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PTM Corp. hires military defense specialist

September 9, 2009

PTM Corp. and Modified Technologies Advanced Engineering and Tooling Group, Fair Haven, Mich., have announced the addition of a new military division piloted by Samra Weindl. Weindl was hired by PTM...

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Alloy Engineering recognized as outstanding Ohio-based exporter

September 9, 2009

The Alloy Engineering Co., Berea, Ohio, was recognized as one of Ohio's outstanding exporting firms at the Ohio Global Summit 2009 at ceremonies in Columbus on Aug. 26, 2009. The company designs and...

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Boeing projects Asia Pacific will be largest aviation market in world

September 9, 2009

Boeing forecasts that the Asia Pacific region will rank as the world's largest aviation market over the next 20 years, requiring 8,960 new commercial jets valued at approximately $1.1 trillion. Asia...

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Fabricating with a digital foundation

September 1, 2009

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An architectural metal fabricator takes a building-information modeling (BIM) approach, using enhanced computer modeling to streamline operations.

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10 steps to successful value stream mapping

September 1, 2009

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Value stream mapping is an invaluable tool used to identify waste in day-to-day operations. Fortunately smaller companies can follow 10 specific steps to prepare for and achieve value stream mapping.

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ISM: Manufacturing sector grew in August—first growth in 19 months

September 1, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, following 18 consecutive months of contraction, and the overall economy grew for the fourth consecutive month, said the nation's...

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Getting the SPA treatment

September 1, 2009

You may think your gas welding and fabrication operation is on track, but what you may not see could hurt you in the long run. Performing a safety and performance audit will help you evaluate the safety and efficiency of your operations, minimize liability, and help ensure compliance with local state fire and safety requirements.

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Learning to adapt

September 1, 2009

Production Cutting Services opened for business in 1985 as a service

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HRB price recovery stalls

August 26, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for Aug. 24 rose 3.3 percent to $570 (on a Euro basis, it rose 2.1 percent), ex-works, for the fifth consecutive rise. The United...

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Sheet Metal Stamping 101, Part III

August 25, 2009

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Continuing his series about sheet metal stamping, tool-and-die expert Art Hedrick focuses on die basics, including die materials and rudimentary maintenance. He also explains the cutting process and what happens to metal when you cut it with a stamping die.

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Faith in the face of a recession - TheFabricator

Faith in the face of a recession

August 25, 2009

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Leadership isn't for the faint-hearted, particularly in stressful times such as a recession. You can learn to manage your attitudes and behaviors to help you and your organization more effectively weather the storm and emerge even stronger.

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Manufacturing executives report signs of improving economy in new poll

August 24, 2009

Optimism about the economy is beginning to permeate among the ranks of recession-wracked manufacturers, according to a new poll conducted by the co-sponsors of the upcoming FABTECH® International...

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Metal forming companies expect spike in business conditions in next three months

August 20, 2009

According to the August 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies predict a spike in business conditions during the next three months. ...

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LAI recognized by Inc. 5000 for third consecutive year

August 15, 2009

LAI International Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, has announced that it has been named for the third consecutive...

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Ford increasing North American production

August 13, 2009

Ford Motor Company today announced it is increasing North American production in the third and fourth quarters to respond to growing demand for new Ford products and to ensure dealers are well stocked...

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