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Door comes with replaceable panels in vinyl, mesh, clear PVC - TheFabricator.com

Door comes with replaceable panels in vinyl, mesh, clear PVC

June 13, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc. has added the Spring Assist Door to its G2 Lite line. The door features an internal custom torsion spring and an interior chain-pull, quick-release feature to help simplify opening. The centrifugal latching mechanism allows the door to be stopped at any position and...

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Air cleaner comes with multiple lift-off attachments - TheFabricator.com

Air cleaner comes with multiple lift-off attachments

June 12, 2013

The TM 1000 TaskMaster portable shop and plant air cleaning unit is available from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems. Suitable for maintenance and source-capture applications, it can be rolled where it is needed and plugged into any 120-V, single-phase outlet. Attachments, which are secured with...

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Unit helps make abrasive recycling possible for any size waterjet company - TheFabricator.com

Unit helps make abrasive recycling possible for any size waterjet company

June 10, 2013

WARDJet Inc. has announced design changes to its Ward Pro system that make abrasive recycling possible for waterjet companies of all sizes. The unit takes sludge abrasive from the tank in a controlled manner, separates the reusable abrasive, and dries it. The dry abrasive is transported...

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Hopper disposes waste waterjet garnet - TheFabricator.com

Hopper disposes waste waterjet garnet

June 10, 2013

Barton Intl. has introduced the BART® Tip Hopper. Designed to be placed next to a waterjet cutting table, the self-dumping hopper serves as a disposal vessel for waste garnet abrasive. During abrasive removal, overflow water is returned to the waterjet table. The 0.75-cu.-yd. hopper...

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Laboratory Testing Inc. announces two promotions

June 10, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., a provider of tensile, impact, hardness, fracture toughness, and stress rupture testing in Hatfield, Pa., has announced the promotions of Glenn Derstine to senior technical adviser for mechanical testing and machining and Brandon McVaugh to destructive testing manager for...

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LIA introduces laser education portal

June 10, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), a professional society for laser applications and safety, has launched Laser U, a site for online laser training. At www.lia.org/education/laseru, laser professionals of all levels of experience can access presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops....

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Tenere acquires Protogenic to expand rapid prototyping capabilities

June 6, 2013

Tenere Inc., a designer and fabricator of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies in Dresser, Wis., has acquired Protogenic, Westminster, Colo., a rapid prototyping and casting company. The acquisition expands Tenere’s services for helping manufacturers transform complex engineering...

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GSM Industrial announces staffing changes

June 6, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., a Gooding Company, Centerville, Pa.-based custom metal fabricator and installation contractor, has announced the promotion of Brian Dombach to president and the addition of Jeff Kramer as outside sales representative. Dombach was promoted from executive vice president and...

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Goff's Enterprises wins BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation

June 6, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc., Pewaukee, Wis., has received an I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media LLC. The award recognizes businesses in southeastern Wisconsin for their innovations in products and services. The company manufactures flexible industrial space partitioning products, including...

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Clark Metal Products named healthiest employer in western Pennsylvania

June 6, 2013

Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Pa., has been named a winner of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Healthiest Employers in Western PA for a second year in a row. The company's Personal Attention to Total Health (PATH) incentive-based program encompasses educational Lunch and Learn events; a...

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Modular chip processing systems require minimal floor space - TheFabricator.com

Modular chip processing systems require minimal floor space

June 6, 2013

Prab Inc. offers modular chip processing systems for processing scrap while taking up minimal floor space. Modules can be added to the maneuverable systems to expand chip-handling capacity. The systems typically include material handling conveyors, a preprocessing crusher and/or shredder as...

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Waukesha Metal Products adds stamping press - TheFabricator.com

Waukesha Metal Products adds stamping press

June 4, 2013

Waukesha® Metal Products, an international supplier of metal forming capabilities including metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design/build, has reconditioned a small part of its Sussex, Wis., facility to house a new SAG-660 Seyi press. The 600-ton, double-geared,...

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Survey reveals U.S. employers making strides to build sustainable workforces

June 4, 2013

ManpowerGroup has released the results of its eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing 39 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills, down from 49 percent in 2012. U.S. employers report a slightly more pronounced talent shortage than their global...

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Key Tronic to acquire Sabre Mfg.

June 4, 2013

Key Tronic Corp., a provider of electronic manufacturing services in Spokane Valley, Wash., has announced plans to purchase the assets of Sabre Mfg., a sheet metal fabrication company that operates a 66,000-sq.-ft. facility near the Key Tronic campus in Juarez, Mexico. The acquisition "enables us...

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