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Bunting Magnetics names business strategist–metal detection

January 7, 2013

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named Robert Bunting Jr. as business strategist—metal detection. In this position, he is responsible for developing the metal detection portion of the company's product line, with emphasis on the food processing...

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Dixie-Southern fabricates large-diameter stainless pipe for Tampa Bay Water - TheFabricator.com

Dixie-Southern fabricates large-diameter stainless pipe for Tampa Bay Water

January 7, 2013

Dixie-Southern, Duette, Fla., has completed fabrication of 650 ft. of 84-in.-dia. stainless steel pipe for regional utility Tampa Bay Water's Lithia hydrogen sulfide removal facility. The company helped engineer and design the large-diameter stainless steel pipe in diameters from 42 to 84 in.,...

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Sellstrom Mfg. launches two new websites

January 7, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co. has completed a new company website at www.sellstrom.com and a subsidiary site at www.fallprotection.com. The sites present products and services offered by the company through its Safeguard and RTC divisions. Sellstrom Mfg. Co. offers personal protective equipment, from goggles...

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Simonsen Iron Works to develop new product focus

January 7, 2013

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board, Des Moines, Iowa, has awarded a $200,000 float loan to metal fabrication company Simonsen Iron Works Inc., for development of a new product focus in the skid steer attachment accessory category. The Spencer, Iowa-based company, which...

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Three OFR Metals facilities receive ISO certification

January 7, 2013

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals), Brighton, Colo., has announced that its facilities in Birmingham, Ala.; Monroe Twp., N.J.; and Lynchburg, Va., have received ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management systems. The company supplies carbon, stainless, and aluminum flat-rolled...

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LA-CO Industries Inc. acquires Tempil

January 7, 2013

LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). With the addition of Tempil's new temperature-indication technologies and capabilities, LA-CO — manufacturer of Markal® industrial marking and temperature-indication products —...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Tennessee Rand

January 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired privately held Tennessee Rand Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., a designer and manufacturer of tooling and robotic systems for welding applications. "Lincoln's market strength and worldwide reach enable Tennessee Rand to expand its business and...

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LMI Aerospace completes acquisition of Valent Aerostructures

January 7, 2013

LMI Aerospace Inc., St. Louis, a supplier of structural assemblies, kits, and components and provider of design engineering services to the aerospace and defense industries, has completed its acquisition of Valent Aerostructures LLC, Kansas City, Mo. Valent provides complex structural components,...

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ASTM Intl. launches leadership program

January 7, 2013

International standards development and delivery organization ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., has launched the Leadership Connection initiative to raise awareness regarding the many opportunities available for hands-on leadership experience available by engaging in ASTM technical committee...

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Ophir-Spiricon named Utah manufacturer of the year

January 4, 2013

Ophir-Spiricon, a North Logan, Utah, manufacturer of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corp. brand, has been named Utah Manufacturer of the Year by the Utah Manufacturers Association. "We recognize manufacturing companies in Utah for outstanding performance in operational...

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Waukesha® Metal Products recognized for job creation

January 4, 2013

Sussex, Wis.-based Waukesha® Metal Products is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. The metal forming manufacturer generated 45 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it No. 5 among...

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Ametek Specialty Metal Products upgrades rolling capabilities

January 4, 2013

Ametek Specialty Metal Products (SMP), a manufacturer of metallurgical materials, has upgraded the rolling capabilities at its Eighty Four, Pa., plant. Improvements include a new, energy-efficient clad metal rolling mill with an increased-horsepower main rolling mill motor and advanced controls;...

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Blue Giant Equipment opens facility in North Carolina

January 4, 2013

Blue Giant Equipment Corp., Brampton, Ont., has launched its U.S. operation, Blue Giant Equipment LLC, by opening a new manufacturing facility in Greensboro, N.C. The plant manufactures and distributes dock seals and shelters, including fixed and inflatable seals, stationary and retractable truck...

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Coherent acquires Lumera Laser

January 4, 2013

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has acquired Lumera Laser GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany, a provider of ultrafast lasers for microelectronics and precision materials processing. Coherent is a provider of photonics-based systems to the commercial and scientific research markets....

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Caster Concepts names territory sales rep for East Coast

January 4, 2013

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has promoted Kurtis Myers to territory sales representative for the East Coast region. He has served as the company's purchasing and inventory manager for the past five years. Myers is a 2007 graduate...

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