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Low-pressure nozzles nearly drip-free

February 26, 2013

Industrial Innovations offers patented Z-Nozzles, designed to be 99.5 percent drip-free to help eliminate waste in lubricant application. The nozzle assembly combines low pressure with high velocity. Fluid application is controlled through pressure, time, degree of pattern, and electronic...

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Daikin McQuay to upgrade Virginia operations

February 25, 2013

Daikin McQuay, a Richmond, Va., subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., will invest $9.2 million to expand its operation in Augusta County. The company, a global manufacturer of commercial HVAC, refrigeration, and building management equipment and systems, will be upgrading the facility to increase...

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FMA announces 2013 Industry Award winners

February 25, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its Industry Awards 2013. The two awards — presented by two of FMA Communications' magazines — recognize individuals or companies in the metal forming and fabricating industry and the tube...

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CD highlights fixturing process, products

February 21, 2013

Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. (AME) has released an updated Fixturing Solutions CD. Included is a brief fixturing overview and video, along with detailed information about the company's fixturing products and services, links to complete online catalogs, CAD models, company overview and video, and...

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Second annual Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013

February 18, 2013

After a successful inaugural celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers and educational institutions are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the...

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Weldco-Beales Mfg. partners with Radius Steel Fabrication

February 18, 2013

Radius Steel Fabrication-SOO Tractor, a supplier of fabricated steel equipment in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Weldco-Beales Mfg. of Canada to manufacture Weldco's 12-ft. snow removal blades. Weldco-Beales designs and manufactures specialized heavy equipment attachments for...

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Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system - TheFabricator.com

Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system

February 18, 2013

Tapeswitch Corp. has released the new PCU programmable safety controller. It offers a fully integrated safety system that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, noncontact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two-hand controls,...

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Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts - TheFabricator.com

Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts

February 18, 2013

PRESTO BLACK® BST4 brush-on liquid from Birchwood® Technologies is an instant-acting cold blackener for all iron and nonstainless steels. When applied to any clean ferrous metal surface, the product blackens within 30 seconds and forms a durable black finish that can be topcoated. The...

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Advice on improving manufacturing's future - TheFabricator.com

Advice on improving manufacturing's future

February 15, 2013

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An educator gives metal fabricators advice on how they can improve the overall image of manufacturing and help to develop their next generation of workers at the same time.

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Virtual training and documentation for manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

Virtual training and documentation for manufacturing operations

February 15, 2013

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Cal Poly engineering students use tablet computers to assist them with learning how to run and perform maintenance on machining centers. Discussions reveal that they enjoy this type of interaction rather than traditional training.

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Basics on the financials for metal fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Basics on the financials for metal fabricators

February 15, 2013

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Generally, five categories are examined to determine company valuation. All are important in assessing risk-adjusted valuation, but the one that gets the most immediate attention, rightfully, is the financials.

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Tube bending, the next generation - TheFabricator.com

Tube bending, the next generation

February 15, 2013

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A tube bending shop with roots that go back to the Gemini and Apollo missions looks far different today than it did eight years ago.

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Developing shop employees for the field - TheFabricator.com

Developing shop employees for the field

February 15, 2013

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Companies involved in heavy-duty metal fabricating and fieldwork discuss the traits they want to develop in their own workforces.

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Trico names vice president - TheFabricator.com

Trico names vice president

February 14, 2013

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management services and products in Pewaukee, Wis., has promoted Jim Jung to vice president. In this position, Jung sets the vision for the company and explores opportunities for expansion into new markets. He also is responsible for executing the...

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Striker Systems adds to sales staff

February 14, 2013

Striker Systems, White House, Tenn., has named Jonathan Baker as marketing and social strategist. He is responsible for heading all promotional efforts, graphical and web-based design, and social media as it pertains to the company's global and online presence within the industry. He also is...

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