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Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama to add third production shift

May 10, 2012

Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama LLC (HMMA) has announced plans to add a third production shift at its Montgomery, Ala., facility. HMMA will add 877 positions to support the addition of the third shift, bringing the total number of jobs created at the plant to more than 3,000. The facility's 2012...

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TMK IPSCO breaks ground in Texas

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading. The...

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ARF wins 2012 Leading Edge Award

May 10, 2012

American Roll Form, an employee-owned custom metal fabricator in Painesville, Ohio, has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Leading Edge Award, presented by Entrepreneurs Edge and Crain's Cleveland Business. According to the sponsors, the award honors middle-market companies operating in...

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TMK IPSCO hires new COO

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has appointed Dave Mitch to the position of senior vice president and COO. In this newly created role, Mitch is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain, and quality functions within the company....

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IFH Group names new president

May 10, 2012

The IFH Group, Rock Falls, Ill., a manufacturer of custom-fabricated hydraulic oil reservoirs, fuel tanks, and lubrication storage and handling systems, has named Keith Ellefsen as president. He succeeds James King Jr., who retains his position as CEO. Ellefsen has served as vice president of...

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Webinar to focus on robotic palletizing, depalletizing

May 10, 2012

p>Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on May 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT on the basics of palletizing and depalletizing with robots. The webinar will feature many palletizing applications in action; the webinar includes movies of actual systems in production. Participants will...

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Storch conveyor is officially world’s longest

May 10, 2012

A 92.5-ft. magnetic slide conveyor, special-ordered by ATK Small Caliber, Independence, Mo., and manufactured by Storch Magnetics, Livonia, Mich., has been accepted by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest conveyor. ATK manufactures ferrous ammunition clips that are used to link...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical hires VP of administration - TheFabricator.com

Tweet/Garot Mechanical hires VP of administration

May 10, 2012

Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc., Green Bay, Wis., has hired Christopher R. Howald as vice president of administration. His responsibilities involve managing and directing corporate functions, including safety and risk management, accounting, contract administration, human resources, legal, and...

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Thermatool installs cutoff system for new Allied Tube mill

May 10, 2012

Thermatool Corp. has installed an Alpha Mach 3 cutoff system for a new mill at Allied Tube and Conduit, a brand of Atkore International, in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The machine cuts high-tensile-strength tube and pipe with blades of high-speed tool steel. It cuts 1008/1010 low-carbon steel with wall...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology hires new instructor - TheFabricator.com

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology hires new instructor

May 10, 2012

Tom Sumerix has joined Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, as an instructor, teaching various courses in the technical training department. Sumerix is an AWS-certified welding inspector/educator. He received his associate degree in welding technology from Muskegon Community...

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Force Fabrication moves to new facility in California

May 8, 2012

Force Fabrication, a precision sheet metal fabricator and manufacturer for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has completed the transition of its manufacturing facility from Ventura, Calif., to Newbury Park, Calif. The move gives the company...

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Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers. Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business...

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Pines Technology receives award from Boeing - TheFabricator.com

Pines Technology receives award from Boeing

May 8, 2012

Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has been honored by Boeing Philadelphia for the performance of its CNC tube benders for the V22 Osprey program. The benders are used to make replacement fuel and hydraulic lines for the Osprey. The benders are built in two configurations — one for mobile...

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Flow supplies waterjet system to Parker Brothers Concepts

May 8, 2012

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced that Parker Brothers Concepts, featured on Syfy's reality series "Dream Machines," has added a Flow Mach 3 abrasive waterjet machine tool. The 4- by 2-m system includes the manufacturer’s patented Dynamic Waterjet® cutting technology and a HyperJet®...

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Triton Industries earns AS 9100:C/ISO 9001:2008 certification

May 8, 2012

Triton Industries Inc., a Chicago-based precision metal fabricator, has earned AS 9100:C/ISO 9001:2008 certification from Quality Systems Registrars (QSR). The certification follows a comprehensive review of management systems and operations. These certification standards define the requirements...

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