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Top manufacturers find innovation at its best at FABTECH Mexico

May 20, 2015

A record-setting 11,100 qualified buyers visited the co-located FABTECH® Mexico, AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico, and COATech shows on May 5-7, 2015, in Monterrey, Mexico. More than 530 exhibiting companies spanned 125,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, which were all record numbers for the 7th...

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Clark Metal Products adds automated welding robot cell

May 20, 2015

Clark Metal Products, a manufacturer of precision metal components based in Blairsville, Pa., has added an automated welding robot cell to its operations. The Lincoln Electric System 40 robotic welder with a horizontal turntable system is suitable for small to medium-size parts that can be...

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquires Billy Goat Industries Inc.

May 20, 2015

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has acquired Billy Goat Industries Inc., a Lee’s Summit, Mo., manufacturer of specialty turf equipment. Briggs & Stratton is a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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Website allows users to share scrap prices

May 20, 2015

The iScrap App online mobile and desktop website, iscrapapp.com, now allows scrappers to report scrap prices from the scrapyards in their area. Logging in with a social media profile, users can report prices for metals they sold to the scrapyard they visit. Users can review and check reported...

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Universal names general manager of sales

May 19, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center, has hired Dean Dolata as general manager of sales. Dolata has more than 20 years of experience in the steel service center market. Before joining the firm, he was general manager of Ryerson Cleveland. He also served as...

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Atema names safety director

May 19, 2015

Chicago-based Atema Inc., a private consulting firm that provides quality management and certification for the structural steel industry, has hired Tim Neubauer as safety director. Neubauer, a former senior consultant for the National Safety Council, has more than 15 years of field experience...

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Trojan Powder Coating opens third location

May 19, 2015

Trojan Powder Coating has opened its third location, Trojan Architectural Coaters Inc., in Pompano Beach, Fla. The firm also has plants in Bay Shore, N.Y., and Sarasota, Fla. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility can accommodate large projects and material storage. Its well-established paint line has been...

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Hypertherm offers free plasma cutting curriculum and grant program

May 19, 2015

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has made all 10 hours of its AWS SENSE-approved curriculum available for free download to teachers. “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” covers the plasma cutting process, common...

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BrassCraft Mfg. names director, OEM and international sales

May 19, 2015

BrassCraft Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products in Novi, Mich., has announced the promotion of Anthony (Tony) W. Achatz as director, OEM and international sales. With more than 10 years of industry experience, he most recently served as national sales manager, OEM/special...

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Ambrell appoints president/CEO

May 19, 2015

Induction heating system manufacturer Ambrell, Scottsville, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Anthony Mazzullo as president/CEO and a director on the company’s board, effective May 26. He succeeds Interim CEO Tom Giglia, who now assumes a critical role focused on leading the aggressive...

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Thybar Corp. hosts Sen. Cullerton to hear concerns of local manufacturing businesses

May 18, 2015

Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal products in Addison, Ill., recently hosted a visit from Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton. During the visit, the company raised concerns common to many other Illinois employers, which Cullerton promised to discuss with leaders of the Illinois...

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J.L. Becker appoints Southeast sales rep

May 18, 2015

Heat-treating equipment manufacturer J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Ray Monahan as its Southeast sales representative. His territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. For the past 16...

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Graymills immersion parts washer to be featured on “How It’s Made”

May 18, 2015

Graymills Corp., a Chicago-based manufacturer of pumps and parts washers, will be featured in the Science Channel series “How It’s Made.” The episode, to be broadcast on June 11 at 9:00 p.m. EST, demonstrates the production of an immersion parts washer. Viewers are taken through the steps...

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AZZ Galvanizing wins Most Distinguished designation from AGA

May 18, 2015

AZZ Galvanizing Services, Fort Worth, Texas, has won Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards in five categories from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA). The company’s Jackson, Miss., location was recognized as Most Distinguished for its work at the Lazy Magnolia Brewery in Kiln,...

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Arctic Cat to invest $27 million in Minnesota operations

May 18, 2015

Arctic Cat Inc., Minneapolis, has announced plans to invest nearly $27 million in its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn. The company will invest about $26 million in its Thief River Falls facility for a new paint line and other facility improvements that are...

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