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Tubelite expands Michigan manufacturing facilities

February 29, 2012

Tubelite Inc. has invested in structural expansions and production enhancements at its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Mich. At the Walker facility, the company added more than 43,000 sq. ft., significantly expanding its shipping area. Structural and logistical improvements are being completed...

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Waukesha Metal Products named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 29, 2012

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., an international metal forming supplier with capabilities including metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design/build, has won the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small-business category. From 52 nominees, Waukesha Metal...

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Graphics Systems offers product development events in March

February 29, 2012

Graphics Systems Corp., Milwaukee, has announced a series of product development seminars titled "This March, Eliminate the Madness in your Product Development." These complimentary events give attendees the opportunity to see how experts solve common issues in their product development using the...

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Goff's Enterprises moves to new facility - TheFabricator.com

Goff's Enterprises moves to new facility

February 29, 2012

Goff's Enterprises Inc., manufacturer of custom industrial space-partitioning vinyl products, has moved into a new facility in Pewaukee, Wis., down the street from the previous location. The company purchased the building, with more than 67,000 sq. ft. of space, in 2010 and has been renovating...

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Exact: Are You a 21st Century Fabricator Part 2 2-28-12

Date: February 28, 2012

Sponsored by Exact JobBOSS

Length: 60:00

Real-time visibility and insight into your shop is critical for every fabricator—large or small. And now Information systems and technology make critical business data available to key stakeholders when it is required. The result is more effective operations in the front office and on the job shop floor, leading

Metcam cleans house - TheFabricator.com

Metcam cleans house

February 28, 2012

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Metcam reduces inventory and reorganizes the shop floor, placing press brakes and hardware insertion presses next to blanking centers--all during one of the company’s busiest Decembers ever.

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Airtronics earns welding certification

February 27, 2012

Airtronics Metal Products (AMP), San Jose, Calif., a sheet metal design, engineering, and precision manufacturing company, has earned qualification and certification to weld per American Welding Society (AWS) and military standard (MIL-SPEC). These certifications verify the company's quality...

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PennEngineering: Self-Clinching Fasteners 5-23-12

Date: February 23, 2012

Sponsored by PennEngineering

Length: 60:00

This presentation provides the audience a better understanding of how self-clinching fasteners work and what considerations need to be made for optimal use and performance. To address these factors, areas to be explored will include self-clinching basics, fastener types, fastener materials, panel materials, platings, performance and installation.

Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve - TheFabricator.com

Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve

February 22, 2012

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has introduced the PurgElite® series of tube and pipe purging systems for diameters from 1 to 12 in. It features a low-profile purge gas release valve that is required to purge the chamber between the two dams after they are inflated. The new valve reduces to 1...

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SpaceClaim, SigmaTEK announce direct integration of software products

February 22, 2012

SpaceClaim®, Concord, Mass., has announced that its SpaceClaim Engineer 3-D direct modeling software now can be directly integrated with SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting systems from SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati. This integration, which is embedded in the CAD/CAM system, ensures that manufacturers...

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Haven Mfg. Indiana to invest $2.3 million in Ossian plant

February 22, 2012

Haven Mfg. Indiana Inc. has announced plans for a $2.3 million expansion to its 30,000-sq.-ft. Ossian, Ind., plant. The expansion, which will include renovations and the addition of computer equipment, is expected to result in the addition of 70 jobs by 2014. Haven manufactures orthopedic...

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Laser Dynamics expands Michigan facility

February 22, 2012

Laser Dynamics has added 20,000 sq. ft. to its facility in Allendale, Mich., bringing its total manufacturing space to 68,000 sq. ft. The addition will be used to expand the metal fabricator's welding and assembly operations and to relocate shipping and receiving activities. The company also...

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EIS acquires Light Fabrications Inc.

February 22, 2012

EIS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. in Atlanta, has acquired the assets of Light Fabrications Inc., a fabricator of flexible materials in Rochester, N.Y. Bob Thomas, president and CEO of EIS, stated, "This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to invest in additional...

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Caterpillar to open new factory in Georgia

February 22, 2012

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has selected land near Athens, Ga., as the location for a new facility that will build small track-type tractors and mini hydraulic excavators. It will be part of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products (BCP) Division, which is based in Cary, N.C. These machines...

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Edac Technologies to consolidate operations in one Connecticut plant

February 21, 2012

Edac Technologies Corp., a manufacturer of components for aerospace and industrial applications, has entered into an agreement to purchase a 181,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Plainville, Conn. The move to the 15-acre site will consolidate operations currently housed in four separate...

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