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How trust drives business - TheFabricator.com

How trust drives business

April 19, 2013

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At The FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit in February, speaker Tom Ziglar used a bicycle as a metaphor for how people drive business success.

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AlcoTec offers aluminum welding technology program

April 18, 2013

AlcoTec's School of Aluminum Welding Technology: Theory & Practice Program is designed to incorporate both a theoretical and practical approach to welding aluminum alloys. Designed for welding engineers, product design engineers, and sales personnel, the program includes comprehensive classroom...

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EWI joins VCSI as strategic partner

April 18, 2013

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has announced a strategic partnership with the Huntsville, Ala.-based Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation (VCSI). The two not-for-profit organizations, which provide engineering services to customers in business and government, are closely aligned in mission and...

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Diemasters Mfg. receives Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 18, 2013

Diemasters Mfg. Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has been awarded the 2013 ML 100 (Manufacturing Leadership) Award for New Workforce Development. Based on a company's ability to create innovative methods to bring new workers into the workplace and encourage their growth and success through training...

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Horst Eng. acquires Sterling Machine

April 18, 2013

Horst Eng. and Mfg. Co., East Hartford, Conn., has acquired the assets of Sterling Machine Co. Inc., Lynn, Mass., a manufacturer of precision-machined components primarily for the aerospace industry. A family-owned company, Sterling employs 33 people. The operation in Lynn will continue as an...

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Demo tool management system introduced - TheFabricator.com

Demo tool management system introduced

April 11, 2013

Kennametal Inc. has expanded its ToolBOSS™ tool management system. The new Flex Unit is a smaller, portable demo unit that the manufacturer is making available to its distribution channel partners. At 100 lbs., the demo unit includes a computer loaded with the full version of ToolBOSS...

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Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control receives Malcolm Baldrige Award

April 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The award is given to U.S. companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis, workforce...

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Kinefac wins Global Trade Award

April 11, 2013

Kinefac® Corp., Worcester, Mass., has won the Diplomat's Award in the 18th annual Global Trade Awards from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC). The awards recognize Massachusetts firms, institutions, and public agencies of all sizes that have...

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Workbench's cantilever design provides more leg room

April 10, 2013

IAC Industries has introduced the 930 and 940 Pro Series adjustable-height workbenches. Both series incorporate a cantilever support system, housing the hydraulic lifters, that eliminates the typical front legs to provide more leg and knee room. The 180-degree rolled front edge on the work surface...

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Electric lift trucks hold up to 4,000-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Electric lift trucks hold up to 4,000-lb. loads

April 10, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp. has introduced the TX series three-wheel, AC-powered lift trucks. They are available in 3,000-, 3,500-, and 4,000-lb. capacities and include a new vehicle control module. An LCD panel readout and keypad allow operators and technicians to identify and respond to truck...

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Authoring software added to flexible gauge

April 10, 2013

Origin Intl. Inc. offers a customized Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge that includes Origin's Equator authoring software. The software module allows users to create part programs on their existing CMMs from measuring the master part. Using the part program and measured results file, the software...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints corporate account manager - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints corporate account manager

April 9, 2013

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has added Greg Van Dyke to its sales team as an account manager specializing in resistance welding consumables and automation component products. Van Dyke has more than 10 years of resistance welding experience in sales and service with Resistance...

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Wintriss Controls launches new website

April 9, 2013

Wintriss Controls has established a new website at www.shopfloorconnect.com featuring its ShopFloorConnect® data collection software for asset management. The site explains overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and how to automate OEE reporting. Visitors can download a white paper titled...

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Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height - TheFabricator.com

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height

April 9, 2013

XBP series portable electric scissor lifts are available from Presto Lifts Inc. The battery-powered tables lift and lower at the touch of a button, allowing the operator to transport loads and lift them to a convenient height, regardless of the application. According to the company, they roll...

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Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications - TheFabricator.com

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications

April 9, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced two new dust collector hoppers for use in constrained-space applications. Depending on the model, the low-profile hoppers can reduce overall collector height by as much as 36 in. Designed to fit Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust collectors, the Low Pro hopper...

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