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AT&F opens facility in India

June 2, 2015

AT&F, a provider of large-scale steel fabrication in Cleveland, has opened its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the state of Maharashtra, fabricates and assembles metal components for OEM customers in the construction, transportation, mining,...

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Racks, dividers developed for vertical lift module

June 2, 2015

Kardex Remstar LLC has developed tool racks made of plastic, metal, or wood for use in the Shuttle XP vertical lift module (VLM), allowing users to optimize the space inside. The line includes plastic boxes for compartmentalizing trays, tool racks with adjustable holders, and divider systems....

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Washing/drying machine cleans inserts before coating

June 2, 2015

Vapormatt has introduced the Ocelot washing and drying machine, designed to clean and dry wet-blasted cemented carbide inserts at one station before coating. The stainless steel, compact, all-in-one unit features a deionized water plant, air and water filtration systems, and a vacuum unit. The...

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Marlin Steel earns SHARP Award from OSHA

June 1, 2015

Custom metal basket manufacturer Marlin Steel, Baltimore, has been recognized by OSHA for maintaining “exemplary injury and illness prevention programs” as per OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The fifth company in Maryland to earn the distinction,...

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Kennametal named CIO 100 Award winner for second consecutive year

June 1, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has received a CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO magazine for the second consecutive year. The annual award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Building on last...

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American Metal Roofs helps feed 300 local families through food distribution program

June 1, 2015

American Metal Roofs (AMR), a Flint, Mich.-based provider of residential and commercial metal roofing products and services, helped feed 300 Michigan families as part of the Companies Feeding Families food distribution program. Facilitated by the Flushing Community Church and the Food Bank of...

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Degaussing system demagnetizes ferromagnetic materials for welding

June 1, 2015

EWM has introduced the degauss 600 degaussing system to eliminate magnetism in the workpiece so that it cannot have an adverse effect on the welding process. This helps stabilize the arc and ensure reproducible welding results. The two core components of the system are the degaussing power...

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Trade-Mark Industrial hosts open house at new Ontario facility

May 29, 2015

Multitrade contractor Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. hosted an open house at its new, 365,000-sq.-ft. facility in Cambridge, Ont., for customers and industry partners. The event included guided tours, 3-D modeling demonstrations, large equipment displays, design and clash detection demonstrations, and...

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Small-scale linear encoder designed for limited-space applications

May 29, 2015

Numerik Jena’s LIK 41 kit-style optical linear encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which space is limited. It has a graduation of 20 µm with lengths up to 98.43 ft. The scale can be mounted in two ways. Singleflex is mounted directly to...

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OSHA, Health Canada partner to coordinate chemical labeling, classification requirements

May 29, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced it will continue its partnership with Health Canada to align U.S. and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory...

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LG Chem adding workers at Chevy Volt battery plant site

May 29, 2015

LG Chem Michigan Inc., Holland, Mich., is adding production equipment and new processes and expects to employ several hundred people by the end of the year. The facility manufactures large lithium-ion polymer batteries for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage applications. It is a wholly...

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GM to invest $1.2 billion in Indiana plant

May 29, 2015

General Motors is investing $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant’s competitiveness in assembling light- and heavy-duty models. Construction of the new pretreat, electrocoat paint operation and sealing...

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Downdraft worktable removes dust, smoke, vapors

May 29, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries offers the DCV-8 enclosed downdraft worktable, designed to draw dust, smoke, and vapors down and away from the operator during hand grinding, polishing, and finishing. The unit is constructed of 12-ga. steel with a 30- by 34-in. tabletop constructed of reinforced 14-ga....

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Solar Atmospheres opens facility in South Carolina

May 28, 2015

Solar Atmospheres, Southeast, has opened its doors for business in Greenville, S.C. Its first furnace was brought online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months. At full production capability, the company will be able to...

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CNH Industrial’s agricultural plant hosts Rep. Paul Ryan

May 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V., Burr Ridge, Ill., a producer of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, hosted Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at its Case IH agricultural equipment manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis. Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with company executives and managers to...

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