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Wiley Metal receives award from Wabash National

November 5, 2012

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has received a Platinum Award from Wabash National Corp. in recognition of its excellence in supply chain delivery, quality, cost, and innovation. Wabash National Corp. is a producer of semitrailers and liquid transportation...

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LINE survey: Hiring rate rises in November for fourth consecutive month

November 1, 2012

In November, more HR professionals in the manufacturing and service sectors say their organizations will be hiring compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for November 2012. The LINE results...

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FABTECH 2012 panel to analyze impact of election on manufacturing issues

November 1, 2012

Important tax credits used by manufacturers for equipment purchases, research and development and to keep jobs in the United States may come to an end in a matter of weeks. Bonus Depreciation, the R&D Tax Credit and Section 199 Domestic Production are just a few of the manufacturing tax credits...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing up 0.2 percentage point from September

November 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the second consecutive month following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 41th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On...

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Prime Controls launches new website

October 30, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the can-making, automotive, and appliance industries, has redesigned its website at www.primecontrols.com. The site's new look is intended to help visitors search for metal sensing equipment for their...

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Michigan Seamless Tube expands pickling capabilities

October 30, 2012

Michigan Seamless Tube, a manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless, cold-drawn pipe and tube in South Lyon, Mich., will complete construction on a new, 9,600-sq.-ft. pickling house later this year. The pickling house will be the fifth of its kind at the company's 320,000-sq.-ft. facility, enabling...

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M.K. Morse names regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

M.K. Morse names regional sales manager

October 30, 2012

The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio, a manufacturer of saw blades and power tool accessories, has named James Reid III as regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. and Canada. He is tasked with continuing the expansion of the company's Commercial Division market share in his area for power tool...

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Roll-Kraft increases tooling production

October 30, 2012

Roll-Kraft is installing additional large-capacity CNC machines at two of its facilities to meet an increase in requests for larger tube and pipe roll tooling from the oil and gas industry. The additional machine at the headquarters factory in Mentor, Ohio, will produce rolls up to 40 in. dia. The...

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Feed Lease partners with Cydak do Brasil

October 30, 2012

Feed Lease Corp., Rochester Hills, Mich., has announced its recent business partnership with Cydak do Brasil, a shop in Brazil with more than 20 years of experience in metal stamping, refurbishment, and retrofitting. This partnership will promote Cydak as the primary supplier of Feed Lease...

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Wireless-enabled, multigas detection system named Product of the Year

October 30, 2012

The Accenture Life Safety Solution, a wireless-enabled, multigas detection system that helps protect workers in potentially hazardous environments, has received the Industrial Hygiene Product of the Year Award from Occupational Health & Safety magazine. Developed by Accenture, Industrial...

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Herr-Voss to deliver cut-to-length line to Ken Mac Metals Div.

October 30, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., is providing a new cut-to-length line for Ken Mac Metals Div. of ThyssenKrupp Materials North America Inc. The line will process ferrous and nonferrous material from 0.075 to 0.312 in. thick by 72 in. wide in coils up to 60,000 lbs. The line features a Precision...

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4GL Solutions signs agreement with Piping Alloys

October 30, 2012

4GL Solutions, Markham, Ont., has signed an agreement to install its Enterprise-level metal-specific ERP software Steel Manager III at Piping Alloys, a provider of stainless steel and alloy pipe, tubing, fasteners, and fittings with locations in Arizona, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Piping Alloys also...

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NCCA names technical director

October 30, 2012

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has named Al Dunlop to the position of technical director. He works to advance the association's strategic objectives by enhancing the group's technical competence. As part of his position, Dunlop will connect with other associations and...

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IMS WaterJet names VP of sales - TheFabricator.com

IMS WaterJet names VP of sales

October 29, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., Waterbury, Conn., has promoted Bill Zomro to vice president of sales for the U.S. and Canada. He was hired in April as the company's eastern regional sales manager. In his new position, he oversees the company's relationship with distributors and customers across North...

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Metabo hires marketing manager - TheFabricator.com

Metabo hires marketing manager

October 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., an international manufacturer of professional-grade, portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications in West Chester, Pa., has hired Jere L. Geib Jr. as its new marketing manager. He is responsible for marketing, advertising, and...

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