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Laboratory Testing Inc. announces two promotions

June 10, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., a provider of tensile, impact, hardness, fracture toughness, and stress rupture testing in Hatfield, Pa., has announced the promotions of Glenn Derstine to senior technical adviser for mechanical testing and machining and Brandon McVaugh to destructive testing manager for...

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LIA introduces laser education portal

June 10, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), a professional society for laser applications and safety, has launched Laser U, a site for online laser training. At www.lia.org/education/laseru, laser professionals of all levels of experience can access presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops....

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Tenere acquires Protogenic to expand rapid prototyping capabilities

June 6, 2013

Tenere Inc., a designer and fabricator of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies in Dresser, Wis., has acquired Protogenic, Westminster, Colo., a rapid prototyping and casting company. The acquisition expands Tenere’s services for helping manufacturers transform complex engineering...

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GSM Industrial announces staffing changes

June 6, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., a Gooding Company, Centerville, Pa.-based custom metal fabricator and installation contractor, has announced the promotion of Brian Dombach to president and the addition of Jeff Kramer as outside sales representative. Dombach was promoted from executive vice president and...

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Goff's Enterprises wins BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation

June 6, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc., Pewaukee, Wis., has received an I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media LLC. The award recognizes businesses in southeastern Wisconsin for their innovations in products and services. The company manufactures flexible industrial space partitioning products, including...

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Clark Metal Products named healthiest employer in western Pennsylvania

June 6, 2013

Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Pa., has been named a winner of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Healthiest Employers in Western PA for a second year in a row. The company's Personal Attention to Total Health (PATH) incentive-based program encompasses educational Lunch and Learn events; a...

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Waukesha Metal Products adds stamping press - TheFabricator.com

Waukesha Metal Products adds stamping press

June 4, 2013

Waukesha® Metal Products, an international supplier of metal forming capabilities including metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design/build, has reconditioned a small part of its Sussex, Wis., facility to house a new SAG-660 Seyi press. The 600-ton, double-geared,...

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Survey reveals U.S. employers making strides to build sustainable workforces

June 4, 2013

ManpowerGroup has released the results of its eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing 39 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills, down from 49 percent in 2012. U.S. employers report a slightly more pronounced talent shortage than their global...

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Key Tronic to acquire Sabre Mfg.

June 4, 2013

Key Tronic Corp., a provider of electronic manufacturing services in Spokane Valley, Wash., has announced plans to purchase the assets of Sabre Mfg., a sheet metal fabrication company that operates a 66,000-sq.-ft. facility near the Key Tronic campus in Juarez, Mexico. The acquisition "enables us...

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Angus-Palm expands, creates 55 jobs

June 4, 2013

Angus-Palm, a Worthington Industries company located in Florence, S.C., will expand its metal fabrication manufacturing facility, investing $13 million and creating 55 jobs over the next four years. The company currently has 176 employees. The firm designs and manufactures custom-engineered open...

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Laser Cut to expand with new company

June 4, 2013

Metal fabricator and machining shop Laser Cut, Madison, S.D., has announced plans to open Metal Finish Inc. within the Laser Cut facility. The new company allows Laser Cut to keep its finishing processes in-house rather than outsourcing them. The new company's zinc coatings will be applied to...

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SMDI names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

June 3, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Colorado Springs, Colo., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced William M. Heenan Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Steel Market Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Heenan was president of the Steel...

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Caplugs now carries Shercon masking products

June 3, 2013

As part of the acquisition announced in May 2012, Caplugs, a manufacturer of product protection items, now offers Shercon’s complete masking product line through its traditional sales channels. Shercon's masking line, engineering and sales staff, and manufacturing processes remain the same....

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ART Technologies establishes new website

June 3, 2013

ART Technologies Precision Metal Stamping in Hamilton, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.art-technologies.com. It highlights the company's stamping, coining, and near-net-shape capabilities and simplifies RFQ submission. Visitors can view the cost savings potential of stamping to a near net...

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Sciaky enters partnership with Evobeam GmbH

May 28, 2013

Sciaky Inc., a Chicago-based subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has entered into a business partnership with Evobeam GmbH of Mainz, Germany, to further expand its electron beam (EB) welding product portfolio. Sciaky provides large-vacuum-chamber EB welding systems with internal...

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