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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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Donal Machine adds laser cutting system

November 9, 2012

Donal Machine, Petaluma, Calif., has added a 5,000-W TRUMPF laser cutter. The machine can load and cut up to 15 metal sheets automatically. Donal Machine processes sheet metal for industries including aerospace, solar, and food processing....

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Saar-Hartmetall USA launches new website

November 9, 2012

Metal fabrication tools distributor Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., has announced the launch of its new website at www.shmusa.com. According to the company, the upgraded site offers improved navigability, more information about individual product lines, and simplified inquiry and request...

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ADF Group to build new plant in Montana

November 9, 2012

ADF Group Inc., Terrebonne, Que., has announced a plan to build a 100,000-sq.-ft., $24 million structural steel fabrication complex on 100 acres in Great Falls, Mont. The facility is expected to be in operation by the second half of 2013 under the U.S. subsidiary banner of ADF Intl. Inc. Annual...

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Osborn marks 125 years in business

November 9, 2012

Osborn, a supplier of surface-treatment systems and finishing tools in Cleveland, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. The company, founded by John J. Osborn in 1887, originally made horse and butcher block brushes, as well as street cleaning brooms. Today Osborn offers more than 10,000...

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Snap-on launches Bahco Facebook forum for band saw operators

November 9, 2012

Snap-on, Kenosha, Wis., has established a new Bahco® Facebook page to promote discussion and sharing of information on band saw blades and the profession as a whole. Operators and facility managers can exchange technical information about band saw and blade operation, as well as best safety...

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CGA, GAWDA announce winners of Distributor Safety Awards

November 7, 2012

The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) have announced the winners of the inaugural CGA/GAWDA Distributor Safety Awards. Coastal Welding Supply Inc., Beaumont, Texas, won the award for companies with more than 100,000 employee exposure hours....

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Pferd parent company acquires Superior Abrasives

November 7, 2012

Pferd Inc., Leominster Pa., a subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced that the Rüggeberg Group has acquired Superior Abrasives, Dayton, Ohio. The company now is named Superior Abrasives LLC . Pferd and Superior Abrasives LLC will operate...

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