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Dennen Steel opens new manufacturing facility in Mississippi

October 23, 2012

Dennen Steel Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., has opened a new, 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. The $7.4 million project will create 50 new jobs. The contract stamping manufacturer of steel products purchases large master coils from steel mill producers and processes them into...

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IMS WaterJet relocates headquarters to larger facility

October 23, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems, has moved to a new headquarters facility in Waterbury, Conn. The site, which is four times larger than its previous facility in Oxford, Conn., enables the company to produce bigger, more elaborate and specialized machines that it...

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Webinar to highlight robotic material handling

October 23, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a free webinar, “New Techniques in Robotic Material Handling,” on Nov. 1 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.M The webinar will: Present new robotic material handling methods and explain how they drive ROI. Highlight new robotic...

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Hands-on workshop to focus on powder coating

October 23, 2012

The Powder Coating Institute, The Woodlands, Texas, will hold a two-day, hands-on, advanced workshop Dec. 4-5 at Wagner Systems in Elgin, Ill. Taught by qualified industry experts, "Optimizing Your Powder Operation" will focus on in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the powder coating process....

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Portland steel pipe mill to reopen in May

October 23, 2012

The Evraz Co. has announced plans to reopen a spiral pipe mill in Portland, Ore., that it closed in 2009. Scheduled to open in spring, the facility expects to hire about 75 workers. It will produce pipes for the petroleum industry....

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Joining Technologies marks 20 years in business

October 23, 2012

Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., is marking its 20th year in business in 2012. Founded in 1992 by Michael Francoeur, the company offers welding services, component manufacturing, and complete systems to customers primarily in the northeastern U.S. The company provides laser welding,...

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Davi delivers large-capacity plate roll to wind tower manufacturer

October 23, 2012

Davi has installed a four-roll plate roller with a capacity of 4,000 by 145 mm at Bladt, Denmark's largest wind energy fabricating company. The machine cold-rolls monopiles for offshore wind towers. The machine is automated via iRoll, available at the Apple Store and running on iPad®. It is...

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Esco launches new website

October 22, 2012

Esco Tool, Holliston, Mass., has introduced an upgraded website at www.escotool.com highlighting its portable welding end prep tools, pneumatic saws, and accessories for machining and cutting tube, pipe, pipelines, and boiler tube panels. The website features an expanded search capability that...

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American Piping Products adds to buying team

October 22, 2012

Pipe supplier and distributor American Piping Products Inc. has added Abigail Mueller to its St. Louis buying team. She has previous experience in the pipe and tube distribution industry, as well as extensive knowledge of welded and seamless pipe and value-added services. Mueller is a graduate of...

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Lantek forms partnership with Graitec

October 22, 2012

Lantek and Graitec are collaborating to integrate their software systems to provide a seamless design and manufacturing program for the structural steel industry. The partnership allows both companies to expand and consolidate their businesses in new markets. Lantek, with headquarters in Miñano,...

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Eberl Iron Works adds staff

October 22, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, a provider of custom metal fabrication, Unistrut metal framing products, traffic safety products, rooftop support systems, and systems installation in Buffalo, N.Y., has announced the addition of two new staff members. Corey Beck has joined the company's metal fabrication...

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Solar Atmospheres wins 2012 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award

October 22, 2012

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, Pa., has received the 2012 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award from the Metal Treating Institute in cooperation with Industrial Heating magazine. The award is given annually to an MTI member company that makes a positive impact on its community and...

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TD Economics report heralds revival of U.S. manufacturing sector through reduced offshoring

October 22, 2012

TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, has released a report crediting the revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a key driver in the economic recovery, largely caused by a slowdown in offshoring activity. This slowdown has kept in the U.S. some of the jobs that used to be offshored rapidly,...

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Manufacturing Institute forms coalition to train U.S. veterans for advanced manufacturing jobs

October 22, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute, New York, has launched a coalition with GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, and other business, digital, academic, and not-for-profit partners that aims to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing. The Get Skills to Work coalition focuses on...

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Automotive executive joins NanoSteel board of directors

October 16, 2012

Nanostructured steel material design company The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has appointed automotive industry executive Bob Lutz to its board of directors. Lutz has nearly 50 years of experience as a top executive in the global auto industry. Most recently he was vice chairman of global...

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