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EFD Induction Norway makes staffing changes

August 28, 2012

EFD Induction Norway, Skien, Norway, has announced several changes to its staff. Jan Arve Fuglaas has been appointed sales manager, with responsibility for the company's tube and pipe welding and normalizing system sales in Asia. He works closely with colleagues at EFD Induction China. Previously...

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SAF announces CEO succession plan

August 28, 2012

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has announced that John McClatchey, Ph.D., will retire from the position of president Sept. 1. Having served as president since 1988, McClatchey plans to work as CFO for at least another two years and will continue to serve on the board of...

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AirGuide to move manufacturing from Mexico to Mississippi

August 28, 2012

AirGuide has announced plans to consolidate its Mexico and Houston operations into a new manufacturing facility in Clarksdale, Miss. The $720,000 project will create 40 full-time jobs. The Hialeah, Fla.-based company manufactures aluminum grilles, registers, and diffusers for the HVAC industry and...

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Mechanical Designs of Virginia adds turret punch press

August 28, 2012

Mechanical Designs of Virginia Inc., Stuart, Va., has installed an HP1500 Tailift CNC turret punch press. It has a punch capacity of 30 tons and can handle sheet sizes of 60 by 120 in. The addition of the machine to the company's existing TRUMPF® and Weidemann punches and TRUMPF laser has...

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GSI Group Laser Division gets new name

August 28, 2012

The GSI Group Laser Division, a manufacturer of CO2, Nd:YAG, and fiber lasers for industrial applications, has rebranded as JK Lasers. Established in 1972, the company began as a manufacturer of pulsed lasers, followed by Nd:YAG systems for welding, cutting, and drilling. In 1982 the company was...

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Bystronic names direct sales engineer

August 28, 2012

Matthew Meade has joined Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., as direct sales engineer for the Kansas-Missouri territory. Meade has 20 years of metal fabrication experience, having served in engineering, plant, and upper-level management roles for OEM and job shop manufacturing companies. He has a...

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Sewon America to add 150 jobs in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Sewon America Inc., an auto manufacturing supplier in LaGrange, Ga., has announced plans for a $10 million expansion, adding 150 new jobs. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The plant, which provides metal stamping for a variety of automotive parts, currently employs...

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Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor partners with community college to train welders

August 27, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, an OEM in Sioux City, Iowa, has partnered with Western Iowa Tech Community College to help fill its hiring needs for the welding department. The company offers entry-level welding jobs with 50 hours of instruction through the college's customized welding...

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Greer Steel names VP-commercial

August 27, 2012

Greer Steel, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel in Dover, Ohio, has named David E. Matisko as vice president-commercial. He has more than 25 years of steel industry experience, most recently as general manager of sales at RG Steel. Matisko's career began in 1985 at LTV Steel Co., where he held...

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Manufacturers launch ad campaign in Ohio on impact of government regulations

August 27, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has launched a television ad campaign throughout Ohio highlighting the negative impact of government regulations on manufacturers and small businesses. The ad campaign features Dayton-area manufacturer and NAM member Staub Mfg....

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ETM Mfg. named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

August 27, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a provider of custom, precision sheet metal and machined components, has earned a spot on the Inc. 500|5000 list. In its second consecutive appearance on the annual barometer of fast-growing entrepreneurial companies, ETM ranked No. 53 among manufacturing companies...

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Elgin Fastener Group hires COO - TheFabricator.com

Elgin Fastener Group hires COO

August 27, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group, Batesville, Ind., has announced the appointment of Michael A. Wilson to the position of COO. He has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of manufacturing and management. Retired from the U.S. Army National Guard after 21 years of service, Wilson has a...

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Coxreels moves, expands operations

August 27, 2012

Coxreels, a manufacturer of industrial-grade hose, cord, and cable reels, has moved to a larger facility in Tempe, Ariz. The new facility has 50 percent more square footage than the company's previous plant. The facility features an updated lobby and reception area and newly constructed,...

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Coe Press Equipment establishes Spanish website

August 27, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at www.cpec.com/espanol/default.aspx. The site also can be accessed at www.cpec.com by clicking on the Mexican flag in the lower left corner. The site contains overview information on the company's...

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of international, government sales

August 27, 2012

PPE provider Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced the appointment of Christopher Sedgwick as the new director of international and government sales. He brings to the company a knowledge of welding products from his work at Genstar Technologies Inc., as well as 20 years of experience...

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