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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 The company, founded by John J. Osborn in 1887, originally made horse and butcher block brushes, as well as street cleaning brooms.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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SAF announces CEO succession plan

August 28, 2012

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has announced that John McClatchey, Ph.D., will retire from the position of president Sept. 1. Having served as president since 1988, McClatchey plans to work as CFO for at least another two years and will continue to serve on the board of...

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Lissmac acquires Steelmaster line

August 9, 2012

Lissmac Maschinenbau GmbH, Bad Wurzach, Germany, has announced the acquisition of the metal finishing segment of Homag Group in Beckum, Germany, which includes the Steelmaster line of metal finishing and deburring machines. The machines add a wet grinding process to the company's current offering...

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Lissmac purchases Steelmaster brand

July 10, 2012

Lissmac Corp., Waterford, N.Y., has purchased the Steelmaster brand from Butfering. Lissmac now is the owner, manufacturer, and distributor of Steelmaster wide-belt metal deburring and finishing machines and the point of contact for service- and parts-related issues for new and existing machines....

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Watry increases powder coating capacity

June 26, 2012

Watry Industries LLC, a permanent mold aluminum foundry in Sheboygan, Wis., has increased line capacity, allowing it to take on additional powder coating business. The company offers its powder coating capabilities on a contract basis to other foundries, metal stampers, and metal fabricators for...

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Ron Vogt Sr. retires from Weiler Corp. after 44 years - TheFabricator.com

Ron Vogt Sr. retires from Weiler Corp. after 44 years

June 14, 2012

On June 1 Weiler Corp. honored Ron Vogt Sr. on his retirement from the company after 44 years of service. The celebration in Canadensis, Pa., included company executives, marketing and sales staff, co-workers, friends, and family members. Vogt started at Weiler in 1967 on the production floor,...

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