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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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NanoSteel wins R&D 100 Award for steel designs

July 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has been awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine for the development of a new class of nanostructured powder metal alloys designed for making large-scale industrial components. The patented alloys are NanoSteel's first commercially available...

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Wayne Long, R & B Machining operations manager, dies

July 17, 2012

Wayne Long, 69, of Wilmington, Ohio, died June 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Long most recently served as operations manager at R & B Machining Inc. His employment also included Cincinnati Milacron, Randall Textron, Ferno-Washington, Wilson Concepts, McKee Machine Tool Corp.,...

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SMS Siemag to modernize Nucor Steel CSP plant

July 17, 2012

Nucor Steel has awarded SMS Siemag a contract for the modernization of its compact strip production (CSP®) plant in Berkeley, S.C. The revamp is designed to increase the finished-strip width from 66.14 to 74.02 in. and to allow the production of thinner strip gauges. The modernization will be...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating launches website

July 17, 2012

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has developed a new website at www.wileymetal.com. The site features a new design and layout, offering product information on the company's punching and shearing, bending and forming, cutting and sawing, and joining and fastening...

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TRUMPF announces staff appointments

July 16, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Shane Simpson as regional manager of machine tool sales for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and Tom Bailey as product manager – TruBend Product Group in North America. Simpson has 17 years of experience in the company's machine tool group, having...

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Caster Concepts supports manufacturing experience for kids

July 16, 2012

The Greater Albion College Access Network, in collaboration with Albion Public Schools, and the Manufacturing Education Fund at the Albion Community Foundation, Albion, Mich., awarded 16 scholarships to Albion Public School students in fourth through sixth grade for the summer 2012 "I Can Make It!"...

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Chemetall Metalworking Group receives Nissan approval for non-oil lubricant

July 16, 2012

Chemetall, New Providence, N.J., has announced that its Gardolube® VP 10300/2 non-oil stamping lubricant has received approval from Nissan Motors for use on all automotive components processed through paint and e-coat systems by Nissan North America facilities and affiliates. It is the first fully...

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FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler - TheFabricator.com

FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler

July 16, 2012

FerrouSouth has announced the installation of what the company says is the most powerful stretcher leveler in the country. The Butech Bliss machine — dubbed "The Eliminator" for its ability to eliminate steel memory — is in operation at FerrouSouth's Iuka, Miss., facility. The...

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ITW Muller announces new company structuring

July 16, 2012

ITW Muller, Arlington Heights, Ill., has announced its new company structure to provide customers with access to a greater variety of pallet wrapping products. Previously operated as independent business units of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), GaleWrap and Yellow Jacket now operate as part of the ITW...

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