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How clean is the air in your manufacturing facility?

March 24, 2015

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Metalworking facilities have to meet basic federal requirements for indoor air quality, but some companies may choose to go beyond that to create a work environment that encourages employee engagement and higher productivity.

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ITA now accepting nominations for Titanium Application Development Award

March 24, 2015

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Northglenn, Colo., is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry that has shown significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of titanium. This award is intended to...

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Fronius USA names sales/application engineer to tech support staff

March 24, 2015

Fronius USA has hired Seth Perrin as sales/application engineer in its Portage, Ind., headquarters. He is a 5-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he gained his interest in welding. Perrin graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in welding...

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Aluminum Extruders Council recognizes two volunteers for outstanding contributions

March 24, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), based in Wauconda, Ill., has presented the Distinguished Service Award to Tom Schabel, CEO of Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., and the Volunteer of the Year Award to Jerome Fourmann, technical manager for Rio Tinto Alcan North American Primary...

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Wells Lighting to create 200 jobs in Georgia

March 24, 2015

Korea-based light manufacturer Wells Lighting will locate its first North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., creating more than 200 jobs and investing $30 million into the project over the next two years. The firm produces general lighting/streetlights, industrial lighting, solar...

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Flow Intl. names senior VP of engineering

March 24, 2015

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, has appointed David Crewe as senior vice president of engineering. He reports to David Savage, president and CEO of Waterjet Holdings, a privately owned corporation with a portfolio...

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Criterion NDT names Dempsco as Midwest representative

March 24, 2015

Criterion NDT Inc., Auburn, Wash., a provider of eddy current application systems for NDT, has signed Dempsco Inc. as an authorized representative serving Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania. The Dayton, Ohio-based firm provides automation components and machinery used in...

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Coolant designed for pipe threading process

March 24, 2015

Quaker Chemical Corp. offers QUAKERCOOL® 750 TP coolant fluid for the pipe threading process. The mineral oil-free microemulsion provides lubrication, short-term corrosion protection, clean rinsing, and a wide water-quality tolerance. The coolant resists microbiological growth and does not contain...

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Broadwind’s Heavy Industries division receives welding certification

March 24, 2015

Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has announced that its Heavy Industries division has been certified through Caterpillar's 7 Steps to Welding Excellence training program. The certificate acknowledging this accomplishment was received in the company's Manitowoc, Wis., facility. Broadwind...

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Accelity Group acquires Mid Valley Industries

March 24, 2015

Accelity Group, a Milwaukee-based group of business owner-operators, has partnered with Gardner Standard, a Minneapolis-based investment firm, and Kevin Schmid, original business founder, to acquire Mid Valley Industries LLC (MVI), Kaukauna, Wis. MVI, a provider of large-scale, complex...

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People make the difference at The FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit

March 24, 2015

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Technology is the engine of metal fabrication, but people are behind the wheel. And how they drive really matters.

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Welding machines perform several processes

March 24, 2015

Castolin Eutectic has introduced two new groups of welding equipment to the European market. The XuperArc series comprises three models at 320, 400, and 500 amps with advanced touchscreen control. These multitasking machines, suitable for GMAW, GTAW, and MMAW, are designed for joining, repair,...

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Rotary table wet blasting system offered

March 24, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a rotary table wet blast system with manual and semiautomatic modes of operation. The model SS-10 SA is designed to use abrasive or bead-type media for dustless blast cleaning, descaling, surface preparation, and cosmetic finishing of components that might be too damp or...

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C.I. Hayes names sales engineer

March 23, 2015

C.I. Hayes, a manufacturer of heat-treating furnaces in Cranston, R.I., has hired Paul Chamberlain as sales engineer. His experience in the heat-treating industry spans more than 25 years in sales, customer service, production, and management. Chamberlain is responsible for supporting sales of...

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Hino Motors announces expansion of West Virginia plant

March 23, 2015

Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors has announced plans to add 30,000 sq. ft. to its 200,000-sq.-ft. Williamstown, W.Va., truck assembly facility. The $8 million expansion, slated for completion in fall 2015, will add a dedicated training facility and a quality control testing center. The project is...

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