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Environmentally safe gel lubricant for metalworking suitable for horizontal applications - TheFabricator

Environmentally safe gel lubricant for metalworking suitable for horizontal applications

August 10, 2010

Accu-Lube gel paste from ITW ROCOL® North America is an environmentally safe, natural-based lubricant made from renewable resources. It is suitable for horizontal applications because it won't run...

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CNA Foundation donates $15,000 to support youth summer manufacturing camps

August 10, 2010

The CNA Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Chicago-based, global commercial insurer CNA — has contributed $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators...

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Joining Technologies expands capabilities in laser, electron beam welding

August 10, 2010

Joining Technologies, East Granby, Conn., has expanded its capabilities in both laser beam welding and electron beam welding to take on more welding projects in the medical device and aerospace...

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Laystrom Manufacturing Co.

August 9, 2010

Full metal service — laser cutting, stamping, forming, welding, assembly, painting, plating, brass, CRS, HRPO, SS — all in a day's work! Laystrom Manufacturing Co. 3900 W. Palmer St. Chicago, IL 60647 773-342-4800 www.laystrom.com...

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Fedtech Inc.

August 9, 2010

Laser cutting at Fedtech Inc. Photo courtesy of Fedtech. 4763 Mustang Circle Mounds View, MN 55112 763-784-4600 sales@fedtech.com www.fedtech.com By Dave Fox OPENED: 1996 WHY: To offer a unique service that can be used in virtually all...

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Precision Pipe & Vessel LLC

August 9, 2010

Dew Point NGL Plant Photo courtesy of Precision Pipe & Vessel 6535 N. Washington St. Denver, CO 80229 303-287-5001 precision-pipe.com http://asmewelding.wordpress.com By Ryan Ward OPENED: 2000 WHY: When Precision Pipe & Vessel was formed in...

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Barnes MetalCrafters Inc

August 9, 2010

Tim and Nick Martin, Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. 252-291-0925 P.O. Box 2492 113 Walnut St. W. Wilson, NC 27893 http://www.barnesmetal.com sales@barnesmetal.com By Tim Martin and Nick Martin OPENED: Tim Martin purchased...

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Brown Dog Welding LLC

August 9, 2010

Josh Welton at Work Photo by Matt Trombley Mount Clemens, Mich. 586-258-8255 www.browndogwelding.com By Josh Welton OPENED: My wife, Darla, and I started Brown Dog Welding in the spring of 2008. WHY: It came out of my desire to weld. As a millwright...

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Harco Metal Products

August 9, 2010

Harco engineers assess project specifics at the quality table. Southwest Headquarters: 941 W. 23rd St. Tempe, AZ 85282 480-829-0450 Southeast Headquarters: 185 10th St. S.E. Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3885 By Claire Pearson...

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Patriot Welding & Fabrication LLC

August 9, 2010

534 Mammoth Road Pelham, NH 03076 603-635-9755 By: Bill and Christen Grinley 1/15/2010 OPENED FOR BUSINESS: My wife of 19 years, Christen, and I opened in the summer of 2002 as a sole proprietorship. Today, nearly 10 years later, we operate as an LLC with a 51/49...

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Manufacturers and job shop owners discuss social media

August 9, 2010

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Having a strategic marketing plan that reaches your customer base via all media channels, both traditional and the newer social media, can help take your business to the next level.

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FABTECH keynote presentations to address how manufacturers can compete better in the global marketplace and unpredictable economy

August 9, 2010

In today's competitive global marketplace and unpredictable economy, manufacturers must seek ways to survive and thrive. Two keynote presentations at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2 - 4 in Atlanta — one on...

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SHRM LINE survey: Hiring expectations in manufacturing increase, planned layoffs decline in August

August 9, 2010

According to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2010, the manufacturing hiring index improved in August on a...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VIII

August 4, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues his work of locating features in the context of the top level assembly.

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Creating the path to profitable growth - TheFabricator

Creating the path to profitable growth

August 4, 2010

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A metal fabricating company that knows its unique sales proposition, whom it serves, and their values knows the key to profitability. Everything flows from that knowledge.

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