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Bradbury Group, Athader form joint venture - TheFabricator.com

Bradbury Group, Athader form joint venture

July 24, 2012

The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., has announced that Athader S.L., San Sebastian, Spain, has become a member of The Bradbury Group. Athader Managing Director Carlos Luengo and Technical-Commercial Director Harkaitz Luengo continue to serve in their positions. Athader is a provider of coil...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush makes stop at United Performance Metals

July 23, 2012

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent time with supporters of the Mitt Romney campaign during a stop at United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio. The visit was considered a victory rally for restoring American manufacturing. Bush spoke to a group of more than 200 people, saluting the U.S....

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Central Steel expands plate inventory for Cincinnati district

July 23, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, is expanding its inventory of 72-in. and wider A36 and ASTM A 572 Gr50 plate in the south region. This inventory will be stocked in Cincinnati and be available for next-day delivery in southern Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Sizes...

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Victor Technologies acquires Robotronic Oy, ProMotion Controls

July 19, 2012

Victor Technologies, St. Louis, has acquired all of the capital stock of Robotronic Oy, the parent company of ProMotion Controls Inc., a maker of CNCs for shape-cutting machines. The acquisition allows Victor Technologies to provide end users with fully integrated, automated plasma cutting systems....

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Silent Drive selects Radius Steel Fabrication to manufacture lift axles

July 19, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication, a division of SOO Tractor in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Silent Drive Inc., Orange City, Iowa, to manufacture lift axle components. Silent Drive is a worldwide provider of lift axles, portable lifts, and portable surveillance platforms. Radius...

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Wallover Oil hires new salesman - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil hires new salesman

July 19, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has added Jonathan LeGeune to its sales team. He is responsible for sales operations in eastern Tennessee, western Georgia, western Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama. LeGeune has 20 years of...

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Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales

July 19, 2012

Material handling equipment-maker Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Charles VandenBosch as senior manager of outside sales. With seven years of dealer development experience, he is responsible for increasing equipment and parts sales, as well as the company's market share....

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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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Marmon/Keystone holds supplier recognition day

July 19, 2012

Marmon/Keystone, a wholesale distributor of tubular products in Butler, Pa., recently hosted its annual Supplier Recognition Day, attended by more than 80 multinational supplier representatives from 47 qualifying companies. Perfect performance awards were presented to the five suppliers with the...

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Online voting under way for Miller Electric welding hero competitors

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that live, online voting for the Nominate a Hero promotion is under way at millerwelds.com/hero. The contest has garnered hundreds of nominees over the past year, which the company has narrowed down to the top 10. Website visitors now vote for...

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Lollis Metals expanding in South Carolina

July 19, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, has announced plans to expand its operations in Anderson, S.C. The expansion involves the addition of 80,000 sq. ft. of space to its current facility, as well as the acquisition of Temco of the Upstate Inc., also of Anderson. The $3 million...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating launches website

July 17, 2012

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has developed a new website at www.wileymetal.com. The site features a new design and layout, offering product information on the company's punching and shearing, bending and forming, cutting and sawing, and joining and fastening...

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SMS Siemag to modernize Nucor Steel CSP plant

July 17, 2012

Nucor Steel has awarded SMS Siemag a contract for the modernization of its compact strip production (CSP®) plant in Berkeley, S.C. The revamp is designed to increase the finished-strip width from 66.14 to 74.02 in. and to allow the production of thinner strip gauges. The modernization will be...

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Wayne Long, R & B Machining operations manager, dies

July 17, 2012

Wayne Long, 69, of Wilmington, Ohio, died June 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Long most recently served as operations manager at R & B Machining Inc. His employment also included Cincinnati Milacron, Randall Textron, Ferno-Washington, Wilson Concepts, McKee Machine Tool Corp.,...

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NanoSteel wins R&D 100 Award for steel designs

July 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has been awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine for the development of a new class of nanostructured powder metal alloys designed for making large-scale industrial components. The patented alloys are NanoSteel's first commercially available...

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