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Kleentek hires sales engineer

January 13, 2009

Kleentek, Cincinnati, has appointed Eric Levitt to sales engineer. He is responsible for the sales of the company's line of electrostatic oil conditioning systems in Tennessee, North Carolina, South...

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Accurate Die Design launches new Web site

January 13, 2009

Accurate Die Design Inc. has launched a new interactive Web site and a new logo.The site, at www.accuratediedesign.com, has a photo gallery that shows 3-D models, 2-D drawings, and 3-D renderings. It...

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FMA elects new members, officers

January 13, 2009

Jeffrey Knauf, president of Medalist Laserfab, Inc., of Oshkosh, Wis., and Dan McLeod, district manager of A. J. Forsyth in Delta, B.C., Canada were elected to the board of directors of the...

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Precision LLC acquires Haz-Safe modular building product line

January 13, 2009

Precision LLC, Austintown, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of the Haz-Safe modular building product line from CID Associates, Sarver, Pa. As a result, Haz-Safe has become a wholly owned subsidiary...

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Gill Industries increases production of steel frames for utility vehicles

January 13, 2009

Gill Industries Inc. has ramped up an automated production line at its Trenton, Ga., facility to supply steel chassis for a new series of utility vehicles by Club Car Inc. that targets the...

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Metal Matters 2009 to include keynote by global economist

January 13, 2009

A keynote address from a leading industry economist, as well as peer- and consultant-facilitated roundtables, will highlight Metal Matters 2009, the fourth annual conference that explores best...

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BCN Technical Services expands press rebuild capabilities

January 13, 2009

BCN Technical Services has completed a 13,000-square-ft. addition to its Hastings, Mich., facility specifically designed for the refurbishment and assembly of small to medium-size mechanical and...

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Kennametal to cut 1,200 jobs

January 13, 2009

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal, which said that demand for its tools and advanced materials have been hurt by customers' actions to keep inventories low, has announced that it is cutting more than...

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Machine tool demand falls

January 12, 2009

Reuters has reported that U.S. November machine tool demand fell 34.7 percent to $185.57 million from $284.27 million in October, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the...

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Manufacturing sector economist outlines four steps necessary for rebound

January 5, 2009

A substantial economic rebound, particularly as it relates to U.S. manufacturing, will occur in 2009 only if four factors trend in a positive way, said Dr. Chris Kuehl, the economic analyst for the...

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Metal formers expect slight improvement

December 17, 2008

According to the December 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to improve slightly, yet remain difficult during...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in....

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AISC presents achievement awards at annual meeting

December 16, 2008

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement awards were presented at the 2008 AISC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.The 2008...

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TUBOTECH 2009 to be held in Brazil

December 16, 2008

TUBOTECH, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components trade fair will be staged at the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes in So Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 6-8, 2009. The event will be jointly organized by...

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