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PMA member urges Congress to bring manufacturing back to U.S.

March 18, 2014

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) member Kevin Harberts, president and CEO of Kryton Engineered Metals Inc., Cedar Falls, Iowa, has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access about reshoring, or...

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OSHA releases educational bulletin on injury-recording requirements

March 18, 2014

OSHA has released an educational resource that focuses on requirements for recording of temporary worker injuries and illnesses. The recordkeeping bulletin explains the requirements for both the staffing agency and the host employer and addresses how to identify who is responsible for recording...

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Multiple-wheel caster simplifies movement of loaded carts

March 18, 2014

Caster Concepts has developed the TWERGO™ wheel for simplified movement of loaded carts and vehicles. The tread minimizes friction and eliminates scrubbing and sliding when turning, while maintaining impact resistance. The multiple-wheel design is anchored by a spanner, and the wheel hub...

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Lockheed Martin earns three Manufacturing Leadership Awards

March 18, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been recognized with three 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards for achievements in advanced manufacturing, environmentally friendly practices, and customer relationships. The awards are administered by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan....

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Access control system prevents unauthorized use of machinery

March 18, 2014

A universal access control system that uses smart card technology to prevent fixed and mobile machinery from being used by unauthorized people has been introduced by Whiting Corp. AccessPoint controls who can operate high-value, high-risk equipment and records when they accessed it and for how...

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80/20: What can possibly go wrong?

March 18, 2014 | By Dick Kallage

The necessary conditions must be in place to implement the 80/20 method of management successfully.

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FMA, NAM partner to achieve goal of 500,000 industry certifications

March 17, 2014

The Manufacturing Institute and its partners in the Skills Certification System, including the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., have announced significant progress toward achieving a five-year goal to award 500,000 industry-based certifications to individuals....

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Forney Industries launches online ordering wizard app

March 17, 2014

Forney Industries, a family-owned welding and metalworking product company in Fort Collins, Colo., has introduced Express Upload©, an e-commerce application that accelerates the online ordering process. Participating dealers can upload their Forney Web Store order with a few keystrokes. In...

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Oil-based additive imparts ash-free corrosion inhibitor to lubricants

March 17, 2014

Cortec® has introduced M-531 T, an oil-based additive package of ash-free corrosion inhibitors for petroleum- or synthetic oil-based lubricants such as rust and oxidation preventives, hydraulic fluids, lubricants for pulp and paper equipment, and industrial and automotive gear oils. The...

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How to strengthen brand awareness and grow your business through advertising

March 17, 2014 | By Steve Staedler

Should you advertise your fabricating business? The answer depends on whether or not you want your business to grow.

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Mexico: Riding the waves of manufacturing fortune

March 14, 2014

The recent opening of two automotive assembly plants in Mexico is just the latest sign that Mexico is emerging as a major manufacturing hub for the world. However, in today's economy, global trends shift pretty quickly, and Mexico will have to evolve from just being a land of low-cost labor if it is to remain a major manufacturing player.

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Wal-Mart, U.S. Conference of Mayors launch $10 million U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund

March 14, 2014

Wal-Mart, the Wal-Mart Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) have launched the Wal-Mart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of $100,000 or more, funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation, to help create solutions to challenges...

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EPA regulations workshop covers core industry rules

March 14, 2014

Lion Technology, Detroit, will present two-day workshops nationwide that cover the latest requirements under major EPA programs, including shifting greenhouse gas rules under the Clean Air Act, chemical and product management standards under TSCA and FIFRA, and new rules for solvent-contaminated...

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V.H. Blackinton receives AIM-IBC 2014 Global Trade Award

March 14, 2014

V.H. Blackinton & Co. Inc., Attleboro Falls, Mass., has received a Global Trade Award from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC), Boston. The awards recognize Massachusetts companies and public agencies that have demonstrated excellence in international...

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Bunting Magnetics names magnet applications general manager

March 14, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Donald Lindstrom as general manager of its Magnet Applications Inc. subsidiary in DuBois, Pa. He is responsible for the company’s custom magnet design and manufacturing operation. Lindstrom joined...

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