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FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show announce strategic alliance with METALFORM

April 4, 2008

Four industry-leading trade show organizers have formed an alliance to better serve the needs of trade show exhibitors and manufacturers in North America from the fields of fabricating, tube & pipe,...

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HRB spot steel prices continue climb in most regions

March 27, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the world export HRB price for March 24 surged 6.6 percent to $870 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the eighth consecutive rise totaling $289. The Western...

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Durable-goods orders fell in February

March 26, 2008

The U.S. Commerce Department reported today that durable goods orders dropped 1.7 percent in February for the second straight decline. Analysts had expected a slight rebound following the 4.7 percent...

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LINE predicts labor market will remain soft in April

March 25, 2008

The latest SHRM/Rutgers Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) survey indicates that similar to last month, the labor market in April 2008 will remain soft and will be much weaker...

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Worthington Steel honored by John Deere

March 24, 2008

Worthington Steel, Columbus, Ohio, has announced that it has been recognized by Deere & Company as a Partner-level supplier for 2007 and was also named a 2007 Enterprise Supplier of the Year in the...

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Metal forming companies expect business to remain steady in coming months

March 17, 2008

According to the March 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months....

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HRB spot steel prices continue upward surge

March 12, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the western European hot-rolled band (HRB) price for March 10 surged 6.5 percent to $888 per ton,, ex-works, for the third consecutive time (on a Euro basis, it...

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Spell Capital Partners acquires Pacific Production Technologies

March 11, 2008

Spell Capital Partners, Minneapolis, a private equity and buyout firm, has acquired a majority interest in Pacific Production Technologies (PPT), Mt. Carmel, Ill., a capital goods manufacturer.PPT...

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3M welding helmet wins international design award

March 11, 2008

The Speedglas™ SL (super-light) welding helmet and autodarkening filter (ADF) from 3M™, St. Paul, Minn., recently received an international Red Dot Design award. With more than 7,000...

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Wilson Tool appoints VP of sales for North, Latin America

March 11, 2008

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has appointed Jay Dienst as vice president of sales for North and Latin America.Dienst is...

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Muza Metal Products acquires Acc-Q-Cut

March 11, 2008

Muza Metal Products, Oshkosh, Wis., has acquired Acc-Q-Cut, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service contract manufacturer.Muza Metal Products is a large sheet metal fabricator with laser and turret blanking,...

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Niles Expanded Metals announces joint venture with Fratelli Mariani

March 11, 2008

Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics, Niles, Ohio, has formed a partnership with Fratelli Mariani, Milan, Italy. The partnership agreement gives Niles Expanded Metals exclusive agent and distribution...

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AWS seeks nominations for Image of Welding Awards

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, and its Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO) seek nominations for the AWS sixth annual Image of Welding awards.Award winners will be announced...

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Applied Precision adds sales director

March 11, 2008

Applied Precision Inc., Mississauga, Ont., has added David Delves as director of system sales. Delves has more than 15 years of experience in machinery and process design, tooling development, CNC...

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Wagner Companies announces promotions

March 11, 2008

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, recently promoted Justin Wesser to manager of quality services and Patrick Hutchinson to the new position of director of engineering services.Wesser joined Wagner in...

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