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Report shows prospects for HVAC manufacturing recovery strong in 2013

December 13, 2012

Economic prospects are looking brighter for the HVAC industry on the eve of 2013, as companies involved in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and related industries see potential for growth in a resurgence in the housing market and consumer interest and investment in green HVAC equipment,...

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American Piping Products releases online pipe dimension calculator

December 13, 2012

American Piping Products has released an online pipe dimension calculator at http://amerpipe.com/pipe-dimension-calculator/#. The company reports that this is the only calculator of its kind in the industry, built for mobile use using responsive design. The interactive chart features drop-down...

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AccuTrex Products earns AS9100 registration

December 13, 2012

AccuTrex Products, Canonsburg, Pa., has announced it now is an AS9100-registered company. AS9100 is a standardized quality management certification for the aviation, space, and defense industries, focusing on product reliability requirements. The company manufactures AccuPeel® laminated shim...

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ATW Companies relocates Metalform manufacturing operations to Rhode Island

December 13, 2012

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., a provider of engineered metal manufacturing systems, has relocated its Metalform product line manufacturing operations to its Rhode Island facility. Metalform now is fully consolidated with ATW's firearms and defense capabilities, which include precision CNC...

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GSM Industrial adds outside sales rep

December 13, 2012

GSM Industrial Inc. has announced the addition of Keith Shocker as an outside sales representative. He has 16 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector, as well as nearly 20 years in sales. Shocker most recently was a regional manager for AIS and before that served as senior...

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Maine Oxy launches online store

December 13, 2012

Maine Oxy, Auburn, Maine, has opened an online storefront at www.maineoxyshop.com featuring its welding equipment and specialty gases. Currently sale items and special monthly promotions are available online. The company plans to add more items to the store in the coming months. Maine Oxy also has...

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Atlas Tube releases new video on website

December 12, 2012

Atlas Tube has premiered the latest video in the "Designing with HSS" web series, "Use Jumbo HSS for Large Load Demands." This fourth installment in the video series, available at http://atlastube.com/jumbo-hss/designing-with-hss-jumbo-hss, explains how and why jumbo sections can help engineers...

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LAI Intl. opens new manufacturing location in Arizona

December 12, 2012

LAI Intl., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has announced the opening of its new contract manufacturing location in Tempe, Ariz. The plant expands the company's footprint in the western U.S. and increases its production capabilities for precision-machined components....

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Penn Stainless Products installs Koike Aronson plasma cutting system - TheFabricator.com

Penn Stainless Products installs Koike Aronson plasma cutting system

December 12, 2012

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., a supplier and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, has installed two new Koike Aronson Versagraph Millennium model 3100 plasma cutting systems. They feature Hypertherm HPR800XD HyPerformance®...

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General Sheet Metal Works names VP of manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names VP of manufacturing operations

December 12, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, a provider of prototype-through-production metal fabricating in South Bend, Ind., has announced the promotion of Arthur D. Harrison to vice president of manufacturing operations. In his new role, he assumes responsibility for all of the company’s current and...

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PTG receives FSW machine orders from Russia

December 12, 2012

PTG Heavy Industries, West Yorkshire, U.K., part of the Precision Technologies Group, has secured orders for two of its Powerstir friction stir welding machines from organizations in the Russian space industry. Scheduled for delivery in early 2013, the machines will be used for joining metals...

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Herr-Voss Stamco receives slitting line order

December 12, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., recently received an order for a new slitting line featuring a Strand Extensioner®. According to the manufacturer, the technology provides evenly rewound coils while keeping the slit material level and reducing burrs. The line processes material with thicknesses...

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Tube Hollows Intl. relocates Maine headquarters

December 12, 2012

Tube Hollows Intl. has relocated its headquarters from Fryeburg, Maine, to a new, expanded facility in Windham, Maine. "The move has not only enabled us to obtain a new, larger facility with additions to our equipment capacities and capabilities, but it has enabled us to add and implement a...

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Precision Waterjet Concepts installs third Jet Edge waterjet cutting system

December 11, 2012

Precision Waterjet Concepts Inc. has installed a third Jet Edge waterjet cutting system at its five-axis and three-axis waterjet cutting facility in Pequot Lakes, Minn. The 4- by 4-ft. high rail gantry machine is equipped with four abrasivejet cutting heads. The system is powered by a 150-HP...

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AddisonMckee to supply SIO end forming machine to Eastern Catalytic - TheFabricator.com

AddisonMckee to supply SIO end forming machine to Eastern Catalytic

December 11, 2012

AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, has been commissioned to build an SIO end forming machine for Eastern Catalytic, a manufacturer of catalytic converters, manifold converters, and converter components for the aftermarket and OEMs. The machine will feature Hydra Green technology, which employs...

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