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The biggest fabricators grow even bigger - TheFabricator.com

The biggest fabricators grow even bigger

June 4, 2013 | By Tim Heston

This year’s Fab 40 list shows an industry in growth mode, though the amount of growth depends on the region and industries contract fabricators serve. Company leaders gave their outlook for the rest of 2013, and there’s more optimism than pessimism.

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The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants

June 3, 2013

By: Camfil Air Pollution Control

For years, many companies involved in welding and other metalworking operations have exhausted fumes and dust outside. A recently enacted EPA regulation has changed all that.

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SMDI names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

June 3, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Colorado Springs, Colo., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced William M. Heenan Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Steel Market Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Heenan was president of the Steel...

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Caplugs now carries Shercon masking products

June 3, 2013

As part of the acquisition announced in May 2012, Caplugs, a manufacturer of product protection items, now offers Shercon’s complete masking product line through its traditional sales channels. Shercon's masking line, engineering and sales staff, and manufacturing processes remain the same....

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ART Technologies establishes new website

June 3, 2013

ART Technologies Precision Metal Stamping in Hamilton, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.art-technologies.com. It highlights the company's stamping, coining, and near-net-shape capabilities and simplifies RFQ submission. Visitors can view the cost savings potential of stamping to a near net...

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Cost analysis – a helpful tool or stumbling block? - TheFabricator.com

Cost analysis – a helpful tool or stumbling block?

June 3, 2013 | By Monty Kuxhaus

Business owners, accountants, and sales people don’t always agree on the definitions of business terms such as fixed cost and variable cost, and therefore they see business opportunities in different ways. Evaluating every new business opportunity in a way that includes the full burden rate (using fixed costs) seems like a good idea, but this isn’t always the best way to go. If the company is already paying all of its fixed costs, why not use variable costs to analyze a new piece of business?

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Fabricator follows forming trend in HVAC industry - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator follows forming trend in HVAC industry

June 3, 2013 | By Eric Lundin

Copper is extremely useful in the HVAC industry, but the high and volatile price can wreak havoc on profit margins. Some fabricators have found that they can substitute a couple of aluminum alloys with good results. However, aluminum isn’t as easy to work with as copper. This article tells how Harco Metal Products developed forming and brazing processes for this not-so-forgiving material.

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Moving forward - TheFabricator.com

Moving forward

June 3, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Dane Manufacturing looks nothing like it did a dozen years ago. More of its revenue now comes from contract fabrication and, thanks to several strategic acquisitions, produces several lucrative product lines.

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How Genzink Steel redefined redefined itself - TheFabricator.com

How Genzink Steel redefined itself

June 3, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Genzink Steel Supply and Welding has roots in structural fabrication. But after decades of diversifying in other sectors, the fabricator decided to leave the structural business to focus on contract fabrication--and the business is healthier because of it.

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Separation conveyor produces high magnetic fields - TheFabricator.com

Separation conveyor produces high magnetic fields

May 29, 2013

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has introduced a new line of high-intensity separation conveyors. They provide high magnetic fields to remove lightly magnetic tramp metal fines. High-intensity magnetic fields also separate work-hardened 300 series stainless steel from the product stream, increasing...

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Order control software includes remote ordering system

May 29, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 1.04 of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. Its features are designed for profiling and punching users, making it suitable for use with existing Expert CAD/CAM systems. The software's core functionality is a remote ordering system, allowing...

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Sciaky enters partnership with Evobeam GmbH

May 28, 2013

Sciaky Inc., a Chicago-based subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has entered into a business partnership with Evobeam GmbH of Mainz, Germany, to further expand its electron beam (EB) welding product portfolio. Sciaky provides large-vacuum-chamber EB welding systems with internal...

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General Machine of Anderson expanding manufacturing operations

May 28, 2013

General Machine of Anderson is expanding its metalworking and manufacturing operations in Anderson County, S.C. The $800,000 investment is expected to generate at least 20 new jobs. The new manufacturing space will house additional equipment and allow the company to increase its machining,...

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OSHA to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

May 28, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in...

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Bobcat breaks ground in North Dakota

May 28, 2013

Bobcat Co., a maker of compact construction equipment, has begun an expansion and renovation of its plant in Bismarck, N.D. The $20 million project will add an R&D facility at the company's existing site. Construction is expected to be done in about a year. The company has hired 135 additional...

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