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Hollaender Mfg. gains UL 2703 approval for fittings

March 7, 2017

Hollaender® Mfg., Cincinnati, has received UL 2703 Recognized Component Approval under Intertek ETL mark No. 5006508 for its Speed-Rail® solar pipe rack fittings. Testing conducted by Intertek on both galvanized steel and aluminum pipe has shown that the fittings form a safe and reliable bond...

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Lucifer Furnaces equips R. Hueter with benchtop oven for heat treating

March 7, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces Inc., Warrington, Pa., has delivered a heat-treating oven to R. Hueter Co., Beverly, Mass., a CNC machine shop that produces male and female RF connector contacts. Hueter uses the furnace primarily to achieve a specific Rockwell hardness with small lots of pins under a nitrogen...

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Linetec expands capacity, adds 70 employees

March 7, 2017

Wausau, Wis.-based architectural finisher Linetec, a provider of paint and anodize finishing, has announced a $3 million investment to double the capacity of the thermal services department. The firm offers thermal insulating strut and poured-and-debridged services, including for 90-degree and for...

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Ametek Coining completes A2LA accreditation

March 7, 2017

Ametek Coining, Montvale, N.J., has announced it has completed A2LA accreditation and now offers analytical laboratory and failure analysis services.The company has operated an in-house analytical laboratory for many years, supporting the manufacture of solder and braze preforms, as well as stamped...

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Stärke Material Handling Group establishes charitable initiative

March 7, 2017

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., in cooperation with its independent dealership network, has launched a new charitable initiative known as Stärke Kids and Communities. The initiative aims to provide support and resources to those in greatest need of assistance, including vulnerable...

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Smithers Quality Assessments receives aerospace accreditation for AS9100:2016

March 6, 2017

Akron, Ohio-based Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA) has received accreditation from ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for AS9100:2016, the quality management standard used in the aerospace industry. SQA has offered AS9100 certifications since 2001.AS9100 is based on the ISO 9001 quality...

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AEC files new scope-clarification request on fake pallets

March 6, 2017

Last week the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., filed a new scope-clarification case against China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd. and its extensive network of affiliates, asking the Department of Commerce (DOC) to expand the DOC’s determination last December regarding Zhongwang’s...

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Messer Cutting Systems hires central regional manager

March 6, 2017

Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Messer Cutting Systems, a provider of thermal cutting gantry machines for the metalworking industry, has hired Todd Wellens as central regional manager. Wellens has more than 20 years of experience in the fabricating machine tool marketplace, as well as 10 years of...

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O’Neal Mfg. Services names GM of Iowa Laser facility

March 6, 2017

Birmingham, Ala.-based O’Neal Mfg. Services (OMS) has appointed Matt Moon to general manager of the Iowa Laser division in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies for OEMs. This facility offers sheet and tube CO2 laser cutting, forming, machining, and...

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Lincoln Electric enters negotiations to acquire Air Liquide Welding

March 6, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding and entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Air Liquide’s subsidiary, Air Liquide Welding.The proposed acquisition is subject to a definitive agreement between the parties and customary conditions and...

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Metal powder group announces website launch

March 6, 2017

The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Industry Development Board (IDB), Princeton, N.J., has completed a redesign of the www.pickpm.com website.The new website offers design-specification information and numerous application case studies covering eight powder metallurgy (PM) market...

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Wilson Tool to host stamping webinar on April 5

March 3, 2017

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Wilson Tool International®, a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, will host a webinar on April 5 at 1:00 p.m. CDT. The 45-minute webinar will discuss how die builders...

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Marwood Metal receives FedDev Ontario funding

March 3, 2017

Marwood Metal Fabrication Ltd., a Tillsonburg, Ont.-based metal stamping and assembly company supplying the automotive industry, has announced it will receive up to $4.27 million from FedDev Ontario (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario).The company will invest the money in...

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Quest Machining & Fabrication acquires assets of Tatra Industries

March 3, 2017

Quest Machining & Fabrication LLC of Holbrook, N.Y., has announced the acquisition of the assets of Tatra Industries Corp. of Copiague, N.Y., which specializes in precision sheet metal fabrication. Tatra employees and management have been offered positions with Quest; the acquisition has added...

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Kennametal leaders receive Women In Manufacturing STEP Ahead Awards

March 2, 2017

Pittsburgh-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that two of its female leaders, Binky Sargent and Lena Siegel, have received honors at the fifth annual Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute.The awards honor...

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