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Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced - TheFabricator.com

Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced

January 17, 2011

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the new Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. This overhead track-style, modular lighting system uses UV-A and white-light LEDs attached to a mountable platform. It is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths and for preinspections and...

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HRB prices climb

January 12, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for January 10 surged 7.0 percent to $805 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price rose 2.6 percent to $591 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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MJM Manufacturing Inc.

January 11, 2011

MJM Manufacturing Inc. 5205 N.W. 161 St. Miami, FL 33014 Phone: 305-620-2020 http://www.mjmmfg.com info@mjmmfg.com By Alexander Mijares OPENED: 1979 WHY: My father, Mike Mijares, president and CEO of MJM, founded the company as a one-man shop making prototypes...

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Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high

January 10, 2011

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the new CBW 1212 pass-through wash system. This heated jet spray washer incorporates a powered, galvanized, 12-in. chain-belt conveyor, with variable speeds from 1 to 10 linear FPM. It can process parts up to 12 in. high. The heavy-duty, 12-ga....

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FMA's Toll Processing conference to offer strategies for successful business

January 10, 2011

Metal producers and processors can learn the best way to position their companies in the marketplace and make informed business decisions by attending the Toll Processing 2011 conference, March 2 to 4, at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The theme of the 15th annual...

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NAM announces change of president, CEO

January 10, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has announced that John Engler has left his position as president and CEO to become president of the Business Roundtable (BRT). In his six years at NAM, Engler strengthened the organization and achieved major legislative victories...

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Demmer Investments acquires Quality Tool

January 10, 2011

Demmer Investments IV Inc., an entity formed by shareholders of Demmer Corp., Lansing, Mich., has announced the acquisition of Quality Tool Inc. Quality Tool provides precision metal fabrication, stamping, machining, busbar, and design service, with more than 110,000 sq. ft. of production space...

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Flat-deck cart tows up to 4,000-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Flat-deck cart tows up to 4,000-lb. loads

January 10, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new double fifth wheel, four-wheel-steer, 48- by 96-in. flat-deck cart for towing up to 4,000-lb. loads. The four-wheel steering helps improve tracking of carts in long trains for cornering or maneuvering in tight aisles. The laser-cut and -formed...

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Hynes Industries wins Wabash National Platinum Award

January 10, 2011

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized the quality and delivery performance of Hynes Industries Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, with a Platinum Award. Hynes is the exclusive supplier of roll formed roof bows, side posts, and other structural and cargo restraint components for Wabash’s...

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Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft. - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft.

January 10, 2011

Weighing 5 lbs. and measuring less than 1 ft. across, the new Sidewinder push camera from Peerless Creations can be carried up ladders and across catwalks to inspect process piping, heat exchanger tubes, exhaust stacks, and other confined spaces as narrow as 0.875 in. in diameter. Bright LEDs...

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Fabricating Update Survey Concern 1

Are conditions improving for metal fabricators?

January 10, 2011

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The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but many metal fabricators were still in the thick of it as that year ended. Did conditions improve for this sector in 2010? How’s business now for fabricators compared to a year ago?

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 82.7 percent year-to-date

January 10, 2011

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $318.18 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was down 17.7 percent...

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Chevy Volt named 2011 North American Car of the Year

January 10, 2011

The Chevrolet Volt electric car has been named the 2011 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show. The Volt, which already has won the 2011 Green Car of the Year and Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year, edged out the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Sonata to win the award....

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Manufacturing to add jobs in January, but pace will follow slow-growth pattern

January 6, 2011

The U.S. private-sector labor force is expected to add jobs in manufacturing and services in January, but the pace will follow a recent slow-growth pattern, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2011. The...

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Industry leaders to deliver keynote sessions at Metal Matters 2011 conference

January 4, 2011

Compelling and educational keynote addresses covering tactics to implement for business growth and operation improvement and the state of U.S. manufacturing, highlight The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters March 2-4. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dan DiMicco,...

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