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Nautic Global Group to expand production

March 5, 2014

Nautic Global Group, a boat manufacturer in Elkhart, Ind., has announced plans to expand production of its Hurricane, Rinker, Godfrey Pontoons, Polar Kraft, and Parti Kraft brands to meet growing demand. The expansion will create 70...

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Compact system filters cooling lubricants to microfiltration level

March 5, 2014

GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG offers the Maxflow compact filter system for filtration of cooling lubricants to the microfiltration level. When product requirements change, the integrated, horizontally arranged filter disks can be exchanged quickly. Automatic backwashing detaches the filter cake...

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Airgas acquires Welding & Therapy Service Inc.

March 5, 2014

Airgas Inc., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases based in Radnor, Pa., has acquired Welding & Therapy Service Inc., an industrial and medical gas and welding supply distributor with locations in Louisville, Ky.; and Bedford, Clarksville, Columbus, and Princeton, Ind. The five...

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Business lessons from Matthew McConaughey

March 5, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

If Matthew McConaughey wants a side job, he can lecture corporations on transformation and rebranding.

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Oxygen flow regulator provides 6,500-PSI maximum flow

March 5, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the Mega Reg high-flow oxygen regulator. It features a machined brass body, polished chrome bonnet, and 2.5-in. single-scale gauges. The heavy-duty, single-stage regulator comes in B and C connections with delivery pressures of 250 and 500 PSI. Maximum flow...

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Valmont acquires DS SM A/S

March 4, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced the acquisition of privately held, Denmark-based DS SM A/S, a manufacturer of heavy complex steel structures for such industries...

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OAI, DRMA to host seminar for aircraft parts suppliers March 20

March 4, 2014

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) and the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) will host the seminar "Practical Tips for Suppliers of Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Parts to Increase Exports" on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Dayton Crown Plaza, Dayton, Ohio, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m....

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From the Web 3.4.14

March 4, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from content published on the Web during the past week— cars, guns, jobs, and politics.

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Powered hand truck features variable forward/reverse motion

March 4, 2014

Valley Craft Industries Inc. offers a new powered hand truck. It combines the design of the EZY-Rol drum truck line with high-traction pneumatic wheels for rough-surface traction; full-function, variable forward and reverse travel with reverse audible warning; and a battery-powered motor with...

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RFID module eliminates manual input to gas equipment

March 4, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik offers an RFID module that can be retrofitted to gas mixers, gas analyzers, and leak-testing equipment. The module eliminates manual input by touchscreens, keys, and controllers and replaces bar code readers. The module can be used on all equipment that is fitted with the...

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FabSuite LLC names Integrous as distributor

March 4, 2014

FabSuite LLC has announced that it has appointed Integrous Steel Software Solutions LLC as its distributor for FabSuite steel fabrication management software products in North America. The software assists fabricators with such tasks as job/contract bidding, job input, production and shipment piece...

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Features added to lift trucks

March 3, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has added several standard features to its Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers Platinum II and GO4 series lift trucks. LED headlights now are standard, replacing halogen headlights on those models. A welded assist grip also has been added as standard to the right-hand front...

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AGC realigns global aerospace composites businesses

March 3, 2014

AGC Aerospace & Defense has announced the realignment of its global aerospace composites businesses. Formerly comprising five different legacy brands — Tods Composite Solutions, Paul Fabrications, Unitech, Hill AeroSystems, and Integrated Composites — the collection of organizations now...

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TUBE expo exhibitors agree that signs bode well for the coming year

March 3, 2014 | By Eric Lundin

It’s no secret that Düsseldorf’s biennial tube and pipe expo, TUBE®, is a good way to gauge the industry’s health. The expo is 3 percent larger in 2014 than it was in 2012, and the exhibitors interviewed for this article expect good things from the industry in the coming year. These in-depth perspectives also revealed that upheaval in the U.S. energy industry is leading to changes that will have repercussions for decades.

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An 80/20 primer

February 28, 2014 | By Dick Kallage

The 80/20 management method seeks to maximize results—such as sales or profits—by systematically deploying available resources only to the drivers that have the most impact. It sounds straightforward, but columnist Dick Kallage explains why this management approach is sometimes hard to execute.

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