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AGA presents Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

May 17, 2012

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards (EA) competition. More than 120 applications presenting projects completed in 2011 were submitted to be judged independently online by a panel of architects...

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Clark Metal Products named one of Pennsylvania's healthiest companies

May 16, 2012

Clark Metal Products, a custom metal fabricator in Blairsville, Pa., has been named one of the 2012 healthiest employers in western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times. This honor is based on survey results focusing on all aspects of the company's wellness program. The wellness program...

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OMAX appoints vice president of product engineering - TheFabricator.com

OMAX appoints vice president of product engineering

May 16, 2012

Abrasive waterjet system manufacturer OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has hired Doug Kelley as its new vice president of product engineering. Kelley has spent more than 30 years as an engineer for a variety of global high-tech industries, including Cray Inc., UTILX Corp., and FlowDril. He has...

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Speaker Boehner visits United Performance Metals

May 16, 2012

U. S. House Speaker John Boehner spent time on May 11 with staff of United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, as well as 30 other local business leaders, to discuss current issues and obstacles they are facing in the area of job creation. Boehner opened up the floor to questions from...

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AMT to renovate Indiana facility

May 16, 2012

Advanced Metal Technologies of Indiana Inc. (AMT), a member of the Whitesell Group of companies, has announced plans to renovate its operations in Jeffersonville, Ind. In December 2011, AMT acquired the assets of MKM Machine Tool Co. Inc. in Jeffersonville and opened the doors of MKM's former...

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Chandler Products names operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Chandler Products names operations manager

May 16, 2012

Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named John H. Bennett as operations manager. He has an extensive background in general management posts, having served most recently as vice president of manufacturing for Elyria Mfg. Corp. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Bennett holds a bachelor's degree...

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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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