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American Muscle acquires Follansbee Steel

April 18, 2012

American Muscle, Wellsburg, W. Va., has acquired the dock fabrication segment of Follansbee Steel’s business operation, which announced its closing in January. American Muscle, formerly Valley Manufacturing, had been manufacturing Follansbee's hardware for 13 years, supplying the company with...

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Northern Metal Fab expands operations

April 18, 2012

Metal fabrication job shop Northern Metal Fab Inc. has announced an expansion of its Baldwin, Wis., facility. The company has purchased an 80,000-sq.-ft. building close to existing facilities, more than doubling the size of its operations. The expansion will create about 30 jobs, with room for...

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EVS Metal installs robotic welding cell

April 18, 2012

EVS Metal Inc., Riverdale, N.J., a supplier of custom-fabricated sheet metal parts, machined parts, and integration and engineering services, has installed a Lincoln Electric System 35 dual fixed-table robotic welding cell. The pre-engineered robotic welding system is designed for medium- to...

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Bullard Abrasives acquires Marvel Abrasive Products

April 18, 2012

Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives, a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago. Orignially established in 1936 as Bates Abrasive Products, Marvel manufactures resin fiber...

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Manufacturers urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline legislation

April 18, 2012

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement urging members of the House of Representatives to support H.R. 4340, which would require the approval of TransCanada’s permit to build the Keystone XL...

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Whirlpool opens new manufacturing facility in Tennessee

April 16, 2012

Whirlpool Corp. has opened its new manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn., for the production of cooking products. The $200 million project — which the company says is the largest premium cooking plant in the world — includes a 1 million-sq.-ft. production facility and a 400,000-sq.-ft....

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Camfil releases video case study

April 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has published its first video case study at www.farrapc.com/videos/1010. The 6-min. video testimonial describes how Toyo Seat USA, an automotive seat manufacturer, used Gold Series® fume...

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Dayton Progress establishes high school manufacturing challenge competition

April 16, 2012

To combat the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers, Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has announced a manufacturing challenge competition to promote awareness of careers in industrial manufacturing to Dayton-area high schools. The competition includes a prize package valued at more than...

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Midlake Products to expand

April 16, 2012

Midlake Products & Mfg. plans to expand its production facility in Louisville, Ohio. The company will add about 20,000 sq. ft. to the loading dock area of the steel and aluminum hinge manufacturing plant. The expansion will accommodate growth in the company’s metal fabrication business. The...

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Ultra Tech adds two new staff positions

April 16, 2012

Ultra Tech Machinery has announced that it has filled two newly created positions on its staff. Jim Minerovic has been hired as operations manager. He spent 10 years at Alcoa in various managerial roles and has years of experience in the implementation of production and quality systems. In this...

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Shimco designated Premier Supplier by Bell Helicopter

April 13, 2012

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has received the prestigious Bell Helicopter Premier Supplier Award. This designation recognizes the company's business processes and quality products, including precision-manufactured parts, laminated and edgebond shims, tapers, and spacers. To qualify for the award, a...

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Lock Joint Tube to expand in Indiana

April 13, 2012

Lock Joint Tube has announced plans to expand its Walnut Street facility in South Bend, Ind. The $8 million expansion is expected to create up to 11 new jobs....

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Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois

April 12, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will host the grand opening of its new North American headquarters May 3-4, 2012. The 48,300-sq.-ft. building, located in Elgin, Ill., has a 10,000-sq.-ft. office, 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, and 24,300-sq.-ft. spare parts and logistics area. In addition to being the company's...

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Greenerd president named co-chairman of AMT - TheFabricator.com

Greenerd president named co-chairman of AMT

April 12, 2012

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has announced that Timothy B. Dining, Greenerd's president and CEO, has been elected co-chairman of the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) board of directors. Ronald Mager, president and CEO of Machinery Systems Inc., also was...

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LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer

April 12, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has named Dean Arneson to the position of sales engineer. Based in Andover, Minn., he is responsible for the sale of the company's sheet metal and plate working machines and software in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and northern Iowa. Arneson worked...

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