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Super Steel makes leadership change - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel makes leadership change

April 26, 2012

Super Steel LLC, a Milwaukee contract manufacturer serving the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation, and defense markets, has appointed Brad Nennig as chief financial officer. In his new role, he is responsible for the company's accounting functions and internal financial...

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High Steel Service Center installs stretcher leveling line - TheFabricator.com

High Steel Service Center installs stretcher leveling line

April 26, 2012

High Steel Service Center LLC has added a 0.500- by 72-in. Red Bud Industries cut-to-length line at its Lancaster, Pa., facility. The line includes an adjustable SUREGRIP™ stretcher leveling system. The stretcher frames can be adjusted automatically to a multiple of the part length to...

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ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA - TheFabricator.com

ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA

April 25, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Catherine Morris, senior account manager with ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., as its first female chair. Morris was elected to the RIA board in 2003 and most recently served as first vice chair. She is a past chair and current member of...

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Agrawal receives ASEE's 2012 James H. McGraw Award

April 25, 2012

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has awarded its James H. McGraw Award to Ashok Agrawal, M.S., P.E., vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, Ferguson, Mo., and a member of the SME Education Foundation board of directors, in...

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EFD Induction acquires Electronic Heating Equipment

April 25, 2012

EFD Induction, Skien, Norway, has announced its acquisition of Electronic Heating Equipment (EHE) Inc., a supplier of impeders, coils, scarfing equipment, and related products to tube and pipe manufacturers. EHE founder John Wright will continue as managing director of the Washington state-based...

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Sharpe Products adds fiber-optic tube laser capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Sharpe Products adds fiber-optic tube laser capabilities

April 25, 2012

Sharpe Products, a contract manufacturer in New Berlin, Wis., providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company’s already lean processes of using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser can cut...

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ThyssenKrupp Presta Terre Haute announces expansion

April 25, 2012

ThyssenKrupp Presta Terre Haute LLC, a manufacturer of steering systems for the automotive industry, has announced a $22 million expansion of its facility in Terre Haute, Ind. The expansion, which reflects increased existing-customer orders from OEMs and new contracts with several major auto...

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U.S. durable goods orders decreased 4.2 percent in March

April 25, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March decreased $8.8 billion or 4.2 percent to $2.2.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced April 25. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 1.9 percent February increase. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 1.1...

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World export and Western Europe HRB prices up slightly; flat in China, down in U.S.

April 25, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for April 23 increased 0.9 percent to $651 per ton, FOB the port of export, after falling two consecutive times. The Western European HRB price increased 0.1 percent to $681 per ton (on a Euro basis, it was down 0.2 percent), ex-works, after...

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SOO Tractor establishes new division

April 23, 2012

SOO Tractor, a manufacturer of Massey Ferguson and AGCO agricultural machinery in Sioux City, Iowa, has announced the establishment of its new Radius Steel Fabrication division. This division provides customized fabrication integrated with electronics and new technology, allowing SOO to diversify...

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Central States Mfg. to build facility in South Dakota

April 23, 2012

Lowell, Ark.-based Central States Mfg., a manufacturer and distributor of metal building products, plans to expand its operations to Hartford, S.D. The company plans to construct a 40,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility on a 10-acre plot. The expansion will create up to 40 jobs in the next three...

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Bobcat to expand North Dakota operations

April 23, 2012

Bobcat Co. and Menlo Worldwide Logistics have announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck, N.D., creating as many as 150 new positions. Production of Bobcat® compact attachments is moving to the new facility from a Bobcat-owned plant in...

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Fuel Total Systems California to add 100 jobs

April 23, 2012

Fuel Total Systems California Corp. has opened a new, 120,000-sq.-ft. plant in Lebanon, Ky., for the manufacture and supply of automotive fuel tank systems and related components. The company, a subsidiary of FTS Co. Ltd., is based in Toyota, Japan. The $38 million project is expected to result in...

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Small and midsized manufacturers plan for continued growth

April 23, 2012

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey to determine financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2012. The findings show the majority of its members are forecasting revenue...

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Kenowa Industries receives minority business award

April 23, 2012

Kenowa Industries, a custom metal fabrication shop in Holland, Mich., has been named Minority-owned Business of the Year by the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce. Since 2009 the company has experienced a 66 percent sales increase and added six employees....

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