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Enerfab acquires Foley Co.

May 6, 2015

Enerfab Power & Industrial Inc., Cincinnati, a provider of construction, electrical, and maintenance services in the energy and chemical industries, has acquired Foley Co. from Varistar Corp., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corp. Foley Co. delivers mechanical and construction services focused on...

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MSCI elects board chairman

May 6, 2015

The Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected Richard Robinson, chairman and CEO of Norfolk Iron & Metal in Norfolk, Neb., as chairman of the board effective July 1. Robinson has served as a vice chairman of the association and succeeds David H. Hannah, president...

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ATS Systems appoints CEO

May 6, 2015

ATS Systems, a provider of workholding and automation accessories for metal cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has appointed Allen Goad to the role of CEO. Goad previously served as CEO at Affero Aerospace and Defense, worked in a variety of senior executive roles for Natel Eng., and...

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A. Stucki Co. names product manager for grating and stamping division

May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh-based A. Stucki Co. has promoted Andrew Baur to the position of product manager of its grating and stamping division. He joined the company as a mechanical design engineer in 2013 after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Grove City College. The company is...

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LaserCoil Technologies to deliver coil-fed blanking system to SET Enterprises

May 5, 2015

Perrysburg, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has received an order for a coil-fed blanking system from SET Enterprises Inc., New Boston, Mich., a processor of flat-rolled metal primarily for the automotive industry. The 2,100-mm-wide, dual-head system features two 6-kW lasers. The control...

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De-Sta-Co marks 100 years in business

May 5, 2015

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Founded by William H. Roberts in 1915 as the Detroit Stamping Co., the firm initially provided the rapidly growing automotive industry with contract stamping and die and machining services. To help manufacturers hold...

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BobCAD-CAM opens office in Houston

May 5, 2015

CAD/CAM software provider BobCAD-CAM, based in Clearwater, Fla., has announced the opening of a branch office in Houston to help meet growing demand in the southern U.S. The company has hired David Brown has an account manager at the new location....

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World demand for copper to reach 36 million metric tons in 2019

May 5, 2015

Global demand for copper metal (produced from refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.2 percent per year through 2019 to 36.0 million metric tons, valued at $261 billion, according to “World Copper,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry...

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ASD announces winner of 2014 Steel Man of the Year Award

May 5, 2015

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, has named Michael G. Rippey, chairman of ArcelorMittal USA, as the winner of the 2014 Steel Man of the Year Award. The award recognizes Rippey’s many contributions to the steel industry since joining Inland Steel in 1984. He led the 2014...

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Peifer Welding celebrates 50 years in business

May 4, 2015

Peifer Welding, Ronks, Pa., celebrated 50 years in business with an open house celebration on April 24. The company was founded in 1965 by Christian Peifer, a skilled welder, performing mostly wrought iron railing work. In 1980 the company’s focus moved to commercial and industrial work, with a...

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Laboratory Testing expands and renews Nadcap accreditation for materials testing

May 4, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has renewed and significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation in materials testing for the aerospace industry. The lab has achieved accreditation for broader mechanical testing specimen preparation, metallurgical evaluation of welds,...

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GM announces $5.4 billion in U.S. plant investments

May 4, 2015

Pontiac, Mich.-based General Motors has announced plans to invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years. This includes $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities: $124 million at the Pontiac Metal Center, $520 million for tooling and equipment for future new vehicle...

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Bunting Magnetics adds southern sales representative

May 4, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products based in Newton, Kan., has named Harrison Rogers as southern territory manager for standard products, with sales responsibilities for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rogers has specific experience in...

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U.S. ranked No. 1 in FDI Confidence Index for third straight year

May 4, 2015

Two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2016, according to the 2015 FDI Confidence Index® from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The index’s 15th edition, “Connected Risks: Investing in a Divergent...

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MMI receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for India facility

May 1, 2015

Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI), based in Stevensville, Md., has announced that its manufacturing facility in Hosur, India, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. MMI supplies manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs. Products include assemblies, castings,...

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