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Nippon Sharyo Mfg. opens facility in Illinois

July 24, 2012

Nippon Sharyo Mfg. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Sharyo U.S.A. Inc., has begun operations at its new passenger railcar production facility in Rochelle, Ill. The plant employs 140 workers currently. In 2013 the company plans to increase the workforce to nearly 300 when the in-house...

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Tsubaki to acquire the Mayfran Group

July 24, 2012

Tsubakimoto Chain Co., a manufacturer and developer of power transmission products in Osaka, Japan, has announced it will acquire Cleveland-based Mayfran Intl. and affiliated subsidiaries. Mayfran provides systems for scrap and coolant management and material handling, used in metalworking,...

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Central Steel expands plate inventory for Cincinnati district

July 23, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, is expanding its inventory of 72-in. and wider A36 and ASTM A 572 Gr50 plate in the south region. This inventory will be stocked in Cincinnati and be available for next-day delivery in southern Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Sizes...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush makes stop at United Performance Metals

July 23, 2012

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent time with supporters of the Mitt Romney campaign during a stop at United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio. The visit was considered a victory rally for restoring American manufacturing. Bush spoke to a group of more than 200 people, saluting the U.S....

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Lollis Metals expanding in South Carolina

July 19, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, has announced plans to expand its operations in Anderson, S.C. The expansion involves the addition of 80,000 sq. ft. of space to its current facility, as well as the acquisition of Temco of the Upstate Inc., also of Anderson. The $3 million...

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Online voting under way for Miller Electric welding hero competitors

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that live, online voting for the Nominate a Hero promotion is under way at millerwelds.com/hero. The contest has garnered hundreds of nominees over the past year, which the company has narrowed down to the top 10. Website visitors now vote for...

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Marmon/Keystone holds supplier recognition day

July 19, 2012

Marmon/Keystone, a wholesale distributor of tubular products in Butler, Pa., recently hosted its annual Supplier Recognition Day, attended by more than 80 multinational supplier representatives from 47 qualifying companies. Perfect performance awards were presented to the five suppliers with the...

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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales

July 19, 2012

Material handling equipment-maker Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Charles VandenBosch as senior manager of outside sales. With seven years of dealer development experience, he is responsible for increasing equipment and parts sales, as well as the company's market share....

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Wallover Oil hires new salesman - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil hires new salesman

July 19, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has added Jonathan LeGeune to its sales team. He is responsible for sales operations in eastern Tennessee, western Georgia, western Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama. LeGeune has 20 years of...

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Silent Drive selects Radius Steel Fabrication to manufacture lift axles

July 19, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication, a division of SOO Tractor in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Silent Drive Inc., Orange City, Iowa, to manufacture lift axle components. Silent Drive is a worldwide provider of lift axles, portable lifts, and portable surveillance platforms. Radius...

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Victor Technologies acquires Robotronic Oy, ProMotion Controls

July 19, 2012

Victor Technologies, St. Louis, has acquired all of the capital stock of Robotronic Oy, the parent company of ProMotion Controls Inc., a maker of CNCs for shape-cutting machines. The acquisition allows Victor Technologies to provide end users with fully integrated, automated plasma cutting systems....

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Registration opens for Automate 2013

July 17, 2012

Free registration for the Automate 2013 Show and Conference, set for Jan. 21-24, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago, now is open and available at www.automate2013.com. The show, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., will focus on practical solutions for...

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Handling Specialty Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

July 17, 2012

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd., Grimsby, Ont., successfully passed its ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit. The company is a designer and manufacturer of material handling systems for the transportation, automotive, aerospace, and metal processing industries....

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LiftOne to represent Yale forklifts in central Tennessee

July 17, 2012

Effective Aug. 1, LiftOne LLC, Charlotte, N.C., will become the authorized dealer for Yale® material handling equipment in the Tennessee markets previously serviced by KMH Systems. LiftOne has announced its intent to purchase certain new Yale inventory and aftermarket parts from KMH. KMH...

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