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Veritas Steel names president/CEO

March 28, 2014

Veritas Steel LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, has hired Tracy Glende as president and CEO. With more than 20 years of experience, he has served in a variety of senior management roles, including vice president and general manager for Gerdau Ameristeel and president of the Aerospace...

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Magnet Applications celebrates 50 years

March 28, 2014

Magnet Applications™, a subsidiary of Bunting® Magnetics Co., marks its 50th anniversary of providing magnets, magnet assemblies, and magnet technology to manufacturers and research laboratories in 2014. Magnet Applications Ltd. was founded in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, U.K., in 1964 to...

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Aleris announces executive appointments

March 28, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has appointed Sean Stack as executive vice president and CEO, North America Rolled Products. He most recently served as the company's executive vice president and...

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HEPA vacuum’s 110-gal. drum lengthens time between changes

March 27, 2014

Exair offers the 110-gal., heavy-duty HEPA Vac™ industrial vacuum cleaner. The high-capacity drum reduces the number of drum changes required during cleanup. The vacuum is engineered to filter contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments requiring frequent cleaning. The unit...

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NTT launches website featuring industrial safety training resources

March 26, 2014

NTT Training, Centennial, Colo., has launched a new website at www.nttinc.com that presents the firm’s hands-on industrial skills training courses and resources. The site features two- and five-day industrial courses; information about the company’s consulting, training, and assessment...

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GE Aviation to build $100 million jet engine assembly factory in Indiana

March 26, 2014

GE Aviation has announced plans to build a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Ind. It is the seventh new GE Aviation facility in the U.S. in the past seven years. The 225,000-sq.-ft. plant will assemble the new LEAP engine of CFM Intl., a 50/50 joint company of GE and...

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Fixing the economy—it's not that simple

March 26, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Just what do we do to fix the economy? Is raising the minimum wage the answer? It's not that simple.

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BorgWarner expands Powertrain Technical Center in Michigan

March 26, 2014

BorgWarner will expand its Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Mich., to support programs in North America and supplement its global network of technical centers. The nearly 46,000-sq.-ft. addition will include space for program managers, salespeople, and engineers. Scheduled for...

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A new business model, a new structure—a new business

March 26, 2014 | By Tim Heston

It’s easy for metal fab shop owners and managers to fall into the habit of complaining about the lack of skilled talent in the marketplace. Executives at of General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., recognized that their employees had plenty of knowledge and skill. The fabricator just didn’t have a strong structure to channel that knowledge and build a better company.

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Airgas USA appoints president

March 26, 2014

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related products, has named Andrew R. Cichocki as president of Airgas USA LLC, effective April 1, 2014. Airgas USA LLC comprises the majority of Airgas' U.S. distribution business units, including its four...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA adds vacuum furnace for smaller loads

March 26, 2014

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has installed a new high-temperature, high-purity, production-scale, 2-bar vacuum furnace in an environmentally controlled room for heat treating and brazing of small to midsize loads. The Mentor furnace, designed and built by sister company Solar Mfg. for...

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CenterLine named one of Canada’s best-managed companies

March 26, 2014

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., a provider of standard and custom production systems, component products, and technical support services for resistance, arc, and laser welding, as well as metal forming and cold spray metal coating applications, has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Canada’s Best...

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Direct-diode laser system increases speed of cladding, heat treating

March 26, 2014

A new direct-diode laser system from Coherent Inc. offers higher power to help increase throughput for applications in metal cladding and heat treating. The new HighLight™ 10,000D, with its 10-kW output at 975 nm, can be configured to deliver a variety of interchangeable beam shapes with...

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AME Institute, Kronos establish manufacturing scholarship

March 26, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, Chelmsford, Mass., and Kronos Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., have established a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path...

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From the Web 3.25.14

March 25, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— a sourcing firm sees gradual manufacturing improvement in the U.S. over the next two years; China’s manufacturing sector has hit a wall; the last big U.S. bicycle maker keeps rolling; a Nebraska fabricator gains national exposure; and a female welding instructor weighs in on working in a “man’s world.”

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