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Columbia Marking Tools names reps for Midwest, New England

February 11, 2013

Columbia Marking Tools, a designer and manufacturer of marking tools and systems in Chesterfield, Mich., has appointed manufacturers' representatives for the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. Gene Kennepp of Systems and Components Inc. in Antioch, Ill., is responsible for northern...

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KMC completes plant acquisition, expansion

February 11, 2013

Kickhaefer Mfg. Co. (KMC), a metal stamping and fabrication company, has announced the acquisition of a new facility and the completion of an expansion to its current facility in Port Washington, Wis. The company plans to add 20 employees. The new, 52,000-sq.-ft. facility has been expanded and...

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ConXtech's structural steel fabrication factory passes AISC audit for fourth time

February 11, 2013

ConXtech's manufacturing team has passed its 2013 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Certified Building Fabricator audit. The highly automated steel fabrication facility in Hayward, Calif., passed the annual audit with zero nonconformances and no suggestions for improvement from the...

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U.S. manufacturing technology orders have best year since 1996

February 11, 2013

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $499.43 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 17.8 percent from November but...

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MSCI study shows impact of 2.5 million American metals industry jobs

February 11, 2013

A recent study commissioned by the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) shows the economic contributions made by the metal production and distribution industry in 2012 are a dynamic part of the U.S. economy, accounting for more than $552 billion or over 3.5 percent of the nation's gross domestic...

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Sintermetal completes expansion in Mexico

February 8, 2013

Sintermetal S.A. de C.V. has completed a $6 million expansion of its facility in Ocoyoacac, Mexico. The expansion provides room for a new area of machines that will allow the company to expand into the market of highly complex sintered parts for the production of rotors for oil pumps and variable...

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Bug-O Systems featured on "Viewpoints" TV

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, a provider of operator-controlled mechanization for welding and cutting in Canonsburg, Pa., has announced the company will be featured on the "Viewpoints" TV program, hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The segment is part of the program's American Industry series, which interviews "movers and...

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ThomasNet.com partners with Panjiva to give manufacturers new sales opportunites

February 7, 2013

ThomasNet.com, New York, N.Y., and Panjiva have announced a partnership to give U.S. manufacturers new opportunities to reach and do business with buyers from around the world. Panjiva is an intelligence platform for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and make contact with...

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Shimco launches new website

February 7, 2013

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has announced the launch of its newly designed website at www.shimco.com highlighting its custom-manufactured products, including solid, laminated, edgebond, and tapered shims; laminated sheets; and precision machined parts. The site includes product descriptions, photos,...

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Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF - TheFabricator.com

Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF

February 7, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and lasers, has opened a new laser micromachining applications laboratory at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. At the lab, the TruMicro team can demonstrate microprocessing technology for customers, solve specific application requests, and...

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Lenawee Stamping to expand operations

February 7, 2013

Lenawee Stamping Corp., Tecumseh, Mich., has been awarded a $5.3 million business incentive grant from the state to expand its operations. The company will add new programs, creating about 530 jobs for local workers. The grant supplements a total $30.7 million project investment. Lenawee Stamping...

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Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners

February 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment, has announced the six winners of its "Innovation to Shape the World" contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The individual winners are:...

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Bridge City Steel adds sales rep

February 7, 2013

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired John Wirth to be responsible for outside sales in the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, including Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, and Salem. Wirth has more than 30 years of experience in the steel processing industry. Bridge...

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Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards - TheFabricator.com

Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, Canonsburg, Pa., has promoted Brad Mutschler to the new position of industry manager for shipyards. In this position, Mutschler identifies new opportunities and offers technology for production welders, engineers, and fabricators in the design and construction of ships, barges,...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in January for the second consecutive month

February 4, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 44rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Bradley J....

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