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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment grew in March at modest pace

April 2, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Arpil 2 by Bradley J....

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Global metal stampings, forgings, castings market to reach $407.6 billion by 2017

April 2, 2012

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive report on the global metal stampings, forgings, and castings markets. According to the report, the market is forecast to reach $407.6 billion by 2017. The report provides market estimates and projections for major...

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Sharpe Products installs fiber-optic tube laser

April 2, 2012

Sharpe Products, a New Berlin, Wis.-based contract manufacturer providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company's bending processes using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser features increased...

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D&S Mfg. installs press brake

April 2, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has installed an Accurpress model 548514 Accell series synchronized, CNC press brake, designed to meet changing customer project parameters. The machine features an adjustable bottom V die. With its previous machine, operators had to remove the lower die...

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Eberl Iron Works establishes new website

April 2, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has launched a new website at www.eberliron.com that unites its five divisions under a single brand. Separate web addresses for each division — Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports framing products, Systems Installation & Design, Traffic...

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Hypertherm's fiber laser earns Product of the Year designation

April 2, 2012

Hypertherm's HyIntensity HFL015 fiber laser has received the Product of the Year Award from the NASA Tech Briefs' Photonics Tech Briefs edition. At the end of each year, readers of NASA Tech Briefs vote on which product, previously selected as a Product of the Month by editors, is the most...

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Shale-Inland completes acquisition of HD Supply's IPVF business

April 2, 2012

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, Chicago, has announced the completion of its acquisition of HD Supply Inc.'s industrial pipe, valves, and fittings (IPVF) business. IPVF comprises several businesses, including Southwest Stainless and Alloy, J&J Alloys, Sunbelt Supply Co., and Metals Inc.,...

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Eaton Airflex awards new territory to Palmer Johnson Power Systems

April 2, 2012

The Airflex Clutch and Brake business unit of Eaton Corp. has appointed Palmer Johnson Power Systems' Dallas branch as an authorized Airflex distributor for the industrial market in Texas. With the addition of the Texas territory, all 10 Palmer Johnson locations now are authorized Eaton Airflex...

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Saf-T-Cart to expand in Mississippi

April 2, 2012

Saf-T-Cart, a manufacturer of steel welding carts and storage products, is expanding its operations in Clarksdale, Miss., to accommodate an increase in production. The $240,000 expansion will create 20 new jobs. This is the company's second expansion in five years....

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RIA webinar on April 12 to focus on fundamentals of industrial robotics

April 2, 2012

Robotic Industries Association will present a webinar on April 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Sponsored by ABB Inc., ATI Industrial Automation, and Applied Manufacturing Technologies, the webinar will focus on the fundamentals of industrial robotics. Participants will learn about different kinds of...

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JK Lasers, Synrad to host webinar April 18

April 2, 2012

Laser manufacturers JK Lasers and Synrad will broadcast a free, one-hour webinar on April 18 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Experts from both companies will highlight popular industrial applications before identifying the most suitable CO2 and fiber lasers from their product lines. Dr. Mark Richmond, product...

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Burr Oak Tool sales summit slated for May 15-18

April 2, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a manufacturer of fin dies, fin lines, and tube processing machinery, will host its second annual Oak Sales Summit May 15-18, 2012, in Sturgis, Mich. International representatives will be attending to take part in in-depth training and discussion with the company’s sales,...

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Jacobs awarded contract for Texas pipe manufacturing facility

April 2, 2012

Jacobs Eng. Group Inc., Pasadena, Calif., has been awarded a contract to provide project management consulting services for a new pipe rolling mill in Gregory, Texas, for Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corp. (TPCO), a manufacturer of seamless pipe in Tianjin, China. The total program value is estimated at...

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SigmaTEK adds to central U.S. region sales team

March 29, 2012

CAD/CAM nesting software provider SigmaTEK Systems, Cincinnati, has named Michel Scavuzzo and Chris Whycliffe to its central U.S. region sales team. Both are based in the Dallas area. Scavuzzo assumes the role of regional sales representative, assisting fabrication companies in evaluating nesting...

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ArcOne appoints vice president of sales - TheFabricator.com

ArcOne appoints vice president of sales

March 29, 2012

ArcOne Welding and Safety Products, Taunton, Mass., has announced the promotion of Fred Thomas to vice president of sales from senior regional sales manager. Thomas is responsible for Canada and the western region of the U.S., with more than 23 agents reporting to...

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