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Cemco marks 50 years of manufacturing

March 12, 2012

Cemco, a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business in Belen, N.M., celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1962 by Mason Hise as a repair company that specialized in rebuilding crusher rolls and jaw plates, the company built its first vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher in...

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3-D CAD: Customization in project documentation - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Customization in project documentation

March 12, 2012

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Columnist Gerald Davis reveals the most convenient way to set up a bills of material and related title blocks.

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5 tips for a less stressful ERP migration - TheFabricator.com

5 tips for a less stressful ERP migration

March 12, 2012

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A migration from an older software package to a new enterprise resource planning software system is almost assured to test even the most forward-thinking metal fabricating organization. Every part of the organization is touched in this move, and everyone has to work together to ensure that initial business objectives are achieved once the software is rolled out. Luckily, preparation before actual software implementation can make a big difference.

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The subtle landscape of U.S. manufacturing

March 12, 2012

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Manufacturing companies aren’t all the same, and neither is worker pay. Reality is subtler than that. Despite all the complexities, though, the massive U.S. contract manufacturing base can’t grow if multinationals continually choose to build plants elsewhere.

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Three’s company

March 9, 2012

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Many weld instructors will tell you that the ability to hear plays a critical role in developing a skilled welder. But a deaf student from Tennessee is proving that character traits like determination and a strong work ethic are more important. It also helps to have a creative, patient teacher and a dedicated support staff.

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Energy-industry software predicts, prioritizes equipment failure

March 8, 2012

GE has introduced Proficy® SmartSignal® Shield 4.0 software for the oil and gas and power industries. It is designed to provide early detection of problems in large equipment to prevent surprise equipment failure. It also offers diagnostic guidance and prioritized actionable intelligence. The...

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Racine Metal-Fab to expand in Wisconsin

March 7, 2012

Racine Metal-Fab, a metal fabricator serving the commercial lighting, medical equipment, and energy industries, has announced plans to build a new plant in Sturtevant, Wis. The $8.5 million investment is expected to create up to 25 jobs....

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Deere to expand manufacturing capacity for large tractors

March 7, 2012

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., will invest $70 million to expand the manufacturing capacity in its Waterloo, Iowa, operations, where the company builds large farm tractors. The expansion will increase capacity by more than 10 percent by the middle of 2013. When the improvements are completed,...

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Ambrell to expand manufacturing facility

March 7, 2012

Ambrell is expanding its manufacturing facility in Scottsville, N.Y., to meet increasing OEM demand for induction heating systems. The company offers induction heating systems in a variety of powers and frequencies....

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ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development

March 6, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., Warwick, R.I., has appointed Tracy MacNeal as corporate director of business development. She is responsible for coordinating and managing the strategic direction of the organization through sales and marketing efforts. MacNeal has 15 years of experience working with...

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Bishop-Wisecarver hires VP of manufacturing

March 5, 2012

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., has hired Aldo DeAmicis as vice president of manufacturing. He has more than 20 years of manufacturing and leadership experience. DeAmicis comes to the company from Tyco Electronics, where he worked as a plant manager and operations director. He began...

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Gene Haas Foundation awards $27,000 to SkillsUSA Machining Championship Awards program

March 5, 2012

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has awarded a $27,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the development of a new SkillsUSA Machining Championship Award program. Peter Zierhut of the Gene Haas Foundation said, "We are looking for employees with specific skill...

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Flex-N-Gate Corp. to expand Indiana factory

March 5, 2012

Flex-N-Gate Corp. is planning a $5 million expansion of its Covington, Ind., factory, involving various improvements and the addition of robotic welding cells. The expansion will result in the addition of 68 employees....

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Clement Industries announces hiring plans

March 5, 2012

Minden, La.-based Clement Industries, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, has announced that it will hire 25 new welders and welder trainees in an effort to cut its six-month backlog of orders by half. The company experienced a 90 percent increase in sales in 2011 and expects 20 percent more...

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Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X - TheFabricator.com

Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X

March 5, 2012

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The EPAís NESHAP Rule 6X went into effect on July 25, 2011. Find out if this regulation applies to you; what steps are required if it does; and what equipment is out there to help keep your employees safe and the EPA happy.

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