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Schuler supplies servo press to Feintool Group

November 26, 2012

Schuler, Canton, Mich., has installed a 12-station, custom servo press at the Feintool Group's Nashville facility, extending its drive train capabilities. The 1,600-ton press, with an 18-ft. bed, complements Feintool's existing equipment, including a 2,000-ton press. The new press is designed for...

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Coherent, SigmaTEK announce agreement

November 17, 2012

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., and SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, have entered into an agreement enabling Coherent to provide SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software on its new META platform of laser cutting machines. According to the companies, the agreement brings together SigmaTEK's...

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ESAB partners with Kuka Robotics

November 17, 2012

ESAB, Florence, S.C., has announced a partnership with Kuka Robotics, Shelby Township, Mich., to create products and services for robotic arc welding customers. ESAB is a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. Kuka robots are used for material handling, machine...

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Cascadia Metals to install Herr-Voss Stamco cut-to-length line

November 17, 2012

Cascadia Metals Ltd., Delta, B.C., has purchased a cut-to-length line from Herr-Voss Stamco, to be installed at Cascadia's Brandon, Manitoba, facility. The line will include a Herr-Voss Stamco Precision Leveler®, which will process material from 0.024 to 0.135 in. thick. It also will include a...

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IFH expands production capacity for hydraulic oil reservoirs, fuel tanks

November 17, 2012

The IFH Group Inc., a metal fabricator and manufacturer of hydraulic oil reservoirs and custom fuel tanks in Rock Falls, Ill., has completed its second major expansion, increasing the company’s overall square footage from 106,000 to more than 121,000 under one roof. The most recent addition...

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MidWest Materials marks 60 years in business, invests in equipment, technology

November 17, 2012

Steel service center MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has completed a multimillion-dollar technology, equipment, and facility investment project. The announcement was part of the company's 60th anniversary celebration. MidWest Materials was co-founded by Joseph Koppelman in 1952 in a one-room...

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Michigan Roll Form moves to new plant

November 17, 2012

Michigan Roll Form Inc. has moved to a new, 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Commerce, Mich., doubling the floor space it had at its previous location in Fraser, Mich. The expansion will add new jobs in manufacturing and engineering. After acquiring TruTech in 2010, the company expanded its customer...

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Plymouth Tube employee named Chicago CFO of the Year

November 17, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co.'s Dave Barnes has received the 2012 Chicago CFO Of The Year® Award, Mid-Size Private Company category. The competition was hosted by Financial Executives International (FEI)-Chicago Chapter. The award is presented to a senior financial leader who has made significant...

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Birchwood Casey Metal Finishes changes brand

November 17, 2012

Birchwood Casey® Metal Finishes, Eden Prairie, Minn., has changed its brand and logo to Birchwood® Technologies. The company manufactures turnkey metal finishing systems and processes, including low-temperature black oxide, antiquing, rust preventives, cleaners, and surface preps. Products and...

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Epic Systems adds craftsman

November 14, 2012

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Robert Patzius as shop craftsman. In this position, he is responsible for GTAW, pipefitting, skid assembly, and general fabrication. Patzius was most recently employed with St. Louis Metallizing Co. as a thermal arc sprayer. He also has worked for Sahm...

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General Sheet Metal Works names director, supply chain management

November 14, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, a provider of engineering and metal fabrication services in South Bend, Ind., has promoted Thomas R. Sesterhenn to the position of director of supply chain management. He is responsible for overseeing all logistical functions including purchasing, materials management,...

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Small businesses provide addition to NASA's Curiosity rover

November 14, 2012

Metal Supermarkets, a small-quantities metal supplier in Minneapolis, and its client LOFTech Prototype Mfg. have announced their part in manufacturing the ChemCam, a part of NASA’s Curiosity rover. Metal Supermarkets supplied the stainless steel, and LOFTech manufactured the instrument. The...

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Victor Technologies realigns brand portfolio

November 13, 2012

Victor Technologies™ has announced that it has realigned its brand portfolio to position Victor® as the lead brand for cutting and gas control products. The company's line-up now consists of: Victor® Thermal Dynamics®, which encompasses manual and automated plasma cutting systems....

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Lincoln Electric acquires shape cutting and engineered systems businesses from ITT

November 13, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired the Kaliburn, Burny, and Cleveland Motion Control (CMC) businesses from ITT Corp. Kaliburn is a designer and manufacturer of shape cutting solutions. Burny produces shape cutting control systems. CMC manufactures web tension...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending achieves top rating in raw material audit

November 9, 2012

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc., Dublin, Calif., a manufacturer of custom tubular parts, has received a top score in all nine key areas of a defense contractor audit with respect to raw material certification, identification, traceability, documentation, and control. According to Vice...

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