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Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary

October 31, 2011

Balluff, a manufacturer of sensors for factory automation and systems for industrial communication with headquarters in Neuhausen, Germany, marks 90 years in business in 2011. The company has subsidiaries in 54 countries on all continents, including Balluff Inc. in Florence, Ky. The firm...

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Workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2010

October 31, 2011

The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private-sector industry employers declined in 2010 to 3.1 million, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. "We are encouraged by the reported decline in incidence rates for...

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DeVilbiss, Binks joins with Owens Community College to present spray finishing training

October 31, 2011

DeVilbiss, Binks, a spray finishing equipment manufacturer in Glendale Heights, Ill., and Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio, have teamed up to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop, March 7-9, 2012, in Toledo. The three-day, intensive training program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00...

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Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg. - TheFabricator.com

Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg.

October 31, 2011

Contract manufacturer and engineering services provider Fabrico Inc., Oxford, Mass., has acquired Johnson Tool & Mfg., Inc., Charlton, Mass., which specializes in the short- to medium-run manufacture of high-tolerance components, assemblies, tools, and gauges. The acquisition adds precision...

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abas-USA receives No. 1 ranking for business software

October 31, 2011

Sterling, Va.-based abas-USA has announced that its business software has been ranked No. 1 in a recent independent ERP user satisfaction survey conducted by i2s, Intelligent Systems Solutions. The study consisted of 1,923 interviews with companies in 17 countries. Survey participants have been...

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Royalton Industries appoints new vice president of sales

October 28, 2011

Royalton Industries has appointed Len Steinmeyer as vice president of sales. He will head up the company's sales and marketing efforts for its line of metal forming and coil processing equipment Steinmeyer has 40 years experience in the metal working industries. He began his career in service for...

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Industry economist says nearshoring strategy will boost U.S. manufacturing jobs

October 24, 2011

The phenomenon of nearshoring — the relocation of manufacturing production to countries that provide less expensive production processes and are closer to the end consumer — offers the potential for a mass return of jobs from China to the North American market and will get under way sooner...

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Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines

October 24, 2011

Nexen Group Inc., Vadnais Heights, Minn., has entered into an exclusive agreement with Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., to use Nexen's roller pinion system for Flow’s new line of waterjet machines. The system offers linear positioning with zero backlash for high-precision motion control...

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DoALL names new executive at Continental Machines

October 24, 2011

DoALL Co., Wheeling, Ill., has hired Kurt Plechaty as executive vice president in charge of plant operations at Continental Machines. An engineer, Plechaty has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and quality. Located in Savage, Minn., Continental Machines manufactures band saws under...

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Faro Technologies launches campaign to help breast cancer research

October 24, 2011

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has launched the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which includes an online message board to raise money for breast cancer research. Visitors to www.faro.com/wearpink are invited to add their name and message to...

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Shaw establishes fabricating, manufacturing joint venture in Brazil

October 24, 2011

The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has announced a new joint venture between Shaw's Fabrication & Manufacturing Group and Empresa Brasileira de Solda Eletrica S.A. (EBSE), a manufacturer and fabricator in Brazil. The joint venture, EBSE Shaw Spool Solutions Fabricação de Sistemas de...

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NAM document outlines plan for U.S. economic growth

October 24, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has published a plan to revive the economy and put Americans back to work. Called A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth, the document is based on NAM's Manufacturing Strategy and features the policies needed to...

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Exhibitor registration strong for wire and Tube 2012

October 24, 2011

Less than six months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, 1,810 exhibitors from around the world have registered to take part. The international trade fairs will take place March 26-30, 2012, in Düsseldorf,...

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Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary

October 18, 2011

Swiss company Bystronic, a supplier of lasers, press brakes, waterjets, software, and automation equipment for sheet metal processing, marks its 25th anniversary this year. In light of this, the company celebrated the milestone over a three week period in September at its world headquarters in...

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Vero Software, Planit Holdings merge - TheFabricator.com

Vero Software, Planit Holdings merge

October 17, 2011

Vero Software, Gloucestershire, U.K., a provider of CAD/CAM/CAE systems for the tooling industry, has announced its merger with Planit Holdings, Kent, U.K., a developer of CAD/CAM software for the production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, and woodworking sectors. The Planit Group...

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