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Miller owner's manuals accessible via smartphone

June 27, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has launched a mobile-friendly website to search for and view Miller® owner's manuals directly from the web browser on a mobile device. Visitors can search for manuals with a serial number or by model name. The new site is designed to work across multiple...

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Hino Motors to invest in West Virginia plant

June 27, 2012

Truck manufacturer Hino Motors Mfg. USA has announced plans to support its Williamstown, W.Va., plant with nearly $6 million in direct and indirect investments. Of that amount, $2.9 million will be invested directly into machinery, equipment, and plant improvements, while about $3 million will be...

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Burr Oak Tool holds sales summit

June 27, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc. hosted its second annual Oak Sales Summit May 15-18 in Sturgis, Mich. International representatives from Brazil, Japan, China, India, Thailand, the Czech Republic, and Mexico, along with local salespeople, met for training and to share information. Presentations highlighted new...

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Report grades each state in categories key to manufacturing and logistics success

June 26, 2012

The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report, compiled by Conexus Indiana, Indianapolis, and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, Muncie, Ind., shows how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing...

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Watry increases powder coating capacity

June 26, 2012

Watry Industries LLC, a permanent mold aluminum foundry in Sheboygan, Wis., has increased line capacity, allowing it to take on additional powder coating business. The company offers its powder coating capabilities on a contract basis to other foundries, metal stampers, and metal fabricators for...

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Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages

June 26, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at www.wilsontool.com. The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website in five languages — American and British English,...

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Industrial Tube & Steel donates tubing for bridge competition

June 26, 2012

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., Kent, Ohio, donated steel tubing to the University of Akron engineering students at the 2012 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The UA team ranked fifth overall in...

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Direct Metals Co. hires sales representative - TheFabricator.com

Direct Metals Co. hires sales representative

June 26, 2012

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., a nationwide distributor of specialty metal and fiberglass products, has appointed David Eisenheim to its sales team. As a sales representative, he is responsible for working with customers concerning wire mesh, bar grating, expanded metal, perforated metal,...

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Matheson opens Florida gas, welding supply store

June 26, 2012

Matheson has opened a new gas and welding supply store and depot in Fort Myers, Fla. This location is part of the company's Southeast Zone, which includes 14 local sites throughout Florida. All of the company's industrial gases, welding supplies, propane, safety equipment, and tools are available...

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ATW Companies appoints sales manager for A.T. Wall

June 26, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services, has appointed Matthew Underhay as sales manager for A.T. Wall, its precision stamping and tube drawing subsidiary in Warwick, R.I. Underhay is responsible for supporting the development of the company's sales and...

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Stripco installs new coil line - TheFabricator.com

Stripco installs new coil line

June 25, 2012

Stripco Inc., Mishawaka, Ind., has installed a Red Bud Industries EPS® (eco pickled surface) coil line. It can remove scale from hot-rolled black material up to 0.375 in. at 72 in. wide and coil weights up to 60,000 lbs. The process uses a slurry blasting mixture of water and angular steel...

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Avani Environmental Intl. announces scholarship opportunity

June 25, 2012

Avani Environmental Intl. Inc., Youngsville, N.C., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and smoke extraction and filtration equipment, has announced a scholarship opportunity for current welding students. Participants are asked to weld the Avani Environmental logo in 2-D or 3-D and submit their designs...

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Marlin Steel Wire Products certified to ISO 9001:2008

June 25, 2012

Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC, a maker of wire baskets, wire forms, and sheet metal fabrications in Baltimore, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008. The company was certified for its design in addition to its metal fabrication and wire and sheet metal products....

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Jay Mfg. names director of supply chain - TheFabricator.com

Jay Mfg. names director of supply chain

June 25, 2012

Metal fabricating company Jay Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has appointed Eric Meulemans as director of supply chain. In this position, he implements programs related to purchasing processes, contract and pricing negotiations, supplier selection, and continuous improvement. Meulemans has more than 20...

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Kennedy Fabricating to expand

June 25, 2012

Kennedy Fabricating Inc. has announced plans to add three buildings on a 25-acre site in Splendora, Texas. The expansion is expected to create 50 new staff members to the company's current 110 employees....

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