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Racine Metal-Fab completes plant expansion

June 18, 2013

Racine Metal-Fab Ltd.'s new metal fabrication facility in Sturtevant, Wis., is now fully operational. The 75,000-sq.-ft. plant, which employs 80 people, contains $1 million in new machinery and equipment. Another expansion is expected within two to three years. The company serves the commercial...

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GSM Industrial receives ASME certification mark and National Board "R" stamp

June 18, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor based in Centerville, Pa., has received the ASME "U" Certificate of Authorization, allowing it to apply the ASME certification mark and "U" designator as required to pressure vessels and parts that it fabricates. The...

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Noble Industries adds laser cutting capacity with FMS

June 17, 2013

Noble Industries, Noblesville, Ind., has purchased a new Mazak FMS, adding two more lasers to its facility. The system automatically transports, positions, and cuts materials, then stacks the finished product. It can run unattended, going from one nest to another without new setups. The company...

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T.J. Snow adds second airplane for on-call resistance welding service

June 17, 2013

To facilitate response time for in-plant service calls, resistance welding equipment manufacturer T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., has added a second small airplane to its transportation fleet. The two single-engine planes are used to fly to locations throughout the eastern two-thirds of the...

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Cutting Edge Laser serving Austin, Texas, area

June 13, 2013

Cutting Edge Laser, Seattle, has announced it now provides metal fabrication services to companies in the Austin, Texas, area. The company offers design and engineering services, cutting, machining, forming, welding, hardware insertion, finishing, and assembly....

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ConXtech approved by LA Dept. of Building and Safety

June 13, 2013

ConXtech's Hayward, Calif., steel fabrication facility has received a certificate of approval as a Type 1 Fabricator from the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Building and Safety (LADBS). The company now is qualified to deliver its modular, prefabricated, and mass-customizable structural steel building...

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Bosch Rexroth receives 2013 Jobs First Governor's ImPAct Award

June 13, 2013

Bosch Rexroth Corp., a provider of hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology with a manufacturing campus in Bethlehem, Pa., has received a 2013 Governor's ImPAct Award in the Jobs First category for the Lehigh Valley region from...

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Honda grant will fund STEM education

June 13, 2013

As part of an ongoing commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education programs, Honda of America Mfg. Inc., Marysville, Ohio, has committed $75,000 to support the SME Education Foundation's PRIME® program over the next three years. The PRIME initiative addresses the...

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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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