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JMC Steel Group launches Sharon Tube

April 4, 2013

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed the name of its DOM product line back to Sharon Tube. In preparation for the official launch, the facility in Wheatland, Pa., has made a significant investment to upgrade its DOM manufacturing capabilities. The facility includes an...

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ThomasNet launches scholarship program to encourage manufacturing careers

April 4, 2013

In a move to draw the next generation into manufacturing, ThomasNet® has launched its North American Manufacturing Scholarship Program. Up to 30 graduating high school seniors with an interest in manufacturing careers each will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue studies at a two- or four-year...

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Wagner Industrial Solutions adds personnel

April 4, 2013

Wagner Industrial Solutions, Elgin, Ill., a provider of liquid and powder coating application technology, has announced the hiring of four new staff members. Joseph Glassco has joined the company as a regional sales manager. He has more than 27 years of experience in the coatings industry with...

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Super Steel hires new staff

April 4, 2013

Super Steel LLC, Milwaukee, has announced the addition of three staff members. Yahya El-Natour has been appointed as production manager. Having worked at the company in the late 1990s as a CNC programmer, he returns from Steelwind Industries, where he served as project manager, purchasing manager,...

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On Time Fab to expand

April 3, 2013

On Time Fab Inc., a custom metal fabrication shop in Owensboro, Ky., has announced plans to double the size of its building and add new equipment, including a plasma table that the company says will increase flexibility and decrease finishing time. The shop, which builds custom handrails, stairs,...

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Dallas Industries names representative for Southeast

April 3, 2013

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling equipment, press feeding equipment, and controls for the stamping industry, has announced that Hicks Machine Tool Co. of Memphis, Tenn., has been named to represent the company in the Southeast. Hicks, which represents a number of...

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Challenge Mfg. announces $10.3 million expansion

April 3, 2013

Challenge Mfg. Co., Walker, Mich., a manufacturer of engineered metal stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive industry, has announced plans to expand existing operations in the cities of Holland and Walker, investing $10.3 million and adding 180 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in March for the fourth consecutive month, but at slower rate than February

April 3, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 46th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued April 1 by Bradley J....

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Mercury Tube Products acquires Oakley Industries

April 1, 2013

Mercury Tube Products, a producer of small-diameter stainless and nickel-alloy tubing in Englewood, Colo., has announced the acquisition of Oakley Industries, also of Englewood. Mercury Tube produces 300 series, 400 series, E-BRITE®, INCOLOY® alloy, INCONEL® alloy, C-276®, MONEL®, and...

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TCT commissions new 64-in.-wide slitter

April 1, 2013

TCT Stainless Steel Inc., a metal service center in Lebanon, Tenn., has commissioned a 64-in.-wide, heavy-gauge EMAG slitter. This line can slit 0.035 to 0.3125 ga. Maximum coil weight is 40,000 lbs., with a maximum 72-in.-OD uncoiler/recoiler. The line includes an Alcos eight-position carousel...

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2012 industrial laser systems market trends sideways

March 28, 2013

The global market for laser systems for materials processing accounted for $10.2 billion in 2012, up by a marginal 1 percent versus the previous year, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. Market growth varied strongly by geographic region. The North American market grew...

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Andes opens Midwest facility

March 28, 2013

Andes Coil Processors, Lewisville, Texas, has opened Andes Midwest, a new toll slitting, warehousing, and distribution center in Gary, Ind. Rick Blair has been hired as an Andes vice president at the 40,000-sq.-ft. facility....

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ATI Industrial Automation launches new website

March 28, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a developer of robotic peripheral equipment in Apex, N.C., has established a new website at www.ati-ia.com. It offers streamlined navigation through information about the company and its products, including automatic tool changers, multiaxis force/torque sensing systems,...

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Bradbury Group forms strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions Ltd.

March 28, 2013

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced a strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions Ltd., Tauranga, New Zealand. "This partnership further enhances our ability to offer quality metal roofing products and aligns with our corporate goals to be a well-positioned solutions...

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CCAM unveils research, product development facility

March 28, 2013

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) near Richmond, Va., a research-based collaboration among the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and manufacturing companies worldwide, has unveiled its new, 62,000-sq.-ft. research facility. The...

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