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Impulse Manufacturing launches website

March 28, 2013

Impulse Manufacturing, Dawsonville, Ga., a supplier of metal fabrication products and services, has launched a new website at www.impulsemfg.com. It features an overview of the company’s capabilities and quality processes. Visitors can research the company's metal fabrication services in website...

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SigmaTEK Systems to hold annual productivity seminar series

March 28, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing automation systems, has announced that its SigmaTEK Academy will take place May 14-15, 2013, in Cincinnati. The seminar brings together fabricators, cutting machine suppliers and OEMs, manufacturing software...

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CCAM unveils research, product development facility

March 28, 2013

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) near Richmond, Va., a research-based collaboration among the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and manufacturing companies worldwide, has unveiled its new, 62,000-sq.-ft. research facility. The...

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Durable goods orders rose 5.7 percent in February, largely due to gains in transportation

March 26, 2013

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $12.4 billion or 5.7 percent to $232.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 3.8 percent January decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.5 percent....

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East Coast Metal Fabrication to expand in Nova Scotia

March 26, 2013

East Coast Metal Fabrication has announced plans for a major capital upgrade and modernization of its fabrication operation in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The company has received a provisionally repayable loan of $600,000 from Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. (ECBC), a federal Crown corporation in Canada...

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Mestek Machinery acquires ISM Machinery

March 25, 2013

Mestek Machinery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has acquired ISM Machinery, a manufacturer of spiral duct fabricating machinery in Grayslake, Ill. Mestek Machinery, through its Lockformer, Iowa Precision, Engel, and Lion brands, is a provider of automated rectangular duct fabricating machinery. Bryan...

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Manufacturing sector energy use, energy intensity down since 2002

March 25, 2013

Total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Washington, D.C. Manufacturing gross output decreased by only 3 percent over the same period. Taken together, these data indicate...

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Washtenaw student to represent U.S. in welding competition

March 25, 2013

Alex Pazkowski of Saline, Mich., a student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., will represent the U.S. in Leipzig, Germany, in the welding competition during the biennial WorldSkills Competition, July 2-7, 2013. A member of SkillsUSA, the Leesburg, Va., organization that represents...

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National Robotics Challenge to be held April 11-13

March 19, 2013

The National Robotics Challenge promotes innovation and helps stimulate creativity in students using robotic technology. Students from 70 schools across nine states will compete April 11-13 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, in one of the few open-platform educational competitions....

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Nordyne to close Missouri plants

March 19, 2013

Nordyne, St. Louis, a manufacturer of heating and cooling products, has announced it will gradually relocate its split system and furnace manufacturing lines to a new manufacturing campus in Saltillo, Mexico. The move will affect about 700 employees in the Boonville and Poplar Bluff, Mo.,...

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Service Stampings earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

March 19, 2013

Service Stampings Inc., Willoughby, Ohio, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company provides precision metal stamping and steel fabricating, with services from design and engineering assistance to multiple-spindle drilling and tapping, assembly, and finishing....

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FMA partners with Kelly Services® to help members find skilled workers

March 19, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced an affinity partner program with Kelly Services, a staffing, outsourcing, and consulting company in Troy, Mich. The program provides FMA member companies with the opportunity to obtain skilled manufacturing...

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J.J. Keller launches business services website

March 18, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned business services website at www.jjkellerservices.com. The site showcases the company's regulatory compliance services for the transportation, human resources, and workplace safety industries. The new site includes a brief...

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SigmaTEK Systems launches NASCAR contest

March 14, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing business automation software in Cincinnati, is sponsoring a NASCAR® Driving Experience contest. One winner will receive a gift certificate for up to $500 toward a Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (www.racewithrusty.com) or Richard...

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OMAX recognized for leadership in educational outreach - TheFabricator.com

OMAX recognized for leadership in educational outreach

March 13, 2013

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a designer and manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet technology, has received the inaugural Inspire Award from the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). The award acknowledges the company's leadership and creativity in cultivating student interest in...

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