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Alpine Pipe installs welding machine

January 10, 2006

Thermatool Corp., East Haven, Conn., has announced the start-up of a CFI 1200 solid-state induction welding machine at Alpine Pipe Mfg. Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.It is installed on a new pipe mill supplied...

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Praxair, Liburdi form marketing agreement

January 10, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its packaged gases subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has signed a joint marketing agreement with Liburdi Automation Inc., Dundas, Ont., and its...

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Tregaskiss names regional business manager

January 10, 2006

Tregaskiss Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has appointed Mike Russell as regional business manager for the Pacific Northwest.Russell has more than 25 years' experience in the sales and welding industry. He...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires managers

January 10, 2006

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lindsay Randall as manager of inside sales and Lana Antonelli as accounting manager.Randall has more than 30 years' experience in the steel...

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Strong Welding Products names vice president/managing director

January 10, 2006

Strong Welding Products Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has named William Shum as vice president and managing director of Rankin Industries, San Diego, a designer and producer of hardfacing...

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Ryerson Inc. confirms new name, ticker symbol

January 10, 2006

Ryerson Inc. has confirmed that its previously announced corporate name now is in effect as is the concurrent adoption of the ticker symbol "RYI" for its common stock listed on the New York Stock...

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FANUC Southeast moves to new facility

January 10, 2006

FANUC Robotics America Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., is moving its Southeast operations to a 22,000-sq.-ft. customer technology center near Charlotte, N.C.The additional floor space is dedicated to...

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Linetec appoints director of architectural and commercial sales

January 10, 2006

Linetec, Wausau, Wis., has named Jon Close as its director of architectural and commercial sales.Close oversees the company's outside sales, inside sales, estimating, and marketing departments for its...

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Chrysler to build Jeep® Compass at Belvidere, Ill. plant

January 9, 2006

The Chrysler Group today announced that the all-new 2007 Jeep® Compass, revealed today at the North American (Detroit) International Auto Show, will be produced at its Belvidere (Ill.) Assembly...

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FMA/TPA mourn Berkeley's death

January 6, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), are deeply saddened by the Jan. 1 passing of Harrison Campbell (Hutch) Berkeley Jr.,...

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DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen announce manufacturing alliance

January 5, 2006

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group and Volkswagen today announced that they have reached a formal agreement under which the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based carmaker will manufacture a unique line of VW...

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Mittal Steel completes U.S. subsidiaries merger

January 4, 2006

Mittal Steel Company N.V. has completed the merger of U.S. operating subsidiaries Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. and Ispat Inland Inc.Inland was merged with and into ISG effective Dec. 31, 2005, with ISG...

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Alpha Steel takes on Macsteel Service Centers USA name

January 4, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that its recent acquisition, Alpha Steel, a distributor of hot rolled and structural steel products in the Midwest, will now operate under the name...

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Mittal Steel announces ISG, Ispat Inland merger

December 23, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V. (Mittal Steel) has announced that its wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiaries, Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (ISG) and Ispat Inland Inc. (Inland) will merge.Under the proposed...

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Airplane purchases boosted November durable goods orders

December 23, 2005

New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $9.3 billion or 4.4 percent to $223.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was at the highest level since the series...

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