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Kolene Corp. marks 75 years in business

March 11, 2014

Detroit-based Kolene Corp., a provider of manufacturing cleaning technology, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014. Founded by John H. Shoemaker, the company is led today by third-generation Chairman and CEO Roger L. Shoemaker. The company provides integrated cleaning systems based on...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating adds two machines

March 11, 2014

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has added a waterjet cutter and large press brake to its fabricating line. The Flow Mach 3 4020b waterjet cutter operates at 50 HP with a pump rated to 60,000 PSI and a 13-ft. by 6-ft. by 6-in. cutting area. The waterjet cutter...

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From the Web 3.11.14

March 11, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from content published on the Web during the past week— planes, dragsters, “old lady welders,” and a close look at today’s factory worker.

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Rolling induction

Rolling induction preheating for roll-welded pipe

March 10, 2014 | By Kristi Endries

Preheating pipe before welding can be a cumbersome, tedious task. A new technology, rolling induction heating, addresses some of the concerns associated with other heating methods.

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Preventing weld defects through proper consumables care

March 10, 2014 | By Tina Geraghty

SMAW electrodes are magnets for moisture if they aren’t properly stored, maintained, or handled. Moisture—hydrogen—can ultimately lead to cracks when deposited into the weld puddle. You can minimize moisture pickup with proper electrode storage and handling procedures to ensure that consumables operate at optimal levels.

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Michigan Mfg. Intl. releases new video

March 6, 2014

Michigan Mfg. Intl. (MMI) has posted a new capabilities video online at www.michmfg.com. The video, shot in the company’s new headquarters facility in Stevensville, Md., highlights the company’s manufacturing equipment and warehouse. It gives an overview of the company’s capabilities and...

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Kemper to provide equipment to Oman welding school

March 6, 2014

Kemper GmbH, Vreden, Germany, has announced it will equip a welding school in Muscat, Oman, with 100 welding workstations equipped with extraction and filter technology, welding booths, and noise-protection walls. Installation of the equipment will begin in April. The school, being built from...

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Storage, retrieval systems create small footprint

March 6, 2014

Vidmar® offers products that accommodate storage and retrieval of tools, repair equipment, and machinery components. The STAK System® creates up to a 70 percent smaller footprint than horizontal beam rack storage, says the company. It stores as high as 24 ft. and can operate with one...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring, layoff rates to decline in March

March 6, 2014

In March, manufacturing and service-sector companies will add jobs at a lower rate compared with a year ago according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2014. Layoff rates will fall in March compared with a...

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Schuette Metals wins 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year special award

March 5, 2014

Schuette Metals, Milwaukee, a manufacturer of fabricated metal components for the architectural, agricultural, energy, and defense industries, is one of nine Wisconsin companies awarded the 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Schuette, which...

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Nautic Global Group to expand production

March 5, 2014

Nautic Global Group, a boat manufacturer in Elkhart, Ind., has announced plans to expand production of its Hurricane, Rinker, Godfrey Pontoons, Polar Kraft, and Parti Kraft brands to meet growing demand. The expansion will create 70...

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Compact system filters cooling lubricants to microfiltration level

March 5, 2014

GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG offers the Maxflow compact filter system for filtration of cooling lubricants to the microfiltration level. When product requirements change, the integrated, horizontally arranged filter disks can be exchanged quickly. Automatic backwashing detaches the filter cake...

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Airgas acquires Welding & Therapy Service Inc.

March 5, 2014

Airgas Inc., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases based in Radnor, Pa., has acquired Welding & Therapy Service Inc., an industrial and medical gas and welding supply distributor with locations in Louisville, Ky.; and Bedford, Clarksville, Columbus, and Princeton, Ind. The five...

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Business lessons from Matthew McConaughey

March 5, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

If Matthew McConaughey wants a side job, he can lecture corporations on transformation and rebranding.

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Oxygen flow regulator provides 6,500-PSI maximum flow

March 5, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the Mega Reg high-flow oxygen regulator. It features a machined brass body, polished chrome bonnet, and 2.5-in. single-scale gauges. The heavy-duty, single-stage regulator comes in B and C connections with delivery pressures of 250 and 500 PSI. Maximum flow...

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