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Nissan Forklift Corp. names dealer in Texas - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift Corp. names dealer in Texas

February 10, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has named Sunbelt Industrial Trucks as a new authorized dealer in north Texas, covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Sunbelt offers all five classes of Nissan Forklift lift trucks, as well as OEM parts and...

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FMA announces 2012 Industry Award winners

February 10, 2012

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has named Airtronics Metal Products as the winner of The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2012 and Chicago Tube & Iron as the winner of TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®'s Industry Award 2012. "These awards recognize...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints CFO

February 10, 2012

Stamping manufacturer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has promoted Patrick Lyons to CFO. He has served as vice president of finance since joining the company in 2009. Before beginning his career with the company, Lyons held financial leadership roles in companies such as Ford Motor, BFI...

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Marcegaglia USA completes galvanized tube mill upgrade

February 10, 2012

Marcegaglia USA has completed a mill upgrade in its Munhall, Pa., facility for its galvanized tube and pipe products. The upgrade, which focused on improving the remetallizing process and the clear coat systems, is expected to provide enhanced corrosion resistance for applications including...

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Sioux launches redesigned Web site

February 10, 2012

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., a manufacturer of application-specific pressure washers, steam cleaners, steam generators, and fluid heating and cooling systems, has upgraded its Web site at www.sioux.com. The redesigned site offers videos, slide shows, and images....

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Prima Power Laserdyne expands operations with new hiring, new markets

February 10, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has announced that it is expanding its North American business. The planned expansion includes hiring personnel for 20 newly created job positions and the introduction of products into new and existing markets. The new positions include assembly technicians,...

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SME Education Foundation provides CIM funding to PLTW high schools

February 10, 2012

The SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., has provided $400,000 in 2012 to 167 Project Lead The Way high schools for equipment and classroom material upgrades for their computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) programs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2018, the total U.S....

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Elgin Fastener Group names new CFO

February 10, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has appointed Ian McKenna to the position of CFO. He has an extensive background of senior financial management positions in Canada and the U.S., in industries from injection molding and steel to automotive parts manufacturing. Elgin Fastener Group companies...

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Amada announces grand opening of Dallas facility

February 10, 2012

Amada will celebrate the grand opening of its new Dallas Satellite Center March 7-8. The center will work in conjunction with the Amada Solution Center in Schaumburg, Ill., and the Los Angeles Technical Center in Buena Park, Calif., to provide ongoing access for local and national customers. At...

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Tredegar to close aluminum extrusion plant in Indiana

February 10, 2012

Tredegar Corp., Richmond, Va., has announced that its Bonnell Aluminum subsidiary will close its plant in Kentland, Ind. The plant, which has been operating at a loss for the past several years, is scheduled to close by Sept. 30. Eligible employees will be offered severance and outplacement...

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TrailManor to open plant in Nebraska

February 10, 2012

TrailManor Mfg. Co. LLC is renovating a facility in Hartington, Neb., for the production of lightweight recreational travel trailers. The renovation, which will create 20 full-time jobs, represents a $950,000 investment from the company and a $505,000 community development block grant from the...

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Marlin Steel wins 2012 Inner City 100 Award

February 10, 2012

Marlin Steel, a Baltimore-based manufacturer of custom wire baskets and sheet metal fabrications, has been selected for a 2012 Inner City 100 Award by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The award spotlights the fastest-growing companies in America’s inner cities. The list of...

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Caterpillar to close Progress Rail Services plant in Ontario

February 10, 2012

Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, has announced plans to close the London, Ont., Electro-Motive Diesel locomotive plant after union workers refused to take a 50 percent pay cut. The closure eliminates 465 jobs. Production will be moved to other Caterpillar plants in North and...

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Eberl Iron Works passes leadership to third generation - TheFabricator.com

Eberl Iron Works passes leadership to third generation

February 10, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has announced that cousins John Eberl and Nora Eberl have become third-generation co-owners of the company. John, son of George Eberl, has been named CEO. Nora, the daughter of Frank Eberl, continues as CFO. George has become vice president- business analysis,...

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A.T. Wall acquires Metalform Co.

February 10, 2012

A.T. Wall, Warwick, R.I., the stamping and tube drawing subsidiary of ATW Companies, has acquired Metalform Co., a New Britain, Conn.-based gun magazine manufacturing firm. The acquisition of Metalform's deep-drawing, stamping, and pistol magazine fabrication capabilities supports ATW’s vertical...

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