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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology opens student resource center

November 18, 2015

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has opened a new student resource center at its Troy, Ohio, campus to help students find a job upon successful completion of its welding training. The new center merges the employment assistance center and welding resource library into a...

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Colfax announces retirement of ESAB CEO

November 17, 2015

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services, has announced that Clay Kiefaber will retire Dec. 31, 2015, from his position as president/CEO of ESAB and executive vice president of Colfax. Matthew Trerotola, president/CEO of...

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SafanDarley to open U.S. branch in Baltimore

November 17, 2015

Netherlands-based SafanDarley is opening SafanDarley North America in Baltimore, offering sales, service, and spare parts to U.S. customers and dealers. The facility, which will include an experience center showcasing the company’s machines, as well as a sales and service training center,...

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FABTECH, community, and normalcy

November 17, 2015

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FABTECH was bigger than ever. The terrible news on Friday puts things in perspective, and yet shows just how valuable the "normalcy" of a trade show, and a healthy industry, really is.

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FABTECH 2015 celebrated manufacturing strength and innovation in Chicago

November 17, 2015

FABTECH® 2015, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, welcomed more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and a total of 43,836 attendees from more than 90 countries in November to Chicago’s...

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The Manitowoc Co. announces plans to close Cleveland facility, California warehouse

November 16, 2015

The Manitowoc Co. Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., has announced its intention to move products currently manufactured at its Cleveland facility to other locations, along with an anticipated shutdown of this facility. These operational changes are part of a strategic initiative to address production...

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Southern Folger forms Southcross Custom Fabrication

November 16, 2015

Southern Folger, a detention equipment company based in San Antonio, Texas, has formed Southcross Custom Fabrication (SCF), a dedicated venture focused on providing metal fabrication and process development in extended industry settings. Growing from a lengthy history of comparable services...

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Mills Products donates 70 turkeys to charity for Thanksgiving

November 16, 2015

In commemoration of its 70th anniversary, Athens, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Mills Products Inc. has donated 70 Thanksgiving turkeys to the Tennessee Wesleyan College Love Thy Neighbor Project in the name of its customers. Founded in 1945 by Herbert E. Mills, the company uses hydroforming,...

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Gilchrist Metal Fabricating hosts panel discussion with Gov. John Kasich

November 16, 2015

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Co., Hudson, N.H., hosted Republican presidential candidate and current Governor of Ohio John Kasich for a town hall discussion on Nov. 13. The discussion brought together Kasich and a number of local business leaders as part of the governor’s series of town hall...

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Rust, mill scale remover is environmentally friendly

November 16, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced CORROKLEEN™ 44 rust remover, a citric acid-based gel cleaner that removes rust and mill scale. According to the company, the cleaner is safer for users and the environment than traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting, or...

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Legacy migration services help preserve legacy data

November 16, 2015

Theorem Solutions offers tailored and automated legacy migration services to help users with the seamless transfer of legacy data to a new system while managing the execution of data migration tasks, automating repetitive tasks, and using available hardware and software resources. Different...

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Stay young, stay committed

November 13, 2015

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If the manufacturing community wants to attract students into science, technology, engineering, and math careers, it might want to start focusing on elementary schools. That's what Brillion School District in Wisconsin is doing.

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DMS Stainless Fabrications launches website

November 13, 2015

DMS Stainless Fabrications Ltd., Maidenhead, U.K., a provider of welding and fabrication services to the food, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, has launched a website at www.dmsstainlesssteel.co.uk. The site includes a full list of services, such as fabrication work, sheet metal...

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Bechtel receives AWS Excellence in Welding Award for 2015

November 12, 2015

Reston, Va.-based engineering, project management, and construction company Bechtel has received a 2015 Excellence in Welding Award from the American Welding Society (AWS). The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in...

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Universal controller designed for marking systems

November 12, 2015

Automator America has released the AC500-3.0 universal dot peen controller for its line of pneumatic, electric, and scribe marking systems. The new release of the controller features increased flash memory, a faster and cooler processor, software enhancements, and expanded capability to operate...

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