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Confidence of small manufacturing companies rises

May 20, 2008

The Small Business Research Board (SBRB) Manufacturing Industry Small Business Confidence Index (M-SBCI) rose to 43.66 during the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 15 points (52.3 percent) from...

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Plymouth Tube names general manager

May 15, 2008

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Gavin Ford as general manager of its hot mill in Winamac, Ind.Ford previously worked for Prestolite Wire Corp.; while there he held the positions of...

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Guild Intl. marks 50-year anniversary

May 15, 2008

Guild Intl., Bedford, Ohio, has announced that this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding.In 1958 Donald Wheeler—father of the company's current president, Michael Wheeler—began...

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Tower Oil names president/CEO

May 15, 2008

Tower Oil & Technology Co., Chicago, recently appointed Kirk McCubbin as president and CEO.The company is an employee-owned manufacturer of metalworking fluids.

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Bosch Rexroth sponsor LSSU robotics project

May 15, 2008

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), Orion, Mich., has sponsored the development of a vision-based robotic workcell as a senior project at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Sainte...

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Thermacut expands sales team

May 15, 2008

Thermacut Inc., Claremont, N.H., recently created new sales positions and promoted staff to better serve its customer base throughout North America. The company has appointed Dana Colson as its first...

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Tekfab adds engineer

May 15, 2008

Tekfab has added Dave Zaragoza as an engineer.Zaragoza, who has more than 10 years of experience in the metal framing industry, is responsible for companywide sales of all Tekfab products, as well as...

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Pacific Press Technologies announces staff appointments

May 15, 2008

Pacific Press Technologies (PPT), Mt. Carmel, Ill., a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, recently appointed Steve Schurman as director of sales and marketing and promoted Dan Peach to PEP...

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Prima open house to feature laser cutting, bending technologies

May 15, 2008

Prima North America Inc., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D laser cutting and automation equipment, has announced plans to hold an open house/seminar June 4 and 5 at its Technology Center in Chicopee,...

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ITA accepting applications for titanium development award

May 15, 2008

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Broomfield, Colo., is accepting applications for its second annual Titanium Applications Development award.The ITA will announce the winner of the $20,000...

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Gallatin Steel announces general manager for hot rolling

May 15, 2008

Gallatin Steel, Ghent, Ky., has promoted John Volmer to general manager for hot rolling. He replaces Denis Desjardin, who resigned last year.Volmer is responsible for all day-to-day operations in the...

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Ametek acquires Reading Alloys

May 15, 2008

Ametek Inc., Paoli, Pa., a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Reading Alloys, a specialty metals producer that of titanium master alloys and highly...

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ITT Corp. acquires Kaliburn

May 15, 2008

ITT Corp., White Plains, N.Y., recently acquired Kaliburn Inc., Charleston, S.C.ITT Corp. is an engineering and manufacturing company that employs approximately 40,000 people and has customers in more...

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Plataine names vice president of sales, metal fabrication

May 15, 2008

Plataine, Ball Ground, Ga., has appointed Richard Piacenza as vice president of sales, metal fabrication.Piacenza has 20 years of sales and marketing management experience in the industry, serving...

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Airgas acquires A&N Plant

May 15, 2008

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., recently acquired A&N Plant, a European supplier of new and reconditioned rotating, positioning, and welding equipment. The acquisition creates a new business unit of...

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