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Open ceiling fans keep air moving in manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

Open ceiling fans keep air moving in manufacturing operations

November 21, 2013

Zoo Products offers two models of open ceiling fans. The variable-speed axial fans are designed with seven curved, serrated blades with winglets. They are available in off-white or black fire-resistant, UV-treated plastic housings. Both 115 and 230 V are offered. The H30 is designed for ceiling...

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Guidelines show how to achieve new levels of process control for parts cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Guidelines show how to achieve new levels of process control for parts cleaning

November 21, 2013

The Professional Association for Industrial Parts Cleaning (FiT) has prepared guidelines for achieving new levels of process control to ensure quality in industrial parts cleaning. Emphasis is placed on quality control based on the interdependency of component cleanliness and process parameters....

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Brochure highlights dust collectors - TheFabricator.com

Brochure highlights dust collectors

November 21, 2013

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has released a brochure showcasing its dust collectors. Photos and illustrations show how the units help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and other manufacturing pollutants. The brochure also includes specifications to help users determine the correct...

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Ted Morin, former Thermatool president, dies - TheFabricator.com

Ted Morin, former Thermatool president, dies

November 20, 2013

Theodore Joseph Morin Jr., of West Dennis, Mass., former president of Thermatool Corp. and former chairman of the board of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), died Nov. 18 at the age of 82. After high school graduation, Morin served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954....

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Mayville Eng. appoints VP of human resources

November 20, 2013

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has announced the addition of Cliff Sanderson as the new vice president of human resources. Coming to the company with more than 25 years of experience, he previously led human resources at Coleman Cable Inc. Sanderson has a bachelor's degree in...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies recognized by OSBA

November 19, 2013

The McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has been named to the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Honor Roll for 2013, a certificate of recognition for the support of Springfield’s school system. McGregor Metalworking pioneered a summer internship program in collaboration with...

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Tank Connection acquires additional manufacturing space in Kansas

November 18, 2013

Tank Connection Affiliate Group, a provider of dry bulk and liquid storage applications in Parsons, Kan., has acquired a manufacturing facility in Galesburg, Kan. The facility, originally built by Bush Hog Mfg., was later occupied by Ruskins Mfg. According to TC President Bill Neighbors, the...

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Weiss-Aug acquires JK Tool & Die

November 18, 2013

Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert molding, and assemblies in East Hanover, N.J., has acquired JK Tool & Die, located in Apollo, Pa. The acquired company operates as a subsidiary. JK Tool & Die produces complex stamping dies and provides short-run...

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Weldcote Metals hires new team member - TheFabricator.com

Weldcote Metals hires new team member

November 18, 2013

Weldcote Metals has hired Dave Colwell, CWI, to handle technical sales and support, distributor training, product applications, and Midwest regional sales. Colwell has more than 30 years of experience in the welding, brazing, and soldering industries, including technical support, research...

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Autodesk to acquire Delcam

November 18, 2013

Autodesk has announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a supplier of manufacturing software based in Birmingham, U.K. Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and approximately 700 employees. The company’s design, manufacturing, and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM for industries...

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Sioux Corp. celebrates 75 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Sioux Corp. celebrates 75 years in business

November 18, 2013

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and cooling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment, marks its 75th anniversary during 2014. The company will host a variety of community events, employee celebrations, tradeshow promotions,...

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Mayville Eng. Co. launches new website

November 18, 2013

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has launched a new website to promote its contract manufacturing, tube forming, metal fabrication, and coating systems. The site, at www.mecinc.com, brings together the former Center Mfg., Fabricating Specialists, and Mayville Eng. websites as part of...

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Helander Metal Spinning earns AS9100C quality management system certification

November 18, 2013

Helander Metal Spinning Co., a Lombard, Ill., provider of custom metal forming and fabricating services, has received its AS9100C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality, delivery, and costs in the aviation, space, and defense industries. The standard, which can be applied...

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BRP opens manufacturing facility in Mexico

November 15, 2013

BRP has established a new manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico, for the assembly of Rotax engines for its Can-Am off-road vehicles, assembly of the Sea-Doo Spark watercraft, and manufacturing of composite hulls and decks for Sea-Doo watercraft. By 2015 the entire Sea-Doo watercraft lineup...

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Waukesha Metal Products to acquire Revstone Fabrication

November 15, 2013

Waukesha® Metal Products, an international metal forming supplier, has announced its intention to purchase the assets of Revstone Fabrication San Luis Potosí S de RL de CV, located in San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico. The final agreement will be completed by Dec. 7, 2013. The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant...

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