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Ace Metal Crafts celebrates 50th anniversary

July 12, 2010

Ace Metal Crafts celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration at its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters on June 13. The event included an open house with a facility tour, reunion and celebration,...

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Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location - TheFabricator

Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location

July 12, 2010

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., has renamed its precision metal stamping and manufacturing operation in Mexico and has moved it to a new location. The new site is not far from the old facility, in...

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Jobshop Lean 2010 Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-9 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

July 12, 2010

The JobshopLean2010 Conference will be held Sept. 7-9, 2010 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. This niche conference is focused on adapting and extending Lean as an overarching strategy...

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Scenes from Europe - TheFabricator

Scenes from Europe

July 9, 2010

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Editor Eric Lundin recounts some of the product introductions and innovations seen at the TUBE expo in Düsseldorf, April 12-16, 2010.

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Strategic Marketing for Manufacturers

July 8, 2010

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Having a strategic marketing plan that reaches your customer base via all media channels, both traditional and the newer social media, can help take your business to the next level.

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Retired Army colonel appointed as joint-venture vice president - TheFabricator

Retired Army colonel appointed as joint-venture vice president

July 7, 2010

JP Sales Co. Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced the appointment of Col. Dion J. King, U.S. Army retired, as vice president, strategy, for the new joint venture between CIGNYS, Saginaw, Mich., and...

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K&S expands welded assembly area with robotic weld cell

July 7, 2010

K&S Tool, Die and Mfg. Inc., Ixonia, Wis., has added a Panasonic Perform Arc robotic weld cell to its welded assembly area. "The addition of automated capacity allows us to meet the growing needs...

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Jib cranes support indoor, outdoor applications - TheFabricator

Jib cranes support indoor, outdoor applications

July 7, 2010

Konecranes produces jib cranes for overhead lifting in production lines, workstations, machining cells, and warehouses. The cranes support indoor and outdoor applications and are used in customer...

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Rio South Texas initiative brings English-language proficiency to manufacturing workers - TheFabricator

Rio South Texas initiative brings English-language proficiency to manufacturing workers

July 7, 2010

South Texas College (STC), McAllen, Texas, has partnered with The Manufacturing Institute, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and other regional partners to implement an English language...

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SHRM LINE survey: Hiring expectations in manufacturing sector grow slightly in July

July 6, 2010

The recent pattern of incremental job growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in July, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National...

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Doing what was always done doesn't cut it - TheFabricator

Doing what was always done doesn't cut it

July 1, 2010

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ABMyr, Belleville, Mich., is a manufacturer of finishing systems for its automotive clients, but at the heart of the company is its fabricating talent. That is what will serve the company best as it looks to rebound from the recent downturn.

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ISM June ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories contracting

July 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 14th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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Tooling and Manufacturing Association to host Marketing Day

June 28, 2010

The Tooling and Manufacturing Association is hosting its annual Marketing Day Friday, July 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill. The event, which is open to the public,...

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Modular fixturing for welding can be assembled quickly - TheFabricator

Modular fixturing for welding can be assembled quickly

June 28, 2010

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding features 3-D tables and a family of modular elements that can be assembled quickly to fixture almost any size and type of part. For large parts, the...

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Hydro Aluminum expands extrusion fabrication, machining services at Missouri plant

June 28, 2010

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit has invested significant capital and personnel in its Monett, Mo., extrusion facility. This investment is part of the company's long-term strategy to...

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