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Ohio Rod Products announces promotions

February 28, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has promoted two members of its Ohio Rod Products division. Joe Johannigman has been named accounting manager. He has been with the company six years, previously serving as systems administrator. He oversees all Ohio Rod accounting functions. Mike Hughes...

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Merfish Pipe & Supply hires general manager/vice president

February 28, 2011

Merfish Pipe & Supply, Houston, has announced the appointment of Robert Setzekorn as general manager/vice president. In this position, he provides leadership for several key functional areas of the company, reporting to the owners. Setzekorn has more than 28 years of experience in the building...

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Nanshan America to build aluminum extrusion plant in Indiana

February 28, 2011

Nanshan America Co. Ltd., Chicago, has announced plans to construct an aluminum extrusion plant in Lafayette, Ind. The new plant, to be named Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies, is expected to create more than 200 new jobs in the next two to three years. It represents a $100 million...

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Seconn Fabrication opens Solar Fabricators

February 28, 2011

Seconn Fabrication has established Solar Fabricators, located down the street from Seconn headquarters in Waterford, Conn. The new company is designed to cater to small, local businesses; inventors; and entrepreneurs. It is equipped with facility upgrades, new equipment, and a staff of experienced...

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Joining Technologies, Fraunhofer partner to manufacture laser additives

February 28, 2011

Joining Technologies, East Granby, Conn., a developer of laser cladding, electron beam welding, and laser welding technology, has launched a new laser additive manufacturing division and entered into a formal cooperation agreement with Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), resulting in a...

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Aircraft bookings boost durable goods orders in January; excluding transportation, orders show largest decline in two years

February 24, 2011

New orders for manufactured durable goods in January increased $5.3 billion or 2.7 percent to $200.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase followed three consecutive monthly decreases including a 0.4 percent December decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased...

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RIA to present Engelberger Awards

February 22, 2011

The Engelberger Robotics Award, the industry's highest honor, will be presented to Åke Lindqvist and Henrik Christensen during a dinner ceremony on March 22 in Chicago. Each recipient will be presented a commemorative medallion and a $5,000 honorarium. The award, sponsored by Robotic Industries...

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Michigan Seamless Tube changes name, announces staff changes

February 22, 2011

Michigan Seamless Tube, South Lyon, Mich., has changed its name to MST Seamless Tube & Pipe and has launched a renovated Web site to coincide with its new name, logo, and tagline. The Web site, at www.mstube.com, features simplified navigation and a comprehensive overview of products and...

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Ownership group purchases Precision Metal Processing 2005

February 22, 2011

A new ownership group has purchased the assets of Precision Metal Processing 2005 Inc., Cambridge, Ont., and opened the slitting toll processor under the new entity of Superior Metal Processing. The new company focuses on toll processing work in the Canadian market, with an interest in expanding...

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Waukesha Metal Products nominated for 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 22, 2011

Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has been nominated for a 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award. The company, one of 53 Wisconsin companies nominated for this year's awards, is competing in the Small Company category, for companies with 1 to 99 employees. Waukesha Metal Products...

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Coe Press Equipment expands to Brazilian market

February 22, 2011

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced its expansion into Brazil through a new business partnership with Cydak do Brasil Ltd., a distributor and integrator experienced in retrofitting and commissioning of stamping presses and sheet metal processing equipment. Cydak, located in...

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Maysteel announces executive appointments

February 22, 2011

Maysteel LLC, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis., has announced several changes to its executive staff. The company has named J. Monte Roach as president and CEO, Kevin Matkin as vice president of operations, and Elizabeth (Beth) Feldman as chief financial officer....

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FMA seeks participants for 2011 Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey

February 22, 2011

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) encourages industry executives to participate in the 2011 Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey that will provide comprehensive data for company owners and managers in the metal forming and fabricating industry. The...

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Timken increasing prices on special bar quality products

February 22, 2011

The Timken Company has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $40 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on April 1, 2011, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges remain in effect....

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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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