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Features added to lift trucks

March 3, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has added several standard features to its Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers Platinum II and GO4 series lift trucks. LED headlights now are standard, replacing halogen headlights on those models. A welded assist grip also has been added as standard to the right-hand front...

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AGC realigns global aerospace composites businesses

March 3, 2014

AGC Aerospace & Defense has announced the realignment of its global aerospace composites businesses. Formerly comprising five different legacy brands — Tods Composite Solutions, Paul Fabrications, Unitech, Hill AeroSystems, and Integrated Composites — the collection of organizations now...

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TUBE expo exhibitors agree that signs bode well for the coming year

March 3, 2014 | By Eric Lundin

It’s no secret that Düsseldorf’s biennial tube and pipe expo, TUBE®, is a good way to gauge the industry’s health. The expo is 3 percent larger in 2014 than it was in 2012, and the exhibitors interviewed for this article expect good things from the industry in the coming year. These in-depth perspectives also revealed that upheaval in the U.S. energy industry is leading to changes that will have repercussions for decades.

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An 80/20 primer

February 28, 2014 | By Dick Kallage

The 80/20 management method seeks to maximize results—such as sales or profits—by systematically deploying available resources only to the drivers that have the most impact. It sounds straightforward, but columnist Dick Kallage explains why this management approach is sometimes hard to execute.

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Uniweld Products appoints eastern regional sales manager

February 28, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc., a manufacturer of products for the welding, HVAC/R, plumbing, and alloys markets, has named Dan Langlais as U.S. eastern regional sales manager. Langlais gained 23 years of experience in the wholesale industry before transitioning to manufacturing in 2008. He has worked...

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Suhner marks 100 years in business

February 28, 2014

Suhner Industrial Products LLC celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. The company was founded in 1914 in Brugg in the Swiss canton of Aargau. Suhner produces power/pneumatic tools and flexible-shaft machines designed for aluminum, stainless steel, moldmaking, aircraft maintenance, and...

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Schindler Elevator opens LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania

February 28, 2014

Schindler Elevator Corp. has opened an elevator manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa., which the company says is the first in North America to earn gold LEED® green-building certification. The 150,000-sq.-ft. facility produces elevator doors, entrances, jambs, and cab interiors. The plant...

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Deere announces move of zero-turn mower production

February 28, 2014

Deere & Co. has announced it will move production of EZtrak™ zero-turn mowers from its factory in Horicon, Wis., to its facility in Greeneville, Tenn. According to the company, the move takes the production of the product line closer to its customer base and improves logistics for distribution....

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How millennials will make a difference

February 28, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Millenials have gotten a bad reputation. But the best of them may find a metal fabrication career extremely rewarding.

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Barth Industries celebrates 100 years in operation

February 28, 2014

Cleveland-based manufacturer Barth Industries marks 100 years in business in 2014. The company began as a family-owned tool and die shop and grew into a stamping plant initially servicing the automotive industry. The firm then evolved to manufacture built-to-specification manufacturing systems...

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Three igus products win iF Design Awards

February 27, 2014

Three products manufactured by igus®, East Providence, R.I., have received the iF Design Award, which recognizes products with a high degree of invention, design quality, material, ergonomics, functionality, and environmental compatibility. The R4.1 Energy Tube provides cable protection in...

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Force Control Industries takes clutch/brake technology demonstrations on the road

February 27, 2014

Force Control Industries Inc., a manufacturer of oil-shear clutches and brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, is taking its traveling roadshow to the western U.S. and Canada from April to August 2014 to demonstrate the technology to engineering, maintenance, and plant management teams. The route will...

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Manufacturing software updated

February 27, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms has updated its Proficy® Manufacturing software suite. New capabilities have been added to the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, and Tracker software applications, as well as Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete....

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Compact, nontoxic emitters form protective coating on metal surfaces

February 27, 2014

Cortec®’s EcoSonic VpC®105 emitters, powered by NANO-VpCI®, are designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts in nonventilated control boxes, cabinets, and toolboxes up to 5 cu. ft. The compact, nontoxic plasic emitters feature a breathable Tyvek®...

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NN appoints general manager for V-S Products Division

February 27, 2014

NN Inc., a manufacturer of metal bearing and precision metal components in Johnson City, Tenn., has hired Eric Schriver as general manager of its recently acquired V-S Products Division, a manufacturer of precision metal components with operations in Wheeling, Ill., and Juarez, Mexico. His...

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