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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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AK Steel announces December 2008 surcharges

November 5, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $185 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December 2008. December 2008 surcharges for the broad range of...

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Manufacturing activity declines for third consecutive month

November 3, 2008

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in October for the third consecutive month, and the overall economy concluded 83 consecutive months of growth, said U.S. supply executives...

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3-D CAD drawings in a 2-D world

November 1, 2008

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Columnist Gerald Davis discusses the importance of delivering a clear illustration and how it can make an impact on the final fabricated product.

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HRB prices drop 4 to 12 percent

October 30, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export HRB price for Oct. 27 dropped 12.1 percent to $702 per ton, FOB the port of export for the sixth consecutive decline. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped...

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Durable goods orders post largest gain in three months

October 29, 2008

U.S. factory orders for durable goods rose 0.8 percent in September, the largest gain in three months. The gain is attributed to a surge in demand for airplanes and autos, according to data from the...

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Worthington Industries announces layoffs, facility closings

October 27, 2008

Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington Industries has announced that it is reducing its workforce by nearly 300 through a combination of plant closings and layoffs. The facilities to be closed are: in...

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Manufacturers ready to buy despite market woes

October 24, 2008

In contrast to the grim financial news from New York and around the world, an unprecedented number of attendees filled the halls on opening day at the 2008 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show,...

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