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From the Web: Death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; entire city to be built on stilts

September 10, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles — Ohio politician says death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; an entire city to be built on stilts; working women to outnumber men in Canada, but not in trades; metal shaper builds iconic cars; and another builds rat rods.

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American Crane & Equipment appoints executive VP

September 10, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a Douglassville, Pa.-based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to executive vice president. She joined the company in 2002 and has served as vice president of marketing and information technology for the past six years....

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Press Brake Safety launches service division

September 10, 2014

Press Brake Safety, Punta Gorda, Fla., the exclusive North American installer of Fiessler Elektronik AKAS® laser safety systems, has announced the formation of a full-service division. Press Brake Safety Service will provide complete maintenance, service, and training to customers that are using...

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Mills Products signs contract for Maytag appliance handles

September 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a multiyear agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the...

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Majestic Steel USA named one of the best places to work in northeast Ohio

September 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Majestic Steel USA, a seller of prime, flat-rolled steel products, has been recognized by ERC as one of northeast Ohio's best places to work for top talent. This is the eighth time Majestic Steel has received the NorthCoast 99 Award, in addition to a number of other regional and...

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ESAB Cutting Systems launches redesigned website

September 10, 2014

ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, S.C., has announced the launch of its redesigned website for North America. The new site at www.esab-cutting.com offers extensive information about the company’s cutting products and processes, as well as expanded resources in an easy-to-navigate format. The...

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Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division

September 10, 2014

Stockholm-based Electrolux has announced it is buying the appliances business of General Electric Co., boosting its presence in the North American market. The acquisition is the largest ever for Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. GE confirmed in August that...

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Degreasing solvent is nonflammable

September 10, 2014

Necotek Solutions has developed Necosolv-TB solvent for use as a paint thinner and for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. The low-toxicity, nonflammable solvent is not a hazardous air pollutant. Its kauri-butanol value is 106, with a boiling point of...

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Broadwind Energy announces $14 million in new tower orders

September 10, 2014

Broadwind Energy Inc., Chicago, has announced the receipt of $14 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wis., and Abilene, Texas,...

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Beckwood Press announces educational circuit about rapid prototyping

September 10, 2014

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems, and Triform sheet hydroforming presses, has announced the commencement of a new educational circuit to inform and coach individuals in the metal forming industry about new developments in rapid...

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Aerodyne Alloys appoints territory manager for Southeast

September 10, 2014

Aerodyne Alloys LLC, South Windsor, Conn., a supplier and processor of high-temperature alloys including nickel, cobalt, titanium, and stainless steel, has hired Mike Mills as territory manager for the company’s Southeastern region, based at the Greenville, S.C., facility. Mills has 14 years...

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X-ray fluorescence device measures PVD coating thickness

September 10, 2014

Fischer Technology Inc. offers the FISCHERSCOPE® X-RAY XDLM®237, an X-ray fluorescence device for NDT of PVD coating on saws, drills, and dies. The unit combines the high-intensity beam of a microfocus tube with a small aperture and large detector window. It features a 50-μm measurement spot...

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A shop floor that needs both the old and new

September 10, 2014

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Faspro Technologies has both the old and new: automated lasers and press brakes alongside rows of small manual presses. In a sense, the Arlington Heights, Ill., shop paints an accurate picture of modern manufacturing in the United States.

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Universal compact cams covers light- to heavy-duty applications

September 10, 2014

DaytonLamina will unveil its LamCam™ line of universal compact cams at FABTECH. The company offers 13 series of aerial and die mount universal cams for applications from low volume/light duty to high volume/heavy duty. Cam widths are available from 1.97 to 23.62 in., each with a common footprint...

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Wet collector captures combustible dust

September 10, 2014

Micro Air HydroMax™ dust collectors are designed to address the problem of dust explosions in manufacturing plants and recent related OSHA and NFPA regulations. The wet collectors feature engineered water streams to drop out and filter the combustible dust, containing it in the bottom of the...

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