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Starrett profiled on "Made in America" series

January 4, 2007

The L.S. Starrett Co., a supplier of precision measuring tools and equipment, is being featured on John Ratzenberger's "Made in America" series on the Travel Channel. The 10-minute episode presently...

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SteelMax appoints president, worldwide business operations

January 3, 2007

Centennial, Colo.-based SteelMax/Rockies Global Marketing L.L.C., has appointed Terence (Mick) Webber as president of worldwide business operations.Webber has held sales, marketing, and operations...

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Nucor to purchase Harris Steel Group

January 2, 2007

Nucor Corp. announced that it has agreed to make a tender offer for all of the shares of Harris Steel Group Inc. at C$46.25 per share. This tender offer will remain open for a minimum of 35 calendar...

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U.S. HRB spot steel price drops again

December 14, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Dec. 11 fell 1.8 percent to $596 per ton, FOB the mill for the ninth drop in a row. The world export HRB price fell...

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North American automotive output to decline in 2007

December 14, 2006

Ward's AutoForecasts has predicted that North American auto production will continue its slide in 2007, despite falling to a longtime low in 2006. Total output in 2007 is projected to be 15.65 million...

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Automotive companies applaud ITC decision

December 14, 2006

The six largest automobile companies with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. applauded today's decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to revoke anti-dumping and countervailing...

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Vero announces Camtek acquisition

December 13, 2006

Vero International Software has announced that its parent company VI Group plc has acquired Camtek Ltd, the UK developer of PEPS software. PEPS provides dedicated solutions for the production CAM...

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JetCam names Chinese company as reseller

December 12, 2006

JetCam Intl., Monaco, signed Luheng Sheetmetal Technology Ltd., Beijing, as a new reseller for its sheet metal and aerospace CAD/CAM software for the Chinese market."The appointment of Luheng as a...

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Chinese firm installs Thermatool pipe mill

December 12, 2006

Faray Petroleum Steel Pipe Co. Ltd., Dongying, China has installed an API pipe mill equipped with a CFI 1000 Thermatool induction welding unit which achieves welds at a frequency of 230 kHz.Three VIP...

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HFOT home built at METALCON

December 12, 2006

Organizers of METALCON Intl. donated a new steel-framed home to U.S. Army SSG Paul Russell "Russ" Marek and his family at the show last fall.The three-bedroom, ADA-compliant structure was built inside...

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TRUMPF names machine tool distributor

December 12, 2006

Fabricating Equipment Co. has been named as a machine tool distributor in southern Texas for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.Lynn Moore continues as TRUMPF's regional manager serving Texas.

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Wagner hires process development engineer

December 12, 2006

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, has hired Greg Krouse as process development engineer.Krouse is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the quoting, engineering, and...

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Textron names interim president/CEO

December 12, 2006

Textron Inc., Troy, Mich., has named Joseph Gray as interim president and CEO for Textron Fastening Systems (TFS), which has been rebranded as Acument Global Technologies.Previously Gray was a member...

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ITW Red Head names engineering manager

December 12, 2006

ITW Red Head, Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Bill Dubon as engineering manager. Dubon leads the product development process and engineering initiatives.Previously Dubon was engineering manager for Pentair...

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Hobart Brothers appoints vice president/general manager

December 12, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has named Grant Harvey as vice president and general manager for its North American Tubular Wire Div. Harvey has more than 20 years of experience in welding. He served...

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