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Airtronics Metal Products passes national safety compliance inspection

January 12, 2012

Airtronics Metal Products, San José, Calif., has announced it now complies with National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) guidelines for safety. The company has passed the NATM safety compliance consultation, part of the association’s compliance program that is based on the NATM...

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Robinson Metal achieves ISO certification

January 12, 2012

Robinson Metal Inc., a metal fabrication and machining company in Green Bay, Wis., has achieved ISO 9001: 2008 certification from SGS U.S. Testing Company Inc. To verify that ISO initiatives are ongoing and quality improvement continuous, the company has established an internal audit team to...

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Wayne Trail Technologies receives award from state of Ohio

January 12, 2012

The Senate of the state of Ohio has presented Wayne Trail Technologies Inc., Fort Loramie, Ohio, with a 2011 Edison Technology Center Award for Excellence. The award was presented in recognition of the company's development of the Flex Cut fully automated laser cutting system for thin-coated...

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Boeing to close Witchita plant

January 12, 2012

The Boeing Co. has announced plans to close its Witchita, Kan., defense plant by the end of 2013. The facility's work will move to the company's facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Washington, eliminating 2,100 jobs in Witchita....

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K&S adds equipment, automation

January 12, 2012

K&S Tool, Die and Manufacturing, a contract metals manufacturer in Ixonia, Wis., has added its fourth laser — a Mitsubishi 4,500-W with a new 16-shelf tower system to feed it. The automation allows lights-out manufacturing uptime for this area of the business, the company reports. The...

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Nissan Forklift Corp. produces 200,000th forklift - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift Corp. produces 200,000th forklift

January 12, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp. manufactured its 200,000th forklift in at its Marengo, Ill., facility in 2011. A 3,500-lb., Platinum II Cushion I.C. forklift was the 200,000th lift truck to be produced since the company began making forklifts in the U.S. in 1988. It took Nissan Forklift 14 years to...

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HRB prices consolidate gains

January 11, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ U.S. spot HRB price for January 9 rose 3.6 percent to $802 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 1.6 percent to $629 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive time. The Western European HRB...

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Greer upgrades four rolling mills

January 10, 2012

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled steel strip to customer specifications, has completed significant upgrades on its 30-, 22-, and 18-in. rolling mills and its wire mill. The most significant upgrades were to the 30-in. rolling mill, including the following structural and...

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American Industrial Partners purchases Heil Trailer from Dover

January 10, 2012

American Industrial Partners, New York, a middle-market private equity group focused on acquiring and improving North American-headquartered industrial businesses, has purchased Heil Trailer Intl., Athens, Tenn., from Dover Corp. Heil Trailer is a global provider of engineered tank and specialty...

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Manufacturing technology orders maintained strength in November

January 9, 2012

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $430.17 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names Elliott Matsuura as western Canada distributor

January 9, 2012

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, Ont., has been named the exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Incorporated press brakes, shears, and lasers in western Canada. The company has represented Cincinnati in eastern Canada for three years. Service and spare parts continue to be handled directly...

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Kaman appoints leader of value-added services group

January 9, 2012

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., has appointed Gary Yingling as director and general manager, shops and services. He directs the fabrication, assembly, production, material management, capital assets, planning/forecasting, control, and operational quality of the company's...

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Cintas launches online contest to celebrate new-product release

January 9, 2012

In conjunction with the release of the new Carhartt Rental Active Jacket, Cincinnati-based Cintas has launched its search for the “Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew.” Contestants can enter the contest by submitting a short essay and photo at www.cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew. Contest organizers...

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Coe Press Equipment delivers coil lines to Gestamp - TheFabricator.com

Coe Press Equipment delivers coil lines to Gestamp

January 9, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., through its business partnership with Cydak do Brasil Ltda., has shipped two SpaceMaster Series 2 compact coil lines to Gestamp Parana S/A for use in the production of stamped parts for the automotive industry. The compact coil lines can process...

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Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system - TheFabricator.com

Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system

January 9, 2012

In a ceremony marking the final phase of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion, Mid-West Materials Inc. unveiled North America's largest Leveltek stretch leveling system. This addition to the company's 240,000-sq.-ft. facility, which includes cut-to-length lines, levelers, slitters, and...

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