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Heidtman Steel upgrades Cleveland pickling line

June 14, 2011

Heidtman Steel, a North American supplier of steel products and services in Toledo, Ohio, has placed an order for a new hydraulic leveler from The Bradbury Co. for insertion into its Cleveland 0.625-in. pickling line. The Bradbury 4.0-in., 11-roll Auto-Selective™ hydraulic pull-through leveler...

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Rofin-Sinar invests in new production capacities for fiber lasers

June 14, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., through its wholly owned subsidiary Corelase Oy, has acquired a block of buildings in Tampere, Finland. The acquisition of these facilities increases the manufacturing capacity for the company's fiber laser series. The $5.3 million investment includes...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 105.3 percent in 2011

June 13, 2011

April U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $396.92 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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LAI International wins Manufacturer-of-the-Year Award from the Arizona Manufacturing Council

June 3, 2011

LAI International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, won a Manufacturer-of-the-Year Award from the Arizona Manufacturing Council. The company was recognized as Outstanding Small-to-Medium Manufacturer of the Year at the AMC's...

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Fundamentals of Brazing seminar scheduled

June 3, 2011

Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., a Handy & Harman company in Milwaukee, continues its Fundamentals of Brazing regional training program. The next two seminars are scheduled for July 26-28, 2011, at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport, Rosemont, Ill., and Sept. 27-29, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Irvine in...

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Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager

June 3, 2011

Paul Eckhoff has joined Thermadyne®, St. Louis, a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, as a senior product line manager for manual plasma cutting products. In this position, he plans and implements strategies to help the company compete globally and achieve...

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Sodick opens new warehouse - TheFabricator.com

Sodick opens new warehouse

June 3, 2011

Sodick Hightech EDM Consumables, Schaumburg, Ill., has opened a warehouse and distribution facility in California. It stocks wear, spare, and consumable items, including wire and filters. Orders are taken in Schaumburg or California for processing at the California distribution...

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GRT-Mars changes name

June 3, 2011

GRT-Mars Inc., Mountainside, N.J., has announced its name change to Mars Intl. Inc. The company continues to operate in its current structure, and all contact information remains the same. The company has changed its domain name and Web site address to www.marsint.com, but the old e-mail and site...

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Steel Tube Institute launches HSS certified producer program

June 3, 2011

The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has launched an industrywide hollow structural section (HSS) product certification program. Called the STINA Certified Producer Program, it is designed to provide assurance that HSS identified with the Certified Producer’s Mark has been...

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Soutec Ltd. names general manager

June 3, 2011

Peter Winkler has been hired as general manager of Soutec Ltd./USA, Farmington Hills, Mich. Having worked previously for Mahle and Rich Technology Intl., Winkler has an engineering background and more than 15 years of leadership experience in business development and operations, including laser...

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Modest job growth to continue in manufacturing in June

June 2, 2011

Manufacturers and service-sector companies will continue to add jobs in June, but the pace of payroll growth remains insufficient to drive unemployment rates down significantly, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey...

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ISM May ROB: U.S. manufacturing activity growth slows

June 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 22nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 24th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued June 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Coe Press Equipment adds regional sales managers

May 31, 2011

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced changes to its sales management staff. John Heuring has joined the company as regional sales manager after 11 years at Feed Lease Corp., where he most recently served as sales manager. In his new position, Heuring supervises distributors...

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International Metallographic Society to appoint honorary CFO - TheFabricator.com

International Metallographic Society to appoint honorary CFO

May 31, 2011

The International Metallographic Society (IMS), an affiliate society of ASM International, will appoint David Rollings as honorary CFO in August. In the position, Rollings will be responsible for developing IMS's annual budget, making financial projections, and managing its corporate support...

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Macsteel renamed by Brazilian owner

May 31, 2011

Gerdau S.A., Brazilian owner of Macsteel, Jackson, Mich., has changed the company's official name from Gerdau Macsteel to Gerdau Special Steel North America. The new name coincides with the 110th anniversary of Gerdau's founding and an accompanying companywide rebranding. "We saw this anniversary...

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