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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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Top 10 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can't Afford to Ignore

May 7, 2013

By: Epicor Software Corp.

Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers' needs in great detail is essential to positioning their company ahead of the competition.

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SaaS ERP: A Viable Model for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers

May 7, 2013

By: Epicor Software Corp.

This white paper describes how the software as a service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. It also describes how Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition, a comprehensive ERP system deployed in the SaaS model, meets the needs of job shops and small manufacturers. With Epicor Express, job shops and small manufacturers now have the opportunity to implement an ERP solution that can help transform their operations and business.

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Jeco Plastic Products marks 40 years in business

May 7, 2013

In 2013 Jeco Plastic Products celebrates 40 years of supplying high-strength pallets and containers to pressrooms. The company began as a supplier of pallets and rotational molding technology in 1973. It then extended its plastics expertise into the area of plastics thermoforming. Today the...

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Hobart Institute to expand welding training area

May 7, 2013

Driven by a demand for welding training and increasing enrollment, ground is being broken to enlarge the northeast area of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio. The 6,360-sq.-ft. structure will house 50 to 60 additional arc welding booths equipped for all processes and a...

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General Electric opens plant in Alabama

May 7, 2013

General Electric has opened a 300,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Auburn, Ala. It produces parts for jet engines designed for commercial and military aircraft. The plant, which eventually will employ about 400 people, is expected to employ 50 people by the end of the year....

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FABTECH sets its sights on India in 2014

May 7, 2013

FABTECH®, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, is expanding to the fast-growing industrial marketplace of India. The first FABTECH India exposition will be co-located with the Indian Institute of Welding's Weld India exposition from April 10-12, 2014,...

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Metcam Cellular Fabrication

Finding lean in simple inspirations

May 6, 2013 | By Jerry Ward

No facet of a metal fabricating operation is too insignificant for lean improvement. If you’re looking for ideas on areas to tackle, this article will help.

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LINE survey: Hiring activity to increase in services and manufacturing in May

May 2, 2013

In May the hiring rate will rise in the service and manufacturing sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for May 2013. In May, for the 10th consecutive month, HR professionals report...

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Science Channel named official media partner for second annual Manufacturing Day

May 1, 2013

Science Channel, Silver Spring, Md., has been named the official media sponsor for the second annual Manufacturing Day, a broad-based grassroots effort created to drive public awareness of the U.S. manufacturing industry and manufacturing careers. The network's "How It's Made" manufacturing series...

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OSHA launches initiative to protect temporary workers

May 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. OSHA has sent a memorandum, viewable at http://s.dol.gov/zm, to its regional administrators directing field inspectors to...

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Canam Group to acquire Quincy Joist

May 1, 2013

Canam Group Inc., Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec, has announced that its subsidiary, Canam Steel Corp., has signed an agreement to acquire the steel joist fabrication assets of Quincy Joist Co., a subsidiary of Schuff Intl. Inc. These assets include a plant in Buckeye, Ariz., and all its equipment...

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Phillips & Johnston celebrates 50th anniversary

May 1, 2013

Phillips & Johnston Inc. marks 50 years in business this year. The manufacturer of specialty tubular products, located in Glen Ellyn, Ill., is a subsidiary of Webco Industries Inc. The company has grown from a two-person manufacturing sales organization to an 84-employee precision...

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Classen Mfg. closes its doors

May 1, 2013

Classen Mfg., a manufacturer of lawn care equipment in Norfolk, Neb., has closed. The 40-year-old business was part of the Schiller Grounds Care company. Schiller has consolidated its manufacturing at its plants in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to reduce costs....

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Future Products marks 50 years in business

May 1, 2013

Future Products, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Irvin F. Swider purchased the business in April 1963, initially manufacturing punch and die buttons. Originally an eight-man operation, the company quickly added staff and...

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