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LIA to hold International Laser Safety Conference

January 13, 2009

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will hold its International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) March 23-26 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev.Topics covered at the...

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Accurate Die Design launches new Web site

January 13, 2009

Accurate Die Design Inc. has launched a new interactive Web site and a new logo.The site, at www.accuratediedesign.com, has a photo gallery that shows 3-D models, 2-D drawings, and 3-D renderings. It...

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FMA elects new members, officers

January 13, 2009

Jeffrey Knauf, president of Medalist Laserfab, Inc., of Oshkosh, Wis., and Dan McLeod, district manager of A. J. Forsyth in Delta, B.C., Canada were elected to the board of directors of the...

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Precision LLC acquires Haz-Safe modular building product line

January 13, 2009

Precision LLC, Austintown, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of the Haz-Safe modular building product line from CID Associates, Sarver, Pa. As a result, Haz-Safe has become a wholly owned subsidiary...

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Mayfran Intl. acquires Press Room Techniques

January 13, 2009

Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, a manufacturer of engineered factory automation systems, has acquired Press Room Techniques (PRT), Lindsay, Ont., a developer and manufacturer of a line of patented products...

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Western Enterprises donates equipment to local community college

January 13, 2009

Western Enterprises, Westlake, Ohio, has partnered with Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to supply equipment for the new National Center for Welding Education and Training to be built this year....

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Roll-Kraft hires two staff members

January 13, 2009

Roll-Kraft has added Norman VanHorn and Bruce Wolfe to the staff at its headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio. Both men come to the company with background experience as machinists and have held...

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Gill Industries increases production of steel frames for utility vehicles

January 13, 2009

Gill Industries Inc. has ramped up an automated production line at its Trenton, Ga., facility to supply steel chassis for a new series of utility vehicles by Club Car Inc. that targets the...

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Metal Matters 2009 to include keynote by global economist

January 13, 2009

A keynote address from a leading industry economist, as well as peer- and consultant-facilitated roundtables, will highlight Metal Matters 2009, the fourth annual conference that explores best...

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BCN Technical Services expands press rebuild capabilities

January 13, 2009

BCN Technical Services has completed a 13,000-square-ft. addition to its Hastings, Mich., facility specifically designed for the refurbishment and assembly of small to medium-size mechanical and...

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Symposium raises welding awareness among high school educators

January 13, 2009

More than 100 Wisconsin high school counselors, educators, and administrators attended a recent symposium on welding careers sponsored by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Airgas, Miron Construction, and AZCO...

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Monarch Steel adds light-gauge slitter to Alabama facility

January 13, 2009

Monarch Steel Co. Inc., a Cleveland-based supplier of flat hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, and coated products, has increased the production capacity of its Decatur, Ala., facility with the...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about...

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Kennametal to cut 1,200 jobs

January 13, 2009

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal, which said that demand for its tools and advanced materials have been hurt by customers' actions to keep inventories low, has announced that it is cutting more than...

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Machine tool demand falls

January 12, 2009

Reuters has reported that U.S. November machine tool demand fell 34.7 percent to $185.57 million from $284.27 million in October, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the...

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