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Clark Metal Products receives The FABRICATOR’s Industry Award 2011

December 13, 2010

Clark Metal Products, a metal fabricator based in Blairsville, Pa., has received The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). The FMA award is bestowed upon an individual or company within the metal forming and fabricating...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 83.2 percent year-to-date

December 13, 2010

October U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $387.13 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was down 2.5 percent...

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Midbrook develops factory-for-hire concept

December 13, 2010

Midbrook Inc., a Jackson, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom metal fabrications and industrial parts washers, has announced the development of its factory-for-hire concept. The company will use its facility and employees to help customers design, modify, fabricate, and ship their parts and...

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Sit-down lift trucks have capacities from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs.

December 13, 2010

Linde Material Handling-North America Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Material Handling GmbH, has introduced the new RX60 series of electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks. The eight models in the series have capacities from 5,000 (RX60-25C and RX60-25L) to 10,000 (RX60-50) lbs....

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Revised bridge welding code published

December 13, 2010

The revised edition of the American Welding Society's "D1.5M/D1.5:2010 Bridge Welding Code" has been published. The new standard, known as AASHTO/AWS D1.5M/D1.5:2010, supersedes the 2008 edition. Available for a fee, the 478-page book was undertaken in response to a need for a common welding...

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LaFollette Machine marks 75 years in business

December 13, 2010

LaFollette Machine & Tool Co. Inc., LaFollette, Tenn., is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011. Since 1936 the company has been family-owned and -operated. The ISO 9001:2008-certified firm provides metal forming services and manufactures precision laser-cut parts for the automotive,...

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Bakersfield, Calif., unions come together to educate tomorrow's work force

December 13, 2010

Members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) in Bakersfield, Calif., are taking unprecedented measures to help ensure that when the economy rebounds, their work force is ready with the latest knowledge at their disposal. Vern Shaffer, business representative and training...

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Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding - TheFabricator.com

Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding

December 13, 2010

Patented switching technology on EFD Induction's Weldac induction welding machines now allows the machines to use IGBT transistors at frequencies up to 500 kHz for small-dimension tube welding. The improvements have led to lower stress and power loss in the transistors and the inverter module...

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Success going paperless - TheFabricator.com

Success going paperless

December 10, 2010

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By eliminating its work order packets, Advanced Laser Machining Inc. has saved time associated with trying to make corrections once engineering changes were made to jobs in progress and reduced the risk of upsetting its customers.

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Ball to acquire Aerocan S.A.S.

December 9, 2010

Ball Corp. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Barclays Private Equity to acquire Aerocan S.A.S., a supplier of aluminum aerosol cans and bottles in Europe, for approximately &eruo;221 million inclusive of debt and other liabilities. The acquisition is expected to close...

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The Army's manufacturing muscle - TheFabricator.com

The Army’s manufacturing muscle

December 9, 2010

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The Rock Island Arsenal has been a manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s, but today it has established itself as the only general-purpose, vertically integrated metal manufacturer in the U.S. Department of Defense. With that responsibility, it boasts an incredible array of manufacturing capabilities and expertise, all of which allows it to rapidly respond to the needs of its military customers.

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Chrysler Group LLC celebrates Sterling Heights Assembly Plant investment and extension of production

December 6, 2010

Chrysler Group LLC celebrated the extension of production, the addition of a second shift and an $850 million investment at an event today at its Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant. The celebration also marked the start of production of the all-new 2011 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. "Today...

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Liquid mixing, delivery system introduced

December 6, 2010

IntelliMeld™, a new dual liquid mixing and delivery system for industrial use, has been introduced by Colvin Consulting. It is designed for use with stamping presses, chemical mixing, and finishing applications. The system can store hundreds of recipes, integrate with process equipment, and...

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Nonmarring safety air gun delivers strong blowing force - TheFabricator.com

Nonmarring safety air gun delivers strong blowing force

December 6, 2010

Exair's new lightweight, precision safety air gun delivers a highly focused, forceful blast of air for cleaning and other industrial applications. The air gun has a small-diameter nozzle and extension that fit into tight spaces while delivering a strong blowing force. The gun's Nano Super air...

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Van Reenen Steel wins Swedish Steel Prize

December 6, 2010

SSAB has awarded this year's international Swedish Steel Prize to the South African company Van Reenen Steel Ltd. The company has developed a lighter and more durable body for dump trucks in the mining industry. The purpose of the prize is to provide inspiration and to disseminate knowledge about...

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