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Staple Street Capital acquires Mid-States Supply Co.

April 21, 2016

An affiliate of New York-based Staple Street Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Co., Kansas City, Mo. Mid-States is a distributor of industrial valves, pipe, automation products, fittings, steam specialty items, and...

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Micropiping launches online platform for buying/selling flanges and fittings

April 21, 2016

Micropiping SRL, Piacenza, Italy, has launched an online platform at www.micropiping.com for the purchase and sale of fittings, flanges, and tie rods for the oil and gas, power, chemical, and petrochemical plant markets. The site is designed to facilitate and accelerate procurement of small and...

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A-frame cart helps hold hard-to-handle parts securely

April 21, 2016

Creform Corp. has developed an A-frame cart to hold bus entry doors and related parts in a production environment. The cart is designed to tilt the stored doors back so they stay in place before and during load/unload. A lip at the bottom of the cart adds secured holding for the lower portion of...

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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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Hybrid heat exchanger eliminates flat surfaces on which particulate can settle

April 21, 2016

Fluorotherm Polymers Inc. has introduced the Fluorotherm® hybrid frame heat exchanger for ultrapure and aggressive chemical heating and cooling. The product has been designed for use in pickling and temperature control of acid baths in the steel, pipe, wire, and galvanizing industries. The...

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT named Best New Welding Product Supplier

April 20, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, a U.K.-based manufacturer of weld purging equipment, has been named a winner in the Welding World Awards presented by the Association of Welding Distributors. The company won in the category of Best New Welding Product...

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Filter products help extend life of hydraulic lubrication system components

April 20, 2016

Eaton has launched its line of EasyFit™ exchange filter elements for power generation, oil and gas, steel and metal, marine, and mining applications that require filtering of abrasive fluids, cooling lubricants, or water-based fluids. The products fit into many styles of filter systems. The...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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AEM launches election-themed app to educate voters on manufacturing issues

April 20, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has launched a new smartphone game through its I Make America campaign to engage and educate voters on manufacturing issues this election season. The I Make America (IMA) Game is available to download for free through the Apple Store,...

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LIFT helps launch manufacturing career program at Louisville, Ky., high school

April 19, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced the launch of “Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways” in Kentucky. Doss High School, Louisville, Ky., in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a...

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Mobile storage units offered

April 19, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has released a 60-in. mobile workstation and a 30-in. steel storage chest and cabinet. Both units are constructed of reinforced angle iron frame and feature 5-in. industrial casters. The workstation offers a 22-in. multiposition metal peg wall for storing frequently used items....

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Welding fume extraction system available with storage filters or cartridge filters

April 19, 2016

Ult AG offers the SRA 1200 extraction and filtration system in different models and in conjunction with Flextractor extraction arms for the removal of hazardous, dry welding fumes in nonexplosive air mixtures. The system is available as a storage filter or cartridge filter unit, depending on...

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Software release brings sheet, tube fabricators closer to Industry 4.0

April 18, 2016

Lantek has announced Release 2016 of its Lantek Factory software for producing parts for sheet metal, tubes, and profiles. According to the company, the software’s new functionality takes producers closer to Industry 4.0 for manufacturing. Advanced automatic geometry recognition for multiple...

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Sinterite renews ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

April 18, 2016

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has announced the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation through May 2019, allowing the furnace-maker to continue to perform certified calibrations for furnace users. The accreditation is with the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB), based in...

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