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All-steel storage reels hold long lengths of wrappable materials - TheFabricator.com

All-steel storage reels hold long lengths of wrappable materials

August 22, 2013

Coxreels® has announced the release of its new large-capacity, all-steel storage reels designed to hold wrappable material for storage, transport, and safe operation. The reels come without swivels and risers for storage purposes and feature heavy-duty spun and ribbed discs with rolled...

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Oval tubular handles available in two finishes - TheFabricator.com

Oval tubular handles available in two finishes

August 22, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 334 aluminum oval tubular handles in inch and metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant handles are made of aluminum, with either a black powder-coated textured finish or matte natural anodized finish. Handle legs are zinc die-cast with a black powder-coated finish or...

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Caster carries up to 5 tons - TheFabricator.com

Caster carries up to 5 tons

August 22, 2013

Hamilton Caster has introduced the new Enhanced Precision Super Duty (EPSD) series 5-ton caster. Its 0.5-in.-thick forged steel mounting plate measures 6.5 in. wide by 7.5 in. long. The 0.375-in.-thick by 4-in.-wide legs are formed and robotically welded to a 6.25-in.-dia. forged steel ring....

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Ed Barr

Interview with Ed Barr, author of Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication

August 19, 2013 | By Vicki Bell

What prompted educator Ed Barr to write a book about sheet metal fabrication? Find the answer and more about the book in this Q&A.

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IBISWorld updates global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry market research report

August 15, 2013

Industry research firm IBISWorld, Los Angeles, has updated a report on the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. According to the report, the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry remained profitable during the recent recession thanks to strong demand from emerging...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping establishes in-house apprenticeship program

August 15, 2013

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has developed its own in-house apprenticeship program to train enough skilled workers to meet its capacity and continue to grow the...

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Chrysler Group to invest $52 million in Michigan engine plants

August 15, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced it will invest $52 million in its engine plants in Trenton and Dundee, Mich., to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions at the Trenton plant. Trenton North will receive $11.5 million to add an assembly...

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Kayser Automotive to open manufacturing plant in Kentucky

August 15, 2013

Kayser Automotive Systems, based in Germany, has announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Fulton, Ky. The facility will produce parts for automotive engines and fuel tanks. The company is expected to invest $17.5 million in the project, which will create 121 new jobs....

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Inventor designs cart for maneuvering welding cylinders

August 14, 2013

Thomas J. Henderson has invented the patented Tank Cart, which received a gold medal at INPEX 2011. The cart is designed to secure and maneuver heavy welding cylinders to help increase worker safety. Henderson currently is looking for an investor to help manufacture the cart and get it to market....

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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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