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Waukesha Metal Products' president appointed to College and Workforce Readiness Council

March 28, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Jeffrey Clark, president and CEO of Waukesha Metal Products, a contract metal forming company in Sussex, Wis., to his College and Workforce Readiness Council. The council was created to recommend policies and programs to improve students’ college and...

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John Force Racing adds waterjet to manufacturing facility

March 28, 2012

John Force Racing Inc. has installed a Mach 4 waterjet from Flow Intl., Kent, Wash. The machine features a HyperJet® pump rated at 94,000 PSI and Dynamic Waterjet® XD for bevel cutting and 3-D parts. The waterjet is housed in JFR's 160,000-sq.-ft. Brownsburg, Ind., facility, which currently...

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Winners of 2012 FMA/CNA Safety Awards announced

March 28, 2012

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2012 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in...

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Powdermet receives 2012 NorTech Innovation Award

March 28, 2012

Powdermet Inc., Euclid, Ohio, has won a 2012 NorTech Innovation Award for its MComP™ (micro/nanocomposite) hierarchically structured supermetals. The materials offer very high strength-to-weight ratios in magnesium and aluminum alloys. The award finalists are selected annually by a panel of...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. signs agreement to acquire assets of Worthington Steel Vonore Plant

March 26, 2012

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Precision Strip, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of the Worthington Steel Vonore, Tennessee plant, a processing facility owned by Worthington Industries Inc. Terms were not...

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Mate launches new website

March 26, 2012

Mate Precision Tooling has established a new website at www.mate.com. The new site exhibits the company's global market presence and its full line of tooling and accessories for all CNC punch brands and models. A machine selector helps visitors select the proper tooling style, while a solutions...

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Trafimet USA becomes integral part of Trafimet Group

March 26, 2012

Trafimet USA, Hialeah, Fla., which has served as a commercial channel for Trafimet products in the North American market, has become an integral part of Trafimet Group, Vicenza, Italy. According to the company, the synergies of the new organization will allow it to provide additional product...

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ATW Companies announces acquisition of Metalform Co.

March 26, 2012

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., has announced that A.T. Wall, ATW's precision stamping and tube-drawing subsidiary, has acquired Metalform Co., a New Britain, Conn.,-based gun magazine manufacturing firm. The acquisition of Metalform's deep-drawing, stamping, and pistol magazine fabrication...

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Hill AeroSystems added to AGC Composites Group

March 26, 2012

AGC Aerospace & Defense, Oklahoma City, Okla., has acquired Hill AeroSystems Inc., Enumclaw, Wash., to add structures capabilities to the AGC Composites Group. Hill specializes in structural and nonstructural metal assemblies that often require complex program management and manufacturing...

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Jet Edge receives Governor's International Trade Award - TheFabricator.com

Jet Edge receives Governor's International Trade Award

March 26, 2012

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has presented Jet Edge Inc., a waterjet manufacturer in St. Michael, Minn., with a 27th Annual Governor’s International Trade Award. The award recognizes Minnesota businesses that have shown exceptional progress and success in international trade. The award also...

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Robertson Equipment Co. wins Eriez sales award

March 26, 2012

Eriez®, a provider of equipment for magnetic, vibratory, and inspection applications in Erie, Pa., has named Robertson Equipment Co., Strongsville, Ohio, as the winner of its 2011 Merwin Award. Eriez presents this award each year to its most outstanding U.S. field sales office. Robertson...

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Fusion Tech to create more than 72 new jobs

March 26, 2012

Steel fabrication company Fusion Tech of Roseville, Ill., has announced that it will hire more than 72 new employees over the next two years. According to Brandon and Kathy Bentz, company founders and owners, the expansion is the result of a contract with a major manufacturer of industrial...

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Mulgrave Machine Works to receive provincial funding

March 26, 2012

Mulgrave Machine Works Ltd., a metal fabrication shop in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, will receive $96,541 through the Productivity Investment Program (PIP) to update equipment and train workers. Under PIP's Capital Investment Incentive, the company will receive $85,791 for a new metal cutting machine,...

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Kenmode appoints director of purchasing, customer service

March 26, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has hired Jim Shotsberger as director of purchasing and customer service. He has more than 20 years of experience in materials and supply chain management for precision metal stamping companies with operations in the U.S. and Mexico. He also has...

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BLM Group USA appoints laser tube service technicians

March 26, 2012

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of three new service technicians — Diego Perez, Ronald (Eddie) Hobbs, and Jeff Benglian — to handle its laser tube installations. The company's philosophy is to provide one service technician...

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