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Bushwick Metals acquires Tarco Steel

September 7, 2012

Bushwick Metals LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Tarco Steel Inc. and Metal Fab LLC, a steel service center and fabrication shop in Binghamton, N.Y. The companies will now be known as Tarco Steel, a Division of Bushwick Metals LLC. The service center serves the energy,...

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Swagelok acquires Innovative Pressure Technologies

September 7, 2012

Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Innovative Pressure Technologies (IPT), Erie, Pa. IPT is a manufacturer of high- and medium-pressure and subsea valves, fittings, and fluid control devices used mostly in oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, waterjet cutting, automotive, and...

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Proper Television looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder

September 7, 2012

Proper Television is looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder to join the cast of a new TV series filming in Las Vegas. The right candidate must be a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. or Canada who loves cars and is a fabricator-welder with at least 5 years’ experience in MIG and...

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Metal service center leaders call for change

September 6, 2012

On Aug. 28 the Central States chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) held its 2012 Manufacturing Summit, "Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth," in Oakbrook, Ill. The event was moderated by MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner III and hosted by MSCI chapter President...

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LINE survey: Hiring rate to increase in September in manufacturing and services

September 6, 2012

In September, for the second consecutive month, the hiring rate will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for June 2012. A net of 40.8...

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Eriez names product engineering manager

September 5, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Nicole Skias to product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. She is responsible for all mechanical engineering functions, production control, and purchasing activities pertaining to the line, with duties including new-product...

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The Schaeffer Group USA signs exclusive agreement with Satis HVAC

September 5, 2012

The Schaeffer Group USA, Stugis, Mich., has signed an agreement with machinery manufacturer Satis HVAC Group Ltd., giving The Schaeffer Group exclusive rights to market and sell Satis HVAC equipment throughout North America. The Schaeffer Group produces fin lines, expanders, and tube benders for...

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Aicon acquires Breuckmann GmbH

September 5, 2012

Aicon 3D Systems GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, has acquired more than 80 percent of Breuckmann GmbH, Meersburg, Germany, from Austria-based voestalpine Group. Dr. Bernd Breuckmann, founder and former owner-manager, holds 20 percent shares in the company. The brand Breuckmann GmbH remains unchanged....

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LAI Intl. earns Minority Business Enterprise certification

September 4, 2012

LAI Intl. Inc., Phoenix, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). To receive the certification, a company must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by an ethnic minority U.S. citizen...

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Maysteel installs new equipment in Mexico plant

September 4, 2012

Maysteel, a manufacturer of sheet metal enclosures based in Allenton, Wis., has installed a laser cutting system and powder coating system at its new plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The powder coating system handles large-scale product up to 24 by 10 by 8 ft. The Amada FO3015M2NT laser cutting system...

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Wise Alloys plans expansion in Alabama

September 4, 2012

Wise Alloys, a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry, plans to spend $59.8 million to expand its cold mill operation in Muscle Shoals, Ala., adding at least 35 new jobs. The expansion will allow the production of more wide can body sheet. The expansion will include a new mill...

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Synalloy acquires Palmer of Texas

September 4, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer and fabricator of stainless steel and carbon pipe and piping systems, as well as specialty chemicals, has purchased the stock of Lee-Var Inc., dba Palmer of Texas. In recent years Palmer's business has been focused on providing fiberglass and steel...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing activity contracted in August for the third consecutive contraction

September 4, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in August for the third time since July 2009; However, the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Sept. 4 by...

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Prime Controls marks 20th anniversary

September 4, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries, celebrates its 20th year in business Sept. 9, 2012. The company originated as a spinoff of Hyde Park Electronics, which now is part...

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Herr-Voss Stamco receives order for tension leveler

September 4, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., a supplier of coil processing equipment, has received an order from Jupiter Aluminum for a tension leveler to be installed in its Hammond, Ind., facility. The 6-high module tension leveler features a simplified design and oil mist lubrication of the roller...

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