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Gap Partners appoints general manager - TheFabricator.com

Gap Partners appoints general manager

July 10, 2012

Gap Partners Inc., Rabun Gap, Ga., has named Frank Cucchiara as general manager. He comes to the company from TSE Industries, where he recently started up Changzhou TSE Rubber and Plastic Products Manufacturing Co. in Changzhou, China, near Shanghai. He also has worked for Dosatron Intl.,...

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Leavitt Tube renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube

July 10, 2012

Leavitt Tube Co., Chicago, has been renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube LLC. The change reflects the ownership position of the company, which is 60 percent owned by Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. (MKK) of Japan. The remaining 40 percent of the company is owned by Sumitomo Corp. of America (SOCA),...

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Atco opens plant in Idaho

July 10, 2012

Atco, based in Alberta, Canada, has opened a new plant in Pocatello, Idaho, creating 190 jobs. The plant builds modular workforce housing units to be shipped to oil and mining sites worldwide. "We expect to complete three units per day, once we are up and fully running," said David Cook, plant...

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Airbus to create aircraft assembly line in Alabama

July 10, 2012

Airbus has announced plans to create an A320 family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. The U.S. is the world's largest market for such single-aisle jetliners, the company reports, and is expected to retain that ranking for the next 20 years. "Airbus indeed has European roots, but we have...

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TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing

July 10, 2012

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Stephan Bundschu to the position of vice president, engineering and manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the machine assembly, components, sheet metal, tooling, and purchasing departments. He also continues...

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SigmaTEK launches YouTube channel

July 10, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a CAD/CAM nesting software manufacturer in Cincinnati, has established the SigmaNEST® YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SigmaTEKsystems. The site provides instructional and customer application videos for the parts nesting software....

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OMAX® appoints two regional sales managers

July 10, 2012

Abrasive waterjet manufacturer OMAX Corp., Kent. Wash., has expanded its sales force to include two new regional managers: Dustin Grim and John Leszczyna. Grim is responsible for Indiana and southern Illinois, and Leszczyna handles Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee....

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Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools

July 10, 2012

Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment in St. Louis, has announced its 2012 Innovation to Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. Three first- or second-year students will win...

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Bridge City Steel adds to sales team

July 10, 2012

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired Daniel Hartman to join its sales team. He is responsible for project management, estimating, lead generation, and key customer accounts. Hartman has an extensive background of steel processing sales with an emphasis on laser...

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Anchor Danly hires new components technology manager

July 9, 2012

Anchor Danly, a manufacturer of die sets and tooling components, has hired Steve Noga to the position of components technology manager, based at the Farmington Hills, Mich., office. He is responsible for the technical support of the special components line, as well as developing marketing...

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Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 5

July 9, 2012

To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, a group of public and private organizations has announced the launch of Manufacturing Day for Oct. 5, 2012. The effort is sponsored by...

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European managing director appointed for Wall Colmonoy - TheFabricator.com

European managing director appointed for Wall Colmonoy

July 9, 2012

Wall Colmonoy's European headquarters in Pontardawe, Wales, has appointed Kevin Nolan as its new managing director. He has more than 30 years of experience across industries including automotive, aerospace, gas turbine, and domestic appliance. Nolan previously worked for the Doncasters Group as...

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Lucas-Milhaupt establishes Spanish-language website

July 9, 2012

Lucas-Milhaupt Global Brazing Solutions, Milwaukee, has launched a Spanish-language version of its corporate website at www.lucasmilhaupt.com/es-MX/, providing support for the Latin American region. The website previously was translated into French and German. All the sites contain the same...

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Nucor-Yamato Steel to expand hot-rolled sheet piling production

July 9, 2012

Nucor Corp. has announced that Nucor-Yamato Steel Co., a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd., has approved a $115 million plan to expand the production of hot-rolled sheet piling. This project at Nucor's steel mill in Blytheville, Ark., is slated for completion in early 2014. The...

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Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions - TheFabricator.com

Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions

July 9, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced the acquisition of MidAmerica Extrusions of Indianapolis, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions. The support staff and production team members of MidAmerica Extrusions will join Alexandria Industries, a producer of engineered products, and...

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