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Eclipse Automation expands into custom manufacturing

February 20, 2012

Eclipse Automation Inc. has opened an additional manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ont. The new, 25,000-sq.-ft. facility, operating as Eclipse Custom Mfg., houses fabrication equipment; GMAW and GTAW equipment; two 10-ton, 60-ft. span cranes; and sandblasting and painting facilities. The plant,...

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Applied Research Laboratory, Sciaky to receive funding for direct digital manufacturing center

February 20, 2012

A program proposed by the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL Penn State) and Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), to establish the Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) has been selected for...

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Gibraltar acquires Edvan's metal grating products business

February 20, 2012

Gibraltar Industries Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of products for building and industrial markets in Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired the metal grating fabrication and distribution business of Edvan Industries Inc. Edvan Industries, based near Edmonton, Alb., has served western Canada's oil and...

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Coil-coated metal chosen for soccer stadium

February 20, 2012

Coil-coated aluminum was chosen to clad the first world-class soccer stadium in the U.S.: Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The stadium is clad with about 60,800 sq. ft. of Alucobond® prepainted aluminum composite metal in four custom shades of blue and gray. The panels are installed...

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Pelagic Tank to open plant in Oklahoma

February 16, 2012

Pelagic Tank LLC has announced plans to move into an existing 54,000-sq.-ft. facility in Enid, Okla. The manufacturer of heaters, heater tanks, and oil and gas tank vessels expects the plant to be up and running by March 15. With hiring to begin in February, the company plans to have 30 employees...

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Chicago Slitter announces staff appointments

February 16, 2012

Chicago Slitter, Itasca, Ill., a supplier of equipment for coil slitting, blanking, and cut to length, has announced the appointment of two new staff members. Scott Erickson has been named project engineer. He has achieved five U.S. patents in laser system design. His primary focus has been on...

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Serapid names vice president/general manager

February 16, 2012

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., a supplier of linear-motion technologies, has announced that Dennis H. Lucas has joined the organization as vice president and general manager. In this position, he leads the daily management of engineering, manufacturing and operational activities, as well as...

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Jay Mfg. hires client service rep - TheFabricator.com

Jay Mfg. hires client service rep

February 16, 2012

Jay Mfg., a custom metal fabricator in Oshkosh, Wis., has named John A. Milos as client service representative. In the past Milos has coordinated large-scale projects for a number of companies and his local community. He has extensive experience building and maintaining strong business...

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Enginetics Aerospace acquires Weber

February 16, 2012

Enginetics Aerospace, Huber Heights, Ohio, a manufacturer of complex sheet metal fabrications for commercial and military aircraft engines, has announced the acquisition of Weber Technologies Inc., Eastlake, Ohio. Weber also is a supplier of complex metal formed components to the aerospace...

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Blog added to band saw parts Web site - TheFabricator.com

Blog added to band saw parts Web site

February 14, 2012

Band saw blade and parts producer www.sawblade.com has launched a band saw blog at its Web site, offering technical information and business tips to industry managers. In addition to the blog, the site offers drop-down lists of all the saws that the company services, with links that connect to...

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GE opens manufacturing operation in Kentucky

February 14, 2012

GE Appliances has opened a manufacturing facility in Louisville, Ky., to produce its new GeoSpring™ hybrid water heater. Lean manufacturing and a competitive wage structure for new employees led to the selection of Louisville as a production site for the new water heater instead of China, where...

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Product manager named at CGW - TheFabricator.com

Product manager named at CGW

February 14, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has hired Roberto Lizano as product manager and West Coast sales support. He facilitates the company's relationships with suppliers in regards to product lines, pricing, quality, and packaging and is responsible for West Coast sales and purchasing...

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Beckwood Press hires sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press hires sales engineer

February 14, 2012

Hydraulic press and automated systems supplier Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has announced the addition of Josh Dixon as sales engineer. In this role, he acts as a primary customer contact, applying company technologies and capabilities to each customer's requirements and relaying project...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 66.4 percent in 2011

February 13, 2012

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $519.98 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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Spirol adds U.S. OEM field sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Spirol adds U.S. OEM field sales manager

February 13, 2012

Spirol Intl. Corp., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining, has announced the addition of Andrew Robinson as the U.S. OEM field sales manager, based at the company's global headquarters in Danielson, Conn. Robinson has worked in the industry for 13 years in positions...

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