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Bluff Mfg. recognizes 43 distributors for 2014 service

July 13, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a manufacturer of dock, warehouse, safety, and storage equipment, has announced its Dealer Recognition Program winners for 2014. The program recognizes dealers that continually demonstrate superior levels of customer satisfaction, sales and service training, and...

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Dimplex Thermal Solutions aligns with three manufacturing reps

July 13, 2015

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Dimplex Thermal Solutions, the North American chiller manufacturer of Koolant Koolers, has announced three new manufacturing representative partnerships in the industrial sector:Centro Inc. represents the company in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama as part of its...

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Large internal mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

July 9, 2015

Exair offers 1/2 NPT internal mix atomizing spray nozzles to atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns and liquid volumes. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce an adjustable, fine mist of atomized liquid. The nozzles provide high liquid flows up to 303...

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TAB Industries videos show wrapping systems in action

July 8, 2015

TAB Industries LLC has released two videos showing its automated TAB Wrapper Tornado wrapping system in action at its facility in Reading, Pa. The videos show the system wrapping a 4- by 4-ft. pallet (www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwo510IrNc) and a larger 7-ft. pallet...

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Traps offer attachment points for tool tethering at height

July 8, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3780S/3780L Power Tool Trap and Squids® 3770 Tape Measure Trap. Both supply an attachment point for difficult-to-tether objects for tethering at height. The products are suitable for users working at heights or where foreign material exclusion (FME) and...

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SelfLube achieves seventh zero-nonconformance ISO 9001:2008 audit

July 8, 2015

Mold and die components manufacturer SelfLube, Coopersville, Mich., has completed its ISO 9001:2008 quality audit with zero nonconformances. This is the firm’s seventh successive zero-nonconformance audit. The audit addresses five key areas: meeting expectations for on-time delivery, product...

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Ernst Blissenbach GmbH receives Top 100 Award

July 8, 2015

Ernst Blissenbach GmbH was named one of Germany’s innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the German SME Summit in Essen in June, earning the Top 100 Award. The company, based in Remscheid, Germany, develops systems that enable pipes to be produced with smooth internal surfaces....

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Manufacturing Day welcomes AWS and Herbalife as Silver sponsors

July 8, 2015

Manufacturing DaySM has added American Welding Society and Herbalife as sponsors at the Silver level. This is the third consecutive year that AWS has sponsored the event; Herbalife has joined as a first-time sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers...

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Anticorrosion additives are nontoxic, water-soluble

July 8, 2015

Cortec’s CorShield® S-69 nontoxic, water-soluble powders and liquids are designed using the company’s VpCI® technology. These corrosion preventives serve as an alternative to traditional corrosion inhibitor formulations. Free of nitrites, phosphates, amines, and heavy metals, they prevent...

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Tech Air acquires L&M Welding Supply

July 7, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired L&M Welding Supply Inc., Mobile, Ala. L&M is a distributor of welding supplies and industrial equipment to the military, shipbuilding, and power industries on the...

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SSAB launches 2015 University Challenge for high-strength steel applications

July 7, 2015

SSAB’s University Challenge is an opportunity for students to present their ideas for new, innovative products using high-strength steels. Applications for the annual competition will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2015. Students, either groups or individuals, can submit a design study, a...

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Marlin Steel recertified to ISO 9001:2008

July 7, 2015

Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has announced its recertification under the ISO 9001 standard. The company is a manufacturer of custom sheet metal and wire...

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Glebar moves headquarters within New Jersey

July 7, 2015

Grinding system manufacturer Glebar Co. has consolidated its plants and office in Franklin Lakes, N.J., into a larger headquarters and manufacturing facility in nearby Ramsey, N.J. The move was prompted by significant domestic business growth and international expansion over the last two years,...

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Industrial batch ovens deliver hydrogen embrittlement relief of aerospace parts

July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has shipped three gas-fired batch ovens to an aerospace parts manufacturer for hydrogen embrittlement relief of chrome-plated landing gear. During the hydrogen embrittlement relief process, various parts are placed on a pallet in the heat-treating oven for periods up to 24...

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Sept. 23 workshop to teach manufacturers how to turn waste into profit

July 6, 2015

According to the U.S. EPA, more than 250 million tons of waste is generated by homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses each year in the U.S., and more than half ends up in landfills. Manufacturing executives can learn how to help reverse this trend and make their company’s operations more...

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