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Outside Processors Council merges with Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

March 28, 2011

The Outside Processors Council (OPC) has merged with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) in an effort to further strengthen the two industry organizations and add value to members. The merger was announced at FMA's 15th Annual Toll Processing Conference in March in...

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ABB Robotics to host laser processing workshop April 27 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

March 24, 2011

ABB Robotics is hosting a Laser Processing Workshop on April 27, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The workshop will give current and potential users of laser technology in-depth, hands-on exposure to: robotic laser best...

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Toyota to U.S. plants: ‘Prepare to shut down’

March 24, 2011

CNN.com has reported that a Toyota spokesman has said the company's U.S. manufacturing arm is preparing for a possible shutdown because of parts shortages from Japan. Word reportedly has gone out to all 13 of Toyota's factories in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This does not mean that the...

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Carrier Corp. to sell its North American bus air-conditioning business

March 22, 2011

Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp., has entered into an agreement to sell its bus air-conditioning business in the United States and Canada to Mobile Climate Control, a global provider of climate control solutions to the commercial vehicle industry. Mobile Climate Control is a...

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Albina Pipe Bending owner passes away at 63 - TheFabricator.com

Albina Pipe Bending owner passes away at 63

March 21, 2011

William H. Smith, 63, owner of Albina Pipe Bending Co. Inc., Tualatin, Ore., died Feb. 24 of desmoplastic melanoma at his home in the Portland area. Born in 1947, Smith lived most of his life in the Portland area attending Arleta Elementary School, Franklin High School, and graduating with a...

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Rafter announces partnership with HKS-Prozesstechnik

March 21, 2011

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has reached an agreement with HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH to become the exclusive North American system integrator for its ThermoProfilScanner (TPS) nondestructive weld seam inspection system. The system uses a lens-free thermal imaging sensor to capture the...

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MCA announces plans for semiannual meeting

March 21, 2011

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Glenview, Ill., will hold its 2011 semiannual meeting Aug. 1-3 at The Umstead in Raleigh, N.C. The events will include interactive council and committee sessions with discussion of current work in development. The mission of the volunteer-led MCA is to...

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Scot Industries to open Indiana facility

March 21, 2011

Scot Industries Inc., a manufacturer of steel tube and bar products based in Lone Star, Texas, has announced that it will establish a new production facility in Auburn, Ind., creating up to 65 new jobs by 2014. The facility initially will produce turned, ground, and chrome-plated steel bars for...

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HRB prices rise in U.S. and Western Europe, fall elsewhere

March 16, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for March 14 rose 2.8 percent to $958 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eighth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price rose 2.8 percent to $838 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 2.2 percent), ex-works, for the seventh...

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Keynote speakers at FMA annual conferences say U.S. manufacturing can return to global leadership

March 15, 2011

Two spirited keynote speeches that offered bullish perspectives on the future of U.S. manufacturing — with specific caveats — highlighted The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit, 6th Annual Metal Matters and FMA's 15th Annual Toll Processing Conference, held in early March in Orlando. Emily...

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Ryerson acquires Singer Steel

March 15, 2011

Ryerson Inc., a distributor and processor of metals in North America and China, has announced that it has acquired Singer Steel Company, a value-added flat rolled steel processor based in Streetsboro, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not announced. "This acquisition represents another step in...

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Praxair expands Tennessee air separation plant

March 15, 2011

Praxair Inc. has announced that it is doubling the capacity of its Memphis, Tenn., air separation complex to produce oxygen and nitrogen to supply Nucor Corp. and Velero Energy Corp. The company recently completed construction of a pipeline capable of serving multiple customers in the Riverport...

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Dixie-Southern opens new corporate headquarters

March 14, 2011

Dixie-Southern has opened corporate headquarters in Bradenton, Fla. The new facility houses the sales, estimating, finance, human resources, and administration departments. The current Duette, Fla., location remains the engineering and manufacturing/quality center with project management and...

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Electron Beam Technologies promotes vice presidents

March 14, 2011

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., Kankakee, Ill., has promoted Steven Roe to vice president of engineering and Valgene E. Raloff to vice president of marketing and product development. Roe joined the company in 1990 as a design engineer. He later was named chief engineer, leading engineers and...

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E&E Metal Fabrication moves to new facility

March 14, 2011

E&E Fabrication Inc. has opened a new facility in Lebanon, Pa., with 21 employees. It plans to hire 25 to 30 new employees in the next year. The company received an order from Starlight Energy LLC to make equipment for biomass energy production....

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