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Atlas Machine & Supply opens Welding Solutions Center

May 8, 2014

Industrial engineering and manufacturing company Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened the Welding Solutions Center in its main facility in Louisville, Ky. The center houses a custom-built, large-capacity welding machine, believed to be the largest of its type in North America. The machine,...

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Titanium Industries relocates California facility

May 7, 2014

Titanium Industries Inc. (T.I.), based in Rockaway, N.J., has relocated from its facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to an 84,000-sq.-ft. facility in Garden Grove, Calif. All registrations, including ISO 9002 and AS9100, were approved for this location. The company supplies most product forms...

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KeyedIn Solutions director appointed as founding member of FMA’s Software Technology Council

May 7, 2014

Minneapolis-based KeyedIn™ Solutions, a cloud enablement company that develops specialized business applications for the manufacturing industry, has announced that Dave Lechleitner, director of manufacturing excellence and presales, has been appointed as a founding member of the Software...

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Manufacturing growth to continue in 2014

May 7, 2014

Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2014, according to the Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast, released by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Expectations for the remainder of the year...

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FABRICATOR subscribers receive 50 percent off conference on profitability through sustainability

May 6, 2014

FMA’s Sustainable Manufacturer Network will host the Sustainable Manufacturing Conference May 20-21, 2014, at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, Ill. For subscribers to The FABRICATOR®, FMA offers 50 percent off the cost of registration. This...

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Documentary film "American Made Movie" to serve as official movie for Manufacturing Day 2014

May 6, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced that the feature documentary film "American Made Movie," which focuses on small to large companies that have had success with products made in the U.S. despite foreign competition, will serve as the official movie...

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Chromalloy labs receive ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

May 6, 2014

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that the six labs at its Engineering Center of Excellence have received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating international standards requirements for testing services. The company provides services for gas turbine components, from...

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A.G. Miller celebrates centennial anniversary

May 6, 2014

The A.G. Miller Co., Springfield, Mass., marks its 100th year in business this year. Adolph G. Miller founded the company in 1914, with a large part of his business coming from the automobile industry. He secured contracts with the Springfield-based Rolls Royce Co. for production of fenders, hoods,...

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Sump cleaners help minimize machine tool downtime

May 6, 2014

Eriez® offers HydroFlow® sump cleaners in cost-effective styles, including drum-top cleaners and reversible liquid vacuums. The drum-top sump cleaner is a vacuum unit that converts an existing open-top drum into a machine tool sump cleaner. It sucks up tramp oils, used oil, and waste...

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Drexel Metals launches website

May 2, 2014

Drexel Metals Inc., Louisville, Ky., has updated its website at www.drexelmetals.com to present its metal roof systems, edge metals, custom fabrication capabilities, and custom cornice. In addition to a photo gallery featuring dozens of the company’s projects, the site has a roof visualizer...

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Balluff named second-best place to work in Kentucky

May 2, 2014

Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., a manufacturer of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive, and magnetic sensors, has been recognized in the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition as the second-best place to work in the state. The firm joined 90 other Kentucky companies that were...

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3-D printed prototypes available up to 30 by 30 by 30 in.

May 2, 2014

Graphics Systems Corp. provides on-demand 3-D printed parts, allowing engineers and designers to test a product’s form, fit, and function in prototype form. Using Stratasys 3-D printers with fuse deposition modeling and Polyjet technologies, the company builds parts up to 30 by 30 by 30 in. with...

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SAF hires branch manager

May 1, 2014

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has hired Frank Buchholz as branch manager of SAF Metal Fabrication in Villa Rica, Ga. The company offers forming, welding, and painting of architectural metals. Buchholz has 25 years of experience in fabricated metal manufacturing, including...

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Bosch Rexroth opens manufacturing/distribution center in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has opened a hydraulics manufacturing and distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa. The manufacturing facility produces valves and manifolds for mobile and industrial hydraulics, as well as industrial, mobile, and compact controls. It also offers testing and service support. The new...

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Small cooler system resists heat, dirt

May 1, 2014

Exair's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler® system keeps electrical enclosures cool with 20-degrees-F air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components. The cooling capacity of up to 275 Btu/hr. is suitable for small electrical enclosures with...

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