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Metal service center leaders call for change

September 6, 2012

On Aug. 28 the Central States chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) held its 2012 Manufacturing Summit, "Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth," in Oakbrook, Ill. The event was moderated by MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner III and hosted by MSCI chapter President...

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Aicon acquires Breuckmann GmbH

September 5, 2012

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, has acquired more than 80 percent of Breuckmann GmbH, Meersburg, Germany, from Austria-based voestalpine Group. Dr. Bernd Breuckmann, founder and former owner-manager, holds 20 percent shares in the company. The brand Breuckmann GmbH remains unchanged....

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The Schaeffer Group USA signs exclusive agreement with Satis HVAC

September 5, 2012

The Schaeffer Group USA, Stugis, Mich., has signed an agreement with machinery manufacturer Satis HVAC Group Ltd., giving The Schaeffer Group exclusive rights to market and sell Satis HVAC equipment throughout North America. The Schaeffer Group produces fin lines, expanders, and tube benders for...

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Eriez names product engineering manager

September 5, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Nicole Skias to product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. She is responsible for all mechanical engineering functions, production control, and purchasing activities pertaining to the line, with duties including new-product...

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Wallover Oil hires director of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil hires director of manufacturing

September 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Peter Vagt as its new director of manufacturing. He is responsible for all production, engineering, trucking, and safety matters. Vagt has more than 20 years of experience in the...

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Waukesha Metal Products named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

September 4, 2012

Inc. magazine has ranked Waukesha® Metal Products No.2,927 overall and No. 100 in the manufacturing industry on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company has a three-year sales growth of 76 percent and expanded...

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Wall Colmonoy launches website

September 4, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, a materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has launched a website at www.wallcolmonoy.com. The new site highlights the company's capabilities and products across a global platform....

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AFT Fasteners acquires Illini Metal Works

September 4, 2012

AFT Fasteners, Dallas, has acquired the experience and capabilities of Illini Metal Works, Taylorville, Ill., to add to its services. The company, to be renamed AFT Mfg., has years of experience in sheet metal fabrication, stamping, and metal forming of materials from aluminum and steel to...

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Genesis Systems designated as RIA-certified robot integrator

September 4, 2012

Genesis Systems Group has received the new certified robot integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. "To become certified, integrators go through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel,...

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Speakers from Miller, Maxal, ITW to participate in AWS conference

September 4, 2012

Aluminum welding specialists from Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis.; Maxal, Traverse City, Mich.; and ITW Welding, Glenview, Ill., will be presenting at the 15th annual AWS Aluminum Welding Conference, held Sept. 18-19, 2012, in Seattle. Tony Anderson, director of aluminum technology, ITW...

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Metcam to fabricate aluminum PV inverter enclosures for REFUsol

September 4, 2012

Metcam, Alpharetta, Ga., a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has signed a letter of intent with German firm REFUsol GmbH to fabricate aluminum enclosures and other parts for photovoltaic inverters used in solar panel arrays. The aluminum enclosures, which will be the...

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Herr-Voss Stamco receives order for tension leveler

September 4, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., a supplier of coil processing equipment, has received an order from Jupiter Aluminum for a tension leveler to be installed in its Hammond, Ind., facility. The 6-high module tension leveler features a simplified design and oil mist lubrication of the roller...

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Prime Controls marks 20th anniversary

September 4, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries, celebrates its 20th year in business Sept. 9, 2012. The company originated as a spinoff of Hyde Park Electronics, which now is part...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing activity contracted in August for the third consecutive contraction

September 4, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in August for the third time since July 2009; However, the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Sept. 4 by...

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Synalloy acquires Palmer of Texas

September 4, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer and fabricator of stainless steel and carbon pipe and piping systems, as well as specialty chemicals, has purchased the stock of Lee-Var Inc., dba Palmer of Texas. In recent years Palmer's business has been focused on providing fiberglass and steel...

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