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Chandler Products names operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Chandler Products names operations manager

May 16, 2012

Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named John H. Bennett as operations manager. He has an extensive background in general management posts, having served most recently as vice president of manufacturing for Elyria Mfg. Corp. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Bennett holds a bachelor's degree...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 11.3 percent

May 15, 2012

March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $495.97.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 11.3 percent from February but...

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Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications - TheFabricator.com

Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications

May 15, 2012

UTILEV® has announced the availability of the UT25-30P line of diesel and LPG fuel forklift trucks in 5,000- and 6,000-lb. capacities in select U.S. markets. The trucks are suitable for light- to medium-duty operating environments and for customers who use their lift trucks intermittently...

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Dawson Metal names senior VP of sales, marketing - TheFabricator.com

Dawson Metal names senior VP of sales, marketing

May 11, 2012

Dawson Metal Co. Inc., a provider of close-tolerance, custom metal fabricated components in Jamestown, N.Y., has appointed Alex Moore to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Moore has worked in sales and marketing positions with multiple manufacturing companies in New...

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Origin Intl. launches new website

May 11, 2012

Origin Intl. has announced the launch of its new website at www.originintl.com. The rebuilt site highlights CheckMate software for quality professionals and LaunchRite software for manufacturing engineers, as well as ROI information. Pages for quality professionals highlight dimensional...

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Zarges closes Amarillo plant

May 11, 2012

German company Zarges has closed its plant in Amarillo, Texas, after two years of producing the metal interiors of wind turbine towers. The company cites the economy and uncertainty over governmental production tax credits to wind companies as reasons for the closure. The company employed 10 to 15...

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AT&F installs steel plate blasting system

May 10, 2012

Metal fabricating company AT&F, Cleveland, has installed a new steel plate blasting system as part of its strategy of installing the largest metal forming and processing equipment available. The new machine enables the company to blast steel plate up to 12 ft. wide and 7 in. thick. The...

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Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama to add third production shift

May 10, 2012

Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama LLC (HMMA) has announced plans to add a third production shift at its Montgomery, Ala., facility. HMMA will add 877 positions to support the addition of the third shift, bringing the total number of jobs created at the plant to more than 3,000. The facility's 2012...

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ARF wins 2012 Leading Edge Award

May 10, 2012

American Roll Form, an employee-owned custom metal fabricator in Painesville, Ohio, has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Leading Edge Award, presented by Entrepreneurs Edge and Crain's Cleveland Business. According to the sponsors, the award honors middle-market companies operating in...

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IFH Group names new president

May 10, 2012

The IFH Group, Rock Falls, Ill., a manufacturer of custom-fabricated hydraulic oil reservoirs, fuel tanks, and lubrication storage and handling systems, has named Keith Ellefsen as president. He succeeds James King Jr., who retains his position as CEO. Ellefsen has served as vice president of...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical hires VP of administration - TheFabricator.com

Tweet/Garot Mechanical hires VP of administration

May 10, 2012

Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc., Green Bay, Wis., has hired Christopher R. Howald as vice president of administration. His responsibilities involve managing and directing corporate functions, including safety and risk management, accounting, contract administration, human resources, legal, and...

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Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

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Production monitoring software delivers weld performance information anywhere

May 9, 2012

Lincoln Electric's CheckPoint™ production monitoring software enables users to obtain performance information on their Lincoln Electric welding machines and operations wherever they are, from any computer and almost any mobile device, without the need to install, purchase, or maintain specialized...

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Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage - TheFabricator.com

Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage

May 9, 2012

Big Ass Fans has introduced the Powerfoil X2.0, a complete redesign of its Powerfoil X. The fan includes a new airfoil profile and winglet with patented Airfence™ technology. The winglet eliminates turbulence at the tip of the airfoil, while the Airfence captures air that would otherwise...

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Force Fabrication moves to new facility in California

May 8, 2012

Force Fabrication, a precision sheet metal fabricator and manufacturer for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has completed the transition of its manufacturing facility from Ventura, Calif., to Newbury Park, Calif. The move gives the company...

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