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SMS Siemag to deliver record-capacity annealing, pickling line

July 11, 2012

SMS Siemag, Düsseldorf, Germany, will install what it says is the world's highest-capacity annealing and pickling line for hot strip at Tisco (Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co.), a steel producer in Taigang, China. The line, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2013, will process...

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MPI names director of operations

July 11, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems, has hired John Nathan as director of operations. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with several manufacturers. In this position, Nathan is responsible for all aspects of...

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Reis Robotics announces winners of Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics

July 11, 2012

Walter Reis, founder of Reis Robotics, Obernburg, Germany, has announced this year's winners of the Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics. Presented every two years, the award recognizes outstanding developments in industrial production robotics and industrial service robotics, as well as...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel celebrates one year in Mexico

July 11, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., recently marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its service center in Queretaro, Mexico. General Manager Carlos Navarro hired a new salesperson to this territory in June to help...

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Manufacturing Institute president recognized in 100 Women Leaders in STEM

July 11, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that its president, Jennifer McNelly, has been included in the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM, a publication by STEMconnector™. The publication showcases the careers and initiatives of women leaders who are active role models for...

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D&S Mfg. to add powder coating capabilities

July 11, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments, has announced that it will upgrade its offline liquid spray painting system and integrate powder coating capabilities within its production environment. "Our upgraded...

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Tempco invests in new equipment

July 11, 2012

Tempco Mfg. Co. Inc., St. Paul, Minn., has added several new pieces of equipment for the production of precision metal stampings, sheet metal fabrications, and mechanical assemblies. The company has installed two 440-ton AIDA variable-speed punch presses that feature large work beds for multiple...

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Robertson Equipment receives Eriez' 2011 Merwin Award

July 11, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has awarded its 2011 Merwin Award to Robertson Equipment, Strongsville, Ohio. Robertson beat out 27 other finalists to win the award, which is given annually to Eriez' most outstanding U.S. field sales office. "Robertson Equipment exceeded their full-year sales goals and did an...

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Quarterly economic survey shows manufacturers concerned about business climate

July 11, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers for the second quarter supports recent economic indicators that manufacturing has been slowing over the past few months. Manufacturers are concerned about tax, energy, and regulatory policies coming from Washington. For...

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Bridge City Steel adds to sales team

July 10, 2012

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired Daniel Hartman to join its sales team. He is responsible for project management, estimating, lead generation, and key customer accounts. Hartman has an extensive background of steel processing sales with an emphasis on laser...

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Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools

July 10, 2012

Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment in St. Louis, has announced its 2012 Innovation to Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. Three first- or second-year students will win...

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OMAX® appoints two regional sales managers

July 10, 2012

Abrasive waterjet manufacturer OMAX Corp., Kent. Wash., has expanded its sales force to include two new regional managers: Dustin Grim and John Leszczyna. Grim is responsible for Indiana and southern Illinois, and Leszczyna handles Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee....

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SigmaTEK launches YouTube channel

July 10, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a CAD/CAM nesting software manufacturer in Cincinnati, has established the SigmaNEST® YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SigmaTEKsystems. The site provides instructional and customer application videos for the parts nesting software....

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TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing

July 10, 2012

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Stephan Bundschu to the position of vice president, engineering and manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the machine assembly, components, sheet metal, tooling, and purchasing departments. He also continues...

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Airbus to create aircraft assembly line in Alabama

July 10, 2012

Airbus has announced plans to create an A320 family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. The U.S. is the world's largest market for such single-aisle jetliners, the company reports, and is expected to retain that ranking for the next 20 years. "Airbus indeed has European roots, but we have...

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