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Kleentek hires sales engineer

January 13, 2009

Kleentek, Cincinnati, has appointed Eric Levitt to sales engineer. He is responsible for the sales of the company's line of electrostatic oil conditioning systems in Tennessee, North Carolina, South...

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Accurate Die Design launches new Web site

January 13, 2009

Accurate Die Design Inc. has launched a new interactive Web site and a new logo.The site, at www.accuratediedesign.com, has a photo gallery that shows 3-D models, 2-D drawings, and 3-D renderings. It...

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FMA elects new members, officers

January 13, 2009

Jeffrey Knauf, president of Medalist Laserfab, Inc., of Oshkosh, Wis., and Dan McLeod, district manager of A. J. Forsyth in Delta, B.C., Canada were elected to the board of directors of the...

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Precision LLC acquires Haz-Safe modular building product line

January 13, 2009

Precision LLC, Austintown, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of the Haz-Safe modular building product line from CID Associates, Sarver, Pa. As a result, Haz-Safe has become a wholly owned subsidiary...

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Gill Industries increases production of steel frames for utility vehicles

January 13, 2009

Gill Industries Inc. has ramped up an automated production line at its Trenton, Ga., facility to supply steel chassis for a new series of utility vehicles by Club Car Inc. that targets the...

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Metal Matters 2009 to include keynote by global economist

January 13, 2009

A keynote address from a leading industry economist, as well as peer- and consultant-facilitated roundtables, will highlight Metal Matters 2009, the fourth annual conference that explores best...

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BCN Technical Services expands press rebuild capabilities

January 13, 2009

BCN Technical Services has completed a 13,000-square-ft. addition to its Hastings, Mich., facility specifically designed for the refurbishment and assembly of small to medium-size mechanical and...

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Kennametal to cut 1,200 jobs

January 13, 2009

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal, which said that demand for its tools and advanced materials have been hurt by customers' actions to keep inventories low, has announced that it is cutting more than...

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We're all in this together: Fighting negativity

January 13, 2009

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Even in the best of times, negativity can rear its ugly head and create problems in the workplace. In today's turbulent economic climate, fighting negativity may seem an almost impossible task. However, it's more important now than ever to keep negativity at bay. This article explains why.

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EuroBLECH 2008: A celebration of metal fabricating and forming

January 13, 2009

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EuroBLECH is a celebration more than anything. Most of the booths have plenty of tables and, usually, a bar for customers, distributors, business partners, and friends to swing by, chat, have a drink, and talk about life both in and out of the industry. In fact, unlike shows in North America, a visitor will find materials suppliers—the folks that make the metal sheet, plate, and tube—among the exhibitors. Everyone comes together for this global event.

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Machine tool demand falls

January 12, 2009

Reuters has reported that U.S. November machine tool demand fell 34.7 percent to $185.57 million from $284.27 million in October, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the...

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Manufacturing sector economist outlines four steps necessary for rebound

January 5, 2009

A substantial economic rebound, particularly as it relates to U.S. manufacturing, will occur in 2009 only if four factors trend in a positive way, said Dr. Chris Kuehl, the economic analyst for the...

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Sketching in a 3-D CAD System

January 1, 2009

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Columnist Gerald Davis describes different approaches to sketching in a 3-D environment.

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Metal formers expect slight improvement

December 17, 2008

According to the December 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to improve slightly, yet remain difficult during...

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Lockout scissor hasp accommodates multiple padlocks

December 16, 2008

Fortress Interlocks has introduced the lockout scissor hasp for locking off dangerous machinery in the workplace.Employees who use the lockout/tagout safety procedure can lock multiple padlocks onto...

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