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BLS: Mass layoffs up in June, but manufacturing's proportion at lowest level in program history

July 26, 2010

Employers took 1,647 mass layoff actions in June that resulted in the separation of 145,538 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the...

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Meet Metcam - a leaner, greener, meaner fabricator

July 23, 2010

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Operating seven days a week fabricating and shipping products domestically and worldwide, Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam Inc. has found a formula for success that has this company thriving when others are struggling to survive.

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Amark to open fabrication plant in North Carolina

July 19, 2010

Amark Corp., Suffolk, Va., has announced plans to convert a vacant plant in Elizabeth City, N.C., into a fabrication shop to cut, weld, and fabricate steel structures and assorted metals. The company...

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Conference to focus on wind energy opportunities for suppliers

July 19, 2010

The two-day Wind Energy Conference, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is designed to help manufacturers identify and capitalize on the wind energy supply chain....

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Metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions in next three months

July 19, 2010

According to the July 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months....

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII

July 15, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis turns his attention to fasteners as it's time to shore up the support structure.

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MDNA to organize USA Pavilion at Expocomer 2011

July 12, 2010

For the first time, Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA), Chicago, will organize a USA Pavilion at the Expocomer trade fair. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of...

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Ace Metal Crafts celebrates 50th anniversary

July 12, 2010

Ace Metal Crafts celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration at its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters on June 13. The event included an open house with a facility tour, reunion and celebration,...

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Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location - TheFabricator

Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location

July 12, 2010

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., has renamed its precision metal stamping and manufacturing operation in Mexico and has moved it to a new location. The new site is not far from the old facility, in...

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Jobshop Lean 2010 Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-9 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

July 12, 2010

The JobshopLean2010 Conference will be held Sept. 7-9, 2010 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. This niche conference is focused on adapting and extending Lean as an overarching strategy...

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Scenes from Europe - TheFabricator

Scenes from Europe

July 9, 2010

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Editor Eric Lundin recounts some of the product introductions and innovations seen at the TUBE expo in Düsseldorf, April 12-16, 2010.

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Strategic Marketing for Manufacturers

July 8, 2010

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Having a strategic marketing plan that reaches your customer base via all media channels, both traditional and the newer social media, can help take your business to the next level.

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Retired Army colonel appointed as joint-venture vice president - TheFabricator

Retired Army colonel appointed as joint-venture vice president

July 7, 2010

JP Sales Co. Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced the appointment of Col. Dion J. King, U.S. Army retired, as vice president, strategy, for the new joint venture between CIGNYS, Saginaw, Mich., and...

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K&S expands welded assembly area with robotic weld cell

July 7, 2010

K&S Tool, Die and Mfg. Inc., Ixonia, Wis., has added a Panasonic Perform Arc robotic weld cell to its welded assembly area. "The addition of automated capacity allows us to meet the growing needs...

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Jib cranes support indoor, outdoor applications - TheFabricator

Jib cranes support indoor, outdoor applications

July 7, 2010

Konecranes produces jib cranes for overhead lifting in production lines, workstations, machining cells, and warehouses. The cranes support indoor and outdoor applications and are used in customer...

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