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DeWys Mfg. adds fiber laser

October 16, 2012

DeWys Mfg., a Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company, has installed an FOL3015AJ fiber laser from Amada America Inc., designed specifically for cutting. According to the company, the machine cuts four times faster on thin metal and is three times more energy-efficient than typical CO2 lasers....

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology adds marketing, career development rep

October 16, 2012

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio, has hired Kevin Trick as marketing and career development representative. Trick completed HIWT's nine-month structural and pipe welding program in June 2008, after which he worked in the industry. In this role, he assists high school...

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LVD Strippit names manufacturing manager, assembly supervisor

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment in Akron, N.Y., has announced additions to its manufacturing management team. Lieven Decloedt has been named to the position of manufacturing manager. In this role, he is responsible for leading all machine shop, assembly, and manufacturing...

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IMS WaterJet names marketing director

October 16, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., Waterbury, Conn., a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems, has hired Kevin Dokla as director of marketing. He has nearly 15 years of professional experience in marketing communications, product marketing, corporate branding, product development, strategic planning, and sales...

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Cintas website updates employers on safety standards, compliance

October 16, 2012

Cintas, Cincinnati, has launched a new website dedicated to its flame-resistant clothing line. The site also serves as an online resource to update employers regarding standards and guidelines for safety and compliance in the workplace. Two separate lines of flame-resistant clothing are offered:...

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ASTM approves standard for developing steel sheets

October 16, 2012

In a quest for lighter, more crash-resistant and fuel-efficient vehicles, the automobile and steel industries are developing steel sheets that have higher alloy content, and thus more complex hardening mechanisms, than sheets currently being used. The advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) sheets are...

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Prima Power Laserdyne announces long-term supply agreement

October 15, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has announced a long-term, multisystem supply agreement with Dynamic Precision Group – Turbo Combustor Technology (TCT) of Stuart, Fla. The agreement is for the supply of new LASERDYNE® 795XL laser systems, remanufacture of existing LASERDYNE 890 systems,...

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Deere-Hitachi to expand manufacturing capacity in North Carolina

October 15, 2012

Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp. has announced it will invest $97 million to expand manufacturing capacity at its Kernersville, N.C., operations. The company currently employs more than 700 full-time employees and expects to add 340 full-time employees over the next four years. The...

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OMAX Corp. adding 22,000-sq.-ft. building to headquarters

October 15, 2012

Abrasive waterjet system manufacturer OMAX® Corp. is adding a 22,000-sq.-ft. building to its manufacturing and corporate headquarters campus in Kent, Wash. When the expansion is completed in October 2012, the campus will encompass 130,000 sq. ft. of space spread across three buildings. The...

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Alexandria Industries names director of business developmen

October 15, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced that Tom Jensen has joined the company as director of business development, working from Denver. He has extensive experience in aluminum extrusions, secondary machining and finishing operations, and sales and business management. A graduate...

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Joint venture establishes North Texas Metal Spinning

October 15, 2012

Wayne Boeckman of WJB Holdings LP, Fort Worth, Texas, and Joe Glenn of Glenn Metalcraft Inc., Princeton, Minn., have established North Texas Metal Spinning in Fort Worth. The company serves OEMs in the agriculture, transportation, construction, aerospace, medical, heating/air conditioning,...

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Xiris appoints MAC as main global distributor for tube inspection systems

October 15, 2012

Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ont., has named Magnetic Analysis Corp. (MAC) as its exclusive distributor of products for the tube and pipe industry throughout most of the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. Xiris Automation develops optical metrology equipment that detects, recognizes, and...

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Clean Air America provides weld stations to Lincoln Land Community College

October 10, 2012

Clean Air America Inc., Atlanta, has provided seven Leaf Weldstations to Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), Springfield, Ill., which offers welding operator and welding specialist certifications. The units are used to eliminate weld smoke and grinding dust from the welding training lab. "Last...

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping receives two safety awards

October 10, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has received two awards from the Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) in recognition of its commitment to safety in the workplace. Kenmode received the 2011 Safety Award for having achieved an outstanding safety record that exceeds the...

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Lenovo to open U.S. computer manufacturing line

October 10, 2012

Lenovo has announced that it will establish a U.S. personal computer production line in Whitsett, N.C. The company anticipates that the move will create 115 new manufacturing jobs for workers building Think-brand notebook and desktop PCs, tablets, engineering workstations, and servers for sale to...

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