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Tweet/Garot Mechanical names COO

February 4, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service mechanical contracting company that offers engineering, HVAC, plumbing, piping, sheet metal, and building automation services, has promoted Hope H. Voigt from operations manager to COO. In this role, Voigt oversees all of the company’s...

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Falcon Steel launches material management program

February 4, 2016

Haltom City, Texas-based Falcon Steel, a producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has launched a material management program that allows customers to plan and order in advance for steel structures to be fabricated within a given forecast. Fabricated structures then are stored...

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Midwest Engineered Systems celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems based in Waukesha, Wis., marks 25 years in business in 2016. Scott Woida founded the company in 1991 as a one-man operation out of his parents' basement, producing systems that manufacture parts for brake and...

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26 Commerce Road and the life of the small manufacturer

February 4, 2016

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A small industrial building just off the highway in northeast Pennsylvania has seen a few businesses come and go. Their stories tell a lot about what it’s like to be a small manufacturer in the U.S.

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to fall slightly compared to a year ago

February 4, 2016

In February, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and will remain nearly unchanged in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2016. Layoff rates...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

February 3, 2016

Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, Ont., Canada. The brands will be part of FMA Communications Canada, a media...

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Compressed air filter works at point of use

February 3, 2016

The 5 Micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America is a two-stage filter that removes liquids, oils, and other contaminants. Designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use, it is available in sizes with flow ranges of 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250...

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SPC software helps make data more accessible

February 3, 2016

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its GainSeeker® Suite SPC software. The new release makes disparate manufacturing data more accessible and actionable, states the company. The platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency (OEE), SPC, defect management,...

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Feb. 24 event to help Chicago-area manufacturers source business locally

February 3, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) has announced the third date in the series of Manufacturing Matchmaking events for Chicago-area manufacturers in the primary metals, metal fabricating, metalworking, and machinery industries. The matchmaking series is an initiative of IMEC and...

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Report forecasts 1.9 percent CAGR for metal fabricating equipment market through 2019

February 3, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has released a report that forecasts the metal fabrication equipment market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 1.9 percent by revenue from 2015-2019. The report, “Metal Fabrication Equipment Market in the US 2015-2019,” is based on an in-depth market analysis...

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Air breathing system works with existing compressed air supply

February 3, 2016

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which it says complies with the OSHA requirement for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the onboard...

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Voices that matter, in Iowa and the metal fabrication shop floor

February 2, 2016

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Having your voice matter may be at the core of good culture. This may apply as much to Iowa voters as it does to people on the fab shop floor.

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Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award nominations accepted through April 1

February 2, 2016

The International Titanium Association has announced it is accepting nominations for the Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual for exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium applications or technology. Nominees should have achieved one or more of the...

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Never undervalue what you do

February 2, 2016

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“Welding is easy; business is hard.” At least that’s how Josh Welton sees running his own business. An important thing to remember is “if you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

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