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Bug-O Systems featured on "Viewpoints" TV

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, a provider of operator-controlled mechanization for welding and cutting in Canonsburg, Pa., has announced the company will be featured on the "Viewpoints" TV program, hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The segment is part of the program's American Industry series, which interviews "movers and...

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ThomasNet.com partners with Panjiva to give manufacturers new sales opportunites

February 7, 2013

ThomasNet.com, New York, N.Y., and Panjiva have announced a partnership to give U.S. manufacturers new opportunities to reach and do business with buyers from around the world. Panjiva is an intelligence platform for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and make contact with...

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Shimco launches new website

February 7, 2013

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has announced the launch of its newly designed website at www.shimco.com highlighting its custom-manufactured products, including solid, laminated, edgebond, and tapered shims; laminated sheets; and precision machined parts. The site includes product descriptions, photos,...

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Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF - TheFabricator.com

Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF

February 7, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and lasers, has opened a new laser micromachining applications laboratory at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. At the lab, the TruMicro team can demonstrate microprocessing technology for customers, solve specific application requests, and...

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Lenawee Stamping to expand operations

February 7, 2013

Lenawee Stamping Corp., Tecumseh, Mich., has been awarded a $5.3 million business incentive grant from the state to expand its operations. The company will add new programs, creating about 530 jobs for local workers. The grant supplements a total $30.7 million project investment. Lenawee Stamping...

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Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners

February 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment, has announced the six winners of its "Innovation to Shape the World" contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The individual winners are:...

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Bridge City Steel adds sales rep

February 7, 2013

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired John Wirth to be responsible for outside sales in the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, including Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, and Salem. Wirth has more than 30 years of experience in the steel processing industry. Bridge...

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Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards - TheFabricator.com

Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, Canonsburg, Pa., has promoted Brad Mutschler to the new position of industry manager for shipyards. In this position, Mutschler identifies new opportunities and offers technology for production welders, engineers, and fabricators in the design and construction of ships, barges,...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in January for the second consecutive month

February 4, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 44rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Bradley J....

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Tube producer knocked down, but not out - TheFabricator.com

Tube producer knocked down, but not out

February 1, 2013

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When one of its facilities was struck by an EF5 tornado on April 27, 2011, Independence Tube Corp. vowed to rebuild the facility. The reconstruction, which was aided by its staff, its customers, and its suppliers, was a Herculean effort that resulted in a small miracle exactly a year later: the new facility reopened for business on April 27, 2012.

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Growing in the face of uncertainty - TheFabricator.com

Growing in the face of uncertainty

February 1, 2013

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Having survived a bankruptcy in the 1990s and the Great Recession, A&E Custom Manufcturing isn't about to embark on an aggressive growth path just to chase more business. It wants to grow intelligently, balancing investment with real opportunity. With that in mind, the company has made some very wise decisions that has allowed it to grow in the face of ongoing uncertainty.

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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to surge again in February, reach a four-year high

January 31, 2013

In February, for the second month in a row, hiring activity will reach a four-year high in manufacturing, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2013. In February, for the seventh consecutive month, the...

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GDP advance estimate for fourth quarter 2012 shows 0.1 percent contraction; first decline since recession ended

January 30, 2013

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the "advance" estimate...

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Flat-pattern development software integrates into SolidWorks - TheFabricator.com

Flat-pattern development software integrates into SolidWorks

January 30, 2013

Forming Technologies Inc. has released BlankWorks v5.0, which provides SolidWorks® 2013 users with a fully integrated, add-in application for developing optimal flat patterns from complex, 3-D designs. The software, most commonly used for flattening complex, 3-D sheet metal components, also...

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Robotic blast system designed for coating workcells - TheFabricator.com

Robotic blast system designed for coating workcells

January 30, 2013

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a 7-axis robotic grit-blast machine configured for precision roughening of component surfaces in a production thermal spray coating cell. The model RB-RSSA-8 has a 54- by 46-in. blast process chamber that is 42 in. tall. A single pressure-blast nozzle is fed...

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