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Thermadyne names Built With Class contest winners

December 6, 2011

St. Louis-based Thermadyne® has announced the winners of its Built With Class welding contest. The contest was open to all students who were currently enrolled in a welding instructional program at a secondary, postsecondary, technical, or vocational school. In the beginner student category,...

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Lincoln Electric sponsors AWS's Careers in Welding trailer

December 6, 2011

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, is partnering with the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, to provide a hands-on welding experience to help attract new people to the profession. As part of this partnership, Lincoln Electric recently provided VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welders for...

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Salvagnini fiber lasers include SigmaNEST software

November 27, 2011

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, has announced that its SigmaNEST® software is being employed on the Salvagnini fiber laser cutting system. The software provides part nesting features to help reduce scrap and increase productivity, the company states....

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Techni Waterjet-ANCA form partnership

November 27, 2011

Techni Waterjet, Shawnee Mission, Kan., has signed the ANCA Group as its new equity partner. With the agreement, ANCA takes a 25 percent share in Techni over the next two years, with options to develop a closer partnership in the future. ANCA is a developer of CNC technology and a manufacturer of...

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EFG acquires Landreth Fastener's cold heading segment

November 27, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has acquired the cold heading segment of Landreth Fastener Corp., a 35,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Houston with 27 cold headers, a precision machine shop, a supporting tooling shop, and an automatic inspection/packaging area. Landreth...

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ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on operations expansion - TheFabricator.com

ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on operations expansion

November 27, 2011

ATI Industrial Automation, a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has broken ground for an operations expansion at its corporate headquarters in Apex, N.C. Driven by high demand for the company's end-effector products, the expansion more than doubles its current manufacturing and inventory...

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Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager

November 27, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has appointed Allan Callander to the position of market sales manager. The appointment is part of the company's expansion of its laser systems business to include industries such as medical devices, electronics, and precision mechanical components....

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Takoda Group acquires Danco Metal Products

November 27, 2011

Takoda Group LLC, a private investment firm in Cleveland, has completed acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of Danco Metal Products Inc., a precision metal fabricator in Avon Lake, Ohio. Glenn Harbold, a Takoda Group operating partner, assumes the role of president of Danco Metal Products....

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Offers 2012 Capital Spending Forecast

November 22, 2011

A comprehensive analysis that projects planned 2012 capital expenditures on machinery and equipment ranging from cutting machines and ironworkers to press brakes and welding supplies is now available from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA). The 2012 Capital Spending...

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Gene Haas Foundation, SME Education Foundation align funding for machinist training

November 21, 2011

Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., the philanthropic arm of Haas Automation Inc., has provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to align machinist training with the needs of job seekers and employers in high-unemployment communities. This grant is part of a $700,000 total that...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces new staff assignments

November 21, 2011

Two divisions of the Elgin Fastener Group have assigned individuals to new positions in their quality control departments. Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named Amy Hedges as quality supervisor. A 10-year veteran of EFG's Ohio Rod Products division, she has previously worked in shipping and...

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Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir

November 21, 2011

Hypertherm, a designer and manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has announced that nexAir has received the 2011 Richard W. Couch Jr. Award. The award, named after Hypertherm's founder and president, Dick Couch, recognizes the top independent distributor in Hypertherm's North...

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ETM Mfg. expands operations in New England

November 21, 2011

ETM Mfg., Wilmington, Mass., a provider of customized sheet metal manufacturing and supply chain services to OEMs, has announced plans to open a 43,000-sq.-ft. facility in Littleton, Mass., in early 2012. The $500,000 renovation of a previously vacant facility will more than quadruple the size of...

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MSCI forms Red Metals division

November 21, 2011

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Schaumburg, Ill., has added a Copper and Brass Specialty Division. "This is the natural evolution of our organization," said MSCI President and CEO M. Robert Weidner III. "We strive to serve the networking, educational, advocacy, and research needs of...

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Caplugs featured on worlds greatest program

November 21, 2011

Caplugs, Buffalo, N.Y., was featured on the Nov. 11, 2011, episode of "World's Greatest!...", a syndicated television program that airs on ION Television affiliates. The segment featured a behind-the-scenes look at the company's techniques for manufacturing plastic protection products. It...

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