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Three NBT summer manufacturing camps supported by partnership with Kelly Services

July 2, 2014

This summer, three of the 24 camps funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., Rockford, Ill., have been made possible by a partnership with Kelly Services®, Troy, Mich. The sponsored camps will be conducted at Henry Ford...

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GF Piping Systems expands West Coast presence

July 2, 2014

Georg Fischer LLC, part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd.'s North American Piping Systems business unit, has expanded from its Tustin, Calif., location to a new facility in Irvine, Calif., nearly double in size. The company, known as GF Piping Systems, supplies piping systems and...

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Ashland Aluminum updates Michigan facility

July 2, 2014

Ashland Aluminum has updated its facility in Fowlerville, Mich., with new electronics, gauge controls, and environmental upgrades to the mill. A new furnace also has been commissioned with new electronics for tighter temperature control for energy efficiency. Processing equipment includes a...

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Braner/Loopco ships slitting line to Goldin Metals

July 1, 2014

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has shipped and commissioned a precision shape-correction slitting line to Goldin Metals in Gulfport, Miss. The line can process 60,000 lb. by 72-in.-dia. surface-critical coated carbon steel and stainless coil in gauges from 0.008 to 0.135 in. It features a...

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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J.J. Keller adds VP of technology services

July 1, 2014

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., has promoted Randy Thome to the newly created position of vice president of technology services. In this role, he leads the company’s combined technology services unit, which operates more than a dozen online services, including Encompass®, KellerOnline®, and...

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Uniweld releases training video covering oxyacetylene tip selection

June 30, 2014

:Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has released a new HVAC training video from its series of informative technical shorts. Available for viewing here, the video focuses on tip selection for an oxyacetylene torch. The video discusses the factors that go into selecting the right tip,...

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Pferd hires VP of operations

June 30, 2014

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive products, cutting tools, industrial and maintenance brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Peter Skaalen as its vice president of operations. Based at the company’s Advance Brush facility in Milwaukee, he is responsible for directing...

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Main Steel to install Herr-Voss leveling machine

June 30, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., has received an order from Main Steel, Harmony, Pa., for a new precision leveler®. The machine will be added to an existing cut-to-length line, allowing the company to expand its gauge...

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Machining apprentices graduate from four-year AJAC program

June 27, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) hosted a graduation ceremony on June 27 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to celebrate AJAC’s 21 graduating machinist (aircraft-oriented) apprentices. The graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for...

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S&S Technical expands engineering/production facility

June 27, 2014

S&S Technical, a provider of custom fluid and gas transfer systems, has announced the expansion of its engineering and production facility in Alpharetta, Ga. Production at the new plant is scheduled to begin in August...

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O’Neal Steel, Leeco Steel prevail in RICO/fraud lawsuit

June 27, 2014

In January 2011, O’Neal Steel Inc. and Leeco Steel LLC instituted a lawsuit to recover damages sustained as a result of having been sold steel on the basis of fraudulent representations of its quality. The defendants were David Chatkin, Lance Chatkin, Bruce Adelstein, Ryan Chatkin, Von Argyle,...

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Midwest Eng. Systems named as Future 50 company

June 27, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has been awarded placement on the 2014 Future 50 list for the first time by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE). The...

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CTL hot rolls 1.57-in.-thick zirconium plate

June 27, 2014

Charles Thompson Ltd. (CTL), South Yorkshire, U.K., has successfully produced a zirconium bundle and header for a TEMA AKU type heat exchanger from a Grade 702, 1.57-in.-thick flat plate. “The challenge was the hot rolling of the zirconium at this thickness, taking into account the...

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ET Foundation awards $20,000 in the 2014 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

June 27, 2014

The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has awarded $20,000 to professional designers and students in the 2014 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Ninety-five entries were received for the...

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