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W.A. Whitney names distributors

September 11, 2007

W.A. Whitney, a division of MegaFab, Rockford, Ill., has appointed Weller Machinery Co. as exclusive distributor for its fabricating machines in Wisconsin and named Capital Machine Technologies as its...

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TRUMPF, Jenoptik form joint venture

September 11, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machines and laser systems, has announced that the TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, and Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany, intend to bundle...

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American Torch Tip purchases Precision Products

September 11, 2007

The American Torch Tip Company (ATTC), Bradenton, Fla., has purchased Precision Products Co., Canaan, N.H.Employing more than 225 people, ATTC manufactures welding and cutting consumables. Precision...

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MG Systems and Welding announces vice president, marketing

September 11, 2007

MG Systems and Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has promoted Ronald Schneider to vice president of marketing. He is responsible for all of the company's...

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KMT appoints managers

September 11, 2007

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc., Baxter Springs, Kan., has named Robert Pedrazas as marketing manager for the Americas and Antonio Diaz as regional sales manager in Mexico.Pedrazas is responsible for...

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Barnes Aerospace expands operations

September 11, 2007

Barnes Aerospace, Windsor, Conn., a division of Barnes Group Inc., has expanded its large fabrication operations in Ogden, Utah, with a 120,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility that will produce...

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A&B Process Systems builds new manufacturing facility

September 11, 2007

A&B Process Systems Corp., Stratford, Wis., has begun construction of a 53,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, the company's ninth.Incorporating automated welding processes, advanced finishing...

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AK Tube receives safety award

September 11, 2007

The Columbus, Ind., plant of AK Tube LLC, an AK Steel subsidiary, has received the Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. The award...

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OMAX appoints head of R&D

September 11, 2007

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, has appointed Axel Henning as head of research and development.Henning, who has a background in production and quality...

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Berg plans new facility in Alabama

September 11, 2007

The Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Panama City, Fla., has chosen Mobile, Ala., as the site of the company's planned $75 million pipe manufacturing facility. The plant is expected to create about 100...

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Herr-Voss Stamco parent company sold

September 10, 2007

KPS Capital Partners LP announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Genesis Worldwide II Inc., which it jointly owned with Pegasus Partners II L.P., to HVS Acquisition Inc., an affiliate...

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U.S. groups polling members on Chinese HSS problems

September 6, 2007

Steel Business Briefing has reported that two groups that represent different segments of the steel market now are polling their members in an effort to gauge concern and problems that have arisen...

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HRB spot steel prices continue upturn

August 30, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Aug. 27 rose 0.9 percent to $565 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after falling eight consecutive times. The world...

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Report shows manufacturing hiring weakening

August 28, 2007

The September SHRM/Rutgers Leading Indicator of National Employment® (LINE) survey, released Aug. 28, indicates that U.S. manufacturing hiring will be much weaker in September 2007 than it was in...

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Nucor acquires Magnatrax

August 27, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Magnatrax Corp. via the merger of Magnatrax with a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor, for a cash purchase price of approximately $280...

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