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ARKU opens newest leveling center in Cincinnati - TheFabricator.com

ARKU opens newest leveling center in Cincinnati

October 25, 2010

ARKU, Baden-Baden, Germany, recently opened its newest leveling center in Cincinnati with an Oktoberfest-themed celebration. The company has installed three FlatMaster® and two EcoMaster® precision levelers at the center. The machines can level sheet metal parts with thicknesses from...

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SSAB to establish R&D facility in China

October 25, 2010

SSAB, Stockholm, Sweden, will build a research and development facility in Kunshan, China, as part of a strategy to establish a strong footprint in Asia. The center will focus on workshop expertise and application development of high-strength steels. Chinese customers will receive training on how...

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Chicago Slitter to distribute IRON Spa coil processing machinery

October 25, 2010

Chicago Slitter, Itasca, Ill., has formed a joint-venture partnership with IRON Spa of Mareno di Piave, Italy, to provide cut-to-length lines, press feed equipment, punching/bending production lines, and a patented coil-fed laser processing system to metal fabricating customers throughout North...

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SigmaTEK aims seminar at manufacturers using cutting, punching machines

October 25, 2010

Manufacturing software provider SigmaTEK Systems, Cincinnati, hosted its first SigmaTEK Academy seminar series Oct. 5-8. The educational series, targeted toward manufacturers using plasma, laser, punch, and waterjet cutting machines, was intended to help fabricators improve their productivity using...

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ILSCO Extrusions to restart Greenville, Pa., plant, add new jobs

October 25, 2010

ILSCO Extrusions is in the process of restarting operations at the former Signature Aluminum plant in Greenville, Pa. The former Signature Aluminum plant had been closed since April 2009. At least 52 jobs will be created at the plant within three years. ILSCO invested nearly $5 million to buy the...

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Timken to increase prices on special bar quality products

October 25, 2010

The Timken Co. has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $30 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on Dec. 1, 2010, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges will remain in effect....

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ITT combines Burny, KALIBURN brands under one roof

October 21, 2010

ITT Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cleveland Motion Controls, Inc. has announced that it is combining its Burny and KALIBURN product manufacturing and engineering under one roof in Ladson, S.C. Burny products have been manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio, for more than 35 years. In 2008,...

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GE to invest $432 million, create 500 jobs in establishing U.S. Centers of Excellence for design and manufacture of refrigeration products

October 19, 2010

GE has announced that it plans to invest $432 million to establish four U.S.-based refrigeration design and manufacturing centers of excellence and create 500 new "green" jobs by 2014, bringing the company's total U.S. investment announced since 2009 to more than $1 billion and jobs created to...

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Caterpillar announces key components joint venture with China Liyuan

October 18, 2010

Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (Caterpillar China), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., and AVIC Liyuan Hydraulics Co., Ltd. have signed a joint-venture agreement to establish a company to design and manufacture medium- and heavy-duty hydraulic pumps and motors for the...

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USW applauds final ITC vote for duties on seamless pipe China imports

October 18, 2010

The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded the 6-0 affirmative vote October 15 by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on a joint petition with U.S. pipe makers against China imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel line and pressure pipe. "This is the sixth successful trade case against...

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ABB Robotics training lab to open at Vincennes University - TheFabricator.com

ABB Robotics training lab to open at Vincennes University

October 18, 2010

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Vincennes University (VU) will host an open house Oct. 27 to celebrate the grand opening of the ABB Robotics training lab at VU's $9 million industrial training facility, the Indiana Center for Applied Technology (ICAT), Vincennes, Ind. The event is the...

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MultiCam names North American sales manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names North American sales manager

October 18, 2010

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, has promoted Scott Mullis to the position of North American sales manager. In this position, he manages the sales of the company's product lines through 20 Technology Centers located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mullis is a graduate of the University of Southern...

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Paulo Products Co. announces staff changes

October 18, 2010

Paulo Products Co. has appointed Curt Heineck as business development manager and Charlie Bernhard as production manager at its Kansas City heat-treating facility. Heineck previously served as production manager. In his new role, he leads the plant’s sales effort with a focus on developing new...

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Mississippi Steel Processing adds heavy-duty slitting capability

October 18, 2010

Mississippi Steel Processing LLC has announced an expansion of its new facility located on the campus of the Severstal Steel Mill in Columbus, Miss. Although the facility is under construction, plans have been modified to begin the second-phase processing bay, which will add 72,000 sq. ft. to the...

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Fisher-Barton expands materials lab - TheFabricator.com

Fisher-Barton expands materials lab

October 18, 2010

The Fisher-Barton Group of Companies, including Accurate Specialties Inc. and Thermal Spray Technologies Inc., has announced the groundbreaking of an 1,800-sq.-ft. addition to the materials laboratory within its Fisher-Barton Specialty Products division located in Watertown, Wis. The new lab...

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