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Orbitform appoints senior controls engineer, product team leader

July 13, 2004

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has appointed Thom Barry (right) as product team manager and Evan Marshall (left) as senior controls engineer.Barry, who has more than 30 years' experience in impact...

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Energy Savers Award presented to Ford Motor Co.

July 13, 2004

The Entrepreneurs for Energy Efficiency (E3) of Houston, Texas, presented the National Energy Savers Award to Ford Motor Co. for its work in commercializing the Force Modulator™ System. The...

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Lincoln Electric welding instructor wins AWS award

July 13, 2004

The American Welding Society (AWS) recently awarded Joseph Kolasa Jr., welding instructor at The Lincoln Electric Company, with the Private Sector Instructor Membership Award at its annual awards...

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IPSCO appoints senior vice president/CFO

July 13, 2004

Avril brings more than 25 years of financial, treasury, and accounting management experience to the company. Before joining the company, she held the top senior finance position at a major, publicly...

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Independence Tube announces new manufacturing facility

July 13, 2004

Independence Tube Corp., a structural tube producer, has announced plans for a new $30 million manufacturing facility to be built on the south bank of the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala.The...

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Hypertherm plasma systems receive China's CCC certification

July 13, 2004

Hypertherm® Inc. has announced that 14 of its plasma systems have received China's CCC certification. The national product marking system, which confirms that products comply with all Chinese...

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FKM-USA launches new Web site

July 13, 2004

FKM-USA LLC, a provider of nonwoven roll products, has launched a new Web site for North America at www.fkmusa.com.The site provides background on the FKM companies, contact information, and company...

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Fagor Arrasate appoints general manager, North American operations

July 13, 2004

Spanish press manufacturer Fagor Arrasate S. Coop has appointed Robert M. Budz as general manager for its North American operations.Located in Bensenville, Ill., Fagor Arrasate USA Inc. is responsible...

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Formtek Group adds Elgin Fabrication Machinery to FMI

July 13, 2004

The Formtek Group of companies, which includes Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), B&K, Dahlstrom, Engel, FMI, Hill Engineering, Iowa Precision Industries, Iowa Rebuilders, Lockformer, Rowe, and Yoder,...

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ESAB supplies Brazilian steel producer

July 13, 2004

Usiminas Mecănica (Usimec), a Brazilian company that supplies Brazil's shipbuilding and other industries, has purchased two ESAB Avenger 2 cutting machines for cutting large plates that measure...

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Industry leader calls for new approach to hearing protection

July 13, 2004

Citing a National Health Interview Survey that shows hearing problems among individuals aged 45-64 are up 26 percent over the past 30 years and calling for a new approach by safety professionals, Bill...

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Voss Aerospace to supply parts for fighter jets, transport aircraft

July 13, 2004

Voss Aerospace, a division of Voss Industries Inc., has announced a six-year agreement with Lockheed Martin to supply sheet metal and machined couplings and flanges for the F-16 and F/A-22 fighter...

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NAM chief economist: June manufacturing job loss "temporary setback; not a trend"

July 12, 2004

"The loss of 11,000 manufacturing jobs in June, following gains of 75,000 the previous four months, is a temporary setback and not a trend," said David Huether, chief economist of the National...

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President Bush to entrepreneurs: Manufacturers reporting increased activity; 1.5 million jobs added since August 2003

July 6, 2004

President Bush met with entrepreneurs from across the country on July 2 to discuss his small business agenda. Speaking from the East Room at the White House, Bush assessed the current state of the...

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Alcoa announces a price increase on drawn seamless tubing

July 2, 2004

Alcoa Engineered Aerospace Products announced Monday that it will increase prices for soft and hard alloy drawn tube by 4-8%, depending on the type of tube, starting August 1, 2004.The company says...

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