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Heavy-duty permanent sweeper magnet available in various strengths

November 11, 2008

Storch Magnetics manufactures the Magnetic Road Sweeper that uses either a permanent magnet or an electromagnet for vehicle-mounted applications to sweep industrial or commercial floors, work sites,...

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Air filtration system designed for metal cutting operations

November 11, 2008

Great Lakes Air Systems has introduced Plaser for metal cutting air filtration.The unit is designed for the needs of the laser, plasma, and torch cutting industries. The complete, integral package...

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Vacuum lifter works in small footprint

November 11, 2008

Anver Corp. has introduced a compact, high-capacity vacuum lifter for heavy lifting applications requiring a small footprint.The E4000M16 lifter incorporates all-welded steel construction with double...

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Pressure-blast cabinet delivers media particles at high velocities

November 11, 2008

Guyson Corp. has introduced a compact, direct-pressure media delivery module available on several sizes of industrial manual cabinets. The 8-EP is the largest blast cabinet to be fitted with the...

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Hydro Aluminum contributes engineering, fabrication to GO trailer

November 11, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., teamed with SylvanSport to create the GO trailer, a miniature mobile adventure camper.The 800-lb. pop-up camper sleeps four and hauls up to...

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International trade fair emphasizes product development using mechatronics

November 11, 2008

The mechatroniX trade fair is scheduled for June 16-18, 2009, in the Augsburg trade fair center in Germany. The trade fair emphasizes the mechatronic approach to product development, according to...

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Indalex honored as Good Corporate Citizen for environmental practices

November 11, 2008

The Indalex Inc. aluminum extrusion facility at City of Industry, Calif., has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition and been named a Good Corporate Citizen by the Sanitation Districts of Los...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president...

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MetoKote adds strategic account manager

November 11, 2008

MetoKote Corp. Inc., Lima, Ohio, a provider of metal finishing processes including electrocoating, powder coating, and liquid paint, has announced the addition of Roger Cook as strategic account...

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nLight acquires majority interest in Optotools

November 11, 2008

A supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers and fibers, nLIGHT Corp., Vancouver, Wash., has acquired a majority interest in Optotools GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, a supplier of high-power semiconductor...

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Lors Machinery offers newly found copies of classic welding book

November 11, 2008

Lors Machinery Inc., Union, N.J., a manufacturer of standard, multispot, and special resistance welding machines, has announced the availability of the classic book by Wallace A. Stanley, Resistance...

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LAI wins two ACE awards

November 11, 2008

LAI International Inc., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, announced that it has won two ACE awards. LAI won awards for top 25 fastest-growing private companies and for top...

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Hiring expectations set four-year lows in November

November 10, 2008

Employment expectations in the manufacturing and service sectors will maintain a downward trend in November as the economy continues to shed jobs, accordingto the Society for Human Resource...

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September U.S. machine tool demand up from August, down from year ago

November 10, 2008

In a joint report, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and the Association for Manufacturing Technology have announced that U.S. September machine tool demand increased 32.0 percent to...

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Chrysler offers buyouts to Belvidere, Ill., plant workers

November 6, 2008

Chrysler has announced that it is offering buyouts to all employees at its assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill.—2,400 union workers and 200 administrative staff.The company's U.S. sales were down...

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