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Northern Metal Fab expands operations

April 18, 2012

Metal fabrication job shop Northern Metal Fab Inc. has announced an expansion of its Baldwin, Wis., facility. The company has purchased an 80,000-sq.-ft. building close to existing facilities, more than doubling the size of its operations. The expansion will create about 30 jobs, with room for...

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American Muscle acquires Follansbee Steel

April 18, 2012

American Muscle, Wellsburg, W. Va., has acquired the dock fabrication segment of Follansbee Steel’s business operation, which announced its closing in January. American Muscle, formerly Valley Manufacturing, had been manufacturing Follansbee's hardware for 13 years, supplying the company with...

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Ultra Tech adds two new staff positions

April 16, 2012

Ultra Tech Machinery has announced that it has filled two newly created positions on its staff. Jim Minerovic has been hired as operations manager. He spent 10 years at Alcoa in various managerial roles and has years of experience in the implementation of production and quality systems. In this...

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Midlake Products to expand

April 16, 2012

Midlake Products & Mfg. plans to expand its production facility in Louisville, Ohio. The company will add about 20,000 sq. ft. to the loading dock area of the steel and aluminum hinge manufacturing plant. The expansion will accommodate growth in the company’s metal fabrication business. The...

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Dayton Progress establishes high school manufacturing challenge competition

April 16, 2012

To combat the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers, Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has announced a manufacturing challenge competition to promote awareness of careers in industrial manufacturing to Dayton-area high schools. The competition includes a prize package valued at more than...

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Camfil releases video case study

April 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has published its first video case study at www.farrapc.com/videos/1010. The 6-min. video testimonial describes how Toyo Seat USA, an automotive seat manufacturer, used Gold Series® fume...

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Whirlpool opens new manufacturing facility in Tennessee

April 16, 2012

Whirlpool Corp. has opened its new manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn., for the production of cooking products. The $200 million project — which the company says is the largest premium cooking plant in the world — includes a 1 million-sq.-ft. production facility and a 400,000-sq.-ft....

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Lock Joint Tube to expand in Indiana

April 13, 2012

Lock Joint Tube has announced plans to expand its Walnut Street facility in South Bend, Ind. The $8 million expansion is expected to create up to 11 new jobs....

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Shimco designated Premier Supplier by Bell Helicopter

April 13, 2012

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has received the prestigious Bell Helicopter Premier Supplier Award. This designation recognizes the company's business processes and quality products, including precision-manufactured parts, laminated and edgebond shims, tapers, and spacers. To qualify for the award, a...

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Tube 2012 presents record number of exhibitors

April 12, 2012

The recent staging of Tube 2012 International Tube Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed with record exhibitor numbers and increased visitor participation. A total of 1,184 exhibitors from 48 countries showcased their products in 527,400 sq. ft. of net exhibit space — an increase of 9.4...

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Siemens installs plate bending roll from Cole-Tuve

April 12, 2012

Siemens Industry Inc. has installed a Virli model 4RS-10-620 four-roll hydraulic plate bending roll with a capacity of 10 ft. by 2.75 in. Manufactured by Sahinler Metal Makina and distributed by Cole-Tuve Inc., White Marsh, Md., the large machine was partially disassembled after factory assembly...

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Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development - TheFabricator.com

Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development

April 12, 2012

Superb Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components and assemblies in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has announced that Paul Rogers joined the company as manager of engineering and business development. He has more than 25 years of senior-level engineering, manufacturing, and sales experience....

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Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house - TheFabricator.com

Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house

April 12, 2012

Ermaksan held an open house Feb. 29-March 1 at its new plant in Bursa, Turkey, to introduce the Fibermak fiber laser cutting machine and the Evo II hybrid press brake. Two hundred guests from 90 companies in 40 countries attended the event. According to comments at the event from Ahmet Ozkayan,...

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United Performance Metals expands California plant, hires inside account manager - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals expands California plant, hires inside account manager

April 12, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has added processing capabilities for flat-rolled product, as well as in-house shearing and slitting, to its 52,000-sq.-ft. branch in La Mirada, Calif. The service center processes specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil to...

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Retro Systems opens technical training center, adds staff

April 12, 2012

Retro Systems has opened a technical training center adjoining its Valley Center, Kan., manufacturing facility. The 7,000-sq.-ft. training center includes offices, a student classroom, and a 4,500-sq.-ft. lab equipped with CNC cutting equipment for demonstrations. Classes are offered for end users...

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