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Fisher-Barton expands materials lab - TheFabricator.com

Fisher-Barton expands materials lab

October 18, 2010

The Fisher-Barton Group of Companies, including Accurate Specialties Inc. and Thermal Spray Technologies Inc., has announced the groundbreaking of an 1,800-sq.-ft. addition to the materials laboratory within its Fisher-Barton Specialty Products division located in Watertown, Wis. The new lab...

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Study finds China's extensive government intervention reason for unprecedented steel production growth

October 14, 2010

A new study released Oct. 14 concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry is inconsistent with commercial considerations and has been facilitated by massive government intervention. The report entitled The Reform Myth: How China is Using State Power to Create the World's...

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Nexteer to hire 100 engineers by year end

October 14, 2010

Automotive supplier Nexteer Automotive is hiring both new and seasoned professionals skilled in software engineering and mechatronics, a field that combines mechanical and electrical engineering. According to the company, its development of electric power steering, a significant growth area for the...

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HRB prices mixed — U.S. and World Export down; China and Western Europe up

October 14, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for Oct. 11 fell 3.4 percent to $631 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the second consecutive decline. The World export HRB price declined 1.8 percent to $612 per ton, FOB the port of export, after five consecutive increases. The...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 62.4 percent in 2010

October 11, 2010

August U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $246.42 million, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was down 5.7 percent...

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M&M Mfg. acquires Wilkins Corp.

October 11, 2010

M&M Mfg. LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, a portfolio company of TGF Management Corp., has announced its acquisition of The Wilkins Corp., Little Rock, Ark. Wilkins is a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of steel duct pipe and fittings for the HVAC industry. Operating out of a 50,000-sq.-ft....

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Industrial manufacturers feel economic recovery is on track

October 11, 2010

Prime Advantage, Chicago, has announced the results of its sixth Prime Advantage Group Outlook Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for 2010. The study results indicate that the sense of confidence that returned to small and midsized industrial...

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Workshop to explore enhancement of lean tools

October 11, 2010

The Ohio State University is hosting a free workshop entitled "Industrial Engineering (IE) Science Helps to Adapt and Enhance the Lean Tools for High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing" on Dec. 9, 2010. Industrial engineers have an opportunity to develop the next generation of computer-aided lean tools....

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CCAT hosts laser safety officer training

October 11, 2010

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) will host a laser safety officer training program at the CCAT Innovation Center in East Hartford, Conn. The program, being presented by the LaserVision Academy on Nov. 16-18, 2010, is designed for individuals using or working with lasers in...

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Chicago-Wilcox announces staff promotions

October 11, 2010

Chicago-Wilcox Inc., South Holland, Ill., has announced several staff changes to manage current and planned business growth in 2011 and 2012. Dan DeVeau has assumed responsibility as president of operations. He was group president at Berkshire Hathaway and chairman and owner of CP Industries Inc....

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RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China - TheFabricator.com

RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China

October 11, 2010

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has supplied Nanjing Turbine & Electric Machinery Group Co. Ltd. (NTC), located in China, with 40 tons of light-walled titanium tubing. The Chinese...

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Coe Press Equipment adds distributor in Canada

October 11, 2010

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the addition of Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT), located in New Dundee, Ont., to its North American distributor network. The company represents Coe’s coil handling and feeding equipment throughout Canada. In addition to being a...

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ABB appoints head of Robot Products Group in U.S. - TheFabricator.com

ABB appoints head of Robot Products Group in U.S.

October 11, 2010

ABB, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced the appointment of Joe Campbell as vice president of its U.S. Robot Products Group. In this position, he leads the sales, market development, technical support, and production delivery of the company’s robots in the U.S. Campbell joined ABB Robotics...

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Titanium foam developed for bone implants

October 11, 2010

A new material for bone implants could replace current solid-metal titanium implants to help improve flexibility and bone regrowth. Peter Quadbeck of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, and his colleagues have created a...

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Stamtec names global accounts manager

October 11, 2010

Stamtec, Manchester, Tenn., has appointed Andrew Chase to serve as global accounts manager. Chase has more than 20 years of experience in the stamping industry and is responsible for increasing the company's brand awareness and market share. He works primarily out of a satellite office in Southern...

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