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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring activity to accelerate in October in manufacturing, services

October 3, 2013

In October, the pace of hiring in manufacturing and services will increase compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2013. In October, for the 15th consecutive month, the hiring rate...

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Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components - TheFabricator.com

Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components

October 3, 2013

Guyson Corp. offers a robotic blast machine that repeats programmed surface preparation routines on individual components and processes a full tray of parts automatically without interruption. The model RB-600 uses a 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot as a component manipulator. Mounted upside...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing sector expanded in September for 4th consecutive month

October 2, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 52nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued Oct. 1 by Bradley J....

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Trap magnets protect downstream equipment from damage - TheFabricator.com

Trap magnets protect downstream equipment from damage

October 2, 2013

Eriez® has added ferrous traps to its ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators. They are offered in ceramic, rare-earth, and Xtreme® rare-earth strengths. The trap magnets target the removal of medium to large ferrous contamination. They help protect downstream equipment from...

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Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel

October 2, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a line of magnetic angle fixturing devices and hand lifters in its Radius™ tool welding gear product group. The fixturing tools can be used to position steel for tack welding or other pre- or postweld operations. They also are suitable for cutting and grinding...

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Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration - TheFabricator.com

Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration

October 2, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. offers DeltaMaxx cartridge filters. They employ nanofiber filtration technology with an ASHRAE MERV rating of 15. Engineered for use within the company's CMaxx dust collector and offered in a variety of sizes, the filters also fit into models from other manufacturers,...

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Hand-held dot peen marker features increased memory capacity - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held dot peen marker features increased memory capacity

October 2, 2013

SIC Marking has introduced the e10p123 lightweight dot peen marking system for marking steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and most plastics. The 8.3-lb., hand-held system features an easy-access on/off button for quick start and stop of the marking cycle. An internal LED light...

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Newcomb Spring triples size with new facility

October 2, 2013

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., a supplier of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wire forms, stampings, rings, hooks, and battery contact springs, has announced plans to move its Carolina plant to a new location in Gastonia, N.C. The 47,000-sq.-ft. facility will triple the...

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IBISWorld publishes cutting tool, machine tool accessory manufacturing report

October 2, 2013

Demand in the U.S. cutting tool and machine tool accessory manufacturing industry is spread across several downstream markets, domestically and abroad, so revenue tends to follow downstream production levels. "High production encourages sales of new and replacement cutting tools and accessories,...

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SigmaTEK offers webinar on MRP for small job shops

October 1, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of software for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, and tube/pipe, is hosting a webinar entitled "MRP for Small Job Shops" on Tues., Oct. 8, 2013, at 11: a.m. EDT. Intended for job shops with 30 or fewer employees, the webinar is designed for...

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Richards Sheet Metal expands to mark 85 years in business

October 1, 2013

Richards Sheet Metal Works Inc., a precision metal manufacturing company in Ogden, Utah, is celebrating its 85th anniversary with an expansion, new machinery, and special events. The company is constructing its fourth building on-site; when completed in October, it will increase the manufacturer's...

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Culinary Stainless Fabricators opens in California

October 1, 2013

A new sheet metal fabrication business, Culinary Stainless Fabricators, has opened in Tracy, Calif. The company fabricates and distributes stainless steel food service equipment including sinks, worktables, exhaust hoods, serving counters, shelving, and cabinets to restaurants, cafeterias, delis,...

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Desch Canada expands, installs two test stands

October 1, 2013

Desch Canada Ltd., a provider of power transmission and drive train products, has added 16,000 sq. ft. to its Cambridge, Ont., facility, expanding its manufacturing and service area. The company has installed two new test stands. One test stand is for the gearboxes manufactured and serviced at the...

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Cyl-Tec names two vice presidents - TheFabricator.com

Cyl-Tec names two vice presidents

October 1, 2013

Cyl-Tec Inc., Aurora, Ill., has promoted Sandi Radtke to vice president of human resources and hired Chris Colaw as vice president of business development. Radtke, who has been the company’s human resources manager for 5.5 years, is a key facilitator in its continuous improvement...

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