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D&S Mfg. to add powder coating capabilities

July 11, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments, has announced that it will upgrade its offline liquid spray painting system and integrate powder coating capabilities within its production environment. "Our upgraded...

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Manufacturing Institute president recognized in 100 Women Leaders in STEM

July 11, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that its president, Jennifer McNelly, has been included in the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM, a publication by STEMconnector™. The publication showcases the careers and initiatives of women leaders who are active role models for...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel celebrates one year in Mexico

July 11, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., recently marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its service center in Queretaro, Mexico. General Manager Carlos Navarro hired a new salesperson to this territory in June to help...

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Reis Robotics announces winners of Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics

July 11, 2012

Walter Reis, founder of Reis Robotics, Obernburg, Germany, has announced this year's winners of the Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics. Presented every two years, the award recognizes outstanding developments in industrial production robotics and industrial service robotics, as well as...

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MPI names director of operations

July 11, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems, has hired John Nathan as director of operations. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with several manufacturers. In this position, Nathan is responsible for all aspects of...

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SMS Siemag to deliver record-capacity annealing, pickling line

July 11, 2012

SMS Siemag, Düsseldorf, Germany, will install what it says is the world's highest-capacity annealing and pickling line for hot strip at Tisco (Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co.), a steel producer in Taigang, China. The line, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2013, will process...

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Dover Hydraulics acquires Gross Welders and Fabricators, expands headquarters

July 11, 2012

Dover Hydraulics, a provider of comprehensive hydraulic service and repair in Dover, Ohio, has acquired Gross Welders and Fabricators, New Philadelphia, Ohio. The acquisition allows Dover Hydraulics to expand its in-house and portable welding capabilities and metal fabrication capabilities to serve...

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2012 manufacturing scholarship winners announced

July 10, 2012

Ten students seeking careers in manufacturing have earned $1,500 toward their trade school or community college education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. FMA's Outside Processors Council (OPC)...

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Lewco appoints purchasing manager

July 10, 2012

Lewco Inc. has appointed Scott Parish as purchasing manager at corporate headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio. His responsibilities include management and continual development of the purchasing team and implementation of industry best practices in supply chain management. Parish has a background in...

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ESAB opens South Carolina manufacturing facility

July 10, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has opened a newly renovated manufacturing facility in Union County, S.C., creating 101 new jobs. The 260,000-sq.-ft. plant manufactures GMAW and SAW wires. Two new production lines for the company's AristoRod and copper-coated wires also will be...

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Lissmac purchases Steelmaster brand

July 10, 2012

Lissmac Corp., Waterford, N.Y., has purchased the Steelmaster brand from Butfering. Lissmac now is the owner, manufacturer, and distributor of Steelmaster wide-belt metal deburring and finishing machines and the point of contact for service- and parts-related issues for new and existing machines....

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Matheson to transfer ownership of gas, welding supply business to Indiana Oxygen

July 10, 2012

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced an agreement to transfer ownership of its Elkhart, Ind., gas and welding supply business to the Indiana Oxygen Co. The companies expect to complete the transfer in July 2012. Indiana Oxygen has an established network of branch locations in Indiana. It...

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Lee Steel purchases acidless pickling coil line

July 10, 2012

Lee Steel Corp., Novi, Mich., has purchased an eco pickled surface (EPS®) coil line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. The line removes scale from HRS material up to 0.375 in. at 72 in. wide and coil weights up to 70,000 lbs. The acidless pickling process uses a slurry-blasting mixture of...

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Health risk assessment clears shop towels of toxicity claims

July 10, 2012

An initial health risk assessment of laundered, reusable shop towels by the international environmental engineering firm Arcadis indicates that using laundered, reusable shop towels creates no health hazard. Arcadis' risk assessment indicates that metals that remain on shop towels after laundering...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names California warehouse manager

July 10, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, Conn., has named Dale Porter as the new warehouse manager of its California service center. He has more than 20 years of general management experience, having served as a retail manager at Stater Bros. Markets and as a department manager at Lowe’s Home...

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