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LIA's Arthur L. Schawlow award presented to Valentin Gapontsev

January 12, 2010

Valentin Gapontsev, founder, chairman, and CEO of IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., has received the Laser Institute of America's 2009 Arthur L. Schawlow award.The award honors individuals who have...

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Rafter Equipment now selling Takeco equipment

January 12, 2010

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has formed a strategic alliance with Takeco Co. Ltd. of South Korea to sell and service Takeco's strip entry, flying saw cutoff, and tube packaging...

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Fabcut, MicroStep USA forms joint venture with SigmaTEK

January 12, 2010

Fabcut, MicroStep USA, in conjunction with SigmaTEK Systems, has formed a joint venture to introduce MicroStep combination profile and pipe cutting machines into the U.S.All machines sold into North...

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Unison receives all-electric tube bender order from BAE Systems

January 12, 2010

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has received an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen...

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Manufacturers struggle to hire highly skilled workers

January 12, 2010

As employers across the country continue to shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, many manufacturers are facing an ironic dilemma. As they eliminate positions — mainly repetitive, assembly-type...

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General MetalWorks Corp. receives 2010 Industry Award

January 12, 2010

General MetalWorks Corp. (GenMet), a custom metal fabricator based in Mequon, Wis., has received The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association,...

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Tendon Mfg. certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 12, 2010

Tendon Mfg. Inc., a metal fabricator in Cleveland, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008.The contract manufacturer specializes in design, development, production, fabrication, machining, assembly, laser...

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Nucor Executive Vice President Joe Rutkowski to retire; Joe Stratman to assume additional responsibilities

January 11, 2010

Nucor Corp. Executive Vice President of Business Development Joseph A. Rutkowski announced today his plans to retire at the end of February after 21 years of service with the company. Rutkowski began...

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November manufacturing technology consumption up 16 percent

January 11, 2010

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $178.83 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association, and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing...

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Vogel Tool & Die becomes division of Manor Tool & Manufacturing

January 6, 2010

Vogel Tool & Die, LLC, a manufacturer of tools for tubular part fabrication, announced that it has been acquired by Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, a precision tooling and stamping supplier that...

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Factory orders rose 1.1 percent in November 2009

January 5, 2010

New orders for manufactured goods in November, up seven of the last eight months, increased $3.9 billion or 1.1 percent to $365.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.8...

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Feralloy Corp. announces death of Vice President and GM Stephen J. Szcesniak

January 4, 2010

Stephen J. Szcesniak, vice president and general manager of Feralloy's Saint Louis Division, died November 28 at his home in Edwardsville, Ill.Steve, 56, was with Feralloy Corp., a subsidiary of...

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Manufacturing activity expanded for fifth consecutive month in December, but fabricated metal products among sectors that contracted

January 4, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the eighth consecutive month, said supply executives in the latest...

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Cargill to acquire Robinson's RPS® Steel division

December 17, 2009

Cargill, a global trader, processor, and distributor of iron and steel, has agreed with Robinson Steel to increase its investment in RPS® Sheet and Plate by purchasing Robinson Steel's...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during next three months

December 17, 2009

According to the December 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three...

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