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Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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App helps welders choose grades, make calculations

April 12, 2016

Sandvik has introduced the new Welding App for planning and performing welding projects. It is free to download for phones and tablets from the Apple Store and Google Play. Designed for welding engineers, welders, specifiers, project engineers, and owner operators, the app allows users to plan...

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Eberl Iron Works adds a new location in New York

April 12, 2016

Eberl Iron Works has announced it is opening a second site just up the block and across the street from its current headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Along with all welding and assembly operations, manufacturing for the company’s Rooftop Support Systems Division has relocated to facilities...

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OSHA publishes final silica rule

April 11, 2016

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Shops that have abrasive blasting capabilities need to be aware that a new OSHA rule involving worker exposure to crystalline silica particles has been published.

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Bright white LED lighting system switches to red for nighttime visibility

April 11, 2016

Nemalux has introduced the GSLEDIP two-in-one LED lighting system for industrial and low-light applications. Incorporating Cree brand LEDs in a single, low-profile fixture, the light can switch from bright white to subtle red for nighttime visibility. Powered with 12- or 24-V DC, the system can...

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Economic outlook forecasts 2.7 percent growth in equipment, software investments

April 11, 2016

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the “2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook,” released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C. The foundation lowered its 2016 equipment and...

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U-MEC launches redesigned website

April 11, 2016

United Mechanical & Metal Fabricators Inc. (U-MEC), Hayward, Calif., has launched a new website at www.umec.net. The website has been redesigned to be mobile-friendly. The precision metal machine shop provides contract support to manufacturers around the U.S., as well as local design and custom...

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GMAW gun holster keeps welding gun handy

April 11, 2016

GeorgeB Design has introduced the MiG Buddy, a welding gun holster for GMAW guns. It acts like a third hand, providing docking and easy retrieval for a welding gun while protecting the gun from everyday damage. The holster fits welding guns from many manufacturers. A universal mount allows the...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred reaccreditation

April 11, 2016

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has become the first company to receive MedAccred critical process reaccreditation and has expanded its scope of accreditation to include hardness testing and metallography and microindentation hardness. MedAccred is an industry-managed critical process...

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Program teaches 112 high school girls about succeeding in STEM professions

April 11, 2016

On April 9, 112 high school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers from 16 Milwaukee-area schools had the opportunity to engage with and learn from successful women in a variety of STEM professions. This Prep-Pro (Preparing to be a Professional) Workshop...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. reorganizes sales/marketing department

April 7, 2016

Waterloo, Iowa-based Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a provider of heat-treat and metallurgical services to companies worldwide, has reorganized its sales and marketing department with the implementation of a new technical services team to assist customers with quote requests, certifications and...

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Building memories

April 7, 2016

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Do any of your earliest memories involve work? Josh Welton remembers using a drawknife and a hatchet to help his parents prepare wood for a log home. It was a communal labor of love that likely fostered his love of making things by hand.

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SST installs MRO cold spray system in Latin America

April 7, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.’s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has commissioned its first cold spray installation in Latin America at Venequip SA, a private company with 11 divisions across Venezuela that sells, services, maintains, and supports heavy equipment for...

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Banker Steel acquires NYCC

April 7, 2016

Banker Steel, Lynchburg, Va., has acquired NYCC, which comprises NYC Constructors LLC, New York, N.Y., and MRP LLC, South Plainfield, N.J. The transaction expands Banker’s capabilities in the New York City commercial construction market. With more than 300 employees in New York and New Jersey,...

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MagneGas moves into new Florida headquarters

April 6, 2016

MagneGas Corp., the inventor of a process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas2® fuel, has moved to its new company headquarters outside Tampa, Fla. The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility contains more space to demonstrate the technology to potential customers. It also includes a larger area for R&D....

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Bohler-Uddeholm, eifeler Coatings Technology open joint service/coating center

April 6, 2016

The new joint Bohler-Uddeholm Service Center and eifeler Coatings Technology PVD Coating Center has opened in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Tooling materials manufacturer Bohler-Uddeholm, based in Elgin, Ill., has increased its material saw cutting capabilities and capacity It also has added...

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