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AK Steel announces USW members’ ratification of labor agreement

November 10, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that members of the United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 1915 have ratified a new three-year labor agreement with its wholly owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, a producer of carbon and stainless steel ERW tubular products in Walbridge, Ohio. The new...

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Tekfab Inc. appoints new staff member

November 10, 2014

p>Tekfab Inc., Albany, Ore., a machine design and manufacturing company specializing in roll forming, punching, cutting, and material handling, has hired Chuck Summerhill in the role of technical sales and engineering. Summerhill has more than 25 years of experience in the roll forming...

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J.L. Becker installs car bottom furnaces

November 10, 2014

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has installed two furnace systems for a domestic alloy manufacturer. The first is a retrofit of an existing 6- by 32- by 3-ft. car bottom furnace with a complete insulation reline, upgraded pulse-fired combustion system with...

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ASMAG to build drawing/finishing line for U.S. customer

November 10, 2014

Tube manufacturing machinery and equipment producer ASMAG USA Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced that a U.S. customer has placed an order for a complete drawing and finishing line for manufacturing precision steel tubes. The customer is expanding and needs to increase manufacturing capacity and...

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The Harris Products Group welcomes Sen. Rob Portman on Manufacturing Day

November 10, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, recently visited The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, to observe Manufacturing Day. One of the reasons Portman selected the company for a visit was its recent award from IndustryWeek magazine as one of the Best Plants in North America. Portman talked about the...

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Felling Trailers announces personnel changes

November 10, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc., Sauk Centre, Minn., has announced three changes to its staff. Nathan Uphus, who was an inside trailer sales coordinator, now is Southeast territory manager. He joined the company in the final assembly department 16 years ago. Former Trailer Parts Sales Coordinator Jake...

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Webinars address fabrication efficiency

November 10, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, will present two webinars in November. They are designed for shop owners, fabricators, programmers, machine operators, and production managers. “Fab Shop Automation: A single software...

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Flow launches parts ordering site

November 7, 2014

Kent, Wash.-based Flow Intl. Corp., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has launched www.flowparts.com for online parts ordering. The new site allows visitors to search by keyword, system, or product. They can create saved machine...

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R&B Machining launches new website

November 7, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.rbmachining.net promoting its tube bending and forming products and services. The new website offers a comprehensive view of the company’s latest developments in tube end forming machines, as well as tooling used in the...

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JDSU, Amada collaborate on development of direct-diode laser to cut metal

November 7, 2014

JDSU, Milpitas, Calif., a developer of technologies for the optical-networking market, has collaborated with Amada, a manufacturer of metal fabricating tools, to develop a new direct-diode laser that provides up to 2 kW of output power. The laser has been integrated into Amada’s new ExC sheet...

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Diamond T Manufacturing Inc. launches new website

November 7, 2014

Greenville, Ga.-based Diamond T Manufacturing Inc.™, a manufacturer of specialty architectural features, has announced a new website at www.diamondtmanufacturing.com. It features the company’s custom-fabricated and -finished ornamental products for the commercial construction...

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Burr Oak Tool marks 70th anniversary, opens new building

November 7, 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc. is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2014. The firm was founded in 1944 in Burr Oak, Mich., as a provider of tools, dies, and fixtures to local companies. Today the company, now located in Sturgis, Mich., designs customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube...

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AK Steel wins trade cases on nonoriented electrical steel

November 7, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that the domestic industry producing nonoriented electrical steel (NOES) is materially injured by reason of dumped and subsidized imports from six countries. The final injury determination means that antidumping orders will be imposed...

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Asco expands manufacturing lines in Oklahoma plant

November 6, 2014

Zaventem, Belgium-based Asco, a manufacturer of high lift mechanism devices, complex mechanical assemblies, and major functional components for the aerospace industry, is expanding its two-year-old Asco Aerospace USA plant in Stillwater, Okla. The 715,000-sq.-ft. facility manufactures wing and...

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Herr-Voss Stamco launches new website

November 6, 2014

Callery, Pa.-based Herr-Voss Stamco has launched a new website at www.herr-voss.com. It is designed with user-friendly navigation as the focal point. The homepage highlights the two distinct business segments: Coil Processing Solutions and Mill Service Solutions. Visitors can navigate through...

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