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Benteler Steel/Tube selects Louisiana for U.S. expansion

November 5, 2012

Benteler Steel/Tube has announced it will build a new hot rolling tube mill in Caddo, La., strengthening the company's position in the North American oil country tubular goods (OCTG) market. The facility — a total investment of nearly $900 million — will be the company's first U.S. production...

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High Steel installs new stretcher leveler line

November 5, 2012

High Steel, Lancaster, Pa., has installed a 72- by 0.500- in. by 60,000-lb. SUREGRIP® stretcher leveling line from Red Bud Industries. The new line consists of an inline stage and load system, dual stub uncoiler, heavy-gauge peeler/breaker, crop shear, dual roller levelers, adjustable stretcher...

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L&M Precision Fabrication remodels Washington facility

November 5, 2012

L&M Precision Fabrication, a provider of sheet metal forming and machining services for the aerospace, electronic, medical, and military markets, has announced the completion of a recent remodeling effort at its Airway Heights, Wash., facility. The major goals for the remodel included...

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Shale-Inland names president - Fabrication & Distribution Services

November 5, 2012

Shale-Inland, a distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and related products in Houston, has appointed Mark G. Essig to the position of president –Fabrication & Distribution Services (F&DS). He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having held executive roles at Washington...

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Watts Specialties names sales manager

November 5, 2012

Watts Specialties, Puyallup, Wash., has appointed David Carr to the position of sales manager. Based in Houston, he is responsible for strengthening the company's position in the pipe cutting machine industry. Carr has more than 27 years of experience in industrial sales of pipe equipment....

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Fronius USA appoints area sales manager

November 5, 2012

Fronius USA has hired Rick Whitfield as area sales manager, working from the Chattanooga, Tenn., location. Whitfield began his career in welding automation in the mid-1990s. He has extensive experience in sales management and marketing of advanced welding automation equipment....

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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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