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Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping adds lathe

October 8, 2012

Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping, a provider of metal spinning, stamping, and tooling services in Etobicoke, Ont., has acquired a Nova Sidera Orion 400 Playback spinning lathe. The new machine allows the company to run three shifts. The lathe has a maximum swing of 33.50 in. and a maximum...

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Year-to-date manufacturing technology orders up 4.1 percent over 2011

October 8, 2012

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $470.44 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 3.4 percent from July but down...

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LINE survey: More employers adding jobs in October compared with last year

October 4, 2012

In October, for the third consecutive month, more HR professionals in the manufacturing and service sectors say their organizations will be hiring compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for...

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Paul Ryan attends town hall meeting hosted by MSCI Cincinnati and Byer Steel

October 1, 2012

The Cincinnati chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Byer Steel, Cincinnati, hosted Congressman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Republican vice presidential candidate, for a town hall meeting as part of its Manufacturing Summit series "Closing the Divide Between Jobs,...

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SMGT Ltd. takes delivery of Hydrapower press brake

October 1, 2012

Hydrapower Intl. Inc., Marco Island, Fla., has delivered a 3,000-ton by 44-ft. press brake to SMGT Ltd., an investment group based in Singapore. The machine was shipped to the new SMGT joint venture company in northern Louisiana. It will be assembled in October and commence production of newly...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Brandt adds to tube and pipe sales team

October 1, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Regina, Sask., Canada, has added several staff members to its Brandt Tube & Pipe sales team. Dave MacNeill joins the team as sales manager. He comes to the company from Evraz North America, where he held a number of positions over the past seven years, most...

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Central Steel & Wire hires three territory sales managers

October 1, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co. has announced the hiring of Gary Bigott, Paul Ness, and Tom Reed as territory sales managers. Bigott, who serves the north central Indiana region, joins the company with 30 years of experience in the metals distribution industry. Serving a newly created sales...

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Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities

October 1, 2012

Ohio Laser has dedicated its 26,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Plain City, Ohio. Along with more room for raw material, the new facility houses two TRUMPF® TubeMatic laser machines and a TRUMPF TruTube 7000 laser machine for cutting round, square, and rectangular...

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Trico Corp. to develop new oil analysis laboratory in Wisconsin - TheFabricator.com

Trico Corp. to develop new oil analysis laboratory in Wisconsin

October 1, 2012

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management services and products, is adding a new oil analysis laboratory at its Pewaukee, Wis., facility. The lab's demand-driven instrument configurations will allow for immediate changes to instrument locations as customer requirements change. Set for...

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DGI Supply to acquire Anich Industries

October 1, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, has announced its intent to acquire Anich Industries Inc. of Ocala, Fla. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Dave and Mary-helen Anich, Anich's co-owners, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Anich Industries Inc. was established in 1988...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in September

October 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 40th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 13.2 percent—largest decrease since January 2009

September 27, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since January 2009 and followed a 3.3 percent July...

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Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine expands in South Carolina

September 27, 2012

Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine has opened a $2 million manufacturing facility at its York County, S.C., location. Up to 25 new positions will be added over the next two years to operate the new machining facility. The company is a supplier of seamless steel forged rings from 12 to 100 in. dia. for...

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Atlas Tube launches hollow structural sections video series

September 27, 2012

Chicago-based Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced plans to premiere an ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS) at SteelDay 2012, Sept. 28, 2012. The videos, entitled "Designing with HSS," feature Brad Fletcher, structural engineer, speaking...

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