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Solar Atmospheres expanding in Pennsylvania

January 28, 2016

Hermitage, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has announced it is nearing completion of its construction project to house what it says is the largest commercial vacuum furnace in the world. The 18,000-sq.-ft. building should be fully enclosed by the end of January. Once the 20-ton crane...

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Tech Air completes acquisitions of Ravena Welding Supply, Hereford Welding Supply

January 28, 2016

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisitions of New York-based Ravena Welding Supply and Texas-based Hereford Welding Supply. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management....

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TPS acquires Phoenix Mfg.

January 28, 2016

Turnkey Processing Solutions LLC, Warrenville, Ill., has purchased Phoenix Mfg., an industrial OEM/custom fabrication company that employs 32 people at manufacturing facilities in Cole Camp and Glasgow, Mo. The facilities will continue to operate under the Phoenix Mfg. brand. According to the...

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Engineering Specialties redesigns website

January 28, 2016

Engineering Specialties Inc. (ESI) has launched its redesigned company website at www.esict.com. The company offers custom stamping, machining, and assembly. The website highlights details about the company’s technology and capabilities. New website features include a blog, streamlined...

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3D MakerJet R&D prototypes powderless wire-feed metal 3-D printer

January 28, 2016

3D MakerJet Inc., Orlando, Fla., in partnership with Chinese developer ZBOT/Guangzhou DNSPOWER Design Co., has been working toward powderless wire-feed additive manufacturing. After 1.5 years in R&D, functioning prototypes using metal alloy filaments, including copper, have been reviewed and...

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Coldwater-built panel lines help Whirlpool earn Platinum TPM certification

January 27, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced that Whirlpool’s Findlay, Ohio, plant has achieved Platinum-level certification in total productivity maintenance (TPM) for its Dishwasher Front Panel Line 4 and Line 5, both designed and built by Coldwater. The main focus for achieving this status includes...

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Welding gas/shielding gas market to be worth $9.46 billion by 2020

January 27, 2016

"Welding Gas/Shielding Gas Market by End-Use Industry (Metal Manufacturing & fabrication, Construction), Storage, Distribution & Transportation (Cylinder & packaged gas, Merchant liquid), Type (Oxygen), Application (Shielded metal arc welding) & Region - Global Forecast to 2020,” a report...

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Uniweld founder David Pearl Sr. dies

January 27, 2016

David Pearl Sr., founder of Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Dec. 20, 2015, at age 97. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he founded Uniweld Products Inc. in 1949, a company that continues to manufacture welding and refrigeration equipment. To supply his growing demand for some...

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PVS Metals adds steel leveling machines

January 27, 2016

PVS Metals, a division of Owen Industries Inc. in Carter Lake, Iowa, has completed the installation of what it says is one of the world’s largest steel leveling machines equipped with stretcher/leveler technology. With the leveler working in tandem with a fully automated fiber laser tower,...

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Industrial gases market for metals, metal fabrication to reach $47.06 billion by 2020

January 27, 2016

India-based MarketsandMarkets has published "Industrial Gases—Metals & Metal Fabrication Market by Type (Oxygen, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Others), Function (Metal Manufacturing, Fabrication), Storage (Cylinder, Merchant Liquid, Tonnage), End-use (Metal, Automotive, Aerospace, Others) - Forecast to...

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Salem Welding expands in Ohio

January 26, 2016

Salem Welding and Supply is adding 8,000 sq. ft. to its plant in Salem, Ohio, which will result in the addition of five jobs. The facility, currently at about 40,000 sq. ft., fabricates custom steel products. The addition is expected to be in operation by the end of February...

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Metcam, Langford Welding & Fabrication partner to launch Best Built Cages

January 26, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has partnered with Langford Welding & Fabrication, Roberta, Ga., to manufacture and market Best Built Cages™, a lightweight aluminum poultry cage. Chuck Langford, an experienced fabricator and...

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Family-friendly event Feb. 27 lets kids explore science, engineering through displays, presentations

January 26, 2016

Illinois Institute of Technology, Wheaton, Ill., will hold its 32nd Annual Engineers Week Expo, “Engineers Make a World of Difference,” on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This free, interactive family event, geared toward children in kindergarten through 8th grade,...

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NIMS awards record number of credentials to manufacturing students, workers in 2015

January 26, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and skill certification body for the metalworking industry, has announced that it awarded a record number of credentials in 2015 to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the industry. Last year NIMS...

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Women in Manufacturing, CWRU partner to bring executive education, training to women

January 25, 2016

National association Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM) and Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management have announced the creation of a Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing, which will provide executive education and training to WiM members in mid- to high-level...

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