Tube and Pipe Fabrication News

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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New management team joins R&B Machining

June 6, 2013

R&B Machining Inc., a manufacturer of tube bending and end forming tooling, end forming machines, and automated systems in Wilmington, Ohio, has announced the recent addition of a new management team to lead a restructuring of its business. The company has appointed Joe Eramo as CEO, Mike...

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Unison receives order for largest all-electric pipe bender

June 4, 2013

Unison, Madera, Calif., has received an order from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a supplier of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two shipbuilders of nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy, for an all-electric CNC machine capable of bending large-bore tubing and piping up to 8...

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Chicago Tube & Iron division GM named to college advisory council

May 28, 2013

Chicago Tube & Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has announced that Steve West, general manager of its General Line Fabrication Division, has been invited to join the Mechanical Production Technology Advisory Council of Joliet Junior College. The purpose of the council is to provide guidance to the...

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API product-maker installs Thermatool machines - TheFabricator.com

API product-maker installs Thermatool machines

May 22, 2013

Thermatool Corp., East Haven, Conn., has announced that a North American producer of API products has completed the installation of a 1,200-kW HAZControl™ technology, dual solid-state HF welding machine and three Thermatool® seam annealers. The welding machine can operate in induction...

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Morphy founds Excella Technologies

May 22, 2013

Tube hydroforming industry veteran Gary Morphy has founded Excella Technologies, Cambridge, Ont., a company he started to provide part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. Drawing on his 27 years of experience in the automotive industry,...

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Synalloy's Bristol Metals subsidiary files antidumping petitions

May 22, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined...

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Phillips & Johnston celebrates 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Phillips & Johnston celebrates 50th anniversary

May 1, 2013

Phillips & Johnston Inc. marks 50 years in business this year. The manufacturer of specialty tubular products, located in Glen Ellyn, Ill., is a subsidiary of Webco Industries Inc. The company has grown from a two-person manufacturing sales organization to an 84-employee precision...

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Trilogy takes over representation of Schwarze-Robitec in North America

April 18, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec, Cologne, Germany, has named Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., as the exclusive North American representative for its tube and pipe cold bending systems for the automotive, shipbuilding and offshore, chemical, and power plant industries. In addition to customer advice and...

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Roll-Kraft adds four employees

March 7, 2013

Roll-Kraft, a manufacturer of tooling for the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has hired four new employees at its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters. The company has added Jacob Bohinc and Tyler Kirby to its shipping/receiving and cleaning/regrinds departments. Billy Breeding has been hired as...

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CSI orders tube welding line from SMS Meer

March 7, 2013

California Steel Industries (CSI), Fontana, Calif., has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the delivery of a 24-in. HF tube welding line. The line will enable the company to expand its maximum HF tube OD from 16 to 24 in. in lengths up to 80 ft. The line is designed to produce pipes at a...

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ELT Tooling, Midwest Bender Services announce merger

March 5, 2013

ELT Tooling Inc., a manufacturer of tube bending and end forming tooling, and Midwest Bender Services Inc., a provider of tube bending and end forming machinery, have merged to form Tube Form Solutions LLC. The merger allows the companies to provide turnkey systems of machinery and tooling. The...

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BLM Group USA appoints southern region sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southern region sales manager

March 5, 2013

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jason E. Blair as its new southern region sales manager. In this position, Blair is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's line of tube processing equipment. The southern...

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Haven Mfg. adds director of engineering

February 25, 2013

Haven Mfg., Brunswick, Ga., a designer and manufacturer of tube and bar cutting machines, has named Mike Weidman as director of engineering. He has many years of experience in mechanical and control systems engineering within the OEM industry. An Army veteran, Weidman has a bachelor's degree in...

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Graebener-Reika establishes new headquarters in Pennsylvania - TheFabricator.com

Graebener-Reika establishes new headquarters in Pennsylvania

February 4, 2013

Graebener-Reika Inc., a provider of machinery for processing tube, pipe, bar, plate, and sheet metal, has announced the establishment of its technical and sales headquarters in Reading, Pa. The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility houses the company's engineering, sales, and service staff with on-site...

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Nebraska approves new route for Keystone XL Pipeline; NAM urges President Obama to approve the project

January 22, 2013

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after Nebraska Governor JDave Heineman approved the new Nebraska route for the Keystone XL pipeline: "Gov. Heineman's decision is another positive step that we hope will...

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