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MAE names American Wera as North American representative

February 29, 2012

MAE Maschinen-und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH of Erkrath, Germany, has formed a partnership with American Wera, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Queretaro, Mexico, for representation throughout North America. MAE is a manufacturer of straightening machines for round, profiles, and complexly shaped workpieces;...

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Worcester passes away at 62

February 29, 2012

Dick Worcester, 62, longtime president of S.W. Anderson Co., died Jan. 21 of cancer at his home in suburban Chicago. Worcester joined the company in 1978 as an outside salesman. He soon was promoted to vice president and eventually president. Under his leadership, the company grew from two...

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Goff's Enterprises moves to new facility - TheFabricator.com

Goff's Enterprises moves to new facility

February 29, 2012

Goff's Enterprises Inc., manufacturer of custom industrial space-partitioning vinyl products, has moved into a new facility in Pewaukee, Wis., down the street from the previous location. The company purchased the building, with more than 67,000 sq. ft. of space, in 2010 and has been renovating...

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Graphics Systems offers product development events in March

February 29, 2012

Graphics Systems Corp., Milwaukee, has announced a series of product development seminars titled "This March, Eliminate the Madness in your Product Development." These complimentary events give attendees the opportunity to see how experts solve common issues in their product development using the...

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IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest - TheFabricator.com

IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest

February 29, 2012

IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a manufacturer of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed Kevin Arnold as regional sales manager, Midwest. An industry veteran with more than 25 years in the industrial laser industry, Arnold has experience selling industrial lasers and systems...

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Waukesha Metal Products named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 29, 2012

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., an international metal forming supplier with capabilities including metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design/build, has won the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small-business category. From 52 nominees, Waukesha Metal...

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RIA launches certified robot integrator program

February 29, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a certified robot integrator program. "The idea for certification came to us from the system integrator community," said Jeff Burnstein, president of RIA. "We held focus groups and conducted surveys of integrators to identify...

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Tubelite expands Michigan manufacturing facilities

February 29, 2012

Tubelite Inc. has invested in structural expansions and production enhancements at its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Mich. At the Walker facility, the company added more than 43,000 sq. ft., significantly expanding its shipping area. Structural and logistical improvements are being completed...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 4 percent—largest drop in 3 years

February 29, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $8.6 billion or 4.0 percent to $206.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Feb. 28. This is the largest drop since January 2009. The decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.2 percent December...

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Braner/Loopco to build CTL line for Reliance MetalCenter

February 27, 2012

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has received an order to build a 72-in.-wide stainless steel and aluminum-alloy cut-to-length line for installation in Reliance MetalCenter's Santa Fe Springs, Calif., facility. The CTL line will feature a cassette leveler with automatic closed-loop flatness...

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Beckwood Press promotes production manager - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press promotes production manager

February 27, 2012

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has promoted Dan Steinkamp to production manager. In this role, he is involved in the planning, coordination, and control of the manufacturing process. Steinkamp joined the company in 2009 and has more than a decade of experience in the hot stamping and heat...

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Danly marks 90 years in business

February 27, 2012

Danly IEM, Farmington Hills, Mich., is marking its 90th anniversary in business in 2012. The company was founded in 1922 by Robert C. Danly and his son Philo H. Danly to serve diemakers and the metal stamping industry. The company introduced the guidepost die set as a manufactured product, then...

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InSinkErator purchases CWP press feeding system - TheFabricator.com

InSinkErator purchases CWP press feeding system

February 27, 2012

InSinkErator, based in Racine, Wis., a business unit of Emerson, has purchased a CWP 18- by 0.030-in. by 15,000-lb. zigzag press feeding system from Formtek Maine, Clinton, Maine, to manufacture parts for its food waste disposal units. The system features a stock reel, straightener, threading...

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JK Lasers appoints worldwide sales director

February 27, 2012

JK Lasers, a manufacturer of fiber lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, and process tools in Rugby, U.K., has named Paul Ferris as worldwide sales director, focusing on the expansion of the company's fiber laser line. Ferris has held senior positions with companies around the world. Before joining JK Lasers, he...

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Airtronics earns welding certification

February 27, 2012

Airtronics Metal Products (AMP), San Jose, Calif., a sheet metal design, engineering, and precision manufacturing company, has earned qualification and certification to weld per American Welding Society (AWS) and military standard (MIL-SPEC). These certifications verify the company's quality...

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