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Matheson acquires Airweld

May 16, 2012

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the assets and business of US Airweld Inc., Phoenix, with operations located throughout Arizona and New Mexico. The purchase is expected to improve Matheson’s existing business in Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; and Albuquerque, N.M., and expand the network to...

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Champion Tool Storage installs Prima Power press brake

May 16, 2012

Champion Tool Storage, Hood River, Ore., has installed a Prima Power Ep1030 servo-electric press brake, adding capacity to its forming department. The company manufactures toolboxes for industrial, professional, and military users....

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Mike Chester wins TMA's Winzeler Award

May 16, 2012

Mike Chester, CEO of IMS Buhrke-Olson, Arlington Heights, Ill., has been selected as the 2012 winner of the Winzeler Award from Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA), Park Ridge, Ill. The award is given annually to an individual in recognition of outstanding service to the tool and die...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 11.3 percent

May 15, 2012

March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $495.97.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 11.3 percent from February but...

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LVD Co. marks 60 years in business

May 14, 2012

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, marks its 60th anniversary in 2012 as a designer and manufacturer of equipment for sheet metal fabrication. The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today manufactures punching, laser cutting, and forming/bending machinery. In addition to its...

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Dawson Metal names senior VP of sales, marketing - TheFabricator.com

Dawson Metal names senior VP of sales, marketing

May 11, 2012

Dawson Metal Co. Inc., a provider of close-tolerance, custom metal fabricated components in Jamestown, N.Y., has appointed Alex Moore to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Moore has worked in sales and marketing positions with multiple manufacturing companies in New...

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Origin Intl. launches new website

May 11, 2012

Origin Intl. has announced the launch of its new website at www.originintl.com. The rebuilt site highlights CheckMate software for quality professionals and LaunchRite software for manufacturing engineers, as well as ROI information. Pages for quality professionals highlight dimensional...

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OSHA, LIA renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards

May 11, 2012

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA) to reduce and prevent worker exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in industrial, research, and medical workplaces. The organizations also will share information on laser regulations and standards, the effects of lasers on...

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Gerdau to make $50 million investment at Minnesota mill

May 11, 2012

Long steel producer Gerdau has announced plans to invest $50 million to replace the continuous caster at its St. Paul, Minn., mill. The investment will increase special bar quality capacity by 100,000 short tons and increase the mill's total capacity to 550,000 short tons. The new caster will...

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Zarges closes Amarillo plant

May 11, 2012

German company Zarges has closed its plant in Amarillo, Texas, after two years of producing the metal interiors of wind turbine towers. The company cites the economy and uncertainty over governmental production tax credits to wind companies as reasons for the closure. The company employed 10 to 15...

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Airbus signs 10-year deal with Plymouth Engineered Shapes

May 11, 2012

Semifinished titanium airframe extrusion producer Plymouth Engineered Shapes, a part of Plymouth Tube Co., has announced that it has been awarded a new contract from Airbus. The scope of the 10-year agreement includes titanium extrusions that will be used throughout the programs for the A350 XWB,...

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Coe Press Equipment installs straightener, reel at Wellman Friction Products

May 10, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has installed a new CPPS-406-42 clamshell power straightener and a CPR-PO-15042 coil reel at Wellman Friction Products in Akron, Ohio, replacing the company's current equipment. Wellman is using the straightener in a line that feeds an existing 600-ton...

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AT&F installs steel plate blasting system

May 10, 2012

Metal fabricating company AT&F, Cleveland, has installed a new steel plate blasting system as part of its strategy of installing the largest metal forming and processing equipment available. The new machine enables the company to blast steel plate up to 12 ft. wide and 7 in. thick. The...

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Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama to add third production shift

May 10, 2012

Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama LLC (HMMA) has announced plans to add a third production shift at its Montgomery, Ala., facility. HMMA will add 877 positions to support the addition of the third shift, bringing the total number of jobs created at the plant to more than 3,000. The facility's 2012...

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TMK IPSCO breaks ground in Texas

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading. The...

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