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American Weldquip appoints district manager – southern region - TheFabricator.com

American Weldquip appoints district manager – southern region

June 20, 2012

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, a manufacturer of semiautomatic and robotic torches and peripherals, has appointed Charles Quillen as district sales manager – southern region. Quillen is responsible for managing activities in Tennessee, Kentucky, southern Missouri,...

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Muza Metal Products completes expansion

June 20, 2012

Muza Metal Products has completed a 47,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its plant in Oshkosh, Wis., bringing its total square footage to 225,000. The company's business has quadrupled in the past decade, with total staff increasing from 110 to 260. Muza Metal Products is a metal fabrication company...

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Triton Industries adds infrastructure, staff

June 20, 2012

In preparation for anticipated growth in the third quarter of 2012, custom metal fabricator Triton Industries Inc., Chicago, has made recent additions to its infrastructure and staff. Following a 22 percent increase in new custom metal orders in the second quarter of 2012, the company expanded its...

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Okay Industries to expand in U.S., Costa Rica

June 20, 2012

Medical manufacturing company Okay Industries Inc. has announced an expansion in the U.S. and its entry into the Latin American market. The announcement was made in conjunction with the company's 100th anniversary celebration. Okay is the successor company to B. Jahn Mfg. Co. Okay is developing a...

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Stephen C. Mandes, NIMS executive director, dies

June 20, 2012

Stephen C. Mandes, who served as executive director of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) since its inception in 1999, died in April. Mandes got the Department of Labor to recognize NIMS as a new standard for federally approved apprentice programs. He tied it to the SkillsUSA...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces acquisition of Northern Wire LLC

June 20, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has completed the acquisition of Northern Wire LLC, Merrill, Wis. Jeff Liter, EFG CEO, said, "The acquisition of Northern Wire gives the Elgin Fastener Group a solid foothold in the wire form market and opens new doors to product lines that were...

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Caster Concepts acquires Larcaster/Owl Welding

June 20, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels located in Albion, Mich., has acquired the assets and select liabilities of torsion caster-maker Larcaster/Owl Welding, Selkirk, Manitoba. As part of the transition plan, Al Larson, owner of Larcaster, and Karen...

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FMA Communications Inc. publications nominated for four ASBPE awards

June 19, 2012

FMA Communications Inc. has announced that its publications have been nominated for four American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards. Tim Heston was nominated for a National Award in the Case History category for “Need a light—now?” from the October 2011 issue of The...

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SME bestows highest honor on pioneer of general design theory

June 14, 2012

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., has honored Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, the director general of the Centre for Research and Development Strategy at the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, with its highest recognition — Honorary Membership. Yoshikawa was honored for...

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Ron Vogt Sr. retires from Weiler Corp. after 44 years - TheFabricator.com

Ron Vogt Sr. retires from Weiler Corp. after 44 years

June 14, 2012

On June 1 Weiler Corp. honored Ron Vogt Sr. on his retirement from the company after 44 years of service. The celebration in Canadensis, Pa., included company executives, marketing and sales staff, co-workers, friends, and family members. Vogt started at Weiler in 1967 on the production floor,...

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Smucker Laser adds third laser cutting machine

June 14, 2012

Smucker Laser Cutting & Metal Fabrication, Lancaster, Pa., has added the TruLaser 3030 to its facility. The new laser allows the company to cut aluminum sheet up to 0.5 in. thick, stainless steel up to 0.75 in. thick, and steel up to 1 in. thick. Features include one cutting head for all sheet...

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Coe delivers cut-to-length line to Fanasa - TheFabricator.com

Coe delivers cut-to-length line to Fanasa

June 14, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the installation of a cut-to-length line at Fanasa in Santa Catarina (Nuevo Leon), Mexico, a facility dedicated mainly to stampings and assemblies for the industrial and appliance markets. The new line comprises a CPRF-SM4 48-in....

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Super Steel appoints two staff members

June 14, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, has announced the appointments of Joel De La Torre as project engineer and Dale Wilson as sales manager. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabrications and assemblies for the agriculture, construction, industrial, military, and transportation markets....

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Forming Technologies wins CATA award for innovative technology

June 14, 2012

Forming Technologies Inc., Burlington, Ont., has been awarded the Canada Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Intel SME Innovation Award. Forming Technologies Inc. is a developer of computer-aided engineering software for design and simulation of sheet metal components, serving OEMs and suppliers...

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Jor-Mac names new president - TheFabricator.com

Jor-Mac names new president

June 14, 2012

Jor-Mac Co., a contract manufacturer of engineered metal fabrications in Lomira, Wis., has promoted Kelly Sayles from general manager to president. Sayles, who has been with the company for four years, has more than 20 years of experience in the sheet metal industry. Previous President and CEO...

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