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RJLK Holdings to open metal fabrication plant in South Carolina

July 25, 2011

RJLK Holdings Inc., based in Indiana, has announced plans to locate a metal fabrication and distribution plant in the former Applied Engineering facility in Orangeburg, S.C. The building will hold several subsidiaries of the company. An investment of about $10 million over the next five years will...

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Joining Technologies appoints materials engineering manager - TheFabricator.com

Joining Technologies appoints materials engineering manager

July 25, 2011

Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., has announced the promotion of Salay Stannard to materials engineering manager. In her new role, Stannard is involved in setting strategic goals for technical sales and marketing and is responsible for implementing creative research strategies for...

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Evans Tool & Die appoints president/CEO

July 25, 2011

Evans Tool & Die Inc./Evans Metal Stamping Inc., Atlanta, has announced the appointment of Deanne "Dee" Barnes as its new CEO and president. Barnes is a granddaughter of company founder Leonard Evans Jr. and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership. She has been...

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Survey shows industrial companies confident in growth

July 25, 2011

From upgrading facilities to buying technology, industrial companies are investing confidently in their businesses to build upon a period of sustained growth, according to the results of the newest Industry Market Barometer™ (IMB) from ThomasNet, New York. Forty-five percent of the companies...

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Meritor announces executive appointments

July 21, 2011

Meritor Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced changes to its executive management team, effective immediately. Meritor's board of directors has elected Pedro Ferro to the position of vice...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment receives National Safety Council award

July 18, 2011

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that have a lost-time injury rate of less than 50 percent of companies in the same business classification....

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Beckwood Press Co. hires manufacturing manager

July 18, 2011

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has hired Rick Winkler as manufacturing manager. He oversees the engineering and manufacturing departments and is responsible for directing and coordinating all of the plant's manufacturing activities. Winkler has more than 30 years of industrial experience, focused...

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Chicago Tube and Iron announces completion of merger with Olympic Steel

July 18, 2011

Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, and Chicago Tube and Iron Co. (CTI), Romeoville, Ill., have completed their previously announced merger transaction, with Olympic acquiring all of the outstanding shares of CTI. Donald R. McNeeley, Ph.D., will continue as president and CEO of CTI following the...

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Nordfab Ducting becomes independent operation

July 18, 2011

After years of being tied operationally to a sister dust-collection company, Nordfab Ducting now operates independently as Nordfab LLC. The company, which manufactures clamp-together ducting for dust, mist, and fume collection, now operates with management, financial, and software systems...

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Bunting Magnetics names new CFO - TheFabricator.com

Bunting Magnetics names new CFO

July 18, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., has hired Jana L. Davis as its new CFO. She is responsible for all the financial operations for the company and its wholly owned subsidiary Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). Davis has more than...

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STI/SPFA presents steel water storage tank seminars

July 18, 2011

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., will present it steel water storage tank seminar Aug. 26 in Lisle, Ill., and Sept. 29 in Sacramento, Calif. Speakers will present criteria for selection and design of water storage tanks with special focus...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. agrees to acquire Continental Alloys & Services Inc.

July 14, 2011

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding capital securities of Continental Alloys & Services, Inc., headquartered in Houston, and certain affiliated companies. Continental, a global materials management company focused...

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GM to invest $129 million in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan plants

July 12, 2011

General Motors Powertrain plants in Ohio and Indiana that make transmissions for Buick and Chevrolet models with eAssist fuel-saving technology will get the bulk of a $129 million investment GM announced July 12. The money is part of $2 billion being invested in 17 facilities in eight states over...

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Caterpillar to increase size of under-construction Texas plant

July 11, 2011

Caterpillar Inc. has announced plans to increase its manufacturing capabilities and capacity for hydraulic excavators that will be produced at a facility now under construction in Victoria, Texas. In August 2010 Caterpillar announced that it would build the 850,000-sq.-ft. excavator plant in...

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Eriez announces staff promotion

July 11, 2011

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Dave Heubel to the newly created position of director-North American sales. This promotion follows the company's announcement that it is combining its U.S. and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team. Most...

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