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Hobart Brothers launches online filler metal selection resource

March 11, 2008

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has added an interactive Product Approval Guide to its Web site.Located at www.hobartbrothers.com/product-approvals/, the resource allows visitors to locate filler...

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TRUMPF names distributor award recipient

March 11, 2008

The Laser Marking division of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its Outstanding Distributor Performance award to Gosiger Inc.'s Indiana subsidiary at the annual TRUMPF distributor meeting in...

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Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory.Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales,...

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Manufacturing activity declines

March 3, 2008

The Institute for Supply Managment's (ISM) index of manufacturing activity compiled from a survey of purchasing managers fell to 48.3 in February from 50.7 in January. Economists had predicted a...

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FMA Foundation announces new scholarship program

February 28, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) Foundation has established 10 new scholarships of $500 each for students seeking careers in manufacturing. The new "GO-Brennan" Scholarships are tied...

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Leading indicators show labor market will be soft in March

February 26, 2008

The SHRM/Rutgers Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE(®) survey shows that employment expectations for March 2008 are down sharply in both the manufacturing and service sectors,...

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HRB spot steel prices continue to rise

February 14, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the western European hot-rolled band (HRB) price for Feb. 11 erupted 8.0 percent to $770 per ton,, ex-works, after slipping two weeks ago (on a Euro basis, it...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces agreement to acquire Century Steel

February 13, 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that Pacific Coast Steel(PCS), a majority owned Gerdau Ameristeel joint venture, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the assets of Century Steel,...

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Avon Engineering names vice president for coil packaging systems

February 12, 2008

Avon Engineering Ltd., Waterdown, Ont., a division of Bushman Equipment Inc., has named Steve Baker as vice president for coil packaging systems.Baker focuses on expanding Avon's market share of...

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Serapid announces sales staff addition

February 12, 2008

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., recently added Geoffrey James to its industrial sales division.The company manufactures equipment movement technology for various industrial applications,...

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MG Systems & Welding expands

February 12, 2008

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has expanded its facilities for the second time in a year.The first addition, completed last summer,...

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Wagner adds quality supervisor

February 12, 2008

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, a manufacturer of handrail fittings and metal products for architectural and industrial applications, recently added Debra A. Emmer as a quality supervisor.Emmer is...

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CMW appoints welding accounts manager

February 12, 2008

CMW Inc., Indianapolis, a manufacturer of highly engineered metal alloys and composites, has appointed Jeffrey L. Schemel as major account manager in its resistance welding business unit.Schemel's...

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Rexcon Controls and Automation opens facility in Alabama

February 12, 2008

Rexcon Controls and Automation, Harrison Township, Mich., a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has opened a facility in Irondale, Ala.Rexcon Controls and Automation's services include CAD automated system...

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II-VI Inc. acquires majority interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH

February 12, 2008

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, Pa., has acquired a 74.9-percent equity interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH, Germany.II-VI Inc. manufactures crystal-growth technology products for various industrial...

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