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Metal Matters 2009 to include keynote by global economist

January 13, 2009

A keynote address from a leading industry economist, as well as peer- and consultant-facilitated roundtables, will highlight Metal Matters 2009, the fourth annual conference that explores best...

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BCN Technical Services expands press rebuild capabilities

January 13, 2009

BCN Technical Services has completed a 13,000-square-ft. addition to its Hastings, Mich., facility specifically designed for the refurbishment and assembly of small to medium-size mechanical and...

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Symposium raises welding awareness among high school educators

January 13, 2009

More than 100 Wisconsin high school counselors, educators, and administrators attended a recent symposium on welding careers sponsored by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Airgas, Miron Construction, and AZCO...

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Monarch Steel adds light-gauge slitter to Alabama facility

January 13, 2009

Monarch Steel Co. Inc., a Cleveland-based supplier of flat hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, and coated products, has increased the production capacity of its Decatur, Ala., facility with the...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about...

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Kennametal to cut 1,200 jobs

January 13, 2009

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal, which said that demand for its tools and advanced materials have been hurt by customers' actions to keep inventories low, has announced that it is cutting more than...

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Machine tool demand falls

January 12, 2009

Reuters has reported that U.S. November machine tool demand fell 34.7 percent to $185.57 million from $284.27 million in October, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the...

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MTC now a part of Hypertherm

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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Hypertherm acquires MTC

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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Manufacturing sector economist outlines four steps necessary for rebound

January 5, 2009

A substantial economic rebound, particularly as it relates to U.S. manufacturing, will occur in 2009 only if four factors trend in a positive way, said Dr. Chris Kuehl, the economic analyst for the...

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Metal formers expect slight improvement

December 17, 2008

According to the December 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to improve slightly, yet remain difficult during...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in....

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AISC presents achievement awards at annual meeting

December 16, 2008

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement awards were presented at the 2008 AISC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.The 2008...

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Hypertherm hires district sales managers

December 16, 2008

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has hired three district sales managers —Brian Dotson, Tom Nugen, and Corey Stahle—and has named Martin Geheran as its new product marketing manager responsible...

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