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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Brandt adds to tube and pipe sales team

October 1, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Regina, Sask., Canada, has added several staff members to its Brandt Tube & Pipe sales team. Dave MacNeill joins the team as sales manager. He comes to the company from Evraz North America, where he held a number of positions over the past seven years, most...

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Central Steel & Wire hires three territory sales managers

October 1, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co. has announced the hiring of Gary Bigott, Paul Ness, and Tom Reed as territory sales managers. Bigott, who serves the north central Indiana region, joins the company with 30 years of experience in the metals distribution industry. Serving a newly created sales...

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Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities

October 1, 2012

Ohio Laser has dedicated its 26,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Plain City, Ohio. Along with more room for raw material, the new facility houses two TRUMPF® TubeMatic laser machines and a TRUMPF TruTube 7000 laser machine for cutting round, square, and rectangular...

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Trico Corp. to develop new oil analysis laboratory in Wisconsin - TheFabricator.com

Trico Corp. to develop new oil analysis laboratory in Wisconsin

October 1, 2012

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management services and products, is adding a new oil analysis laboratory at its Pewaukee, Wis., facility. The lab's demand-driven instrument configurations will allow for immediate changes to instrument locations as customer requirements change. Set for...

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DGI Supply to acquire Anich Industries

October 1, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, has announced its intent to acquire Anich Industries Inc. of Ocala, Fla. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Dave and Mary-helen Anich, Anich's co-owners, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Anich Industries Inc. was established in 1988...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in September

October 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 40th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 13.2 percent—largest decrease since January 2009

September 27, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since January 2009 and followed a 3.3 percent July...

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Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine expands in South Carolina

September 27, 2012

Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine has opened a $2 million manufacturing facility at its York County, S.C., location. Up to 25 new positions will be added over the next two years to operate the new machining facility. The company is a supplier of seamless steel forged rings from 12 to 100 in. dia. for...

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Atlas Tube launches hollow structural sections video series

September 27, 2012

Chicago-based Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced plans to premiere an ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS) at SteelDay 2012, Sept. 28, 2012. The videos, entitled "Designing with HSS," feature Brad Fletcher, structural engineer, speaking...

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Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence - TheFabricator.com

Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence

September 27, 2012

Accurate Perforating, a manufacturer of custom and standard perforated metals in Chicago, has added Chris Abrey as the new director of operational excellence. He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, food manufacturing, and printing industries in roles including...

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Cyl-Tec names regional sales manager

September 27, 2012

Cyl-Tec Inc., Aurora, Ill., has named Greg Adamson to its regional sales team for the western U.S. and western Canada. He has 30 years of experience in the compressed gas industry. Cyl-Tec stocks and sells compressed gas and liquid cylinders, including high-pressure steel, acetylene, cryogenic,...

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Service manager course preps workers for residential service

September 27, 2012

The International Training Institute (ITI), Alexandria, Va., the education arm of the unionized sheet metal and air conditioning industry, offered a service manager course for the first time in June at the Local 88 training center in Las Vegas. Taught by Darrell Garrison, the five-day, 40-hour...

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Lincoln Electric to supply welding equipment for "Overhaulin'"

September 27, 2012

The producers of "Overhaulin," an automotive restoration program on the Velocity Channel, have chosen Lincoln Electric to supply welding and cutting equipment, welding helmets, and safety apparel. The show airs Tuesday nights, beginning Oct. 2, at 9 p.m. Chip Foose of Foose Design is joined on...

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Reliance Steel to purchase GH Metal Solutions

September 27, 2012

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced plans to purchase GH Metal Solutions Inc. The Alabama-based GH Metal Solutions is a steel processor and fabricator....

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