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IFH Group names new president

May 10, 2012

The IFH Group, Rock Falls, Ill., a manufacturer of custom-fabricated hydraulic oil reservoirs, fuel tanks, and lubrication storage and handling systems, has named Keith Ellefsen as president. He succeeds James King Jr., who retains his position as CEO. Ellefsen has served as vice president of...

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TMK IPSCO hires new COO

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has appointed Dave Mitch to the position of senior vice president and COO. In this newly created role, Mitch is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain, and quality functions within the company....

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ARF wins 2012 Leading Edge Award

May 10, 2012

American Roll Form, an employee-owned custom metal fabricator in Painesville, Ohio, has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Leading Edge Award, presented by Entrepreneurs Edge and Crain's Cleveland Business. According to the sponsors, the award honors middle-market companies operating in...

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TMK IPSCO breaks ground in Texas

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading. The...

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Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama to add third production shift

May 10, 2012

Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama LLC (HMMA) has announced plans to add a third production shift at its Montgomery, Ala., facility. HMMA will add 877 positions to support the addition of the third shift, bringing the total number of jobs created at the plant to more than 3,000. The facility's 2012...

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AT&F installs steel plate blasting system

May 10, 2012

Metal fabricating company AT&F, Cleveland, has installed a new steel plate blasting system as part of its strategy of installing the largest metal forming and processing equipment available. The new machine enables the company to blast steel plate up to 12 ft. wide and 7 in. thick. The...

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Coe Press Equipment installs straightener, reel at Wellman Friction Products

May 10, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has installed a new CPPS-406-42 clamshell power straightener and a CPR-PO-15042 coil reel at Wellman Friction Products in Akron, Ohio, replacing the company's current equipment. Wellman is using the straightener in a line that feeds an existing 600-ton...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion - TheFabricator.com

Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion

May 8, 2012

The Green Bay Packers have named Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, as the official welding equipment providers for the Lambeau Field expansion. The two companies have partnered with Neenah, Wis.-based general contractor Miron Construction Co. Inc. to...

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Triton Industries earns AS 9100:C/ISO 9001:2008 certification

May 8, 2012

Triton Industries Inc., a Chicago-based precision metal fabricator, has earned AS 9100:C/ISO 9001:2008 certification from Quality Systems Registrars (QSR). The certification follows a comprehensive review of management systems and operations. These certification standards define the requirements...

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Flow supplies waterjet system to Parker Brothers Concepts

May 8, 2012

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced that Parker Brothers Concepts, featured on Syfy's reality series "Dream Machines," has added a Flow Mach 3 abrasive waterjet machine tool. The 4- by 2-m system includes the manufacturer’s patented Dynamic Waterjet® cutting technology and a HyperJet®...

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Pines Technology receives award from Boeing - TheFabricator.com

Pines Technology receives award from Boeing

May 8, 2012

Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has been honored by Boeing Philadelphia for the performance of its CNC tube benders for the V22 Osprey program. The benders are used to make replacement fuel and hydraulic lines for the Osprey. The benders are built in two configurations — one for mobile...

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Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers. Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business...

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Force Fabrication moves to new facility in California

May 8, 2012

Force Fabrication, a precision sheet metal fabricator and manufacturer for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has completed the transition of its manufacturing facility from Ventura, Calif., to Newbury Park, Calif. The move gives the company...

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Triune Specialty Vehicle Mfg. names VP of sales engineering

May 7, 2012

Triune Specialty Vehicle Mfg., a designer and manufacturer of custom trailers and self-propelled vehicles in Madison Heights, Mich., has named Roger J. Ruel to the newly created position of vice president of sales engineering. Ruel previously served as vice president of sales engineering at MRA...

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