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High-visibility garments help workers stay cool

March 9, 2017

Ergodyne has added new products to its GloWear® Hi-Vis apparel line in preparation for summer outdoor work. These new garments provide ANSI-compliant visibility to prevent struck-by accidents and have features to help workers beat the heat.The new products include mesh vests, a T-shirt, a...

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CenterLine wins Gold Standard in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program

March 9, 2017

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2013, has retained its status and become a Gold Standard winner in 2017. The national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums. It...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to increase in March compared with a year ago; recruiting difficulty falls

March 9, 2017

In March 2017, employment will grow at 59.0 percent of manufacturing firms and decline at 6.5 percent. The resulting net increasing index of 52.4 (59.0 - 6.5) suggests faster employment growth in manufacturing than in March 2016 (42.6).In March 2017, employment levels will grow at 48.8 percent of...

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Walk-in oven holds weldments at temperature

March 9, 2017

Grieve has developed No. 1037, a 900-degrees-F walk-in oven currently used for holding weldments at temperature before welding. The oven measures 108 by 120 by 115 in. The INCOLOY® alloy-sheathed tubular elements deliver 300 kW to heat the oven chamber, and a 30,000-CFM, 30-HP recirculating blower...

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Global Shop Solutions celebrates 40 years in business

March 8, 2017

Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, Texas, a developer of ERP software, marked its 40th anniversary on April 15, 2016. Founded in 1976 by Dick Alexander, the family-owned business has grown from a small local company to a global enterprise serving discrete manufacturers around the world. In...

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Falcon Steel America supplies transmission poles to electric cooperative

March 8, 2017

Steel structure fabricator Falcon Steel America, Haltom City, Texas, has delivered 73 new steel transmission poles to a Texas-based electric cooperative. The new structures, which replaced aging H-frame wood poles, were hot-dip galvanized and feature bases coated for corrosion...

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Controx hires key account manager

March 8, 2017

Springfield, Ohio-based Controx, a manufacturer of precision cutting and forming tools for metals, composites, and other materials, has hired Todd Hammer as key account manager, western U.S. In this position, he serves high-volume users of circular blades and cutting tools in Washington, Oregon,...

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Building with culture first

March 7, 2017 | By Trey Thompson

Doing business the right way matters. What’s the right way? Here is the formula that continues to work for Anchor Fabrication.

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Hollaender Mfg. gains UL 2703 approval for fittings

March 7, 2017

Hollaender® Mfg., Cincinnati, has received UL 2703 Recognized Component Approval under Intertek ETL mark No. 5006508 for its Speed-Rail® solar pipe rack fittings. Testing conducted by Intertek on both galvanized steel and aluminum pipe has shown that the fittings form a safe and reliable bond...

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Lucifer Furnaces equips R. Hueter with benchtop oven for heat treating

March 7, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces Inc., Warrington, Pa., has delivered a heat-treating oven to R. Hueter Co., Beverly, Mass., a CNC machine shop that produces male and female RF connector contacts. Hueter uses the furnace primarily to achieve a specific Rockwell hardness with small lots of pins under a nitrogen...

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Strip/flux combo decreases cladding time on Alloy 625

March 7, 2017

Voestalpine Böhler Welding has introduced a patented strip/flux combination for single-layer cladding of Alloy 625. The UTP Maintenance Soudotape 625/Record EST 625-1 LD cuts down on cladding time and on the use of cladding materials, the company reports. Alloy 625 composition with less than 10...

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Predictive monitoring/analytics system diagnoses pump operating problems

March 6, 2017

The new PumpSense™ sensor-based system from Prophecy Sensorlytics™ provides predictive diagnostics technology to alert pump/blower users to developing problems and prescribe fixes without any need for outside support, expertise, or data analysis. Designed for integration by OEM pump...

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Smithers Quality Assessments receives aerospace accreditation for AS9100:2016

March 6, 2017

Akron, Ohio-based Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA) has received accreditation from ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for AS9100:2016, the quality management standard used in the aerospace industry. SQA has offered AS9100 certifications since 2001.AS9100 is based on the ISO 9001 quality...

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Messer Cutting Systems hires central regional manager

March 6, 2017

Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Messer Cutting Systems, a provider of thermal cutting gantry machines for the metalworking industry, has hired Todd Wellens as central regional manager. Wellens has more than 20 years of experience in the fabricating machine tool marketplace, as well as 10 years of...

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O’Neal Mfg. Services names GM of Iowa Laser facility

March 6, 2017

Birmingham, Ala.-based O’Neal Mfg. Services (OMS) has appointed Matt Moon to general manager of the Iowa Laser division in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies for OEMs. This facility offers sheet and tube CO2 laser cutting, forming, machining, and...

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