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Cianbro acquires L.B. Foster fabrication shop

September 13, 2012

Cianbro, Pittsfield, Maine, has acquired a fabrication facility in Georgetown, Mass., from the L. B. Foster Co. The facility was built in 1982 to fabricate structural steel for buildings and bridges and includes about 40,000 sq. ft. of fabrication and coating space. The acquisition includes about...

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MidWest Materials co-founder Joseph Koppelman dies

September 13, 2012

MidWest Materials chairman and co-founder, Joseph Koppelman, died Sept. 9. From a one-room operation in Cleveland in 1952, Koppelman led MidWest Materials to its 240,000-sq.-ft. steel service center facility in Perry, Ohio. Koppelman's daughter, Noreen Koppelman Goldstein, became president of the...

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Manufacturing in Mexico Summit to be held in October

September 13, 2012

The Offshore Group, Tucson, Ariz., will hold its 18th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico Summit in the resort town of San Carlos, Sonora, on Mexico's Sea of Cortez, Oct. 25-26. The event is designed to enable executives and top-level sourcing personnel to examine the strategic option of initiating and...

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MSCI Manufacturing Summit events scheduled for October

September 13, 2012

The Metals Service Center Institute, Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced two upcoming, chapter-hosted "A Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth" events. Eleven such events are being held around the country in 2012. All Republican and Democrat federal candidates...

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OMAX named to Inc. 500|5000 list for second time

September 13, 2012

OMAX® Corp., designer and manufacturer of abrasive waterjet machines and accessories in Kent. Wash., has been named to Inc. magazine's 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. This marks the second time the company has earned a spot on the list. OMAX ranks No. 202 as the...

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Counterpart expands in South Dakota

September 13, 2012

Counterpart Inc., Pierre, S.D., has broken ground on a 30,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its manufacturing plant in Brookings, S.D. The metal fabrication company produces parts and assemblies for the electronics, agribusiness, utility vehicle, polyethylene, and door and window industries. This is its...

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Small, medium-sized manufacturers project strong second half of 2012

September 13, 2012

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 10th semiannual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for the second half of 2012. The majority of surveyed manufacturers report...

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Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident - TheFabricator.com

Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident

September 13, 2012

Dorner Mfg. Corp. President and CEO Richard "Rich" Ryan, 59, died in a motorcycle accident Sept. 8 while traveling in the western U.S. Ryan joined Dorner, located in Hartland, Wis., in October 2005 as COO. He held that position until June 2012, when he was appointed president and CEO following...

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Website provides CAD/CAM info to mechanical engineers, design professionals

September 12, 2012

Manufacturing One Source LLC has launched a free online service, www.cadcamconnect.com, where mechanical engineers and design professionals can find a variety of CAD/CAM products, reviews, deals, and information. The service partners with multiple CAD/CAM/CAE product and service providers to offer...

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EOS names VP

September 12, 2012

EOS of North America Inc., Novi, Mich., a developer of design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing systems for industrial applications, has appointed Tim Morris as vice president. His duties include managing sales and marketing, service and application engineering, and administration. He oversees a...

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LA-CO Industries adds 'Find a Marker' search tool to Markal website

September 12, 2012

LA-CO Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturer of Markal® industrial markers, has unveiled a new, multilingual website at www.markal.com featuring what the company says is the industry's first "Find a Marker" online search tool. The search engine allows users to select the marking tools...

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Force Control adds rep group for western U.S.

September 12, 2012

Force Control Industries, a manufacturer of oil shear brakes and clutch brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, has added a new manufacturer's representative group for a trio of western states. Mountain States Reps & Associates supports Force Control distributors and customers in Utah, Colorado, and...

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Video takes viewers on virtual tour of dust collector

September 12, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has partnered with Arkansas State University's Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) to create a 3-D animated video titled "Clean Air Rocks" at www.camfilfarrapc.com/videos/77. The 3.5-min. video takes viewers on a virtual tour through the inside of the...

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Voortman acquires Maschinenfabrik Bach

September 12, 2012

Voortman has announced the acquisition of Maschinenfabrik Bach GmbH, Apolda, Germany. This equipment now is offered in North America through Voortman USA Corp., Chicago. This new subsidiary of the Voortman Steel Group operates under the name Voortman Cutting Systems. Bach is a manufacturer of...

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Pferd appoints national technical manager

September 12, 2012

Pferd Inc., Leominster, Mass., the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has appointed Sam Lombardo to the newly created position of national technical manager for all Pferd U.S. operations. He is responsible for directing the sales efforts of all vertical...

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