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Greer Steel adds full service center capabilities to Ohio operation

March 6, 2013

Greer Steel, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel, has completed an expansion of its Dover, Ohio, operation to include full service center capabilities. The expansion of capabilities includes a new 13,000-sq.-ft. addition to the operational portion of the site. The facility now provides all of...

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Koester Metals announces plans to relocate to Indiana

March 6, 2013

Koester Metals, Inc. (KMI), a manufacturer of sheet metal fabrications and enclosures, has announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Defiance, Ohio, to Fremont, Ind., creating up to 44 new jobs by 2018. The company will invest $2.7 million to move its headquarters and operations to its...

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Mazak Corp. establishes scholarship for Cincinnati State engineering students

March 6, 2013

Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has provided $24,000 to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the creation of the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. The scholarship is for students entering or currently attending Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio,...

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Weiler names VP of strategic marketing - TheFabricator.com

Weiler names VP of strategic marketing

March 6, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products, has hired Bill Dwyre as vice president, strategic marketing. He served most recently as vice president, tool products for Ingersoll Rand. In his new position, he serves as a key member of the executive...

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D&S Mfg. integrates robotic welding cell

March 6, 2013

To meet the goal of a large increase in its robotic welding cell envelope, D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and weldments, has integrated a new robotic welding cell featuring two ABB IRB 2500 6-axis robots, two Lincoln welding power...

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BLM Group USA appoints southern region sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southern region sales manager

March 5, 2013

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jason E. Blair as its new southern region sales manager. In this position, Blair is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's line of tube processing equipment. The southern...

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Eriez promotes director - corporate communications - TheFabricator.com

Eriez promotes director - corporate communications

March 5, 2013

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted John Blicha to director of corporate communications. Blicha directs Eriez' advertising, literature, trade show, and inquiry...

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Freudenberg earns sustainability award with laser welding process

March 5, 2013

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' laser welding process, which eliminates up to 73 percent of the engineered waste produced during traditional stamping operations, has won a Manufacturing Leadership 100 Sustainability Award from Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The...

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ELT Tooling, Midwest Bender Services announce merger

March 5, 2013

ELT Tooling Inc., a manufacturer of tube bending and end forming tooling, and Midwest Bender Services Inc., a provider of tube bending and end forming machinery, have merged to form Tube Form Solutions LLC. The merger allows the companies to provide turnkey systems of machinery and tooling. The...

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Wallover Oil names regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil names regional sales manager

March 5, 2013

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Rick Suriano as regional sales manager for the regions of northern Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Suriano has more than 12 years of outside sales experience in manufacturing...

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Robovent expands into the abrasive blast industry

March 5, 2013

Robovent, a provider of air filtration and ventilation systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced its expansion into the abrasive blast industry. The company will introduce new mobile dust collectors designed to require less floor space than the products currently used in the industry, the...

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Sapa Extrusions North America adds friction stir welding capacity

March 5, 2013

Aluminum extrusion company Sapa Extrusions North America, Rosemont, Ill., has completed a joint development project with H.F. Webster Inc. that provides Sapa with exclusive access to one of the largest commercial panel friction stir welding machines in North America. Friction stir welding is a...

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Murata Machinery hires central regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Murata Machinery hires central regional sales manager

March 5, 2013

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has hired Dan Baker as central regional sales manager. He brings to the position a background in maintenance, scheduling, field service, and training within the machine tool industry, most recently acting as a sales manager for a major tooling company....

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Wilson tool donates equipment to Anoka Tech for training

March 5, 2013

Wilson Tool International®, a provider of tooling for sheet metal fabrication in White Bear Lake, Minn., has donated a $14,000 grinder to Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn. The grinder, which sharpens punch press tooling, will be used to train students in the college's precision sheet metal...

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