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DGI Supply to acquire Anich Industries

October 1, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, has announced its intent to acquire Anich Industries Inc. of Ocala, Fla. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Dave and Mary-helen Anich, Anich's co-owners, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Anich Industries Inc. was established in 1988...

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Trico Corp. to develop new oil analysis laboratory in Wisconsin - TheFabricator.com

Trico Corp. to develop new oil analysis laboratory in Wisconsin

October 1, 2012

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management services and products, is adding a new oil analysis laboratory at its Pewaukee, Wis., facility. The lab's demand-driven instrument configurations will allow for immediate changes to instrument locations as customer requirements change. Set for...

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Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities

October 1, 2012

Ohio Laser has dedicated its 26,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Plain City, Ohio. Along with more room for raw material, the new facility houses two TRUMPF® TubeMatic laser machines and a TRUMPF TruTube 7000 laser machine for cutting round, square, and rectangular...

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Central Steel & Wire hires three territory sales managers

October 1, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co. has announced the hiring of Gary Bigott, Paul Ness, and Tom Reed as territory sales managers. Bigott, who serves the north central Indiana region, joins the company with 30 years of experience in the metals distribution industry. Serving a newly created sales...

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Brandt adds to tube and pipe sales team

October 1, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Regina, Sask., Canada, has added several staff members to its Brandt Tube & Pipe sales team. Dave MacNeill joins the team as sales manager. He comes to the company from Evraz North America, where he held a number of positions over the past seven years, most...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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SMGT Ltd. takes delivery of Hydrapower press brake

October 1, 2012

Hydrapower Intl. Inc., Marco Island, Fla., has delivered a 3,000-ton by 44-ft. press brake to SMGT Ltd., an investment group based in Singapore. The machine was shipped to the new SMGT joint venture company in northern Louisiana. It will be assembled in October and commence production of newly...

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Paul Ryan attends town hall meeting hosted by MSCI Cincinnati and Byer Steel

October 1, 2012

The Cincinnati chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Byer Steel, Cincinnati, hosted Congressman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Republican vice presidential candidate, for a town hall meeting as part of its Manufacturing Summit series "Closing the Divide Between Jobs,...

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Fatal work injuries decreased slightly in 2011

September 27, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released preliminary results from its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related...

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Metal Spinners adds fiber laser system for aerospace component fabrication

September 27, 2012

Metal Spinners Inc., a Malden, Mass., job shop offering multiaxis laser cutting and engineering services for turbine engine components, has acquired a turnkey Laserdyne 795XL system with a third-generation BeamDirector and an IPG fiber laser. The company offers fabricating, machining, and...

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Reliance Steel to purchase GH Metal Solutions

September 27, 2012

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced plans to purchase GH Metal Solutions Inc. The Alabama-based GH Metal Solutions is a steel processor and fabricator....

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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 - TheFabricator.com

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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