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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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DeWys Manufacturing advances machining capabilities

August 23, 2010

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company DeWys Mfg. has acquired a new SL-30 CNC lathe and a VF-5XT vertical machining center from Haas Automation Inc. The new machines are designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability, according to the company. "With...

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Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems - TheFabricator.com

Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems

August 23, 2010

Orion Energy Systems Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., recently raised the first urban wind tower in Manitowoc County, which will help offset energy consumed at the company's technology center. A video and images of the event can be seen at www.oriones.com/20kw_wind_tower_raising.php. Urban wind is the...

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9 students win manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs

August 19, 2010

Nine students seeking careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 toward their college or trade school education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA). This year NBT awarded scholarships totaling $13,500 to college- or trade...

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Caterpillar Foundation donation to help clean up Port-au-Prince

August 18, 2010

More than 150,000 people in Haiti’s most impoverished slum will benefit from a massive drainage canal clean-up project thanks to a donation by the Caterpillar Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. Nearly 1,200 residents of the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil will be...

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Bunting increases college scholarship program

August 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the 2010-2011 recipients of the Walter F. Bunting and June A. Bunting Memorial Scholarships. This year 18 scholarships were awarded, up from 12...

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3 Phase Energy Systems, Amada America announce strategic distribution agreement - TheFabricator

3 Phase Energy Systems, Amada America announce strategic distribution agreement

August 10, 2010

3 Phase Energy Systems, a green manufacturing company based in Auburn, Wash., has entered into a distribution agreement with Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., to provide the company with an...

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Environmentally safe gel lubricant for metalworking suitable for horizontal applications - TheFabricator

Environmentally safe gel lubricant for metalworking suitable for horizontal applications

August 10, 2010

Accu-Lube gel paste from ITW ROCOL® North America is an environmentally safe, natural-based lubricant made from renewable resources. It is suitable for horizontal applications because it won't run...

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CNA Foundation donates $15,000 to support youth summer manufacturing camps

August 10, 2010

The CNA Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Chicago-based, global commercial insurer CNA — has contributed $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators...

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Joining Technologies expands capabilities in laser, electron beam welding

August 10, 2010

Joining Technologies, East Granby, Conn., has expanded its capabilities in both laser beam welding and electron beam welding to take on more welding projects in the medical device and aerospace...

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Laystrom Manufacturing Co.

August 9, 2010

Full metal service — laser cutting, stamping, forming, welding, assembly, painting, plating, brass, CRS, HRPO, SS — all in a day's work! Laystrom Manufacturing Co. 3900 W. Palmer St. Chicago, IL 60647 773-342-4800 www.laystrom.com...

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Fedtech Inc.

August 9, 2010

Laser cutting at Fedtech Inc. Photo courtesy of Fedtech. 4763 Mustang Circle Mounds View, MN 55112 763-784-4600 sales@fedtech.com www.fedtech.com By Dave Fox OPENED: 1996 WHY: To offer a unique service that can be used in virtually all...

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Precision Pipe & Vessel LLC

August 9, 2010

Dew Point NGL Plant Photo courtesy of Precision Pipe & Vessel 6535 N. Washington St. Denver, CO 80229 303-287-5001 precision-pipe.com http://asmewelding.wordpress.com By Ryan Ward OPENED: 2000 WHY: When Precision Pipe & Vessel was formed in...

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Barnes MetalCrafters Inc

August 9, 2010

Tim and Nick Martin, Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. 252-291-0925 P.O. Box 2492 113 Walnut St. W. Wilson, NC 27893 http://www.barnesmetal.com sales@barnesmetal.com By Tim Martin and Nick Martin OPENED: Tim Martin purchased...

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Brown Dog Welding LLC

August 9, 2010

Josh Welton at Work Photo by Matt Trombley Mount Clemens, Mich. 586-258-8255 www.browndogwelding.com By Josh Welton OPENED: My wife, Darla, and I started Brown Dog Welding in the spring of 2008. WHY: It came out of my desire to weld. As a millwright...

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