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Research shows metal exposure from shop towels may exceed permissible drinking water levels

March 19, 2012

Gradient, an environmental and risk science consulting firm, has released new data that shows metal exposure levels from use of laundered shop towels may exceed the permissible levels allowed in drinking water. According to the research, manufacturing workers using a typical number of shop towels...

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SigmaTEK Academy brings fabricators face-to-face with industry leaders

March 19, 2012

CAD/CAM nesting systems provider SigmaTEK Systems LLC will hold SigmaTEK Academy 2012 at its global headquarters in Cincinnati May 1-2, 2012. This free, two-day event will showcase current and future material cutting tools and technologies for laser, plasma, waterjet, punch, CAD/CAM nesting, and...

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S&H Metal Products expanding in Indiana

March 15, 2012

S&H Metal Products, a provider of galvanized and aluminum sheet metal for the RV industry, has announced plans to expand its operations in Topeka, Ind. The expansion, which will include new CNC equipment, is expected to create up to 18 new jobs in the next three years....

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HRB prices down in Western Europe and U.S., up elsewhere

March 14, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for March 12 rose 1.7 percent to $656 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price increased 0.5 percent to $569 per ton for the fourth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB...

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Shale-Inland Holdings to acquire Shale-Inland, HD Supply's IPVF business

March 14, 2012

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, a holding company majority-owned and -controlled by funds of TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., has announced plans to acquire Shale-Inland and HD Supply's IPVF business. The transactions are expected to close by the end of March 2012, at which time the two acquired...

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Mazak Optonics names regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics names regional sales manager

March 14, 2012

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has promoted Erin Chasse to northeast regional sales manager. In his new role, Chasse, who previously was an assistant regional sales manager for the company, addresses and manages sales activities in New England, New Jersey,...

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Metals USA acquires Gregor Technologies

March 14, 2012

Metals USA Holdings Corp., a provider of processed carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Gregor Technologies LLC, Torrington, Conn. Gregor provides custom-crafted parts and assemblies and tailored systems to OEM customers in the industrial...

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Bilsing Automation appoints global accounts director - TheFabricator.com

Bilsing Automation appoints global accounts director

March 13, 2012

Bilsing Automation, a manufacturer of modular tooling systems for pressrooms and body shops, has appointed Claus Dratz to the newly created position of global account manager at its headquarters in Attendorn, Germany. In this position, Dratz serves customers with worldwide operations, helping...

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Leed Fabrication expanding in Colorado

March 13, 2012

Leed Fabrication Services, Brighton, Colo., has purchased a 21,842-sq.-ft. building in Loveland, Colo., to expand its cutting, bending, and welding capacity to build steel equipment for the oil and gas industry equipment. The company plans to employ 50 people at the new facility by summer, with...

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Adept Technology names vice president of global operations - TheFabricator.com

Adept Technology names vice president of global operations

March 13, 2012

Adept Technology, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider of robots, motion controllers, application-development software, and vision-guidance technology, has appointed Robert J. Malley Jr. as vice president of global operations. He is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the...

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RathGibson to be acquired by Precision Castparts

March 13, 2012

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and specialty alloy tubing based in Janesville, Wis., has agreed to be acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC). The acquisition is pending regulatory approvals. Precision Castparts is a worldwide,...

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Alcoa wins $2.1 million U.S. Navy contract

March 13, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.1 million contract to New York-based Alcoa, a producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, to develop advanced welding techniques designed to reduce manufacturing costs on aluminum-intensive ships. Under the program, developed through collaboration...

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AddisonMckee to supply muffler assembly system for Chrysler C platform vehicle - TheFabricator.com

AddisonMckee to supply muffler assembly system for Chrysler C platform vehicle

March 13, 2012

Tube bending and end forming equipment-maker AddisonMckee of Lebanon, Ohio, has been commissioned to manufacture entirely new and rebuilt Eagle equipment for a Michigan exhaust manufacturer to produce the muffler assembly for Chrysler's new C platform vehicle in the U.S. The equipment features...

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Kardex Remstar launches revised Web site

March 13, 2012

Kardex Remstar has revised its Web site at www.kardexremstar.com. The updated site provides current information on the company's storage and retrieval systems, including videos of products in use. For more detailed product specifications, visitors can download product literature directly from the...

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Cemco marks 50 years of manufacturing

March 12, 2012

Cemco, a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business in Belen, N.M., celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1962 by Mason Hise as a repair company that specialized in rebuilding crusher rolls and jaw plates, the company built its first vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher in...

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