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Lincoln Electric to supply welding equipment for "Overhaulin'"

September 27, 2012

The producers of "Overhaulin," an automotive restoration program on the Velocity Channel, have chosen Lincoln Electric to supply welding and cutting equipment, welding helmets, and safety apparel. The show airs Tuesday nights, beginning Oct. 2, at 9 p.m. Chip Foose of Foose Design is joined on...

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Service manager course preps workers for residential service

September 27, 2012

The International Training Institute (ITI), Alexandria, Va., the education arm of the unionized sheet metal and air conditioning industry, offered a service manager course for the first time in June at the Local 88 training center in Las Vegas. Taught by Darrell Garrison, the five-day, 40-hour...

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Cyl-Tec names regional sales manager

September 27, 2012

Cyl-Tec Inc., Aurora, Ill., has named Greg Adamson to its regional sales team for the western U.S. and western Canada. He has 30 years of experience in the compressed gas industry. Cyl-Tec stocks and sells compressed gas and liquid cylinders, including high-pressure steel, acetylene, cryogenic,...

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Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence

September 27, 2012

Accurate Perforating, a manufacturer of custom and standard perforated metals in Chicago, has added Chris Abrey as the new director of operational excellence. He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, food manufacturing, and printing industries in roles including...

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Atlas Tube launches hollow structural sections video series

September 27, 2012

Chicago-based Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced plans to premiere an ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS) at SteelDay 2012, Sept. 28, 2012. The videos, entitled "Designing with HSS," feature Brad Fletcher, structural engineer, speaking...

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Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine expands in South Carolina

September 27, 2012

Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine has opened a $2 million manufacturing facility at its York County, S.C., location. Up to 25 new positions will be added over the next two years to operate the new machining facility. The company is a supplier of seamless steel forged rings from 12 to 100 in. dia. for...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 13.2 percent—largest decrease since January 2009

September 27, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since January 2009 and followed a 3.3 percent July...

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Glenn Metalcraft adds to sales staff

September 25, 2012

Glenn Metalcraft, Princeton, Minn., has named Dan Patnode to the position of sales manager and John Sautter as outside salesperson. Patnode, who joined the company one year ago, oversees outside and inside sales. Sautter is the company's first contact with new customers in the Midwest. The company...

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Autoform relocates to Angola, Ind.

September 25, 2012

Autoform Tool & Mfg. Inc. has announced plans to move its operations out of Fremont, Ind., to relocate to a 10-acre site in Angola, Ind. The move, acquisition, and renovation are expected to cost about $10 million and create up to 95 new jobs over the next four years. The tube fabrication tool...

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Custom pink riveter supports breast cancer awareness

September 25, 2012

National Rivet & Mfg. Co., Waupun, Wis., has delivered a pink riveter to a Wisconsin manufacturer of automotive assemblies that wanted to show support for breast cancer awareness. The customer ordered a model 600 electromechanical rivet setter, a medium-duty machine that sets steel,...

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aPriori appoints CFO

September 25, 2012

Provider of product cost management software for discrete manufacturers in Concord, Mass., aPriori has announced the appointment of Eric Sockol as CFO. He is responsible for the company's financial and administration operations, reporting to President and CEO Stephanie Feraday. Before joining the...

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Zachry Holdings purchases Mississippi industrial fabrication facility

September 24, 2012

Zachry Holdings Inc., San Antonio, Texas, has expanded its presence in the Southeast with the purchase of a large industrial fabrication facility in Moss Point, Miss., from Day & Zimmermann (D&Z). The facility fabricates piping systems and vessels for large projects in the power,...

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Wilson Tool acquires Toolspress

September 24, 2012

Wilson Tool Intl., Swindon, U.K., manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Italian press brake tooling manufacturer Toolspress, Parma, Italy....

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Simonds Intl. announces agreement with Cal Saw Canada

September 24, 2012

Simonds Intl., Fitchburg, Mass., and Cal Saw Canada have announced an agreement for Simonds to purchase Cal Saw Canada's wide band saw manufacturing assets and circular saw finishing assets located in Langley, B.C. Simonds will continue to provide these products. Since this agreement does not...

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Americas Ovens division to expand in Cleveland

September 24, 2012

Manitowoc Foodservice, New Port Richey, Fla., has announced plans to expand manufacturing and establish a new headquarters for the Americas Ovens operating company at its Cleveland location. The new, 30,000-sq.-ft. headquarters operation will include new quality systems, computerized work...

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