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Paper-Less wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

May 8, 2015

Paper-Less, a Milwaukee-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, has announced that the company and its customer CPI Aerostructures Inc. have been recognized as winners of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the category...

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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D&S Mfg. marks 50 years in business with open house

May 8, 2015

D&S Mfg. has invited the public to an open house on May 16 at its 150,000-sq.-ft. facility in Black River Falls, Wis., to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will include guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. “We have come a long way since my dad purchased a local...

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Industrial glove maintains cut resistance through 14 washings

May 8, 2015

Aquila® offers the RE05F industrial glove. It is suitable for use in metal fabrication and stamping plants, recycling centers, and for handling oiled parts. The glove features a 13-ga. Alkimos® level 5 cut-resistant liner for abrasion resistance and a double-layer nitrile coating for...

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Weiss Sheet Metal marks 50 years in business

May 7, 2015

Avon, Mass.-based Weiss Sheet Metal, a second-generation, privately held family business that provides customized metal fabrication work for architectural, commercial, and residential use, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. The company held a celebration event on April 24 to mark the...

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JMT names national sales manager

May 7, 2015

JMT, a provider of machine tools to the metal fabrication industry based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has promoted Shane Reynolds to national sales manager. He replaces Ken Bartelli, who recently retired from the industry. For the past four years, Reynolds has served as the company’s regional...

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Marking tool’s pins can be changed by user

May 7, 2015

Markator offers the BZ-Marker marking tool. The user can pull out and change the marking pins with pliers rather than having to send the marking tool to the manufacturer to change the pins. The tool marks a variety of materials. It can be seated into a collet or a Weldon toolholder and...

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Fan moves air up to 120 ft. while remaining quiet

May 7, 2015

Big Ass Fans® offers the Black Jack fan. Its 6.5-ft. frame fits through standard interior doorways and plugs into any 110-V power supply, drawing 7 amps at top speed. The fan moves air up to 120 ft. but is quiet enough not to drown out nearby conversations. Wet rated, the fan can be hosed down...

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Methods Machine Tools appoints general manager, Illinois operations

May 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has appointed Don E. Miller as general manager to head up the company’s operations in Elgin, Ill. Miller has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in manufacturing...

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Building your brand with social media

May 7, 2015

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Josh Welton’s social media efforts have helped him make money as an artist. Which applications does he use, and how does he use them?

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Industrial washer offers adjustable belt flow speeds

May 7, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CBW 2424H industrial washer. Made for standard manufacturing applications, it features a 24- by 24-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Belt flow speeds are adjustable from 2 to 20 FPM on a continuous pass-through basis. The cabinet is made of...

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Quality Industries to expand in Denton, Texas

May 7, 2015

Quality Industries Inc. (QI), a precision fabricating company based in La Vergne, Tenn., has signed a long-term lease for 86,500 sq. ft. of additional manufacturing and office space in Denton, Texas. Construction of the new facility is set for completion in early October 2015. The facility will...

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Flow, quality, and operational excellence in manufacturing

May 7, 2015

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A fabricator can’t achieve operational excellence without good flow, and good flow isn’t possible without good quality. Kevin Duggan, founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence, describes how quality assurance intertwines with every process in a business.

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Welding machine package contains welding procedure tests, specifications

May 7, 2015

EWM offers the EN 1090 WPQR package with its alpha Q, Phoenix, Picomig, and Taurus Synergic S welding machines. The comprehensive package can be downloaded directly after registering the new machine online at www.ewm-group.com/registration. This package contains welding procedure tests and...

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Solar Atmospheres of California adds large-furnace capacity

May 7, 2015

Solar Atmospheres of CA has added large-furnace capacity to its facility in Fontana, Calif. The furnace allows the company to handle a multitude of diverse processing parameters that exist in the vacuum heat-treating industry. The furnace has an 84-in.-dia. by 144-in.-long hot zone. Maximum...

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