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Green Steel conference to focus on environmental sustainability

March 15, 2010

Steel Business Briefing, Pittsburgh, is hosting its first Green Steel conference, focusing on environmental sustainability in the global steel industry, on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott at Metro...

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Solar Mfg. adds sales support in Pacific Northwest

March 15, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has formed an agreement with Kelly LeBard, owner of Hartley Sales Corp., to provide sales representation in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Hartley Sales...

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Fabricating facility offered for sale in South Carolina

March 15, 2010

Heavy fabricators have the opportunity to purchase a turnkey facility in Clarendon County, S.C. The building is equipped and tailored for a heavy manufacturing operation, and a skilled labor pool is...

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Older than Oscar

March 9, 2010

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Family-owned, fifth-generation manufacturer Irwin Seating Co., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. has been thinking about the comfort and functionality of the public seating it has manufactured for more than 100 years. The company's 35 presses are used to stamp the components that support the seats, mount them to the floor, and attach them to the backs; as well as pivots, brackets, and other internal mechanisms. Irwin does all the stamping, welding painting, and upholstery work in its 470,000-sq.-ft. facility. Some of the seating company's recent projects include the stadium seating for the New Jersey Devils, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Colts.

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Brown Dog Welding LLC

March 5, 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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Acrylic adhesive works on various substrates, including unprepared metals

March 5, 2010

Lord Corp. offers Maxlok™, a new acrylic adhesive developed to meet the need for a process-friendly adhesive that will work on various substrates, including unprepared metals. The adhesive is...

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Small footprint dust, fume collection system available in units up to 10,000 CFM

March 5, 2010

The Torit® PowerCore® TG series from Donaldson Co. Inc. is designed for the collection of dust generated in thermal processes, such as welding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, and thermal spray...

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Steam pressure washers offer 1,000 PSI

March 5, 2010

Daimer®'s Super Max™ 15500SP steam cleaning systems offer pressure levels of 1,000 PSI, flow rates up to 4 GPM, and high temperatures for removing grease from surfaces and equipment. The...

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FMA, TPA seek applicants for industry awards

March 5, 2010

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards. The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011,...

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METALCON International 2010 to be held in October

March 5, 2010

The 20th annual METALCON International Conference and Exhibition for metal construction products and technologies will be held Oct. 20-22, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Sponsored by the...

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M&M Mfg. hires VP of commercial business development

March 5, 2010

M&M Manufacturing Co., a Fort Worth, Texas, manufacturer of rectangular, spiral, and round duct pipe and fittings for commercial and residential applications, has hired Larry Cook as vice president of...

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SME recognizes young leaders

March 5, 2010

SME has announced the winners of the 2010 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Richard E. Morley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The award, which recognizes people age 35 and younger for...

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Quality Tool adds turret punch/laser

March 5, 2010

Quality Tool Inc., a metal fabrication contract manufacturer based in St. Paul, Minn., has added the Amada® EMLK3610NT turret punch/laser system with servo-electric drive. The machine's customized...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill—Part III

March 1, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill,columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance so that the designer ends up with a design that allows him to explore various changes to the size of the overall product while having the component parts stretch or shrink automatically

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Why lean manufacturing won't make you rich — Part II

March 1, 2010

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Manufacturers often believe at least one of three common lean manufacturing misconceptions. Knowing about these misconceptions and understanding why they're not true will help set you on a path to incorporating lean tools into your manufacturing structure.

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