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Conference/expo focuses on rapid prototyping

March 8, 2005

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is hosting the 2005 Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference & Exposition May 9 — 12 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Dearborn, Mich.The event will...

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Starrett celebrates 125th anniversary

March 8, 2005

In 2005 the L.S. Starrett Co. celebrates its 125th anniversary. Beginning with a single tool, the company has grown into a global manufacturer with a line of more than 5,000 products, including...

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Timken sponsors "Engineer of the Year" award

March 8, 2005

The Timken Company is sponsoring Design News'"Engineer of the Year" award. Timken and the former Torrington Company have had a long-standing tradition of sponsoring the program since its inception in...

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Greer Steel appoints marketing vice president

March 8, 2005

Greer Industries has appointed Bob Friend as vice president of marketing. He is responsible for developing new market opportunities with a particular focus on marketing efforts for Greer Steel and...

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Chernobyl metal sold for scrap

March 8, 2005

Pieces of metal from the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine, scene of the world's worst civil nuclear disaster in 1986, are being sold for scrap.Olexzandre Smyshliayev, director of...

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BTD Manufacturing acquires Performance Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

BTD Manufacturing Inc., an operating company of Otter Tail Corp., has acquired Lakeville, Minn.-based Performance Tool & Die Inc.Dale Messer, formerly the president and co-owner of Performance Tool,...

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BOC signs AWISCO NY

March 8, 2005

BOC has signed a multiyear supply agreement with AWISCO NY Corp., a distributor of compressed gases and welding, safety, and industrial supplies.AWISCO serves the construction trades, including steel...

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ALSCO wins 2004 NCCA Safety Award

March 8, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has presented its 2004 Best Safety Practices Award to ALSCO Metals Corp. of Roxboro, N.C. The award was announced at NCCA's Fall Technical Meeting in...

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AWS Welding Show adds job fair

March 8, 2005

The American Welding Society (AWS) is holding a job fair as part of its 2005 AWS Welding Show.This inaugural AWS Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, the last day of...

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Domestic manufacturing growth outlook appears strong

March 8, 2005

The Site Selection Network of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Deloitte's Manufacturing Industry practice released the results of the organizations' joint 2005 Manufacturing...

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Houghton, Tecnoalloy form alliance

March 8, 2005

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treating Division has entered into a sales and marketing alliance with Tecnoalloy s.r.l., a manufacturer of heat treating racks and equipment in Fornovo, Italy.The agreement...

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Engineering Quality Solutions Web site adds FLCo calculator

March 8, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.'s Web site now includes an online FLCo calculator.FLCo values are needed to generate Forming Limit Diagrams (FLDs), which are used in circle grid strain analysis,...

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Panasonic Factory Automation changes name

March 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Automation has been renamed Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA).The name change unifies the company's capital equipment business globally under the Panasonic name...

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Manufacturing added 20,000 jobs in February

March 4, 2005

According the Labor Department, U.S. employers added 262,000 jobs in February, including 20,000 manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing's gains followed five consecutive months of job loss. However, the job...

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Manzullo urges Congress to reduce health care costs

March 3, 2005

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) said surging health care costs continue to squeeze the U.S.'s small employers, and Congress must act quickly to prevent many more workers...

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