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Abtex Corp. adds design engineer

August 14, 2013

Brandon Boyd has joined Abtex Corp.'s systems group as a design engineer. In this position, he designs the company’s automated deburring systems. Boyd has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from SUNY College, Alfred. Abtex Corp, Dresden, N.Y., manufactures application-specific...

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TST marks 1 million hours of incident-free production

August 5, 2013

Thermal Spray Technologies (TST), Sun Prairie, Wis., recently held a celebration at its facility to mark its attainment of 1 million hours with no lost time. The company's 55 employees have achieved seven years of incident-free production. According to the company, employees participate in annual...

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Wagner Industrial Solutions names purchasing agent - TheFabricator.com

Wagner Industrial Solutions names purchasing agent

August 1, 2013

Wagner Industrial Solutions, Elgin, Ill., a provider of liquid and powder coating application technology, has hired Jennifer Bochenek as a purchasing agent. Bochenek has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing and procurement with national and international...

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Brandt names Patech as distributor in Turkey

July 24, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., a supplier of finishing floor solutions for steel tube and pipe manufacturers, Regina, Sask., has named Patech Eng. Co. as the authorized distributor for its tube and pipe equipment in Turkey. Patech's main areas of business include OCTG, drill pipe, line pipe, and...

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Airblast AFC completes paint booth installation for rail group - TheFabricator.com

Airblast AFC completes paint booth installation for rail group

July 11, 2013

Airblast AFC, a manufacturer of paint spray booths, air makeup units, and powder coating equipment in Oroville, Calif., has completed work on a $1.4 million project for a large rail group that repairs, sells, manages, and leases a fleet of nearly 23,000 various types of railcars and locomotives....

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Wall Colmonoy hires manufacturing manager - TheFabricator.com

Wall Colmonoy hires manufacturing manager

July 10, 2013

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, coatings, and engineered components in Madison Heights, Mich., has hired Carlos Marin as manufacturing manager for the Alloy Products Group in Los Lunas, N.M. He is responsible for the planning, coordination, and control...

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Abtex names market development manager

June 25, 2013

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of application-specific abrasive filament brushes and automated systems for deburring and finishing metal parts, has hired Jason Saner as market development manager. In this newly created position, he is responsible for developing business for the...

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Abtex updates website

June 20, 2013

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., has redesigned its website at www.abtex.com, highlighting its engineered deburring technology. The home page highlights the company's engineering capabilities, including the Tri-Ten planetary-head automated deburring system, and offers application-specific product links...

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Engis Corp. marks anniversaries worldwide

June 18, 2013

Engis® Corp., Wheeling, Ill., a manufacturer of superabrasive finishing systems consisting of machines, tooling, and consumable products, marks anniversaries at three of its worldwide locations in 2013. Founded in 1938, the Wheeling location marks 75 years in business this year. Engis Japan,...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology opens Dallas showroom

June 17, 2013

Sterling Fabrication Technology has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Dallas featuring laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting machines, as well as press brakes and finishing equipment from TRUMPF®, Hypertherm, Haeusler, Lissmac, and Virtek. Personalized virtual demonstrations are available via the...

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Steelcraft Tool marks 70 years in business

June 10, 2013

Steelcraft Tool Co. has announced the 70th anniversary of the beginning of its operations. Founded in 1943 as an industrial cutting tools producer, the company eventually began to produce high-quality cutoff, cross-cut, and end finishing blades. Today Steelcraft Tool is a provider of high-speed...

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Pferd launches ergonomics program

June 10, 2013

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasives and surface finishing tools in Leominster, Mass., has launched the Pferdergonomics program, focusing on long-term user health through the reduction of dust, noise, and vibration levels and the improvement of tool haptics. In addition to manufacturing...

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Advanced Technical Finishing continues $10 million facility renovation - TheFabricator.com

Advanced Technical Finishing continues $10 million facility renovation

May 23, 2013

Advanced Technical Finishing (ATF) is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its surface treatment facility in Huntsville, Ala. The $10 million renovation also includes an upgrade of the anodizing line equipment, allowing for increased capacity on Type I, II, and III anodizing, as well as installation of new...

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Böhler-Uddeholm opens PVD coating center in Ontario

May 21, 2013

Böhler-Uddeholm has opened a new PVD coating facility at the Thermo-Tech thermal processing location in Mississauga, Ont. The 9,000-sq.-ft. service center provides duplex PVD coatings to the Canadian manufacturing sector. The vertically integrated company supplies high-performance steels,...

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CGW acquires PASCO

May 8, 2013

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of abrasive systems for the industrial market, has acquired Pacific Abrasive Supply Co. (PASCO), Buena Park, Calif. PASCO is a manufacturer of abrasive belts, sheets, discs, rolls, pressure-sensitive adhesive products, and...

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