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Heidtman Steel to build steel processing facility in Alabama

January 23, 2012

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel, a processor of flat rolled carbon steel, is building a 114,000 sq. ft. Steel processing facility in Calvert, Ala. The $18.5 million facility will be located on the campus of ThyssenKrupp Steel. "ThyssenKrupp's Calvert mill is touted as the most technologically...

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Roundo AB merges with group of Swedish fabricating companies

January 23, 2012

Roundo AB, Hässleholm, Sweden, a manufacturer of bending rolls, has joined a group of family-owned metal fabricating companies in southern Sweden. This merger gives Roundo direct access to multiple TRUMPF® laser machines, Amada and TRUMPF CNC press brakes, as well as a high-speed plasma burning...

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United Performance Metals certified by GE Transportation Aviation

January 23, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, having been recently audited and approved to perform laser machining and cutting for General Electric and its subtier providers, has received a GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification for Laser Machining/Cutting (EE02, S-422). United...

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Trilogy Machinery introduces iPhone®, iPad® app - TheFabricator.com

Trilogy Machinery introduces iPhone®, iPad® app

January 23, 2012

Trilogy Machinery, Belcamp, Md., has introduced an Apple iPhone® and iPad® app that gives customers and dealers inside access to the company, including machine pictures, PDFs, parts inquiries, support, and sales assistance. The app is available from the Apple iTunes® store. Trilogy...

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Monaco RV to stop making RVs in Oregon

January 23, 2012

Monaco RV has announced plans to discontinue production of motorized RVs at its manufacturing plant in Coburg, Ore. Other operations will continue at the facility. The company expects to terminate about 272 employees between March and July 2012....

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Centria Coating Services appoints architectural market manager

January 23, 2012

Moon Township, Pa.-based Centria Coating Services has announced the appointment of Tom Lewis to architectural market manager. In this newly created position, he works with manufacturers and suppliers within the architectural metal wall and roof industry. A graduate of Robert Morris University with...

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IAC Industries launches new Web site

January 23, 2012

IAC Industries, Brea, Calif., has launched a new Web site at www.iacindustries.com featuring its industrial furnishings. It offers sections for getting started, customer resources, and rich media. Quick links point to the site's most popular pages. The online product catalog section has been...

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Ameritherm announces rebranding

January 23, 2012

Driven by international growth, Ameritherm, an induction heating systems provider in Scottsville, N.Y., is rebranding to Ambrell – an Ameritherm company. The Ambrell brand was introduced outside of the U.S. several years ago, and the updated branding enables Ambrell to exhibit one unified brand...

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Northwest Pipe to expand Saginaw facility

January 19, 2012

Northwest Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash., a producer of engineered welded steel pipe products, has announced plans to expand its Saginaw, Texas, manufacturing facility. The expansion will enable the company to serve the needs of anticipated large water projects in the area. The capital improvement...

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Scott Stainless Steel moves to larger facility

January 19, 2012

Scott Stainless Steel Inc. has moved to a facility in Northbrook, Ill., doubling its space and providing room for expansion. The company distributes flat-rolled stainless steel, coil, and sheet. It stocks Types 304, 304L, 316L, 430, 409, and 201 in all standard finishes in thicknesses from 10 to...

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Plymouth Tube announces changes to leadership team

January 19, 2012

Plymouth Tube, Warrenville, Ill., has named David Barnes to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO). He has served as vice president of finance and administration since 2006. Before joining the company, he worked in the metals industry for 30 years in positions including finance and...

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Annual International Sheet Metal Competition to be held in Las Vegas

January 19, 2012

More than 275 sheet metal contestants and their families will go to Las Vegas March 5-9 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices and journeymen from throughout the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition, hosted by the...

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Colfax appoints ESAB vice presidents

January 19, 2012

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services in Fulton, Md., has named Kenneth D. Konopa as vice president of marketing for ESAB and Vincent Northfield as vice president of global manufacturing for ESAB. Konopa is responsible for...

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Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012 - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012

January 19, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will conduct machine demonstration days at its new U.S. headquarters and showroom located in Elgin, Ill., March 7-8, 2012. Products to be demonstrated include the new ByJet Smart waterjet, featuring a compact design and efficient pump; the BySpeed Pro 3015, 6,000 W with automatic...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies promotes engineering manager

January 18, 2012

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation design, engineering, and process consulting services in Orion, Mich., has announced the appointment of Craig Salvalaggio as the new engineering manager for its General Industries Group. In this position, he is responsible...

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