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SigmaNEST awarded Autodesk Inventor 2013 certification

April 5, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has announced that its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe, and combination cutting machines has been awarded Autodesk® Inventor® 2013 certification. SigmaTEK Systems, located in Cincinnati, has a global...

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Gema joins Graco Corp.

April 5, 2012

Gema, an Indianapolis-based maker of powder coating equipment and systems, has begun operating as a new business unit of the Graco Corp., Minneapolis. Graco is a manufacturer of systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials for industrial and commercial...

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Steel Technologies to expand operations in Mexico

April 5, 2012

Steel Technologies LLC, Louisville, Ky., has secured land in the municipality of Celaya, Mexico, to construct a flat-rolled steel processing operation. The 125,000-sq.-ft. facility will be equipped with two slitting lines as well as space for additional equipment under consideration. The facility...

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Airgas buys Nordan Smith

April 5, 2012

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has announced the purchase of Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg LLC, a Mississippi-based distributor of Nordan Smith brand industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related supplies. Airgas bought the business with operations spread over 17 locations in...

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Reliance Steel acquires National Specialty Alloys LLC

April 5, 2012

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has announced that it has acquired all the outstanding limited liability company interests of National Specialty Alloys LLC, a global specialty alloy processor and distributor of premium stainless steel and nickel alloy bars and shapes, headquartered in Houston, Texas....

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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to maintain its solid pace in April

April 5, 2012

Although the rate of job growth will fall short of levels reached a year ago, hiring will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in April, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2012. A net of...

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DeWys Mfg. named to list of "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

April 3, 2012

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has been recognized as one of the 2012 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. DeWys provides precision sheet metal fabricating, machining, powder coating, metal...

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CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution - TheFabricator.com

CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution

April 3, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, a supplier of grinding wheels in Niles, Ill., has appointed Daniel Grantham as western sales manager and director of welding distribution. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining relationships with national and regional distributors and supporting the...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment grew in March at modest pace

April 2, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Arpil 2 by Bradley J....

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Global metal stampings, forgings, castings market to reach $407.6 billion by 2017

April 2, 2012

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive report on the global metal stampings, forgings, and castings markets. According to the report, the market is forecast to reach $407.6 billion by 2017. The report provides market estimates and projections for major...

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Sharpe Products installs fiber-optic tube laser

April 2, 2012

Sharpe Products, a New Berlin, Wis.-based contract manufacturer providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company's bending processes using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser features increased...

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D&S Mfg. installs press brake

April 2, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has installed an Accurpress model 548514 Accell series synchronized, CNC press brake, designed to meet changing customer project parameters. The machine features an adjustable bottom V die. With its previous machine, operators had to remove the lower die...

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Eberl Iron Works establishes new website

April 2, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has launched a new website at www.eberliron.com that unites its five divisions under a single brand. Separate web addresses for each division — Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports framing products, Systems Installation & Design, Traffic...

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Hypertherm's fiber laser earns Product of the Year designation

April 2, 2012

Hypertherm's HyIntensity HFL015 fiber laser has received the Product of the Year Award from the NASA Tech Briefs' Photonics Tech Briefs edition. At the end of each year, readers of NASA Tech Briefs vote on which product, previously selected as a Product of the Month by editors, is the most...

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Shale-Inland completes acquisition of HD Supply's IPVF business

April 2, 2012

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, Chicago, has announced the completion of its acquisition of HD Supply Inc.'s industrial pipe, valves, and fittings (IPVF) business. IPVF comprises several businesses, including Southwest Stainless and Alloy, J&J Alloys, Sunbelt Supply Co., and Metals Inc.,...

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