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Corrosion Materials moves Houston operation to new facility

February 18, 2013

Corrosion Materials, a distributor of corrosion-resistant alloys, has moved to a new, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Houston. The move into a larger facility allows the company to expand its inventory to include sheet, pipe, flanges, and fittings. In addition to stock, production capabilities have...

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Wall Colmonoy marks 75th anniversary

February 18, 2013

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., celebrates its 75th year in business in 2013. Founded in Detroit in 1938 by Albert F. Wall, the materials engineering company today has offices and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., U.K., and France, employing close to 400 people. The fourth-generation...

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Weldco-Beales Mfg. partners with Radius Steel Fabrication

February 18, 2013

Radius Steel Fabrication-SOO Tractor, a supplier of fabricated steel equipment in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Weldco-Beales Mfg. of Canada to manufacture Weldco's 12-ft. snow removal blades. Weldco-Beales designs and manufactures specialized heavy equipment attachments for...

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Second annual Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013

February 18, 2013

After a successful inaugural celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers and educational institutions are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the...

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TRUMPF names North American sales manager - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names North American sales manager

February 14, 2013

The TRUMPF Inc. Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Pat Grace as North American sales manager, lasers and systems. He has almost 10 years of laser sales experience at the company, most recently serving as regional sales manager. In his new position, Grace manages and...

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Machine tool industry around the world solidifies recovery

February 14, 2013

During 2012 machine tool manufacturers saw a leveling off of their output, which dipped 1 percent compared to 2011. Thus, they stabilized their recovery over the previous two years from the 2009 drop, when total world output fell by one-third. The statistics are cited in the 2013 World Machine...

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ATW Companies relocates operations, hires account executive - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies relocates operations, hires account executive

February 14, 2013

ATW Companies has relocated its Metalform gun magazine manufacturing operation from New Britain, Conn., to its Warwick, R.I., facility for consolidation with ATW’s firearms and defense capabilities, which include precision CNC machining, metal injection molding (MIM), laser cutting,...

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Etco launches metal stamping microsite

February 14, 2013

Etco Inc., Bradenton, Fla., has launched a metal stamping microsite at www.etco.com that contains information on manufacturing processes behind metal forming and stamping. The site outlines the company's history and highlights its new capabilities after several years of upgrades and investments,...

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Ludlow Mfg. expands, moves to new facility

February 14, 2013

Metal fabricating company Ludlow Mfg. Inc. has announced its expansion and relocation into a 75,000-sq.-ft. facility in Waukegan, Ill. The move is expected to be complete in April 2013. The company has added a Bystronic Bysprint Fiber 3015 3.0-kW laser with automation and a Bystronic BySpeed Pro...

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Striker Systems adds to sales staff

February 14, 2013

Striker Systems, White House, Tenn., has named Jonathan Baker as marketing and social strategist. He is responsible for heading all promotional efforts, graphical and web-based design, and social media as it pertains to the company's global and online presence within the industry. He also is...

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ITA accepting nominations for $20,000 Titanium Applications Development Award

February 14, 2013

The International Titanium Association, Northglenn, Colo., currently is accepting nominations for the Titanium Applications Development Award, a $20,000 development grant awarded annually to individuals or organizations showing significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of...

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Thermacut s.r.o. acquires HOLMA AG

February 14, 2013

Thermacut s.r.o., a subsidiary of IBG Industrie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (IBG), has announced the acquisition of HOLMA® AG, a producer of laser and plasma cutting consumables. The new acquisition fits into the global strategy of the Thermacut Group, a supplier of plasma cutting...

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Trico names vice president - TheFabricator.com

Trico names vice president

February 14, 2013

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management services and products in Pewaukee, Wis., has promoted Jim Jung to vice president. In this position, Jung sets the vision for the company and explores opportunities for expansion into new markets. He also is responsible for executing the...

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Survey shows 91 percent of manufacturers experiencing problems recruiting qualified employees

February 13, 2013

A new survey of 199 metalworking manufacturers published by One Voice, the joint federal advocacy program of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), underscores the severity of the skilled worker shortage. The manufacturers, who...

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Clark Fixture Technologies adds sales account manager

February 12, 2013

Clark Fixture Technologies, a manufacturer of check fixtures for bent tube, wire, and formed hose in Bowling Green, Ohio, has hired Chris Smith as a sales account manager. Smith's initial responsibilities include servicing the current customer base within the U.S....

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