013

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., a provider of prototype-through-production metal fabrication, has appointed Taylor Lewis as vice president and COO for the company. She has been working as a consultant for the company since February 2012 in the areas of executive and strategic...

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Colson Caster website landing page highlights U.S.-made products

October 15, 2013

Colson Caster, a manufacturer of standard and custom caster and wheel products in Jonesboro, Ark., has created a website landing page at www.colsoncaster.com/usamade4series as part of its Made in the USA initiative. The landing page provides direct access to literature and specifications on the...

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Lantek opens Holland branch - TheFabricator.com

Lantek opens Holland branch

October 11, 2013

Lantek, a U.K.-based developer of sheet metal and structural steel software, has opened a new branch in Holland that will serve customers in Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. This is the company's 15th service and support office...

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