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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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Health risk assessment clears shop towels of toxicity claims

July 10, 2012

An initial health risk assessment of laundered, reusable shop towels by the international environmental engineering firm Arcadis indicates that using laundered, reusable shop towels creates no health hazard. Arcadis' risk assessment indicates that metals that remain on shop towels after laundering...

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Avani Environmental Intl. announces scholarship opportunity

June 25, 2012

Avani Environmental Intl. Inc., Youngsville, N.C., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and smoke extraction and filtration equipment, has announced a scholarship opportunity for current welding students. Participants are asked to weld the Avani Environmental logo in 2-D or 3-D and submit their designs...

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RoboVent opens office in Indianapolis

June 12, 2012

RoboVent, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment for manufacturing facilities, has opened a suburban Indianapolis office. Besides the long-established automotive manufacturing and transportation companies in the Indianapolis area, RoboVent has...

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AK Tube plant recognized for outstanding safety performance

June 12, 2012

AK Tube LLC's Walbridge, Ohio, plant has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council. The plant...

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Kemper America launches website for fume extraction products

June 8, 2012

Kemper America, a supplier of welding exhaust systems in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new website at The new website features a comprehensive product catalog that provides details on all of the company's OSHA-compliant welding smoke removal products, including pricing and...

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OSHA, LIA renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards

May 11, 2012

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA) to reduce and prevent worker exposure to laser beam and nonbeam hazards in industrial, research, and medical workplaces. The organizations also will share information on laser regulations and standards, the effects of lasers on...

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Safety Today named exclusive U.S. distributor for PPSS cut-resistant clothing

May 3, 2012

Grove City, Ohio-based Safety Today Inc. has been selected as the exclusive licensed distributor for PPSS Group cut-resistant clothing in all U.S. industrial applications and sectors. PPSS Group, Knaresborough, U.K., designs, develops, and manufactures cut-resistant clothing made of its own...

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Camfil releases video case study

April 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has published its first video case study at The 6-min. video testimonial describes how Toyo Seat USA, an automotive seat manufacturer, used Gold Series® fume...

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RoboVent opens Minneapolis office

April 12, 2012

RoboVent, a U.S. manufacturer of ventilation and filtration equipment for industry, has opened an office in suburban Minneapolis. Proximity to key industries including defense contractors, marine manufacturing, food processing, and composites manufacturing prompted the company to open the new...

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Sellstrom Mfg. to relocate

April 9, 2012

Sellstrom Mfg. Co. has announced plans to expand into a larger facility in Schaumburg, Ill., in June. The company offers personal protective equipment, including goggles, protective glasses, emergency eye wash, and fall-arrest equipment....

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Eberl Iron Works establishes new website

April 2, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has launched a new website at that unites its five divisions under a single brand. Separate web addresses for each division — Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports framing products, Systems Installation & Design, Traffic...

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ArcOne appoints vice president of sales -

ArcOne appoints vice president of sales

March 29, 2012

ArcOne Welding and Safety Products, Taunton, Mass., has announced the promotion of Fred Thomas to vice president of sales from senior regional sales manager. Thomas is responsible for Canada and the western region of the U.S., with more than 23 agents reporting to...

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Winners of 2012 FMA/CNA Safety Awards announced

March 28, 2012

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2012 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in...

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Research shows metal exposure from shop towels may exceed permissible drinking water levels

March 19, 2012

Gradient, an environmental and risk science consulting firm, has released new data that shows metal exposure levels from use of laundered shop towels may exceed the permissible levels allowed in drinking water. According to the research, manufacturing workers using a typical number of shop towels...

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