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Hydrostatic pipe machine to test beyond the standard API grades

September 8, 2016

Fives has installed a hydrostatic pipe tester at the Vallourec plant in Düsseldorf-Rath, Germany. Pipe testing machines at tube plants are designed to help reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. The test hold time is varied to suit the specific standard to which the pipe is...

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Nickel alloy welding consumables market expected to rise to $5.87 billion by 2024

September 8, 2016

Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research has released “Nickel Alloy Welding Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024,” a report that states that the global nickel alloy welding consumables market will exhibit a 6.6 percent CAGR...

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Ci Metal Fabrication adds six employees

September 8, 2016

Ci Metal Fabrication, a custom industrial metal fabricator in Meridian, Miss., has announced the addition of six new employees. Trevor Bunyard, Andrew Driver, Frank Davidson, Chris Winstead, and Jack Weir have been hired as fitters/welders responsible for positioning, aligning, and welding...

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Miller, Hobart to host Welding and Heating Technology Conference Sept. 21

September 8, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart, in conjunction with E.H. Wachs, will host the third annual Welding and Heating Technology Conference at the ITW Welding Technology Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. This free event will feature educational seminars with keynote speakers, panel and roundtable...

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Pferd to host Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7

September 8, 2016

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, occurring on the first Friday in October, meant to inspire the next...

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USITC announces determinations concerning cold-rolled steel flat product imports

September 7, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has announced its determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, India, Korea, Russia, and the U.K., which the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are...

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United Performance Metals welcomes two new staff members

September 7, 2016

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has announced the addition of two new staff members.Joe Angelillo has joined the inside sales team as account manager. Madison Mutlu has joined the marketing...

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Tubelite appoints VP of marketing

September 7, 2016

Walker, Mich.-based Tubelite Inc., a fabricator of architectural aluminum products, has promoted Mary (Olivier) Avery to vice president of marketing. Avery joined the company 10 years ago as manager of client services. She was promoted to manager of client services and marketing in 2009, then to...

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Waukesha Metal Products to celebrate Manufacturing Day

September 7, 2016

Waukesha® Metal Products will once again open its doors to students, educators, elected officials, and community members on Oct. 7, 2016, the fifth annual Manufacturing Day.As part of the nationwide event, the company will host facility tours and presentations from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its...

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Spirit Mfg. to close Wisconsin facility

September 7, 2016

Spirit Mfg., a wholly owned subsidiary of HyPro Inc., has announced plans to close its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company is a contract manufacturer of machined parts for OEMs. Layoffs are slated for November, affecting 60 employees. Many employees are being offered positions at HyPro’s...

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Prime Controls named as 2016 Manufacturing Award honoree

September 7, 2016

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, and appliance industries, has been named by the Dayton Business Journal as one of its 2016 Manufacturing Award honorees. The Manufacturing Awards recognize the best manufacturing...

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Hornet Cutting Systems hires VP of sales

September 7, 2016

Hornet Cutting Systems (formerly Retro Systems), a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines in Valley Center, Kan., has named Mike Best as vice president of sales. Best has more than two decades of sales and marketing experience in the industrial, construction, and...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America receives Innovation in Manufacturing Award

September 6, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence North America, North Kingstown, R.I., has received the 2016 Innovation in Manufacturing Award from Providence Business News (PBN). Winners in 10 categories were selected for having a new product or process that makes a significant impact on the marketplace or enterprise....

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Smarter Alloys receives $1.1 million to fast-track the cars of the future

September 6, 2016

Smarter Alloys™ will receive up to $1.1 million from the government of Canada to develop advanced alloys for the automotive industry under the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP). The funding allows Smarter Alloys to apply its Multiple Memory Material™ technology to produce smart and...

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Report predicts growth in global metal fabrication equipment market

September 6, 2016

Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets has released the report, “Global Metal Fabrication Equipment Market 2016-2020,” which forecasts the market to grow at a CAGR of 6.57 percent from 2016 to 2020.According to the report, introduction of 3-D metrology equipment will be a key driver for...

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