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Matheson opens winery, welding, and gas center

August 15, 2011

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened a new winery, welding, and gas center in St. Helena, Calif. This location is part of the company's western zone, central region and is positioned in Napa Valley wine country. The location offers easy access to winery, mechanical, and medical customers, the...

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Sheet metal construction camp designed for young women - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal construction camp designed for young women

August 15, 2011

Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program in Ventura, Calif., held a MAGIC (Mentor A Girl In Construction) camp the week of July 15, where junior and senior girls from local high schools participated in five days of hands-on construction. The camp was sponsored by the National...

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Fronius USA names sales application engineer - TheFabricator.com

Fronius USA names sales application engineer

August 15, 2011

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has named Jordan Henry as its newest sales application engineer in the technical support department. Henry graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's degree in welding engineering technology and has been in the industry for 2.5...

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ITW Muller appoints industry manager - TheFabricator.com

ITW Muller appoints industry manager

August 15, 2011

ITW Muller, a manufacturer of stretch-wrap equipment and film in Arlington Heights, Ill., has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rob Payne to industry manager. He is responsible for supporting the team in the western portion of the U.S. and Canada, with a specific focus on building...

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Survey finds high rate of worker noncompliance with PPE protocols

August 9, 2011

In a survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., 89 percent of safety professionals said they have observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. Twenty-nine percent said this has happened on numerous occasions. "This high rate of noncompliance...

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CCAT forms alliance with AME

August 9, 2011

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has established an alliance with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) to promote manufacturing and supply chain development locally and globally. As alliance partners, CCAT and AME collaborate to promote...

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Aerco Intl. relocates corporate headquarters

August 9, 2011

Aerco Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters and boilers, has moved its headquarters to Blauvelt, N.Y. Previously the company operated out of three separate facilities in Northvale, N.J. With 156,000 sq. ft., the new headquarters is more than twice the size of the former...

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North American robot orders jump 41 percent in first half of 2011

August 9, 2011

Fueled by its best quarter in six years, the North American robotics industry jumped 41 percent in the first half of 2011, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 8,879 robots valued at $577.8 million were ordered by North American...

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United Performance Metals relocates California facility

August 9, 2011

United Performance Metals has relocated its California branch to a new facility in La Mirada to accommodate the company's growth in the region. The addition of space allows the company to offer more inventory and processing equipment. United Performance Metals serves customers in industries...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 103.9 percent from June 2010

August 8, 2011

June U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $459.39 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Layoffs increase, hiring declines in August

August 4, 2011

Job growth will scale back in August compared with a year ago in the manufacturing and service sectors, and payroll cuts are slowly starting to rise, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2011. The...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Techalloy

August 2, 2011

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired the welding operation assets of Techalloy Company Inc. and of its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd. Known commercially as Techalloy, the Baltimore, Maryland-based manufacturer is a privately-held producer of nickel alloy and stainless steel...

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Tower International appoints president-Americas

August 2, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, has announced the appointment of Jim Bernard as president-Americas, effective August 15. Bernard succeeds Bill Pumphrey, who is leaving the company. "We are grateful for the...

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Feralloy Corp. forms joint venture with Pyramid Mouldings - TheFabricator.com

Feralloy Corp. forms joint venture with Pyramid Mouldings

August 1, 2011

Feralloy Corp., Stockton, Calif., a distributor of flat-rolled products, has formed a joint venture with Pyramid Mouldings, a provider of custom roll-formed products for the solar market. The joint venture, known as Feralloy Pyramid Structural Solutions (FPSS), will design and develop standard...

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DE-STA-CO appoints new president

August 1, 2011

DE-STA-CO, a manufacturer of robotic tooling, workholding, and flexible industrial automation systems in Auburn Hills, Mich., has appointed John Podczerwinski to the position of president. For more than three years, Podczerwinski has led VSG, North and South Americas, a Dover Company, as vice...

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