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Eriez founder inducted into Erie Hall of Fame

December 20, 2011

Orange Fowler (O.F.) Merwin, founder of Eriez®, Erie, Pa., is a 2011 inductee into the Erie Hall of Fame. Erie's WQLN-TV started the Hall of Fame in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of people who made global contributions while living or working in the Erie region. The 2011 class brings the...

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Survey: 85 percent of manufacturing executives see manufacturing returning to U.S.

December 16, 2011

According to a survey conducted by Cook Associates Executive Search (www.cookassociates.com/executive-search), 85 percent of manufacturing executives see the possibility of certain manufacturing operations returning to the U.S., with 37 percent citing overseas costs as the major factor. Nineteen...

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U.S. economy can grow 3 percent in 2012 if key issues addressed 'coherently'

December 16, 2011

If the U.S. addresses "in a coherent manner" four key issues that impact the economy — employment, consumer behavior, global economic strain, and the role of politicians — the country can expect growth of around 3 percent in 2012, forecasts Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for the Fabricators...

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DeWys Mfg. adds space to Marne location

December 14, 2011

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. has announced plans for a building addition to its existing 60,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Marne, Mich. The 24,000-sq.-ft. addition will feature new metal fabrication equipment and will serve as home to DeWys University, where the company will offer an in-house...

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Fischer Technology opens sales, service office in San Mateo

December 14, 2011

Fischer Technology Inc., Windsor, Conn., has opened an additional sales and service office in San Mateo, Calif. The office supports the company's line of coating thickness, material testing, material analysis, and microhardness instrumentation. The new location provides services including on-site...

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Waukesha Metal Products acquires Metal Skills Plus

December 14, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has acquired certain assets of Metal Skills Plus LLC of DeForest, Wis. The strategic acquisition expands Waukesha's capabilities and provides additional diversification of its customer base and markets served. Some of these new markets include industrial...

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Mazak Optonics appoints national sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics appoints national sales manager

December 14, 2011

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has appointed Al Bohlen to the newly established position of national sales manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fabrication industry in customer service and support, applications engineering, product management, and...

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More than 2,000 exhibitors registered for wire and Tube 2012

December 14, 2011

Less than four months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, more than 2,000 exhibitors have registered to participate. The events, sponsored by Messe Dusseldorf North America, will take place concurrently March...

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Roll-Kraft adds to sales team - Roll Forming Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft adds to sales team

December 14, 2011

Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has announced the addition of Juergen Hack to the staff at Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., as an account manager. Hack worked previously as technical business development manager for ECO Solutions FT...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 80.5 percent from 2010

December 13, 2011

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $463.32 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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DGI Supply acquires Tru-Cut, Supreme Saw

December 6, 2011

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has acquired Tru-Cut Tool and Supply Co. of Alsip, Ill., and its subsidiary, Supreme Saw & Service Co. Inc. Greg Muntean, owner of Tru-Cut, remains with the company as director of business development for DGI’s Sawing Products division. DGI...

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Waukesha Metal Products wins productivity award

December 6, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, a provider of precision tools, stamping, fabrication, value-added services, and assembled components in Sussex, Wis., has received the 2011 Zierick Mfg. Corp. Productivity Award for its efforts to reduce significantly the price of and increase productivity for high-volume...

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Cincinnati Incorporated adds senior sales engineer in Texas

December 6, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has announced the addition of Kent Dixon as a senior sales engineer for Texas. He has more than 10 years of engineering experience, including design, manufacturing, and project management, and 13 years of capital equipment sales experience to Cincinnati. In this position,...

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Wise Metals Group hires CFO

December 6, 2011

Monte D. Schaefer has joined Wise Metals Group, Muscle Shoals, Ala., as CFO. Schaefer worked previously at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., Nashville, where he was vice president of finance and controller. Before working in the aluminum industry, he was director of operations and finance for...

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Thermadyne names Built With Class contest winners

December 6, 2011

St. Louis-based Thermadyne® has announced the winners of its Built With Class welding contest. The contest was open to all students who were currently enrolled in a welding instructional program at a secondary, postsecondary, technical, or vocational school. In the beginner student category,...

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