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Waukesha Metal Products achieves Best-In-Class Quality designation

February 7, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has announced that it is listed in the Best-In-Class Quality Performance level in the stamping commodity by one of its top customers. Waukesha Metal Products manufactures more than 107 custom metal stampings for this customer that ship to 10 different plant...

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Bishop-Wisecarver earns Green Business certification

February 7, 2011

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., manufacturer of guided motion components and systems, has been certified as a Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program. The certification indicates that the company helps to strengthen and sustain the quality of the environment in Contra...

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Boring tool system supports spindle speeds up to 6,600 SFM

February 7, 2011

Big Kaiser has introduced the new, large-diameter Kaiser 318 series, a complete tooling system supporting aluminum and steel components for twin-cutter rough boring, precision finish boring, and precision OD turning operations. The system bores from 7.87 to 13.39 in. OD for ISO40/HSK-A63 tapers,...

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FABTECH shifts show dates to November 14-17

February 7, 2011

FABTECH show management announced a shift in dates for FABTECH 2011. North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will now open on Monday, November 14 and run through Thursday, November 17 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The show originally was scheduled to begin on...

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Hiring expectations and manufacturing vacancies increase

February 3, 2011

The U.S. private sector labor force is forecasted to add jobs in manufacturing and services in February, but a rise in vacancies and recruiting difficulty suggests employers may be having trouble filling some openings, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading...

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ISM January ROB: U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest rate in seven years

February 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Norbert J....

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3-D CAD design: Modeling a shop cart - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD design: Modeling a shop cart

February 1, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis tackles a fabricating project that every shop takes on every so often: the shop cart.

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Weld Tooling Corp. announces staff changes

January 31, 2011

Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., has announced the appointment of Dave Bloom to North American sales manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry and is already familiar with Bug-O's products and applications. Mark Binder has been promoted to director of...

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Dantherm Filtration joins Nederman Group

January 31, 2011

Dantherm Filtration has become a part of the Nederman Group, Sweden, and has changed its name to Nederman. According to the company, this merger creates the largest industrial air filtration company in the world. Nederman has sales offices in 25 countries and agents in 30 more. Its product line...

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CRM and the job shop

January 31, 2011

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In manufacturing, measuring is everything. If you don't measure the process--and use the best metrics--you can't improve it. That thinking applies to sales and marketing just as it does the manufacturing floor--and this is where customer relationship management software comes into play.

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Welding ventilation goes to school - TheFabricator.com

Welding ventilation goes to school

January 31, 2011

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The concern to protect welders from the dangers of inhaling welding fumes is not limited to just metal fabricating companies. The schools training the next generation of manufacturing workers need to be concerned as well. In fact, the pressure may be greater for the schools because if the student studying welding doesn't like the environment in which he or she is learning, the student may decide that there is no future in manufacturing.

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Detroit's United Metal Products receives loan assistance from federal program

January 27, 2011

United Metal Products, a Detroit metal stamping and forming business that primarily supplies the auto industry, received assistance from the Michigan Economic Development Council (MEDC) that allowed the company to secure loans totaling $2.6 million. The MEDC assistance came through $1.5 billion of...

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Otis selected for World Trade Center Transportation Hub

January 27, 2011

Otis Elevator Company is providing 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. "Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade Center,"...

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Fabricating of the third-generation kind - TheFabricator.com

Fabricating of the third-generation kind

January 27, 2011

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A commitment to a new sales strategy and a solid foundation of fabricating talent and capabilities helped Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Pa., weather the Great Recession. It's also put the company in a position to top its record year of 2008 within the next two to three years. That preparation and willingness to challenge the status quo within its own four walls are the reasons that Clark Metal Products has earned The FABRICATOR's 2011 Industry Award.

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Equipment manufacturers call for immediate bipartisan action on infrastructure, job creation

January 26, 2011

Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address: "Last night's State of the Union address was the first in more than a decade to address America's broken transportation system. To compete...

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