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Rolled Alloys at full operating status in South Carolina

October 10, 2012

Rolled Alloys has announced that its recently opened Richburg, S.C., facility has reached full operating status. The 33,000-sq.-ft. service center contains an inventory of PRODEC® 303, PRODEC 304L, PRODEC 316L, and 17-4 stainless steel barstock. It can process round bar up to 20 in. dia. Rolled...

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RoboVent launches new website

October 10, 2012

RoboVent has established a new website at www.robovent.com featuring up-to-date information on the company's ventilation equipment and finishing systems. Also included are product demonstration videos and streamlined product groupings. The company provides ventilation and filtration equipment for...

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Ohio Laser wins SBA award to expand laser tube cutting services

October 10, 2012

Ohio Laser, Columbus, Ohio, has won the annual Ohio Statewide Development Corp. (OSDC) SBA 504 2012 Loan Project of the Year. Ohio Laser, an ISO 9001:2008-certified metal fabricator, provides precision laser cutting services, laser tube cutting, copper cutting, brass cutting, and other metal...

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Arku holds Oktoberfest celebration - TheFabricator.com

Arku holds Oktoberfest celebration

October 10, 2012

Every two years Arku invites customers, business partners, and friends for a customer appreciation day including an Oktoberfest with authentic German food, beverages, and folk music. More than 100 guests attended the event on Oct. 4, 2012, at the company's Cincinnati location. Albert Reiss,...

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More than 200 companies participate in first Manufacturing Day

October 10, 2012

On Oct. 5 more than 200 manufacturing companies participated in the first Manufacturing Day, a national event to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and showcase the highly skilled jobs available in manufacturing fields. Co-producers of the event are the National...

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Universal Tube & Rollform to build tube mill for Stephens Pipe & Steel - TheFabricator.com

Universal Tube & Rollform to build tube mill for Stephens Pipe & Steel

October 9, 2012

Stephens Pipe & Steel LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of fence materials in the U.S. and Canada, has commissioned Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, to build a 4-in. tube mill using both new and used materials. The Ardcor rafted tube mill will be used to...

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Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments

October 9, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with the aluminum welding technology teams at the company's...

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O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals expands nonferrous sales team

October 9, 2012

O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals, Brighton, Colo., a subsidiary of O'Neal Industries, has hired a new outside salesperson dedicated to selling aluminum and stainless flat-rolled metal products. Jim Brown joins the nonferrous sales team dedicated to serving industries such as transportation, food service,...

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American Punch earns ISO 9001:2008 recertification

October 9, 2012

American Punch Co., Cleveland, has announced its recertification to ISO 9001:2008. The company manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades for the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal forming...

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Linde Canada acquires Contact Welding Supplies

October 9, 2012

Linde Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has announced the acquisition of Contact Welding Supplies Ltd., an independent industrial gases and welding equipment distributor in London, Ont. Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America Inc. and a member of The Linde Group, a gases and engineering...

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The Metal Shop adds automation tower

October 9, 2012

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom fabrication shop in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., providing tradeshow exhibit industry products and short-run production, has added a new Mitsubishi automation tower to its Mitsubishi LVPlus II laser. The eight-shelf tower allows the company to run unattended jobs and helps...

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American Crane & Equipment installs crane system at Boeing facility

October 9, 2012

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system built for the new Boeing manufacturing facility in Charleston, S.C. The 80-ton-capacity crane features 14 bridges that...

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Harris Products Group named finalist for best plant in the nation

October 9, 2012

The Harris Products Group facility in Mason, Ohio, has been named a 2012 finalist for IndustryWeek's Best Plants competition. The distinction is based on strong manufacturing performance and a comprehensive focus on continuous improvement. Harris, a Lincoln Electric Co., designs, develops, and...

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DEP, Autoline open new headquarters in Michigan

October 9, 2012

DEP (Detroit Engineered Products) and Autoline Industries USA have announced the opening of their new corporate world headquarters in Troy, Mich. As a result of several new large, global OEM contracts, the companies tripled the size of their previous office space with a $2.5 million renovation. The...

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TMK IPSCO hosts open house at Houston R&D center

October 9, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer OAO TMK, hosted an open house Oct. 1 at its new R&D center in Houston. During the event, visitors toured several areas of the facility, including the scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab, areas housing mechanical and collapse...

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