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United Performance Metals names western regional branch manager

June 8, 2012

United Performance Metals, a Hamilton, Ohio-based supplier of specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil, has promoted Chris Weber to the position of western regional branch manager. Weber has been working as the western regional manager for almost two years, recently playing an...

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Kemper America launches website for fume extraction products

June 8, 2012

Kemper America, a supplier of welding exhaust systems in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new website at www.kemperamerica.com. The new website features a comprehensive product catalog that provides details on all of the company's OSHA-compliant welding smoke removal products, including pricing and...

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Steelcase president named Business Person of the Year

June 8, 2012

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has named James Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase Inc., as Business Person of the Year. The award was instituted to honor influential business leaders from leading or large employers in Grand Rapids, Mich., who have made significant contributions for the...

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Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg. plans $33 million expansion

June 8, 2012

FedDev Ontario, through its Prosperity Initiative program, has awarded $6.6 million to Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg. Ltd., Guelph, Ont., to expand its current facility, increase its plant capacity, and introduce new technologies. "Improved demand for base metals and coal has resulted in a need...

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Würth Adams expands to Colorado

June 8, 2012

Würth Adams, Maple Grove, Minn., a fastener distributor with core competency in C-Parts management, has opened a new, 21,000-sq.-ft. branch and distribution center near Denver. The Aurora, Colo., facility provides the company with growth opportunities in the renewable energy sector, as well as...

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Winners named in Dayton Progress high school manufacturing competition - TheFabricator.com

Winners named in Dayton Progress high school manufacturing competition

June 8, 2012

Dayton Progress Corp., a supplier of metal stamping and forming tools and accessories in Dayton, Ohio, has named Greene County Career Center as the winner of its Manufacturing Challenge competition aimed at promoting careers in manufacturing to high school students. Located in Xenia, Ohio, GCCC...

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American Piping Products adds to sales team

June 8, 2012

American Piping Products Inc., a St. Louis-based pipe supplier, has announced the addition of Jason Bernsen to its sales team. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, with a specialty as an oil and gas pipe supplier. Bernsen is a graduate of the University of Missouri system,...

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TECHNI Waterjet appoints general manager - TheFabricator.com

TECHNI Waterjet appoints general manager

June 8, 2012

TECHNI Waterjet™ has promoted Dennis Schmidt to general manager USA operations. Schmidt has been with the company for five years, previously serving roles in product development and as international service manager. As general manager, he is responsible for the U.S. operations and staff....

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Lucas-Milhaupt establishes brazing blog

June 8, 2012

Brazing and soldering material supplier Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Milwaukee, has introduced a semimonthly company blog at www.lucasmilhaupt.com/en-US/about/blog/ that provides an array of brazing tips and information. Upcoming themes include application cases, how-to tips, product capabilities, and...

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Albina Pipe Bending launches new website

June 7, 2012

Albina Pipe Bending, a provider of steel bending and fabrication located outside Portland, Ore., has established a website at www.albinapipebending.com that provides fabricators, architects, and engineers with interactive technical tools, online calculators, and reference material to assist with...

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LINE survey: Job gains expected in June, but hiring rate remains behind the 2011 rate

May 31, 2012

Job creation will continue in manufacturing and services in June, but for the fifth time in the last six months, the rate of growth will fall behind the rate of the previous year in both sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National...

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Cyl-Tec adds customer service representative - TheFabricator.com

Cyl-Tec adds customer service representative

May 30, 2012

Cyl-Tec Inc., a provider of cylinders and related supplies to the packaged gas industry in Aurora, Ill., has added Elliot Levine to its customer service department. Levine has a background as a field engineer with customer service experience, working previously as customer service manager at...

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Vision-guided robotics webinar scheduled for June 7

May 29, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar, "Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D)," on June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. It will cover basic techniques in 2-D vision-guided robots and introduce the concepts of XY centroids, part angles, and grip offsets. Robot and vision...

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Stewart EFI expands manufacturing capabilities with new press

May 29, 2012

Stewart EFI LLC, Thomaston, Conn., has added a 200-ton Minster press with a transfer mechanism to expand its offering of metal stamped and assembled precision components. The press allows the company to produce deep-drawn parts up to 5.875 in. deep and blank diameters as large as 8 in. from metal...

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JK Lasers posts free webinar

May 29, 2012

A free webinar that highlights the advantages of fiber and CO2 lasers is available to view on JK Lasers' YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jklasers. "Materials, Applications and Innovations" covers a variety of industrial applications from microcutting stents, spot welding flexure arms, and...

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