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Hynes Industries wins Wabash National Platinum Award

January 10, 2011

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized the quality and delivery performance of Hynes Industries Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, with a Platinum Award. Hynes is the exclusive supplier of roll formed roof bows, side posts, and other structural and cargo restraint components for Wabash’s...

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Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft. - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft.

January 10, 2011

Weighing 5 lbs. and measuring less than 1 ft. across, the new Sidewinder push camera from Peerless Creations can be carried up ladders and across catwalks to inspect process piping, heat exchanger tubes, exhaust stacks, and other confined spaces as narrow as 0.875 in. in diameter. Bright LEDs...

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Fabricating Update Survey Concern 1

Are conditions improving for metal fabricators?

January 10, 2011

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The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but many metal fabricators were still in the thick of it as that year ended. Did conditions improve for this sector in 2010? How’s business now for fabricators compared to a year ago?

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 82.7 percent year-to-date

January 10, 2011

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $318.18 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 17.7 percent...

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Chevy Volt named 2011 North American Car of the Year

January 10, 2011

The Chevrolet Volt electric car has been named the 2011 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show. The Volt, which already has won the 2011 Green Car of the Year and Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year, edged out the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Sonata to win the award....

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Manufacturing to add jobs in January, but pace will follow slow-growth pattern

January 6, 2011

The U.S. private-sector labor force is expected to add jobs in manufacturing and services in January, but the pace will follow a recent slow-growth pattern, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2011. The...

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Industry leaders to deliver keynote sessions at Metal Matters 2011 conference

January 4, 2011

Compelling and educational keynote addresses covering tactics to implement for business growth and operation improvement and the state of U.S. manufacturing, highlight The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters March 2-4. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dan DiMicco,...

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ISM December ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories growing

January 3, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Jan. 3 by Norbert J. Ore,...

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FMA's leadership conference to offer business growth knowledge to metal fabricators

January 3, 2011

Metal fabricators will receive knowledge, skill development, inspirational ideas, and networking opportunities designed to improve operations and build strategic partnerships for business growth at The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters, March 2-4 at Disney’s BoardWalk...

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Sheet metal apprentice competition to include more than 325 participants

January 3, 2011

More than 325 sheet metal apprentices and their families will go to Las Vegas March 6-10 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices from the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition is hosted by the International Training Institute...

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Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications - TheFabricator.com

Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications

January 3, 2011

Lord Corp. has announced the availability of a new thermally conductive silicone encapsulant. Designed for encapsulation applications in which high heat dissipation is required, SC-305 is a two-component silicone system. Suitable for LED lighting power supply encapsulation, the encapsulant can...

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Committee recommends $50,000 for Rogue Mfg.

January 3, 2011

The Citizens Review Committee of Grand Island, Neb., has voted to recommend $50,000 of business incentives for local start-up Rogue Mfg. The request will advance to the Grand Island City Council for final approval of the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Program funds, also known as LB840...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII

December 16, 2010

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Wrapping up his design work on the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis now turns his attention to preparing final versions of project documentation.

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A.O. Smith to sell electric motor division to Regal Beloit Corp.

December 14, 2010

A. O. Smith Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Electrical Products Company, an operating segment that is one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America, to Regal Beloit Corp. for...

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J & D Tube Benders receives TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal's Industry Award 2011

December 13, 2010

J & D Tube Benders Inc., a custom manufacturer and distributor of tubular components and assemblies located in Schofield, Wis., has received TPJ's Industry Award 2011 presented by TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® and sponsored by the Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA). The TPA award is...

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