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Woodward Inc. names general manager

February 25, 2013

Woodward Inc., Mars, Pa., a designer and fabricator of ferrous and nonferrous metal products in bulk material handling applications, has hired John Pitzer as general manager. He is responsible for the daily business operations of the company and its Mars Mineral division, which designs and...

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Wilson Tool changes name of two Canadian divisions

February 25, 2013

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has changed the name of Exacta Precision and Exacta FabTool to Wilson Tool Canada. The new name more accurately represents the integration of the two Canadian divisions into Wilson Tool...

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Haven Mfg. adds director of engineering

February 25, 2013

Haven Mfg., Brunswick, Ga., a designer and manufacturer of tube and bar cutting machines, has named Mike Weidman as director of engineering. He has many years of experience in mechanical and control systems engineering within the OEM industry. An Army veteran, Weidman has a bachelor's degree in...

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Weiler Corp. acquires Rei Abrasivos

February 25, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has acquired Rei Abrasivos, a manufacturer of vitrified and bonded abrasive products for the metalworking and foundry industries, located in Brazil. "The addition of the Rei brand and products supports our strategy in Brazil and will increase our ability to meet the...

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Kent opens Mexico service center, starts up two strip accumulators

February 25, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico — a partnership between Kent and the newly formed Piecsa Equipment & Consumables. Piecsa will provide sales and service of new and used Kent equipment to the Latin American market. The company also will manufacture...

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DGI Supply set to acquire Merwin-Stoltz

February 25, 2013

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, Wheeling, Ill., has agreed to purchase Merwin-Stoltz, Menomonee Falls, Wis. The transaction is expected to close on March 31. DGI, an industrial distribution company, plans to move its local customer service team and inventory from West Allis, Wis., to Menomonee Falls...

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Mahr Federal expands Application Center at headquarters - TheFabricator.com

Mahr Federal expands Application Center at headquarters

February 25, 2013

Mahr Federal has expanded the Application Center at its Providence, R.I., headquarters, more than doubling the available space. The new center includes a wider variety of dimensional gauging and metrology systems equipment to expand application development activity and allow increased customer...

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Daikin McQuay to upgrade Virginia operations

February 25, 2013

Daikin McQuay, a Richmond, Va., subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., will invest $9.2 million to expand its operation in Augusta County. The company, a global manufacturer of commercial HVAC, refrigeration, and building management equipment and systems, will be upgrading the facility to increase...

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FMA announces 2013 Industry Award winners

February 25, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its Industry Awards 2013. The two awards — presented by two of FMA Communications' magazines — recognize individuals or companies in the metal forming and fabricating industry and the tube...

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TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names managers - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names managers

February 20, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich., has named Rick Davis as key account manager and promoted Dan Willson to technical service manager for lasers and lasers systems in North America. Davis has an extensive sales and management background in the field of laser technology,...

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Fortress Interlocks unveils new U.S. facility

February 20, 2013

Fortress Interlocks, a U.K.-based safety access and control systems manufacturer, has opened a new facility in Erlanger, Ky. With additional square footage and warehouse space, the new facility makes it possible to perform some light manufacturing locally to reduce lead-times on common assemblies....

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EJ Ajax acquires Swirtz Tool & Mfg.

February 19, 2013

EJ Ajax & Sons, a third-generation metal forming company in Fridley, Minn., has acquired Minneapolis tool and die company Swirtz Tool & Mfg. Paul Swirtz, founder of the tool and die company, has joined the EJ Ajax toolroom. The companies had a long history of collaboration before the...

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Bunting Magnetics names director of marketing - TheFabricator.com

Bunting Magnetics names director of marketing

February 19, 2013

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide automobile, plastics, food, electronics, and printing industries, has named Sonia Cox as director of marketing. She is responsible for the global presence of the company and its subsidiaries Bunting...

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American Roll Form Products opens facility in Nevada

February 19, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), Painesville, Ohio, a manufacturer of custom roll formed products, has opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. satellite facility in North Las Vegas, Nev., to support customers and projects in the Southwest. It will be operational by the end of March 2013, with two rolling mills...

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Second annual Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013

February 18, 2013

After a successful inaugural celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers and educational institutions are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the...

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