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January manufacturing technology consumption 188 percent higher than year ago

March 14, 2011

January U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $371.41 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...

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Steel Market Update reports on Japanese steel mills & manufacturing affected by earthquake

March 14, 2011

Steel Market Update has researched the status of various steel mills and manufacturing facilities in Japan that have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11. A report by John Packard posted on steelmarketupdate.com said that "according to a Saturday news report...

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TMK IPSCO upgrades facility in Wilder, Ky.

March 9, 2011

Pipe producer TMK IPSCO is making a number of investments at its facility in Wilder, Ky., intended to improve operational efficiency and add value for its oil and gas industry customers. The company's most significant investment in Wilder will be the installation of a thread shop, for which the...

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AMECO USA opens 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Cleveland

March 8, 2011

AMECO USA, a metal fabricator of engineered products, has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 4600 West 160th Street in Cleveland. The new facility increases the company's manufacturing space to 62,000 square feet. This includes its sister company, ArcAlloy Metal Fabrication...

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Kennametal raises more than half-million dollars for United Way

March 8, 2011

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that it raised more than $570,000 in support of the United Way and its agencies during the company's 2010 United Way Campaign. Of the total, $328,488 was pledged by more than 900 employees throughout Kennametal facilities nationwide. More than...

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Nucor announces ground breaking in St. James Parish project; names facility general manager

March 7, 2011

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has broken ground on its direct reduced iron (DRI) making facility that will be located in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dan DiMicco, spoke at the event, alongside Governor Bobby Jindal and Economic Development...

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Metcam earns Gold Level Partner designation from Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia

March 7, 2011

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs based in Alpharetta, Ga., has announced that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. The partnership fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental...

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Industrial Magnetics celebrates 50 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Industrial Magnetics celebrates 50 years in business

March 7, 2011

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2011 as a manufacturer of magnetic components and assemblies. Established in 1961 in Detroit by Mike Stowe, the company began by serving the automotive markets with holding and fixturing magnets. The company...

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PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system - TheFabricator.com

PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system

March 7, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has been awarded a license from Phillips Screw Co. for its patented MORTORQ® Super spiral drive system. The proprietary drive system was developed to deliver high torque for fasteners without damaging screw heads or surrounding areas. The drive will be...

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Marmon/Keystone opens hot-rolled seamless tubing depot on West Coast

March 7, 2011

Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., has added a hot-rolled seamless tubing depot at its Los Angeles branch. This new inventory supplies customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Utah. The new depot stocks the sizes of hot-rolled seamless tubing that previously had been shipping out...

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Lantek celebrates 25 years in fabrication industry

March 7, 2011

Lantek, Miñano (Álava), Spain, marks 25 years in business during 2011. Formed in 1986, the company originally developed software products before specializing in CAD/CAM and ERP systems for sheet metal applications. The company has 25 subsidiaries in 17 countries, as well as an extensive network...

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Lincoln Electric's virtual reality welding system wins international innovation award - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric's virtual reality welding system wins international innovation award

March 7, 2011

The VRTEX® 360 virtual reality welding system from Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been recognized by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) with its 2011 Heinz Sossenheimer Award. This accolade is conferred every two years in recognition of software systems that contribute to...

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AK Tube plants recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 3, 2011

The Columbus, Indiana, and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, have been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) — a leading trade organization that serves the metal forming and fabricating...

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Manufacturing hiring continues to improve

March 3, 2011

The U.S. private-sector labor force is forecasted to add jobs in manufacturing in March compared with last year, but hiring will ebb in the service sector for the same timeframe, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE)...

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HRB spot prices up in U.S., Western Europe, down elsewhere

March 2, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for February 28 surged 3.9 percent to $932 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price rose 1.6 percent to $815 per ton (on a Euro basis, it slipped 0.5 percent), ex-works, for the...

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