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United Performance Metals names regional account manager - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals names regional account manager

January 16, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has hired Kathy Esquerra as regional account manager at its West Coast location in LaMirada, Calif. She represents the company in northern California, central California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Esquerra has 18 years of experience in the...

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Korean auto supplier to create 660 jobs in Georgia

January 16, 2013

Mando Corp., a global automotive parts supplier based in Seoul, Korea, has announced plans to construct a new casting facility in Meriwether County, Ga., investing $80 million and creating 660 jobs by 2020. The new, 317,000-sq.-ft. casting facility will support the company's manufacture and...

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Metal Supermarkets opens in Bolingbrook, Ill.

January 16, 2013

Metal Supermarkets® Bolingbrook, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a franchise in Bolingbrook, Ill. Customers can buy any size or type of metal with no minimum order requirement. The new location serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance departments, tool- and diemakers,...

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U.S. Dept. of Labor announces winners of Worker Safety and Health App Challenge

January 16, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced the winners of its Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Prizes totaling $30,000 are being awarded to four entrants who submitted tools that best demonstrate the importance of recognizing and preventing workplace safety and health hazards...

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Hendrick consolidates executive-level management

January 16, 2013

Hendrick Mfg. has announced that it has consolidated management staff at Hendrick Mfg. in Carbondale, Pa., and Hendrick Metal Products in Elgin, Ill., because of the similarities of their business lines. Tony Rovinski has been appointed director of manufacturing and Bruce Caldwell has been named...

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Roll-Kraft updates online strip width calculator for tube and pipe producers

January 16, 2013

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has upgraded the tube and pipe strip width calculator that is available on www.roll-kraft.com. Users now can execute calculations directly from a web browser or mobile device without having to download any files. The website features two calculator functions. One...

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NBT announces 2013 national manufacturing camp grant winners

January 15, 2013

Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), has announced the winners of its 2013 manufacturing camp grant awards. Ten grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 were awarded by NBT to community and technical colleges offering...

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U.S. clad steel plate producers obtain favorable sunset review determination in ITC antidumping case

January 15, 2013

Domestic producers of clad steel plate are applauding the U.S. International Trade Commission's determination today that revoking the antidumping duty order on imports of clad plate from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of injury to the U.S. industry. The ITC's...

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China dominates world vehicle production, U.S. remains No. 2

January 14, 2013

China will remain the primary driver of global production growth over the next four years, but the U.S. will remain the No. 2 vehicle producer in the world, according to the newly released joint Global Light Vehicle and Powertrain Forecast from WardsAuto and AutomotiveCompass. The new forecast also...

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Inductotherm Group to add Clinton Machine to group family

January 14, 2013

Inductotherm Group, Rancocas, N.J., a multitechnology, global organization serving the thermal processing industry, has announced the addition of Clinton Machine of Ovid, Mich., to the Inductotherm Group family. Clinton Machine provides material handling equipment for bar, tube, heat-treating, and...

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Morgan Corp. opens facility in Portland

January 14, 2013

Truck body designer and producer Morgan Corp., Morgantown, Pa., has opened a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Ore., expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts, and service centers to 12 nationwide. The new, 50,000-sq.-ft. plant comprises manufacturing, distribution, and...

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U.S. manufacturing technology orders up 4.8 percent from 2011

January 14, 2013

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $421.83 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 11.0 percent from October and...

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Matheson acquires Evergreen Supply

January 11, 2013

Gas and gas handling equipment supplier Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the assets and business of Evergreen Supply Inc., Aberdeen, S.D., to enable growth and expansion in northern South Dakota. Evergreen Supply, which has a long-standing distributor relationship with Matheson, becomes...

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Accurate Perforating signs Conners Sales Group to exclusive mid-Atlantic territory

January 11, 2013

Accurate Perforating, Chicago, has signed Conners Sales Group as an independent sale representative providing architectural and building products to the mid-Atlantic region’s architectural market. Conners Sales Group represents manufacturers of glass and metal products for the architectural and...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces staff additions - TheFabricator.com

Elgin Fastener Group announces staff additions

January 11, 2013

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Batesville, Ind., has announced three new additions to its staff. Brian A. McDonald has been named corporate controller, located at the Batesville corporate office. A graduate of Milligan College in Tennessee, he holds an MBA from Xavier University. McDonald has more...

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