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Wall Colmonoy marks 75th anniversary

February 18, 2013

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., celebrates its 75th year in business in 2013. Founded in Detroit in 1938 by Albert F. Wall, the materials engineering company today has offices and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., U.K., and France, employing close to 400 people. The fourth-generation...

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Metabo promotes employees to new positions

February 18, 2013

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., a manufacturer of portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications, has promoted four individuals from within the company to newly created and existing positions. Promoted to vice president of finance and...

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Rex-Cut Abrasives redesigns website

February 4, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives, Fall River, Mass., has redesigned its website to include drop-down menus, detailed product and technical data, videos, a blog, a distributor locator, and a downloadable catalog. Products include cotton-fiber mounted points and Type 1 and Type 27 wheels; quick-change discs;...

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Pferd opens training center in Wisconsin

December 13, 2012

Pferd Inc. has opened the Pferd Training Academy at its manufacturing facility in Milwaukee. The facility — a safe, controlled working environment equipped with a variety of power tools and product samples — is designed to provide sales representatives with product knowledge and hands-on...

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CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient

December 3, 2012

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.'s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has announced that Joe Dewhirst of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is the 2012 recipient of its Cold Spray Leadership Award. This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions made...

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Birchwood Casey Metal Finishes changes brand

November 17, 2012

Birchwood Casey® Metal Finishes, Eden Prairie, Minn., has changed its brand and logo to Birchwood® Technologies. The company manufactures turnkey metal finishing systems and processes, including low-temperature black oxide, antiquing, rust preventives, cleaners, and surface preps. Products and...

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Osborn marks 125 years in business

November 9, 2012

Osborn, a supplier of surface-treatment systems and finishing tools in Cleveland, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. The company, founded by John J. Osborn in 1887, originally made horse and butcher block brushes, as well as street cleaning brooms. Today Osborn offers more than 10,000...

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Pferd parent company acquires Superior Abrasives

November 7, 2012

Pferd Inc., Leominster Pa., a subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced that the Rüggeberg Group has acquired Superior Abrasives, Dayton, Ohio. The company now is named Superior Abrasives LLC . Pferd and Superior Abrasives LLC will operate...

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Metabo hires marketing manager - TheFabricator.com

Metabo hires marketing manager

October 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., an international manufacturer of professional-grade, portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications in West Chester, Pa., has hired Jere L. Geib Jr. as its new marketing manager. He is responsible for marketing, advertising, and...

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Hands-on workshop to focus on powder coating

October 23, 2012

The Powder Coating Institute, The Woodlands, Texas, will hold a two-day, hands-on, advanced workshop Dec. 4-5 at Wagner Systems in Elgin, Ill. Taught by qualified industry experts, "Optimizing Your Powder Operation" will focus on in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the powder coating process....

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CGW adds three territory managers

October 23, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has appointed three new territory managers to its sales team. Rich Bomba has been named territory manager for Illinois and northern Indiana. He has 15 years of industry experience and worked as a senior civil specialist at Hilti. He received his associate's...

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RoboVent launches new website

October 10, 2012

RoboVent has established a new website at www.robovent.com featuring up-to-date information on the company's ventilation equipment and finishing systems. Also included are product demonstration videos and streamlined product groupings. The company provides ventilation and filtration equipment for...

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Wall Colmonoy launches website

September 4, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, a materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has launched a website at www.wallcolmonoy.com. The new site highlights the company's capabilities and products across a global platform....

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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DGI Supply to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply

August 28, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has announced plans to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply Inc., Los Angeles. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Ken Saunders, current Tool & Abrasive president, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Tool &...

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