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LAI Intl. earns Minority Business Enterprise certification

September 4, 2012

LAI Intl. Inc., Phoenix, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). To receive the certification, a company must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by an ethnic minority U.S. citizen...

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From the farm to oilfields, mines, heavy equipment, and more - TheFabricator.com

From the farm to oilfields, mines, heavy equipment, and more

September 3, 2012

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Radius Steel-SOO Tractor, Sioux City, Iowa, is looking beyond its agricultural roots as it reaches out to various other industries, such as heavy equipment and oil and gas.

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Sheet metal software shows orders, material stock, machine workloads

August 30, 2012

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. will showcase a variety of new and updated products at FABTECH 2012. The company also will release a sheet metal-specific version of CrossTrack software for composites, delivering traceability and providing visibility of orders, material stock, nests, and machine workloads....

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Detroit Mfg. Systems opens new plant in Detroit

August 30, 2012

Detroit Mfg. Systems has celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Detroit. The company — a joint venture formed by Faurecia Interior Systems Saline and Rush Group — plans to invest $29.2 million in the automotive interior component manufacturing facility, creating about 572 jobs in the...

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Woodward to expand in Illinois

August 29, 2012

Woodward Inc., an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems for the aerospace and energy markets, has announced plans to establish a second campus in Loves Park, Ill., for its Aircraft Turbine Systems business. Initial development of the site, referred to as the...

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AM General's off-road vehicle selected for next JLTV development phase

August 29, 2012

AM General's independent proposal for the U.S. military's new joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has been selected for a $64.5 million engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its blast-resistant vehicle – off-road...

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Cives Steel to open plant in Idaho

August 29, 2012

Cives Steel Co., Roswell, Ga., has announced plans to build a fabrication plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The facility is expected to create up to 175 new jobs. The company operates six fabrication plants in the eastern U.S. The new plant will be its first west of the Mississippi....

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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Interlaken Technology becomes division of Water Works Mfg.

August 29, 2012

Interlaken Technology, Chaska, Minn., has been purchased by Water Works Mfg. LLC, Cambridge, Minn. Remaining at its current location, Interlaken Technologies will be a division of Water Works Mfg. Interlaken Technology manufactures production press equipment for hydroforming, elevated-temperature...

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Air amplifiers are CE-compliant - TheFabricator.com

Air amplifiers are CE-compliant

August 29, 2012

Exair Corp. has announced that its air amplifiers have attained the CE mark. To earn the mark, the amplifiers must be certified by an independent laboratory that they meet the European Union’s safety, health, and environmental standards. These amplifiers move large volumes of air for...

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Ferrite content measurement device identifies weld cracking susceptibility - TheFabricator.com

Ferrite content measurement device identifies weld cracking susceptibility

August 29, 2012

The FERITSCOPE® FMP30 hand-held ferrite content measurement device from Fischer Technology determines if the ferrite content in a weld can withstand mechanical stresses at high temperatures. It identifies if the weld is susceptible to cracking under tension or vibration by taking a quick...

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AirGuide to move manufacturing from Mexico to Mississippi

August 28, 2012

AirGuide has announced plans to consolidate its Mexico and Houston operations into a new manufacturing facility in Clarksdale, Miss. The $720,000 project will create 40 full-time jobs. The Hialeah, Fla.-based company manufactures aluminum grilles, registers, and diffusers for the HVAC industry and...

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Mechanical Designs of Virginia adds turret punch press

August 28, 2012

Mechanical Designs of Virginia Inc., Stuart, Va., has installed an HP1500 Tailift CNC turret punch press. It has a punch capacity of 30 tons and can handle sheet sizes of 60 by 120 in. The addition of the machine to the company's existing TRUMPF® and Weidemann punches and TRUMPF laser has...

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Software facilitates inspection, part verification - TheFabricator.com

Software facilitates inspection, part verification

August 27, 2012

Verisurf Software Inc. has released Verisurf version 6 software. The new Windows® 7, 64-bit release includes features for in-process inspection, portable inspection, tool building, CATIA® interoperability, and 3-D scanning and reverse engineering. The software is used with 3-D scanners...

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Sewon America to add 150 jobs in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Sewon America Inc., an auto manufacturing supplier in LaGrange, Ga., has announced plans for a $10 million expansion, adding 150 new jobs. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The plant, which provides metal stamping for a variety of automotive parts, currently employs...

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