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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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Beckwood supplies Triform equipment to international aerospace supplier

February 14, 2017

Beckwood, St. Louis, has supplied a Triform tray-style fluid cell sheet hydroforming press and an extrusion stretch-forming machine to an India-based aerospace supplier for fulfillment of several newly awarded contracts. With a 24- by 96-in. forming area and a dual shuttle system, the model...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize continuous caster for GMH

February 14, 2017

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Georgsmarienhütte GmbH (GMH), a German steel producer, to modernize GMH’s six-strand continuous bloom caster. In this second stage of a multipart refurbishment project, Primetals Technologies will supply, install, or modify the...

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MagneGas fuel selected for railroad accident repair

February 14, 2017

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that its MagneGas2® was the fuel of choice for metal cutting and repairs on a recent refurbishment project by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The LIRR experienced an accident in January 2017 on a section of railroad in Brooklyn, N.Y., that impaired much...

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BLM Group USA appoints North American sales director

February 14, 2017

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has named Andrew Dodd as North American sales director. Dodd has more than 34 years of experience in the laser fabrication and integration business. Before joining the firm, he served as North American...

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Power-Tech videos highlight 8-kW laser cutting head

February 14, 2017

Power-Tech, based in Walcz, Poland, has released videos at its youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/eaglelasers, featuring its Eagle eVa 8-kW cutting head. With the cutting head, the company’s iNspire series of laser cutting machines can cut with power up to 12 kW. The head cuts at 460 FPM...

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Schuler sells technology center in China to Feintool

February 13, 2017

The Schuler Group, Göppingen, Germany, has sold its technology center in Tianjin, China, to Feintool, based in Lyss, Switzerland. Within the year, Feintool plans to expand production capacity of precision components for the automotive industry in Tianjin using Schuler presses. Feintool will retain...

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Kloeckner Metals Flat Rolled Group moves to larger facility in Illinois

February 13, 2017

Metals distributor Kloeckner Metals Flat Rolled Group, previously located in Chicago, has expanded and moved into a new, 106,000-sq.-ft. facility in University Park, Ill. The company’s value-added products include carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Tony Munno, Flat Rolled Group general...

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OSF HealthCare partners with Tekmill for health care product design, manufacture

February 13, 2017

OSF Saint Francis Inc., Peoria, Ill., has joined forces with Tekmill, a contract design engineering, rapid prototyping, and small-scale manufacturing company located in Champaign, Ill., on the campus of the University of Illinois Research Park, and become a shareholder in the company. “... our...

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Vortec releases white paper about vortex tube technology

February 13, 2017

Cincinnati-based Vortec has published a five-page white paper that discusses the basic operation of vortex tube technology and explains its proper application in heating and cooling applications. The paper, available at www.vortec.com, highlights how vortex tubes, with no moving parts, create hot...

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United Performance Metals opens facility in Hungary

February 13, 2017

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced the opening of a new, 10,764-sq.-ft. specialty metals distribution, sales, and processing facility in Budapest, Hungary. The facility, certified to ISO 9001 and AS9120 Rev A, is the company’s third location outside of the U.S. Additional...

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Hilco Global, Prestige Equipment to conduct sale of manufacturing operation

February 13, 2017

Hilco Industrial and Hilco Real Estate Acquisitions (both operating companies within Hilco Global) have joined forces with Prestige Equipment Corp. to offer for immediate turnkey sale the former power generator housing, wind turbine tower, and pressure vessel manufacturing facility and real estate...

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PIT Weld U graduates first class of general welding students

February 13, 2017

The first class of students to attend Performance Instruction and Training’s PIT Weld U Powered by Miller Welders course have completed the 176-hour course.The new course covers welding safety and includes three primary skill sets: metal cutting, GMAW, and GTAW. Students will be ready for state...

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Knapheide Mfg. to expand manufacturing operations

February 10, 2017

The Knapheide Mfg. Co., Quincy, Ill., a provider of work-ready vehicles, has announced plans to expand its operations with a new manufacturing building. “We have identified opportunities for the business to diversify, both with the products we offer and the markets we serve,” said Bo Knapheide,...

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UTI welding and CNC machining programs approved by U.S. Dept. of Education

February 10, 2017

Universal Technical Institute Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of transportation industry technician training, has received approval from the U.S. Dept. of Education to launch welding technology and CNC machining programs. CNC machining classes begin in fall 2017 at the company's NASCAR...

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