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CenterLine (Windsor) wins 2011 Business Excellence Award - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine (Windsor) wins 2011 Business Excellence Award

April 25, 2011

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has announced that it has won a Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business Excellence Award in the product innovation category. The company designs, manufactures, and supplies products and services for welding, metal forming, and cold...

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A.T. Wall celebrates 125th anniversary

April 25, 2011

A.T. Wall Co., Warwick, R.I., is celebrating its 125th year in business. From its founding in 1886 as a jewelry finding manufacturer, the company has grown and expanded to become a global supplier of seamless, cold-drawn, specialty tubing; waveguide tubing; and metal stampings, including drawn and...

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Sharpe Products acquires fifth all-electric tube bender

April 25, 2011

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., has purchased its fifth all-electric tube bending machine, a 90-mm Lang bender. The machine can bend up to 3.5-in.-OD tube and features multiradius stacking and rolling capabilities. According to the company, the bender delivers high accuracy and repeatability,...

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Semiautomatic stretch wrapper system has simplified film threading - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic stretch wrapper system has simplified film threading

April 25, 2011

Combi Packaging Systems LLC offers the SW-10 stretch wrapper. The semiautomatic machine features basic components and no formal installation requirements. The pallet wrapper's manual mechanical core braking film tensioning system simplifies threading of the film. The simple control panel and...

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A method to job shop software madness

April 19, 2011

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Choosing job shop software can be a daunting task. How can you be sure to choose a system that accomplishes the tasks you want and provides the best return on investment?

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DeWys Manufacturing invests in new technology

April 18, 2011

West Michigan-based metal fabrication company DeWys Manufacturing Inc. has announced that it has invested in an automated loader/un-loader for its new laser cutting systems. The company recently acquired a new Amada Pulsar 2415 4kW 5 ft. by 16 ft. Production Laser System from Amada America. The...

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Bisco Industries opens facility in Virginia

April 18, 2011

Continuing its aggressive expansion, Bisco Industries Inc., a global distributor of electronic components, fasteners, and distribution services based in Anaheim, Calif., has opened its 38th facility. The new facility is located in Richmond, Va. Glen Ceiley is the chairman and CEO, Don Wagner is...

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DGI Supply to acquire Midwest Industrial Tools

April 18, 2011

DGI Supply, Wheeling, Ill., a DoALL Company, has signed a letter of intent to purchase all outstanding shares of Midwest Industrial Tools Inc. The owners expect the deal to be finalized by May 1, 2011. Allan Chartier, the current president and CEO of MIT, will remain with the company through the...

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TOX® Pressotechnik building cylinders in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

TOX® Pressotechnik building cylinders in Illinois

April 18, 2011

TOX Pressotechnik is now manufacturing its TOX- Powerpackage line-Q cylinders at its facility in Warrenville, Ill. These cylinders are available in 11 models with pneumatic press force from 1 to 30 tons. The cylinders are suitable for use in clinching, mounting, fastener insertion, marking,...

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HRB pricing momentum stalls; China up, U.S., World, & Western Europe down

April 13, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 11 rose 3.6 percent to $628 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price slipped 0.1 percent to $969 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after rising nine consecutive times. The World export HRB price...

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Tower International acquires assets of W Industries

April 12, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of W Industries, a Detroit-based supplier of large metal components and assemblies, primarily to defense,...

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Gas mixer with integrated moisture measurement introduced

April 12, 2011

Witt has introduced new gas mixers with integrated moisture measurement. They continuously monitor the moisture content of the gas mixture as it is fed into the process. When a certain configurable limit of moisture is exceeded, an alarm can be triggered. The mixers feature a ceramic metal oxide...

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Foreman Fabricators wins international award - TheFabricator.com

Foreman Fabricators wins international award

April 12, 2011

Foreman Fabricators Inc., a custom fabricator of architectural metal items in St. Louis, has won an award for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The company entered a customized desk it...

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Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water - TheFabricator.com

Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water

April 12, 2011

La-Co Industries has developed the Markal® Pro-Line WP industrial-grade liquid paint marker. Engineered with a permanent, fast-drying, low-VOC formula, the marker resists spreading when in contact with water or water-based liquids. Low in halogenated compounds and sulfur, the marker uses a...

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Wisconsin company part of worldwide effort to help cool Japan's nuclear reactors

April 7, 2011

A Wisconsin company is part of a global effort to help contain Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. Putzmeister America Inc., based in Sturtevant, Wis., is a division of heavy equipment manufacturer, Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH (PCP). The two affiliates are sending four additional boom pumps to...

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