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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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Spurred by rebound in aircraft orders, U.S. durable goods orders up 9.9 percent in September

October 25, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $19.6 billion or 9.9 percent to $218.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up four of the last five months, followed a 13.1 percent August decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 2.0...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints quality manager

October 25, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a provider of coil handling equipment, has announced the appointment of Benjamin Goers as quality manager, a newly created position. He is responsible for the company's quality management system and implementation of ISO 9001. Goers served previously...

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Raymond marks 90 years in material handling industry

October 25, 2012

The Raymond Corp., Greene, N.Y., celebrated its 90th anniversary in the materials handling industry with an open house on Oct. 6. The company began producing lift trucks in 1922 when George Raymond Sr. purchased Lyon Iron Works, a small foundry in Greene. Since then the company has invented and...

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Pryer Technology Group, ESI Group form strategic partnership

October 25, 2012

Pryer Technology Group (PTG), manufacturer of Triform sheet hydroforming presses, has announced a strategic partnership with ESI Group, a provider of virtual prototyping systems for the manufacturing industry. Under the agreement, Triform presses now are available with ESI Group's PAM-STAMP® 2G...

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CGW adds three territory managers

October 23, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has appointed three new territory managers to its sales team. Rich Bomba has been named territory manager for Illinois and northern Indiana. He has 15 years of industry experience and worked as a senior civil specialist at Hilti. He received his associate's...

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Welded Tubes Inc. earns ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification

October 23, 2012

Welded Tubes Inc. has earned international automotive quality recognition with an ISO/TS 16949:2009 management system certificate. The Orwell, Ohio, company is a supplier of carbon steel welded tube and stainless steel tubing with critical finishes for a variety of automotive, appliance, display...

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Contract Fabricators expands operations in Mississippi

October 23, 2012

Contract Fabricators has announced its expansion into a 97,280-sq.-ft. facility in Iuka, Miss., formerly occupied by Dynasteel. The project represents a $1,050,000 company investment and will create 50 new jobs within its first year of operation. The manufacturer of large pressure vessels for oil...

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Dayton Progress, Anchor Lamina to be acquired by MISUMI Group

October 23, 2012

Misumi Group Inc. of Japan has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dayton Progress Corp. and its subsidiary, PCS Co., from Connell Ltd. Partnership, pending certain regulatory approvals. The acquisition, expected to close in November, also will include the Anchor Lamina Die Components business...

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Denver Global Products to create 450 jobs in North Carolina

October 23, 2012

Denver Global Products Inc., a subsidiary of Chongqing Rato Power Co. Ltd., Chongqing, China, will establish its manufacturing, distribution, and R&D facilities in North Carolina. The company plans to create 450 jobs over four years and make a capital investment of $30.2 million. Rato...

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