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Flow Intl. appoints president

October 17, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp., a Kent, Wash.-based developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, has appointed Dick LeBlanc as president. A 30-year veteran of the company, he most recently served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing. He joined...

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Ice Industries expanding operations in Mississippi

October 17, 2014

Ice Industries Grenada has announced that it is expanding and improving operations at its facility in Grenada, Miss. The $1.8 million project, the company’s fifth expansion since 2010, will create 50 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to about 290. Formerly known as...

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Eriez introduces metalworking demonstration and training vehicle

October 17, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has introduced the Orange University® metalworking demonstration and training vehicle, a 32-ft. Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-ft. equipment showroom. The truck will travel throughout North America, delivering hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The...

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Part-time job brings full-time satisfaction

October 17, 2014

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After a career in welding and fabricating, Charlie Wolfe is semi-retired and working 25 hours a week at the local community college. However, his network of friends is vast and his reputation as a go-to guy for one-off projects and repairs is sterling, so he’s actually busier now then he was back when he worked 40 hours a week

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Amanda Mfg. breaks ground on expansion in Ohio

October 17, 2014

Amanda Mfg., a Deshler Group metal forming company based in Logan, Ohio, has broken ground on a $5 million expansion and renovation of its facility. The 130,000-sq.-ft. building will expand by nearly 40 percent, with 54,880 additional square feet of manufacturing plant space and a 14,000-sq.-ft....

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Mission NOT accomplished

October 17, 2014

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A brief look at some unemployment and employment numbers provides reason for optimism for the state of the labor force. It's too soon to say "Mission accomplished" or anything like that, because getting people back to work is an ongoing process, but the trends are encouraging nonetheless.

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Heavy-duty cutoff saw system automates push feed

October 17, 2014

TigerStop has introduced TigerSaw Ferrous, a fully automated, heavy-duty, precision ferrous metal cutoff saw and push feed. The column saw has mitering capabilities from 60 degrees left to 45 degrees right. The system is designed to cut tube, pipe, and barstock up to 42 ft. long. Features...

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In-die indeed

October 17, 2014

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Take stamping production to its limits—and beyond—by taking advantage of in-die and inline capabilities afforded by state-of-the-art servo technology that integrates additional operations into the stamping process.

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Inverter designed for microjoining applications

October 17, 2014

Miyachi America offers the IPB-5000A inverter, a resistance welding power supply for microjoining applications. The power supply features 5-kHz fast feedback and operates in constant-current, voltage, or power feedback modes. It also can weld in combo mode. Maximum output is 6,000 amps. The...

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OMAX Corp. names Kawan Lama as exclusive distribution partner for Indonesia

October 16, 2014

Abrasive waterjet technology provider OMAX® Corp., Kent. Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Kawan Lama® to market, sell, and support OMAX and MAXIEM® JetMachining® centers in Indonesia. “The Indonesian economy is expected to pick up steam in 2015, and we anticipate...

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High-powered fiber translates into a more versatile tool

October 16, 2014

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A new 6-kW fiber laser cutting machine holds the potential to expand the cutting opportunities for metal fabricators.

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Record results reported at wire and Tube China 2014

October 16, 2014

The recent staging of wire and Tube China 2014 in Shanghai closed to record results: 1,461 exhibitors presented technology, machinery, and products from the wire, cable, and tube processing industries to more than 38,000 visitors. In addition to the strong Chinese participation and many...

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Metal fab fortifies TV treehouses

October 16, 2014

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Pete Nelson, show host and treehouse builder on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, sought help refurbishing and fortifying a bridge stairway, and support foundation of the first two treehouses he had built on his original property for his own children. Building the treehouses had launched his successful treehouse-building business, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, Fall City, Wash. Nelson’s creations—and their design and build—is the subject of the wildly popular show. How does a man fortify a weather-beaten treehouse? The answer, my friend, is fabbing in the wind. Metal fabricator Architectural Elements stepped up to help.

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Murata Machinery USA marks 40 years in business

October 16, 2014

Charlotte, N.C.-based Murata Machinery USA Inc., a provider of high-production machine tools and industrial automation, celebrates its 40th year in business in 2014. The firm offers sales, service, and support of the Muratec brand in North America. The company, a subsidiary of Murata Machinery...

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Sales and operations planning meets contract fabrication

October 16, 2014

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O’Neal Manufacturing Services, one of the country’s largest contract fabricators, has implemented a strategy called sales and operations planning, or S&OP, a process designed to improve not just sales forecasting, but the entire enterprise.

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