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FMS adds sales team member

December 16, 2013

Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Rockford, Ill., has announced the addition of Karl Zoller to its sales team. Zoller, who covers the Illinois territory, has more than 30 years of experience in metal fabrication. FMS sells Prima Power, RAS, Midwest Sandright, Sertom, Baykal, and other metal...

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As economy gains momentum, manufacturers could be left out, says ThomasNet.com

December 16, 2013

Just as the U.S. jobless rate hits a five-year low, and companies project stronger growth, manufacturers are in danger of losing out on the upswing because of a lackadaisical recruitment and rebranding effort, according to research from ThomasNet.com. A recent ThomasNet.com® Industry Market...

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Software allows real-time information sharing across entire company - TheFabricator.com

Software allows real-time information sharing across entire company

December 12, 2013

Lantek has introduced Lantek Factory software. Information sharing in real time is at the heart of the concept, working from a common database across the whole company. The sales team can prepare quotations and deliver them in minutes, producing accurate pricing from live information about...

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Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance

December 11, 2013

Permanent magnetic chip and parts conveyors from Eriez® move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The units are designed for operator safety and low maintenance. Besides an externally mounted drive motor, the conveyors are self-contained, with a...

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CNC machine simulation, optimization software features changes to user interaction - TheFabricator.com

CNC machine simulation, optimization software features changes to user interaction

December 11, 2013

CGTech offers version 7.3 of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimization software. Changes to how users interact with the software help improve workflow, the company reports. The customizable interface features all-new icons, user-selectable color themes, and optional display of every...

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Epic Systems hires mechanical designer

December 11, 2013

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Dave Stawarski as mechanical designer. He is responsible for process design for piping, fabrication drawings, and the creation of mechanical and structural models. Assisting in general project support, he is involved in the company’s process projects, from...

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United Steel launches United Metal Solutions

December 11, 2013

United Steel Inc. has launched a new division to fabricate metal parts and components. United Metal Solutions provides strategic production services for manufacturers, maintenance and repair operations, public utilities, aerospace companies, and power generation firms located primarily in the...

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Southern Metal Fabricators launches new website

December 10, 2013

Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. (SMF), a custom metal fabricator in Albertville, Ala., has launched a mobile-friendly portfolio website at www.southernmetalfab.com. The site highlights recent projects across categories such as pollution control, material handling, bulk handling, and industrial...

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Revolution Capital Group completes acquisition of Maysteel

December 10, 2013

Revolution Capital Group, Los Angeles, has acquired Maysteel, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis. According to Revolution Capital Group, the acquisition fits its plan to expand its portfolio of manufacturing companies....

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Newcomb Spring of Connecticut appoints general manager

December 10, 2013

Decatur, Ga.-based Newcomb Spring Corp. has named Daniel (Dan) Tetreault as the new general manager of its New England facility, Newcomb Spring of Connecticut. In this position he oversees day-to-day operations at the plant; leads new business development; and assists customers in the manufacture...

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Job shop estimating: Efficiency matters - TheFabricator.com

Job shop estimating: Efficiency matters

December 6, 2013 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis explains how the process of estimating can be evaluated in terms of what the business needs.

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Want to make your own products?

December 6, 2013 | By Dick Kallage

This column is a bit of a change of pace, but like all the previous ones it is targeted to the real issues I see with contract manufacturers and fabricators. This column focuses on products, specifically, the products you may want to build and market under your company’s auspices versus someone...

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Petroferm establishes redesigned website

December 5, 2013

Petroferm, a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business in Gurnee, Ill., has launched a redesigned website at www.petroferm.com. New features include a comprehensive product search function that allows visitors to select aqueous, semiaqueous, manual, and vapor degreasing cleaning products based on key...

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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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Software automates BOM data conversion

December 4, 2013

Exact JobBOSS has announced the release of the JobBOSS BOM Import, which automates the process of entering BOM data into production requirements. The software captures data from a single or multilevel BOM structure and imports it into JobBOSS to create quotes and jobs. In addition, assemblies and...

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