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J.J. Keller launches business services website

March 18, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned business services website at www.jjkellerservices.com. The site showcases the company's regulatory compliance services for the transportation, human resources, and workplace safety industries. The new site includes a brief...

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The quest to get America’s heroes hired - TheFabricator.com

The quest to get America’s heroes hired

March 15, 2013 | By Amanda Carlson

National unemployment rates for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans are high and the state of Michigan is toward the top of list of states with the highest number of unemployed veterans. The Merrill Institute of Welding is working to combat that by providing unemployed veterans with welding, fabricating, and leadership skills.

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Cryogenic processing—dispelling the myths, mysteries - TheFabricator.com

Cryogenic processing—dispelling the myths, mysteries

March 15, 2013 | By Eric Lundin

Heat treating metals goes back thousands of years, but the use of cold temperatures, especially the very cold temperatures in the cryogenic range, is relatively new and hasn't been fully accepted in the manufacturing industry. Interviews with four cryogenic processors clear up some of the mysteries and misconceptions concerning this often-misunderstood process.

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More than numbers drive valuation -- much more

March 15, 2013 | By Dick Kallage

Various factors drive company valuation, and one of the most significant is the market characteristics--that is, a company’s sources of revenue and the total available revenue within the company’s reach.

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The chaplain and the press brake technician - TheFabricator.com

The chaplain and the press brake technician

March 15, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Everyone has personal problems at some point of their lives, and those problems can affect productivity at work. In this sensitive area, workplace chaplains may be able to help.

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SigmaTEK Systems launches NASCAR contest

March 14, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing business automation software in Cincinnati, is sponsoring a NASCAR® Driving Experience contest. One winner will receive a gift certificate for up to $500 toward a Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (www.racewithrusty.com) or Richard...

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Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment - TheFabricator.com

Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment

March 14, 2013

Denray downdraft tables help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and particles generated during grinding, welding, or sanding operations. They are designed to pass the pollutants and sparks over water pans to protect the filters and reduce any fire risk. Flame-retardant cartridge filters are...

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Structural adhesives serve as alternative to mechanical fasteners

March 14, 2013

Fabrico offers structural adhesives in liquid and tape formats. The adhesives are designed for bonding and joining applications with loads up to 4,000 PSI and greater. Adaptable to automated processes, the structural adhesives can join dissimilar materials such as new metal alloys, composites, and...

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Bend app helps simplify bending calculations - TheFabricator.com

Bend app helps simplify bending calculations

March 13, 2013

LVD Strippit's new bend app for smartphones and tablets provides quick access to bending calculations and tooling information to aid press brake setup and part production. It also offers company news and product updates. The app provides bending calculations, including bending force estimation...

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Aqueous cleaning system meets aerospace cleanliness standards - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous cleaning system meets aerospace cleanliness standards

March 13, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced the Midi, an automatic, customizable, self-contained aqueous cleaning system that meets aerospace cleanliness and inspection standards. Suitable for cleaning applications within a centralized layout, the system measures 65 by 110 by 89 in. For very long components,...

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OMAX recognized for leadership in educational outreach - TheFabricator.com

OMAX recognized for leadership in educational outreach

March 13, 2013

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a designer and manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet technology, has received the inaugural Inspire Award from the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). The award acknowledges the company's leadership and creativity in cultivating student interest in...

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Weber Specialties to expand in Michigan

March 13, 2013

Weber Specialties Co., Schoolcraft, Mich., a manufacturer offering metal stamping, tool and die, assembly, fabricating, welding, and powder coating, is marking its 70th year in business with a 30,000-sq.-ft. expansion. The new facility allows the company to increase the assembly and value-added...

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January U.S. manufacturing technology orders off 12.2 percent from year ago

March 11, 2013

January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $370.62 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 26.5 percent from December and...

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Oberg Industries selects new president - TheFabricator.com

Oberg Industries selects new president

March 11, 2013

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., a contract manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies, has appointed David Bonvenuto as president. He has been with the company since 2001, serving as CFO and most recently as executive vice president and general manager of the company’s...

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Centria announces leadership changes

March 11, 2013

Centria, a provider of architectural metal wall and roof systems in Moon Township, Pa., has announced that Mark Sherwin will retire from his 17-year term as president on April 1. The company has named Joel Mazur as the new president. The past president of three companies, Mazur joined the firm in...

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