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Preco to supply multilaser development to laser training center in Brazil

August 22, 2016

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has received an order for an SL-8600 hybrid laser/GMAW system from the Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation,Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.Senai, a private nonprofit technical training organization, is chartered to raise industrial competitiveness by...

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Dake releases redesigned website

August 22, 2016

Grand Haven, Mich.-based metalworking machine tool manufacturer Dake has released a newly redesigned website at www.dakecorp.com. Visitors can view specifications, features, photos, and standard equipment for each type of machine. A variety of videos show how the products work. Downloadable...

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Phoenix Modular Elevator to build production facility in Illinois

August 22, 2016

Elevator manufacturer Phoenix Modular Elevator (PME) is building a 25,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Mount Vernon, Ill. The new plant gives the company more space than its previous location and keeps production on one level....

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App assists with welding wire selection

August 22, 2016

Castolin Eutectic has launchedthe new EnDOtec EasySelector app for Android smartphones. It is designed tohelp users choose the correct EnDOTec welding wire depending on the type ofwear on their industrial parts: abrasion, erosion, impact, fatigue, heat, orfriction. Industrialcomponents can...

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Arc Academy opens retail store

August 22, 2016

Arc Academy, a Chicago-based welding and fabrication school, has opened a retail and consignment store. The store offers work produced by students, instructors, and local artisans....

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Corbitt Mfg. to open facility in Arkansas

August 22, 2016

Corbitt Mfg. Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc., St. Charles, Mo., is opening a new, $3.5 million facility in Paragould, Ark., for the production of railcar components.  The plant, which will create up to 60 new jobs, is located in close proximity to the company’s railcar...

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Switchover allows user to change cylinder switching ranges in the field

August 19, 2016

CONCOA has introduced a new switchover series designed to provide continuous high-pressure, high-flow delivery of nonoxidizing gases. The 547 series high-pressure automatic switchover provides uninterrupted supply of gas in applications requiring delivery pressures up to 3,500 PSIG and flow...

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NCCA launches blog for coil coating, prepaint industry

August 18, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has launched a blog, Coat Notes, at www.nccacoatnotes.com. The blog is designed to provide information on the changing needs of the coil coating (prepainted metals) industry, offer educational resources, increase awareness of the coil...

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Manitowoc Co. to move crawler crane manufacturing operations to Pennsylvania

August 18, 2016

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. will relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wis., to Shady Grove, Pa. The transition will begin in the Q3 2016, with completion anticipated by mid-2017. The company expects this initiative to generate annualized pre-tax cost savings of $25 to...

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Daifuku North America moves headquarters to new location in Michigan

August 18, 2016

Material handling equipment provider Daifuku North America Holding Co. has announced plans to move its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Mich., to Novi, Mich., in Q3 2017. The new building is four miles from the current headquarters. The 76,889-sq.-ft. facility, housing more than 300...

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Bosses—the good, the bad, and the clueless

August 18, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

What do you think of your boss? Is he or she a good motivator? Do you feel valued? Does your relationship with your boss affect your job performance and satisfaction? Some “Fabricating Update” readers took the time to share their thoughts about bosses they’ve known and what makes a good boss.

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Tool tethering kits help increase safety for work at heights

August 18, 2016

Ergodyne offers tool tethering kits for work at heights as part of its Squids® lanyards line. Each of the six kits comes with two to three Squids products. Users select the kit based on the weight of their...

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Illinois Material Handling named as authorized Linde forklift dealer

August 18, 2016

Illinois Material Handling (IMH), a member of Wolter Group LLC, has been appointed as the authorized Linde forklift dealer in northern Illinois. The company has represented the Linde forklift brand through its Wisconsin Lift Truck division and now expands this offering through IMH’s Bolingbrook...

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Hypertherm: Shaping possibility

August 18, 2016

By: Hypertherm Inc.

For nearly 50 years, Hypertherm's objective has been to deliver the world's finest cutting products and solutions that help give shape to our customers' vision. Our entire team of Associate owners is inspired by you to help shape a positive future of innovation, partnership and community that is full of possibility.

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CCAI awards 2016 scholarships

August 18, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. For the past several years CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs (technical schools, high schools, and colleges) geared toward coatings and...

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