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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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Wise Alloys plans expansion in Alabama

September 4, 2012

Wise Alloys, a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry, plans to spend $59.8 million to expand its cold mill operation in Muscle Shoals, Ala., adding at least 35 new jobs. The expansion will allow the production of more wide can body sheet. The expansion will include a new mill...

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Maysteel installs new equipment in Mexico plant

September 4, 2012

Maysteel, a manufacturer of sheet metal enclosures based in Allenton, Wis., has installed a laser cutting system and powder coating system at its new plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The powder coating system handles large-scale product up to 24 by 10 by 8 ft. The Amada FO3015M2NT laser cutting system...

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LAI Intl. earns Minority Business Enterprise certification

September 4, 2012

LAI Intl. Inc., Phoenix, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). To receive the certification, a company must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by an ethnic minority U.S. citizen...

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Ferrous 85" Co. starts up North America's largest slitter

August 30, 2012

Ferrous Metal Processing has installed a 0.625- by 87-in. slitting line at TMK IPSCO's new facility in Wilder, Ky., operating as Ferrous 85" Co. According to the manufacturer, it is the largest slitter in North America. The slitter can process master coils from 30 to 87 in. and up to 82,000 lbs....

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Detroit Mfg. Systems opens new plant in Detroit

August 30, 2012

Detroit Mfg. Systems has celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Detroit. The company — a joint venture formed by Faurecia Interior Systems Saline and Rush Group — plans to invest $29.2 million in the automotive interior component manufacturing facility, creating about 572 jobs in the...

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Woodward to expand in Illinois

August 29, 2012

Woodward Inc., an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems for the aerospace and energy markets, has announced plans to establish a second campus in Loves Park, Ill., for its Aircraft Turbine Systems business. Initial development of the site, referred to as the...

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AM General's off-road vehicle selected for next JLTV development phase

August 29, 2012

AM General's independent proposal for the U.S. military's new joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has been selected for a $64.5 million engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its blast-resistant vehicle – off-road...

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Cives Steel to open plant in Idaho

August 29, 2012

Cives Steel Co., Roswell, Ga., has announced plans to build a fabrication plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The facility is expected to create up to 175 new jobs. The company operates six fabrication plants in the eastern U.S. The new plant will be its first west of the Mississippi....

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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