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Manufacturing to add jobs in January, but pace will follow slow-growth pattern

January 6, 2011

The U.S. private-sector labor force is expected to add jobs in manufacturing and services in January, but the pace will follow a recent slow-growth pattern, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2011. The...

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Industry leaders to deliver keynote sessions at Metal Matters 2011 conference

January 4, 2011

Compelling and educational keynote addresses covering tactics to implement for business growth and operation improvement and the state of U.S. manufacturing, highlight The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters March 2-4. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dan DiMicco,...

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ISM December ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories growing

January 3, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Jan. 3 by Norbert J. Ore,...

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Hydro Aluminum names new operations manager, central region

January 3, 2011

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit, Monett, Mo., has appointed Robert Sharpe as operations manager for its central region. He joined Hydro in 2009 as one of the central region's territory sales managers. Sharpe has more than 13 years of experience managing large teams while increasing...

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FMA's leadership conference to offer business growth knowledge to metal fabricators

January 3, 2011

Metal fabricators will receive knowledge, skill development, inspirational ideas, and networking opportunities designed to improve operations and build strategic partnerships for business growth at The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters, March 2-4 at Disney’s BoardWalk...

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AIDA-America launches new Web site - TheFabricator.com

AIDA-America launches new Web site

January 3, 2011

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has launched an updated and redesigned Web site at www.aida-global.com. The new site features intuitive navigation, information on the company's products and services, contact information for the company's global group branches, and information on the metal forming...

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LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star - TheFabricator.com

LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star

January 3, 2011

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has been recertified for an additional five years in OSHA's Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company has maintained this certification for 10 years....

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Sheet metal apprentice competition to include more than 325 participants

January 3, 2011

More than 325 sheet metal apprentices and their families will go to Las Vegas March 6-10 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices from the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition is hosted by the International Training Institute...

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Committee recommends $50,000 for Rogue Mfg.

January 3, 2011

The Citizens Review Committee of Grand Island, Neb., has voted to recommend $50,000 of business incentives for local start-up Rogue Mfg. The request will advance to the Grand Island City Council for final approval of the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Program funds, also known as LB840...

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HRB prices up worldwide

December 16, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for Dec. 13 soared 13.6 percent to $702 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 4.0 percent to $619 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The...

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A.O. Smith to sell electric motor division to Regal Beloit Corp.

December 14, 2010

A. O. Smith Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Electrical Products Company, an operating segment that is one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America, to Regal Beloit Corp. for...

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J & D Tube Benders receives TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal's Industry Award 2011

December 13, 2010

J & D Tube Benders Inc., a custom manufacturer and distributor of tubular components and assemblies located in Schofield, Wis., has received TPJ's Industry Award 2011 presented by TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® and sponsored by the Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA). The TPA award is...

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Clark Metal Products receives The FABRICATOR’s Industry Award 2011

December 13, 2010

Clark Metal Products, a metal fabricator based in Blairsville, Pa., has received The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). The FMA award is bestowed upon an individual or company within the metal forming and fabricating...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 83.2 percent year-to-date

December 13, 2010

October U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $387.13 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was down 2.5 percent...

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Midbrook develops factory-for-hire concept

December 13, 2010

Midbrook Inc., a Jackson, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom metal fabrications and industrial parts washers, has announced the development of its factory-for-hire concept. The company will use its facility and employees to help customers design, modify, fabricate, and ship their parts and...

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