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The Metal Shop adds automation tower

October 9, 2012

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom fabrication shop in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., providing tradeshow exhibit industry products and short-run production, has added a new Mitsubishi automation tower to its Mitsubishi LVPlus II laser. The eight-shelf tower allows the company to run unattended jobs and helps...

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American Crane & Equipment installs crane system at Boeing facility

October 9, 2012

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system built for the new Boeing manufacturing facility in Charleston, S.C. The 80-ton-capacity crane features 14 bridges that...

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Harris Products Group named finalist for best plant in the nation

October 9, 2012

The Harris Products Group facility in Mason, Ohio, has been named a 2012 finalist for IndustryWeek's Best Plants competition. The distinction is based on strong manufacturing performance and a comprehensive focus on continuous improvement. Harris, a Lincoln Electric Co., designs, develops, and...

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DEP, Autoline open new headquarters in Michigan

October 9, 2012

DEP (Detroit Engineered Products) and Autoline Industries USA have announced the opening of their new corporate world headquarters in Troy, Mich. As a result of several new large, global OEM contracts, the companies tripled the size of their previous office space with a $2.5 million renovation. The...

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TMK IPSCO hosts open house at Houston R&D center

October 9, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer OAO TMK, hosted an open house Oct. 1 at its new R&D center in Houston. During the event, visitors toured several areas of the facility, including the scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab, areas housing mechanical and collapse...

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NFIB Survey: Hiring plans plunge; small business optimism drops 0.1 points; expectations for future remain low

October 9, 2012

September was another month of low expectations and pessimism for the small-business community, with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index losing 0.1 points and falling to 92.8. The recession-level reading was pulled down by a deterioration in labor...

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Esco Tool establishes MILLHOG® Channel on YouTube

October 8, 2012

Esco Tool, Holliston, Mass., has introduced a new channel on YouTube that features tool demonstrations and tutorials about its line of boiler tube welding end prep tools. The MILLHOG® Channel at www.youtube.com/user/millhogman/feed provides more than 20 videos about specialty tools for cutting and...

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GM to expand Pontiac plant

October 8, 2012

General Motors has announced plans to spend more than $30 million to renovate its Pontiac, Mich., metal stamping plant. The plant, scheduled to close permanently following the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy, now is building parts for a variety of GM vehicles. The number of employees at the plant has...

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Thunder Tool & Mfg. to open facility in Kentucky

October 8, 2012

Canada-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has purchased a 30,000-sq.-ft. metal stamping facility in Richmond, Ky. The company plans to create 45 new, full-time jobs and invest $2.2 million in the project....

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Intelligrated hires senior sales engineer

October 8, 2012

Intelligrated®, Cincinnati, an automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Tracy Perdue to the position of senior sales engineer for its southern regional operations. Perdue has more than 15 years of material handling sales experience. Before joining the company, he served as a...

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Four new OSHA Training Institute education centers selected

October 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced the establishment of four new nonprofit OSHA Training Institute (OTI) education centers and the renewal of 24 existing OTI education centers. The new centers are located at...

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NTMA, PMA launch initiative to increase manufacturer voting

October 8, 2012

The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Independence, Ohio, have announced a new initiative to encourage manufacturers to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential and congressional elections. The One Voice federal government...

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Royalton Industries updates website

October 8, 2012

Royalton Industries, Columbia Station, Ohio, has redesigned its website at www.royaltonindustries.com. The site now is easier to navigate, contains more selections, allows requests for quotes, and includes videos, the company reports. Featured on the site are tube and pipe mill entry equipment,...

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MSCI launches new website

October 8, 2012

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., a trade organization for the metals industry, recently unveiled a new, enhanced website at www.msci.org. It features a contemporary design and simplified navigation with user-friendly menus and a more powerful search engine....

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Taber Extrusions adds precision sawing capabilities

October 8, 2012

Taber Extrusions has added two news saws to its Russellville, Ark., facility for precision sawing of rod and bar, standard extruded shapes, and customized aluminum extrusion profiles. With the new band saw and circular saw, the company's cut tolerances are up to ±0.010 in. in length and...

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