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Speakers from Miller, Maxal, ITW to participate in AWS conference

September 4, 2012

Aluminum welding specialists from Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis.; Maxal, Traverse City, Mich.; and ITW Welding, Glenview, Ill., will be presenting at the 15th annual AWS Aluminum Welding Conference, held Sept. 18-19, 2012, in Seattle. Tony Anderson, director of aluminum technology, ITW...

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Genesis Systems designated as RIA-certified robot integrator

September 4, 2012

Genesis Systems Group has received the new certified robot integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. "To become certified, integrators go through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel,...

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AFT Fasteners acquires Illini Metal Works

September 4, 2012

AFT Fasteners, Dallas, has acquired the experience and capabilities of Illini Metal Works, Taylorville, Ill., to add to its services. The company, to be renamed AFT Mfg., has years of experience in sheet metal fabrication, stamping, and metal forming of materials from aluminum and steel to...

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Wall Colmonoy launches website

September 4, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, a materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has launched a website at www.wallcolmonoy.com. The new site highlights the company's capabilities and products across a global platform....

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Waukesha Metal Products named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

September 4, 2012

Inc. magazine has ranked Waukesha® Metal Products No.2,927 overall and No. 100 in the manufacturing industry on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company has a three-year sales growth of 76 percent and expanded capabilities with the...

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Wallover Oil hires director of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil hires director of manufacturing

September 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Peter Vagt as its new director of manufacturing. He is responsible for all production, engineering, trucking, and safety matters. Vagt has more than 20 years of experience in the...

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Detroit Mfg. Systems opens new plant in Detroit

August 30, 2012

Detroit Mfg. Systems has celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Detroit. The company — a joint venture formed by Faurecia Interior Systems Saline and Rush Group — plans to invest $29.2 million in the automotive interior component manufacturing facility, creating about 572 jobs in the...

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Ferrous 85" Co. starts up North America's largest slitter

August 30, 2012

Ferrous Metal Processing has installed a 0.625- by 87-in. slitting line at TMK IPSCO's new facility in Wilder, Ky., operating as Ferrous 85" Co. According to the manufacturer, it is the largest slitter in North America. The slitter can process master coils from 30 to 87 in. and up to 82,000 lbs....

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Plymouth Tube Co. announces staff additions

August 29, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has named David Crouch as general manager at its Salisbury, Md., seamless stainless steel tubing plant. He has 18 years of experience in the copper, brass, and steel tubing industry and the textile industry. Crouch has previously served as quality and process...

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Interlaken Technology becomes division of Water Works Mfg.

August 29, 2012

Interlaken Technology, Chaska, Minn., has been purchased by Water Works Mfg. LLC, Cambridge, Minn. Remaining at its current location, Interlaken Technologies will be a division of Water Works Mfg. Interlaken Technology manufactures production press equipment for hydroforming, elevated-temperature...

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Cragg Machine Tool named A&V Waterjet distributor

August 29, 2012

Cragg Machine Tool Inc., Columbia, S.C., has been named the exclusive importer for A&V Waterjet Technologies products for U.S. states east of the Mississippi River and eastern Canada. A&V, Germantown, Wis., manufactures waterjet systems from 3 by 5 ft. to 20 by 40 ft. plus tanks. Featuring...

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Metabo's job site training highlights safe tool, accessory use

August 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., a manufacturer of portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications, now offers an on-site safety and support program to review proper tool and accessory use. The safety training seminar, which can last anywhere from...

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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Cives Steel to open plant in Idaho

August 29, 2012

Cives Steel Co., Roswell, Ga., has announced plans to build a fabrication plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The facility is expected to create up to 175 new jobs. The company operates six fabrication plants in the eastern U.S. The new plant will be its first west of the Mississippi....

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AM General's off-road vehicle selected for next JLTV development phase

August 29, 2012

AM General's independent proposal for the U.S. military's new joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has been selected for a $64.5 million engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its blast-resistant vehicle – off-road...

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