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Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor partners with community college to train welders

August 27, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, an OEM in Sioux City, Iowa, has partnered with Western Iowa Tech Community College to help fill its hiring needs for the welding department. The company offers entry-level welding jobs with 50 hours of instruction through the college's customized welding...

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Manufacturers launch ad campaign in Ohio on impact of government regulations

August 27, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has launched a television ad campaign throughout Ohio highlighting the negative impact of government regulations on manufacturers and small businesses. The ad campaign features Dayton-area manufacturer and NAM member Staub Mfg....

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ETM Mfg. named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

August 27, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a provider of custom, precision sheet metal and machined components, has earned a spot on the Inc. 500|5000 list. In its second consecutive appearance on the annual barometer of fast-growing entrepreneurial companies, ETM ranked No. 53 among manufacturing companies...

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Coxreels moves, expands operations

August 27, 2012

Coxreels, a manufacturer of industrial-grade hose, cord, and cable reels, has moved to a larger facility in Tempe, Ariz. The new facility has 50 percent more square footage than the company's previous plant. The facility features an updated lobby and reception area and newly constructed,...

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Auto industry supplier voestalpine to open in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, will build a $62 million manufacturing facility near Cartersville, Ga., creating 220 jobs. The plant will provide pressed parts in the body-in-white segment, as well as structural components. Part of the...

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BEPeterson achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

August 22, 2012

BEPeterson, Avon, Mass., has announced that its quality management system has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008. The company provides metal fabrication services....

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Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals - TheFabricator.com

Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals

August 22, 2012

Flexaust® MG-series all-purpose industrial vacuum hose is available in two materials for a variety of fluid handling, ventilation, and material handling or evacuation applications. The flexible, lightweight, chemical-resistant hose is available in PVC and polyurethane versions or blended...

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Parmatech receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for Rhode Island facility

August 21, 2012

ATW Companies, a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services, has announced that its East Providence, R.I.-based Parmatech Corp. subsidiary has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. The three-year certificate covers the manufacture of powder...

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ATC Venture Group to acquire K-W Mfg.

August 21, 2012

ATC Venture Group Inc. (ATC), Minnetonka, Minn., has announced an agreement with K-W Mfg. Co. to purchase from K-W certain assets, including equipment, contracts, and good-will in consideration, as well as a royalty agreement of 5 percent of sales of the K-W product line for each of the next five...

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Fabricating software customizable for user requirements

August 20, 2012

Wittlock Eng. has released the latest version of WE-CIM Advanced Fabrication software. Version 20 allows users to manipulate the software to their requirements, including automatic true-shape nesting with drag and drop capability, reporting, tool-path optimization, customizable shape library, and...

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Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers - TheFabricator.com

Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers

August 15, 2012

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has developed a low-profile cart that spins on its own length to simplify the unloading of bulk containers filled with large items. The six-wheeled cart measures 6.5 in. high from floor to deck and has a 50- by 50-in. usable deck area. Additional features include a...

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Fume extraction system keeps smoke away from laser

August 14, 2012

RoboVent designs and builds custom fume extraction systems for laser welding operations. The Plaser series collectors help decrease the number of faulty welds caused by smoke interfering with the laser and create a cleaner work environment by isolating most of the fumes to the laser welding cell....

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Roller conveyance shotblaster features zero-speed sensors - TheFabricator.com

Roller conveyance shotblaster features zero-speed sensors

August 14, 2012

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the RT 6012 pass-through industrial blaster. Measuring 60 in. wide by 12 in. tall, the redesigned unit incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance protection. The newest blasters come with zero-speed sensors as standard on the...

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Gestamp to invest $100 million in West Virginia stamping plant

August 14, 2012

Gestamp, an $11 billion international company, will invest a minimum of $100 million at the former South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing Plant in West Virginia. The operation is expected to create 400 to 700 jobs. The site, owned by Park Corp., contains more than 1 million sq. Ft. under roof...

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Corporate real estate study shows manufacturing returning to U.S.

August 14, 2012

The onshoring of jobs to the U.S. and other Western developed countries will continue strongly through 2020, according to CoreNet Global, an association of corporate real estate executives in Atlanta. Earlier this year CoreNet released Corporate Real Estate 2020 (CRE 2020), a forward-looking study...

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