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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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Wall Colmonoy adds staff

June 14, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the hiring of Ed Kanters as CFO and Cindy Vario as corporate human resources manager. Kanters...

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Stripco to host open house

May 29, 2012

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., and Stripco Inc. will hold an open house at Stripco's facility in Mishawaka, Ind., during the weeks of June 18 and June 25, 2012. The event will showcase Stripco's new 72-in. by 0.375-in. by 60,000-lb. coil-to-coil EPSĀ® line. The line uses water and tempered...

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AGA presents Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

May 17, 2012

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards (EA) competition. More than 120 applications presenting projects completed in 2011 were submitted to be judged independently online by a panel of architects...

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Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers. Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business...

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Osborn announces new branding for unified identity

April 26, 2012

Osborn, a Cleveland-based producer of surface treatment and finishing tools, has announced a new brand identity. The branding was developed to unify the company's multiple divisions and create a focused, strategic approach in the marketplace. The new brand identity encompasses the company's...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Bullard Abrasives acquires Marvel Abrasive Products

April 18, 2012

Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives, a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago. Orignially established in 1936 as Bates Abrasive Products, Marvel manufactures resin fiber...

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Gema joins Graco Corp.

April 5, 2012

Gema, an Indianapolis-based maker of powder coating equipment and systems, has begun operating as a new business unit of the Graco Corp., Minneapolis. Graco is a manufacturer of systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials for industrial and commercial...

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CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution - TheFabricator.com

CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution

April 3, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, a supplier of grinding wheels in Niles, Ill., has appointed Daniel Grantham as western sales manager and director of welding distribution. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining relationships with national and regional distributors and supporting the...

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CGW introduces database-driven Web site

March 12, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has launched a new Web site containing a database product engine for quick referencing of more than 4,000 of the company's abrasive products. The new Web site, www.cgwcamel.com, also contains product videos and photos, material safety data sheets,...

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