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HRB prices down in U.S., up elsewhere

May 11, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for May 9 rose 0.5 percent to $636 per ton for the fourth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price rose 0.2 percent to $832 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 1.1 percent), ex-works, after falling two consecutive times. The...

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March manufacturing technology consumption up 57.6 percent

May 9, 2011

March U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $511.15 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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AGA announces 2011 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award winners

May 9, 2011

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards competition. Eighty applicants submitted projects completed in 2010 to be independently judged by a panel of architects and engineers. Seventeen submissions...

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Sheet metal detailer wins top honors at national competition

May 9, 2011

Randy Girard of Wisconsin has won the International Training Institute's International Sheet Metal Competition. This year ITI, an organization for the sheet metal and air-conditioning industry, opened up a new detailing category in its annual competition, which usually is open only to apprentices,...

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Minster announces personnel changes at Automation Division

May 9, 2011

The Minster Machine Co. has announced the promotion of two employees to head its expanding Automation Division at its Minster, Ohio, headquarters. Joel Wuebker has been named general manager, Automation Division, and Jack Severt has been named engineering manager, Automation Division. Both are...

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Caldera passes away at 61 - TheFabricator.com

Caldera passes away at 61

May 9, 2011

Alessandro Caldera, founding developer of WinCan™ pipe inspection and asset management software, has died at the age of 61. Caldera brought software technology to the discipline of underground infrastructure and continually incorporated innovations such as GIS mapping, side-scan imaging,...

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Fives Bronx ships pipe straightener, pipe tester

May 9, 2011

Fives Bronx, the provider of Bronx Taylor-Wilson and Abbey Intl. equipment, in North Canton, Ohio, has shipped a 6CR9 six-roll pipe straightening machine and a 20,000-PSI hydrostatic pipe tester to a North American steel producer. The steelmaker will use the machines in its production of OCTG...

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Metcam adds 30 positions, enters training partnership

May 9, 2011

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has added 30 new positions to its facility in Forsyth County, Ga., increasing its overall workforce size by 20 percent. The jobs are available not only for candidates with previous sheet metal fabrication experience, but also...

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PennEngineering names western U.S. distributor

May 9, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has expanded its network of authorized distributors for PEM® fastener products in the western U.S. Aero-Space Southwest Inc., Phoenix, which has been franchised in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, now is an authorized distributor in California, Nevada, Oregon,...

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NAM urges Administration and Congress to move forward with pending trade agreements

May 5, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo released this statement May 4 regarding the Obama Administration's letter to Congress on the Colombia free trade agreement (FTA): "Manufacturing continues to drive our nation's recovery, and...

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Hypertherm to hold educational event May 26 at Houston's Lone Star College

May 3, 2011

Hypertherm is hosting an advanced plasma cutting educational event at Lone Star College in Houston from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26. Free for end users, the event will cover topics such as: How to become more productive and profitable Tips to extend consumables life and get the best cut every time...

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ISM April ROB: U.S. manufacturing activity grows for 21st straight month

May 2, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 21st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 23rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued May 2 by Norbert J. Ore,...

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Schuler Group to install two press lines for Shanghai General Motors

May 2, 2011

Schuler Group, Canton, Mich., has announced that it will install two press lines at Shanghai General Motors (SGM), Shenyang, China, for the manufacture of 40 different body panel parts. Production of stamped parts for two car models is expected to start in mid-2012. The two identical press lines...

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Dorner appoints West region sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Dorner appoints West region sales manager

May 2, 2011

Carlyn Bargemann has been appointed new West region sales manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis. In her new position, she works with sales channel partners and key accounts to help increase the company's industrial and sanitary conveyor business. Before joining the company, Bargemann...

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Ohio Rod Products announces changes to inside sales staff

May 2, 2011

Ohio Rod Products, a division of Elgin Fastener Group in Versailles, Ind., has promoted Ryan Detmer to the position of inside sales supervisor. Detmer, a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., has been employed with the company since 2003, working as a sales/customer service...

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