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GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia - TheFabricator.com

GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia

August 14, 2013

GE Appliances has completed an expansion at its cooking products plant, Roper Corp., in LaFayette, Ga., adding a 1,100-ton power press for producing metal parts for a new line of wall ovens. The company has invested $88 million to support the new wall oven line and to update the free-standing...

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Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees

August 14, 2013

Super Steel has opened a new on-site clinic, Paladina Health, for employees enrolled in the company-sponsored health plan. It provides employees with 24/7 access to health care. Employees can see a primary care physician during their work shift without having to use their personal time and make...

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Dust collector's cleaning system prevents redeposit of dust on filters

August 14, 2013

RoboVent has introduced the new Fusion 3 series of fume and dust collectors. The all-in-one collector is completely assembled and doesn't require any additional parts or equipment to be operational. With two connections — electrical and compressed air — the collector is designed for welding,...

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Air-actuated nozzle assemblies feature universal mounting - TheFabricator.com

Air-actuated nozzle assemblies feature universal mounting

August 14, 2013

Bex Inc. has introduced a new series of universal-mount nozzle assemblies, available in both T-tip and atomizing configurations. In a multinozzle line, the universal mounting system allows individual nozzles to be removed for quick-disconnect maintenance or replacement. The nozzles are affixed...

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. earns ASME certification

August 13, 2013

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), under Section VIII, Division 1, has awarded U and R Stamp certification to Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn. This accreditation signifies that the company has met the standards of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code and permits the company to...

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Valew to expand in Texas

August 13, 2013

Valew has announced plans to expand with a truck manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Fla. The California-based company will build three 20,000-sq.-ft. buildings over the next three years. The expansion will create 250 jobs, with hiring expected to begin in spring 2014....

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Concept Systems hires sales manager

August 13, 2013

Concept Systems Inc., an industrial systems integrator with offices in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and North Carolina, has hired Michael Lindley as its new sales manager. His duties include developing, managing, and growing the sales team; working within target markets to define the company's...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies appoints president

August 13, 2013

McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has named Tom Wright as president of its five facilities. Wright has spent his career in manufacturing, specifically with Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive market. Having served most recently as plant director of Gestamp Automocion in Alabama,...

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FabSuite, Novaranda form steel fabrication software partnership

August 13, 2013

Steel fabrication software provider FabSuite, Williamsburg, Va., and Novaranda, a developer of hybrid-cloud technology in Venlo, Netherlands, have teamed up to develop application software for steel fabricators. According to FabSuite, the partnership will allow cloud delivery of its software...

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Educational welding posters updated, released in color - TheFabricator.com

Educational welding posters updated, released in color

August 13, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has updated its 13-poster set of educational posters and released them in color versions. The posters, laminated with an easy-to-clean coating, measure 35 in. wide by 23 in. high. Poster topics include types of welds, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, plasma arc...

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Compression latch designed for high-vibration environments

August 12, 2013

Dirak has introduced the 1-067 compression latch, designed for applications that require quick, secure locking in high-vibration environments. The latch provides a compression range of 0.276 in. for environmental gasket sealing and helps reduce noise and rattle caused by vibration. It has a...

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Portable vacuum collects dust at point of source - TheFabricator.com

Portable vacuum collects dust at point of source

August 12, 2013

Ruwac has introduced the Extract Vac point-of-source extraction vacuum. The portable system offers continuous-duty operation and filtered separation for collecting fine dust particles into a solid all-metal container. With extended filter options such as HEPA, the vacuum provides a sanitary...

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Temperature controller is self-contained with power supply

August 12, 2013

Oven Industries Inc. offers the 5R6-900 benchtop laboratory temperature controller with ramp/soak capabilities. The device can be plugged into the wall as a self-contained temperature control system that has its own power supply. The solid-state MOSFET, bidirectional, compact unit features an...

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AtlasAdhan adds operations/quality staff member

August 12, 2013

AtlasAdhan, Minneapolis, has announced the addition of Michael Cronk at its Chippewa Falls, Wis., facility. In this role, he oversees operations and quality for the site. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Cronk has extensive experience in quality and operations management...

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The will behind continuous improvement

August 9, 2013 | By Dick Kallage

We all know about situations in which we spend money and yet nothing improves or even gets worse. But when you do continuous improvement right, you’ll get better financially and see a strong return for that investment.

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