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Beckwood Press hires technical support engineer - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press hires technical support engineer

May 3, 2012

Beckwood Press Co., a St. Louis-based supplier of hydraulic presses and automated systems, has announced the addition of Dan Frederich as technical support engineer and electrical controls specialist. In this position, he facilitates the supply of hydraulic press replacement parts, generates...

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Briggs, LiftOne named Hyster dealers for Southeast

May 3, 2012

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has named Briggs Equipment and LiftOne as authorized dealers for Hyster® lift trucks in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., respectively. This follows an announcement of Barloworld's intention to sell its U.S. assets to Briggs and LiftOne. The companies are two of the...

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Caster Concepts adds Conveyor Concepts business

May 3, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has announced the addition of Conveyor Concepts to its family of businesses. Conveyor Concepts manufactures components for the conveyor industry, including conveyor rollers, drive assemblies, and...

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Unist launches new website

May 3, 2012

Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., has overhauled its website at www.unist.com. New features include easier access to product information and documentation and a growing video library. The site highlights the company's environmentally friendly lubrication systems and products for metal cutting and...

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Safety Today named exclusive U.S. distributor for PPSS cut-resistant clothing

May 3, 2012

Grove City, Ohio-based Safety Today Inc. has been selected as the exclusive licensed distributor for PPSS Group cut-resistant clothing in all U.S. industrial applications and sectors. PPSS Group, Knaresborough, U.K., designs, develops, and manufactures cut-resistant clothing made of its own...

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COMEQ names vice president of sales - TheFabricator.com

COMEQ names vice president of sales

May 2, 2012

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., the exclusive distributor for Geka, Safan, Primeline, Americor, and Parmigiani fabricating and sheet metal machinery, has announced the appointment of Eric Lenhart as vice president of sales. In this position, he works with staff to foster closer relationships with...

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MidWest Materials CEO receives award for service, leadership - TheFabricator.com

MidWest Materials CEO receives award for service, leadership

May 2, 2012

MidWest Materials CEO Brian Robbins has received the President's Award from the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, for his commitment and leadership to the association and the steel industry. Other recipients of the award this year were Andy Gross, CEO of Alliance Steel LLC, and...

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BAE Systems completes manufacturing center in Texas

May 2, 2012

BAE Systems, a global defense, aerospace, and security company, has completed construction of its new manufacturing center in Austin, Texas. The new facility produces technologies for the company's electronic systems sector, including circuit-card assemblies for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon...

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Daimler Buses reconfigures North American operations

May 2, 2012

Daimler Buses, Stuttgart, Germany, is reconfiguring its bus business in the U.S. and Canada. The company has signed a letter of intent with Motor Coach Industries Intl. Inc. to establish a strategic partnership to combine MCI's product, service, and sales network with Setra's North American coach...

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Fusion Metal Products completes expansion

May 2, 2012

Metal fabricating company Fusion Metal Products has added 4,200 sq. ft. to its facility in New Richmond, Wis. The addition houses a large sandblasting booth and 30-ft. powder coating batch oven....

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Nissan Forklift names national account manager - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift names national account manager

May 1, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the appointment of Dale Skiles as national account manager. Responsible for U.S. accounts and development of new North American accounts, Skiles has 17 years of experience in the industry. He has a bachelor's degree in social science from the...

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STI/SPFA announces Sonnenberg Award recipient

May 1, 2012

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has presented the Sonnenberg Award to Wally Watson, Watco Tanks, Floresville, Texas. The award honors an STI/SPFA member who has made significant contributions to the association in research and/or technical...

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Miller to take weld expo tour to four cities

May 1, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and the ITW Welding companies of North America, including Hobart Brothers, Bernard, Tregaskiss, Weldcraft, and Smith Equipment, will be taking the "Under the Hood 2012: Learn | Weld | Connect" welding expos to four cities across the U.S. Tour stops are...

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Eriez launches website section devoted to environmentally friendly products

April 26, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has added a new section to its website that is devoted to its Eco-Certified program and products. Demonstrating its commitment to a better, cleaner environment, the company developed the Eco-Certification designation for a variety of its magnetic separation and recycling...

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Osborn announces new branding for unified identity

April 26, 2012

Osborn, a Cleveland-based producer of surface treatment and finishing tools, has announced a new brand identity. The branding was developed to unify the company's multiple divisions and create a focused, strategic approach in the marketplace. The new brand identity encompasses the company's...

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