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On Time Fab to expand

April 3, 2013

On Time Fab Inc., a custom metal fabrication shop in Owensboro, Ky., has announced plans to double the size of its building and add new equipment, including a plasma table that the company says will increase flexibility and decrease finishing time. The shop, which builds custom handrails, stairs,...

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Dallas Industries names representative for Southeast

April 3, 2013

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling equipment, press feeding equipment, and controls for the stamping industry, has announced that Hicks Machine Tool Co. of Memphis, Tenn., has been named to represent the company in the Southeast. Hicks, which represents a number of...

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Challenge Mfg. announces $10.3 million expansion

April 3, 2013

Challenge Mfg. Co., Walker, Mich., a manufacturer of engineered metal stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive industry, has announced plans to expand existing operations in the cities of Holland and Walker, investing $10.3 million and adding 180 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in March for the fourth consecutive month, but at slower rate than February

April 3, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 46th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued April 1 by Bradley J....

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Mercury Tube Products acquires Oakley Industries

April 1, 2013

Mercury Tube Products, a producer of small-diameter stainless and nickel-alloy tubing in Englewood, Colo., has announced the acquisition of Oakley Industries, also of Englewood. Mercury Tube produces 300 series, 400 series, E-BRITE®, INCOLOY® alloy, INCONEL® alloy, C-276®, MONEL®, and...

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TCT commissions new 64-in.-wide slitter

April 1, 2013

TCT Stainless Steel Inc., a metal service center in Lebanon, Tenn., has commissioned a 64-in.-wide, heavy-gauge EMAG slitter. This line can slit 0.035 to 0.3125 ga. Maximum coil weight is 40,000 lbs., with a maximum 72-in.-OD uncoiler/recoiler. The line includes an Alcos eight-position carousel...

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2012 industrial laser systems market trends sideways

March 28, 2013

The global market for laser systems for materials processing accounted for $10.2 billion in 2012, up by a marginal 1 percent versus the previous year, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. Market growth varied strongly by geographic region. The North American market grew...

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Andes opens Midwest facility

March 28, 2013

Andes Coil Processors, Lewisville, Texas, has opened Andes Midwest, a new toll slitting, warehousing, and distribution center in Gary, Ind. Rick Blair has been hired as an Andes vice president at the 40,000-sq.-ft. facility....

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ATI Industrial Automation launches new website

March 28, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a developer of robotic peripheral equipment in Apex, N.C., has established a new website at www.ati-ia.com. It offers streamlined navigation through information about the company and its products, including automatic tool changers, multiaxis force/torque sensing systems,...

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Bradbury Group forms strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions Ltd.

March 28, 2013

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced a strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions Ltd., Tauranga, New Zealand. "This partnership further enhances our ability to offer quality metal roofing products and aligns with our corporate goals to be a well-positioned solutions...

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CCAM unveils research, product development facility

March 28, 2013

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) near Richmond, Va., a research-based collaboration among the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and manufacturing companies worldwide, has unveiled its new, 62,000-sq.-ft. research facility. The...

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Hexagon Metrology annual conference scheduled for June

March 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., will hold its annual HxGN LIVE conference June 3-6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas. Titled "Great Stories Start Here," the conference is designed for PC-DMIS software users, presenting new trends in design, measurement, and visualization...

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SigmaTEK Systems to hold annual productivity seminar series

March 28, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing automation systems, has announced that its SigmaTEK Academy will take place May 14-15, 2013, in Cincinnati. The seminar brings together fabricators, cutting machine suppliers and OEMs, manufacturing software...

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Marmon/Keystone's Cleveland branch earns ISO certification

March 28, 2013

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has announced that its Cleveland service center has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is a wholesale distributor of tubular products, inventorying more than 15,000 sizes and grades of carbon, alloy, stainless, and aluminum tubular and bar products....

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Impulse Manufacturing launches website

March 28, 2013

Impulse Manufacturing, Dawsonville, Ga., a supplier of metal fabrication products and services, has launched a new website at www.impulsemfg.com. It features an overview of the company’s capabilities and quality processes. Visitors can research the company's metal fabrication services in website...

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