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Airgas acquires A&R Welding Supply

December 7, 2004

Airgas Inc. has acquired A&R Welding Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif. The two branches now operate as Airgas...

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Aristo Machines receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

December 7, 2004

Aristo Machines Inc. received its ISO 9001:2000 Certification from ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. in Oct. The company designs, manufactures, and services tube end forming systems.

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AIDA acquires Manzoni and Rovetta

December 7, 2004

AIDA has acquired Manzoni and Rovetta. Dr. Guido Puccio, commissario of Manzoni Group S.p.A. in Amministrazione Straordinaria, and Kimikazu Aida, president of AIDA Engineering Ltd., the parent company...

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Zetec obtains PDI qualification for piping weld inspection technology

December 7, 2004

Zetec has obtained a performance demonstration initiative (PDI) qualification for a technique to inspect austenitic and ferritic piping welds using phased array technology.The qualification is...

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Faro appoints president/COO

December 7, 2004

Faro Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Jay Freeland as president and COO.Freeland is a 12-year veteran of General Electric Co. He began his career with GE in its financial management...

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IPSCO finalizes plate heat treating location, supplier

December 7, 2004

IPSCO Inc. has selected Mobile, Ala., as the location to build its new continuous plate heat treating operation. It has awarded LOI Inc., Pittsburgh, the major contract for designing and supplying...

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No job gains in manufacturing for third consecutive month

December 3, 2004

The 112,000 new U.S. jobs created in November included no manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing lost 5,000 jobs in November, the third month in a row of job decline for the sector.In releasing the...

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AK Steel announces carbon steel price increase

December 3, 2004

AK Steel has announced that it will increase base prices for all its carbon, flat-rolled steel products by $50 per ton, effective with shipments on and after Jan. 1. The increase applies to steel...

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Manzullo: Defense industrial base erosion threatens U.S. national security

December 2, 2004

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) said that the continued erosion of the U.S. manufacturing sector eventually could hinder the U.S.'s ability to protect itself, and steps...

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Lincoln Electric appoints lead director

December 1, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings has announced that its board has modified its Corporate Governance Gudelines to provide for the annual appointment of a lead director to serve as a liaison between the...

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Elkay's Ogden operation to relocate, expand

November 30, 2004

Elkay has announced the relocation and expansion of its sink-manufacturing operations in Ogden, Utah, nearly tripling the size of the company's existing facility. The new Elkay facility will be...

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3rd quarter GDP revised upward

November 30, 2004

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter of 2004,...

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Ryerson Tull to acquire Integris Metals

November 23, 2004

Ryerson Tull, Chicago, has announced the signing of an agreement to purchase Integris Metals Inc., one of North America's largest metals service centers, from Alcoa Inc. and BHP Billiton.Ryerson Tull...

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M&A experts predict more U.S. auto supplier mergers

November 22, 2004

According to the International Network of Merger and Acquisition Partners (IMAP), too many U.S. auto suppliers, rising interest rates, soaring raw material prices, and U.S. automaker overcapacity,...

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Timken to increase seamless tubing prices

November 19, 2004

The Timken Corp. has announced price increases on mill shipments of seamless tubular steel products effective with shipments on Jan. 1, 2005, until further notice. Raw material surcharges will remain...

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