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Sapa Extrusions North America adds friction stir welding capacity

March 5, 2013

Aluminum extrusion company Sapa Extrusions North America, Rosemont, Ill., has completed a joint development project with H.F. Webster Inc. that provides Sapa with exclusive access to one of the largest commercial panel friction stir welding machines in North America. Friction stir welding is a...

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Murata Machinery hires central regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Murata Machinery hires central regional sales manager

March 5, 2013

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has hired Dan Baker as central regional sales manager. He brings to the position a background in maintenance, scheduling, field service, and training within the machine tool industry, most recently acting as a sales manager for a major tooling company....

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Wilson tool donates equipment to Anoka Tech for training

March 5, 2013

Wilson Tool International®, a provider of tooling for sheet metal fabrication in White Bear Lake, Minn., has donated a $14,000 grinder to Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn. The grinder, which sharpens punch press tooling, will be used to train students in the college's precision sheet metal...

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Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs

March 5, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to facilitate the creation of up to 500 new jobs for New...

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Gilbert Displays names head of metal fabrication

February 27, 2013

Gilbert Displays has added Scott Stephens as head of metal fabrication and expanded its custom metal fabrication department. In this role, he participates in the design, planning, and engineering of numerous projects while also overseeing fabrication on the production floor. Stephens is an artisan...

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Tenaris to create 600 jobs in Texas

February 27, 2013

Tenaris has announced plans to build a $1.3 billion steel pipe manufacturing facility in Bay City, Texas, creating 600 jobs. The 1-million-sq.-ft. facility will include a state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill, heat treatment, and premium threading facilities. Upon completion in 2016, the mill is...

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GSM Industrial adds project engineer

February 27, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., Centerville, Pa., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor, has added Rich Murren as a project engineer for its Field Services division. He is responsible for the design and management of industrial and manufacturing fabrication and installation projects, as well...

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Ice Industries adds capacity at Mexico facility

February 27, 2013

Ice Industries, Toledo, Ohio, has announced that it is adding five metal stamping presses, plus ancillary equipment, at its Apodaca/Monterrey, Mexico, production facility. The mechanical presses have capacities from 150 to 1,000 tons. All include feeders, straighteners, and coil handling equipment....

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Jennison Mfg. Group receives API certification

February 27, 2013

Jennison Mfg. Group, Pittsburgh, has received final audit approval and obtained its American Petroleum Institute (API) certification, positioning the company to provide machined parts for the oil and gas industry. API auditors verified conformance with API SPEC Q1, ISO/TS 29001, and ISO 9001:2008....

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ABB Robotics, Fronius to collaborate on welding packages - TheFabricator.com

ABB Robotics, Fronius to collaborate on welding packages

February 27, 2013

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Fronius Intl., Pettenbach, Austria, have entered a global agreement to collaboratively develop fully equipped robotic welding packages and support both new and existing customers. The welding packages will be designed to provide modular systems to companies...

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Radius Steel Fabrication earns Canadian Welding Bureau certification

February 27, 2013

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, a provider of customized steel fabrication for the agricultural machinery industry in Sioux City, Iowa, has secured company certification from the Canadian Welding Bureau for the CSA Welding Standard 47.1. The Canadian Welding Bureau is an independent,...

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Rafter ships tube mill with entry equipment

February 27, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a new, custom-built RT-3000 tube mill to a U.S. automotive supplier for the production of 5-in.-OD, light-walled tubing. For quick-change capability, the mill is rafted and includes a spare raft set for offline tool changes. Also included is a...

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SigmaTEK Systems celebrates 20 years in business

February 27, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC marks its 20th year in business in 2013. Founded in 1993, the company provides CAD/CAM nesting software and associated manufacturing business automation systems. SigmaTEK's nesting systems are designed for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe, and...

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Survey finds proposed carbon tax would hurt manufacturing growth, jobs, and energy prices

February 26, 2013

Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting that shows a carbon tax would have a devastating impact on manufacturing and jobs. The report, titled Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax, found that levying such a tax would impact...

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FMA announces 2013 Industry Award winners

February 25, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its Industry Awards 2013. The two awards — presented by two of FMA Communications' magazines — recognize individuals or companies in the metal forming and fabricating industry and the tube...

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