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Workshops for Warriors graduates first class of certified Flow waterjet operators

July 23, 2013

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., and Workshops for Warriors® have announced that its first class of U.S. military veterans has completed a 2.5-day training course to become Flow certified waterjet operators. The course covered FlowMaster® software and operator training. In January 2013 Flow...

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Sanford Industrial acquires Hansen Metal Fabricators

July 23, 2013

Sanford Industrial Contractors, a supplier of rigging and millwright services in Farmington, N.Y., has announced the acquisition of Hansen Metal Fabricators, also of Farmington. The acquisition allows Sanford to expand its capabilities in heavy metal welding and fabrication. The company operates...

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Matheson introduces Youth Reach Program

July 23, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of gases, gas-handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation, has introduced a Youth Reach Program in support of welding education. The program has three goals: to draw attention to the...

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Report highlights importance of ERP systems

July 23, 2013

Epicor Software Corp., a provider of business software systems for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service organizations, has announced that a new IDC Manufacturing Insights report has uncovered how important a customer-oriented strategy is for successful manufacturers. The report also...

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Oddello Industries announces expansion

July 23, 2013

Oddello Industries, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of metal, tube, pipe, composite, and MDF components for OEMs in a variety of industries, has expanded its tube stamping and cutting operation. As part of the expansion, the company recently added a programmable process that couples a piercer from...

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Aerobraze Engineered Technologies names business development manager - TheFabricator.com

Aerobraze Engineered Technologies names business development manager

July 23, 2013

Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, a division of Wall Colmonoy that manufactures engineered components, has named Brian Martin as the business development manager for its Oklahoma City sales team. He is responsible for developing relationships with new and existing accounts in the aerospace,...

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Benton Steel expanding in Tennessee

July 22, 2013

Metal assembly and preparation company Benton Steel Fabrication has announced plans to expand with a 400,000-sq.-ft. building in Dunlap, Tenn. The new building, to be located behind the company’s current operations, is expected to be completed in October....

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Aerobraze Engineered Technologies names plant manager - TheFabricator.com

Aerobraze Engineered Technologies names plant manager

July 22, 2013

Engineered component manufacturer Aerobraze Engineered Technologies has hired Mark Saffell as plant manager for its Oklahoma City, Okla., facility. He is responsible for driving business growth by evaluating and continuously improving operational efficiency. Saffell has more than 30 years of...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies to host automation technology open house

July 16, 2013

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation and safety design, engineering, and process consulting services, will hold its annual Automation Technology Open House Aug. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its corporate headquarters in Orion, Mich. The event will be held...

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Advanced Metal Etching celebrates its 20th year in business

July 16, 2013

Advanced Metal Etching Inc., Ligonier, Ind., celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. The company, founded in 1993 by Blake Geer and Scott Seniff, is a supplier of photochemical etching services for thin, flat metal parts for prototype and production requirements. Parts design consultation,...

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DallasWaterjet offers waterjet cutting for north Texas

July 16, 2013

DallasWaterjet has been established in Plano, Texas, to offer 5-axis waterjet cutting, machining, and fabrication services for customers throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and north Texas. The company also provides brake forming, welding, spot welding, and finishing of many traditional and...

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Ottenweller Co. to expand in North Carolina

July 15, 2013

Ottenweller Co., based in Fort Wayne, Ind., has announced plans to expand its steel fabrication manufacturing operation in Mount Airy, N.C., creating 20 new jobs and investing more than $1.5 million over the next three years. The company fabricates complex structures requiring cutting, welding,...

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Ford develops technology to speed prototyping, low-volume production

July 15, 2013

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., is developing a highly flexible, first-of-its-kind, patented manufacturing technology to form sheet metal parts rapidly for low-volume production applications. When fully developed, the technology will allow for lower costs and prototype delivery within three...

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Automotive sales expected to continue accelerating, economists say

July 15, 2013

According to the more than 70 economists and analysts from business, academia, and government who participated in the Chicago Fed's 20th annual Automotive Outlook Symposium, held May 30-31, 2013, at its Detroit branch, the nation's economic growth is forecast to be solid this year and to strengthen...

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Job shop estimating: Programming, fixtures, and special handling - TheFabricator.com

Job shop estimating: Programming, fixtures, and special handling

July 12, 2013

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Lead-times for CNC preparation, tooling, and fixtures need to be included in the total lead-time quoted to the customer. How exactly? Gerald Davis dives into the details.

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