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Lee Steel purchases acidless pickling coil line

July 10, 2012

Lee Steel Corp., Novi, Mich., has purchased an eco pickled surface (EPS®) coil line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. The line removes scale from HRS material up to 0.375 in. at 72 in. wide and coil weights up to 70,000 lbs. The acidless pickling process uses a slurry-blasting mixture of...

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Matheson to transfer ownership of gas, welding supply business to Indiana Oxygen

July 10, 2012

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced an agreement to transfer ownership of its Elkhart, Ind., gas and welding supply business to the Indiana Oxygen Co. The companies expect to complete the transfer in July 2012. Indiana Oxygen has an established network of branch locations in Indiana. It...

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Lissmac purchases Steelmaster brand

July 10, 2012

Lissmac Corp., Waterford, N.Y., has purchased the Steelmaster brand from Butfering. Lissmac now is the owner, manufacturer, and distributor of Steelmaster wide-belt metal deburring and finishing machines and the point of contact for service- and parts-related issues for new and existing machines....

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ESAB opens South Carolina manufacturing facility

July 10, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has opened a newly renovated manufacturing facility in Union County, S.C., creating 101 new jobs. The 260,000-sq.-ft. plant manufactures GMAW and SAW wires. Two new production lines for the company's AristoRod and copper-coated wires also will be...

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Lewco appoints purchasing manager

July 10, 2012

Lewco Inc. has appointed Scott Parish as purchasing manager at corporate headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio. His responsibilities include management and continual development of the purchasing team and implementation of industry best practices in supply chain management. Parish has a background in...

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2012 manufacturing scholarship winners announced

July 10, 2012

Ten students seeking careers in manufacturing have earned $1,500 toward their trade school or community college education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. FMA's Outside Processors Council (OPC)...

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TRUMPF names general manager of Laser Technology Center - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names general manager of Laser Technology Center

July 9, 2012

Dr. Christof Lehner has been appointed general manager of TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. He is responsible for laser division sales, service, and support in North America, reporting to Rolf Biekert, president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn. Lehner joined TRUMPF...

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CNA Foundation donates $15,000 to NBT

July 9, 2012

The CNA Foundation, Chicago, today announced that it is donating $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the educational foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), Rockford, Ill., in support of its summer manufacturing camps. The mission of NBT is to...

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Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions - TheFabricator.com

Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions

July 9, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced the acquisition of MidAmerica Extrusions of Indianapolis, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions. The support staff and production team members of MidAmerica Extrusions will join Alexandria Industries, a producer of engineered products, and...

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Nucor-Yamato Steel to expand hot-rolled sheet piling production

July 9, 2012

Nucor Corp. has announced that Nucor-Yamato Steel Co., a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd., has approved a $115 million plan to expand the production of hot-rolled sheet piling. This project at Nucor's steel mill in Blytheville, Ark., is slated for completion in early 2014. The...

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Lucas-Milhaupt establishes Spanish-language website

July 9, 2012

Lucas-Milhaupt Global Brazing Solutions, Milwaukee, has launched a Spanish-language version of its corporate website at www.lucasmilhaupt.com/es-MX/, providing support for the Latin American region. The website previously was translated into French and German. All the sites contain the same...

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European managing director appointed for Wall Colmonoy - TheFabricator.com

European managing director appointed for Wall Colmonoy

July 9, 2012

Wall Colmonoy's European headquarters in Pontardawe, Wales, has appointed Kevin Nolan as its new managing director. He has more than 30 years of experience across industries including automotive, aerospace, gas turbine, and domestic appliance. Nolan previously worked for the Doncasters Group as...

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Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 5

July 9, 2012

To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, a group of public and private organizations has announced the launch of Manufacturing Day for Oct. 5, 2012. The effort is sponsored by...

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Anchor Danly hires new components technology manager

July 9, 2012

Anchor Danly, a manufacturer of die sets and tooling components, has hired Steve Noga to the position of components technology manager, based at the Farmington Hills, Mich., office. He is responsible for the technical support of the special components line, as well as developing marketing...

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Linamar to expand in North Carolina

June 28, 2012

Linamar Corp., Guelph, Ont., a supplier of engine, transmission, and driveline components, will expand its manufacturing operations in Asheville, N.C., to supply precision-machined components for customers of its Industrial, Commercial and Energy Group. The company plans to create 250 jobs over...

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