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Matheson announces leadership transition

January 11, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced that William J. Kroll, who served as chairman and CEO for the last nine years, has assumed the role of executive chairman of the board of directors. Kroll continues to lead the company's board and corporate auditing functions and serves as a member of...

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U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment installs Jet Edge waterjet system - TheFabricator.com

U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment installs Jet Edge waterjet system

January 9, 2013

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced that the U.S. Army's legendary 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (ACR) has installed a Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting system at its home base in Fort Irwin, Calif. The 11th ACR — the Blackhorse Regiment — is well-known for serving as...

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Updike Supply acquires H.D. Geisler

January 9, 2013

Updike Supply Co., Dayton, Ohio, has acquired H.D. Geisler Co., a distributor of metal stamping products and tooling components, also of Dayton. Geisler serves customers throughout western and central Ohio, eastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky. "We have thoroughly enjoyed growing the company...

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Leonard Automatics creates new division

January 9, 2013

Leonard Automatics, a manufacturer of textile, garment, and heat-treatment equipment in Denver, N.C., has opened a new division called Leonard Fabrication and Design. This new division offers full-service engineering, metal and plastic parts fabrication, prototyping, private label manufacturing,...

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Sellstrom Mfg. names director of business development

January 9, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of personal protective equipment in Schaumburg, Ill., has appointed Chris Gill as the new director of business development. Gill has extensive manufacturing and distribution experience, as well as account management and market research awareness. Gill previously...

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Spirol receives supplier award from GM

January 9, 2013

Spirol Industries Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has received the General Motors 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM reports that it presents the award to its product suppliers that have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months; about 7 percent of its...

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Steel Parts Mfg. to close Indiana plant

January 9, 2013

Steel Parts Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of precision components for automotive and heavy-duty vehicle transmissions, has announced plans to close its 185,000-sq.-ft. plant in Tipton, Ind., by March 14. The closure will eliminate 173 jobs....

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Bell Helicopter to expand operations in Tennessee

January 7, 2013

Bell Helicopter Inc. has announced plans for a $10.1 million expansion of its facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., creating up to 125 new jobs. The company has purchased a 150,000-sq.-ft. building just west of its current facility, which will accommodate customization and completions of light and medium...

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Bunting Magnetics names business strategist–metal detection

January 7, 2013

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named Robert Bunting Jr. as business strategist—metal detection. In this position, he is responsible for developing the metal detection portion of the company's product line, with emphasis on the food processing...

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Dixie-Southern fabricates large-diameter stainless pipe for Tampa Bay Water - TheFabricator.com

Dixie-Southern fabricates large-diameter stainless pipe for Tampa Bay Water

January 7, 2013

Dixie-Southern, Duette, Fla., has completed fabrication of 650 ft. of 84-in.-dia. stainless steel pipe for regional utility Tampa Bay Water's Lithia hydrogen sulfide removal facility. The company helped engineer and design the large-diameter stainless steel pipe in diameters from 42 to 84 in.,...

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Sellstrom Mfg. launches two new websites

January 7, 2013

Sellstrom Mfg. Co. has completed a new company website at www.sellstrom.com and a subsidiary site at www.fallprotection.com. The sites present products and services offered by the company through its Safeguard and RTC divisions. Sellstrom Mfg. Co. offers personal protective equipment, from goggles...

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Simonsen Iron Works to develop new product focus

January 7, 2013

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board, Des Moines, Iowa, has awarded a $200,000 float loan to metal fabrication company Simonsen Iron Works Inc., for development of a new product focus in the skid steer attachment accessory category. The Spencer, Iowa-based company, which...

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Three OFR Metals facilities receive ISO certification

January 7, 2013

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals), Brighton, Colo., has announced that its facilities in Birmingham, Ala.; Monroe Twp., N.J.; and Lynchburg, Va., have received ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management systems. The company supplies carbon, stainless, and aluminum flat-rolled...

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LA-CO Industries Inc. acquires Tempil

January 7, 2013

LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). With the addition of Tempil's new temperature-indication technologies and capabilities, LA-CO — manufacturer of Markal® industrial marking and temperature-indication products —...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Tennessee Rand

January 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired privately held Tennessee Rand Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., a designer and manufacturer of tooling and robotic systems for welding applications. "Lincoln's market strength and worldwide reach enable Tennessee Rand to expand its business and...

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