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ISM ROB: PMI® at 54.7 percent; new orders, production, employment growing

January 4, 2017

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December, and the overall economy grew for the 91st consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Jan. 3 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Report explores future of global welding equipment market

January 3, 2017

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has released the report, "Global Welding Equipment Market (Arc, Laser Beam, Resistance, Oxy-Fuel).” The comprehensive research report analyzes the global welding equipment market on the basis of technology, end-use industry (building and construction,...

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KPS Global to expand in Tennessee

January 3, 2017

KPS Global LLC, Piney Flats, Tenn., a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers, has announced plans for expansion.The $1.5 million expansion is expected to create 64...

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ITA establishes charitable foundation

January 3, 2017

International Titanium Association (ITA) has announced it has established the International Titanium Foundation (ITF). The charitable foundation will offer opportunities to the titanium industry to make tax-free contributions in support of connecting youth interested in science, technology,...

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NSA Industries acquires New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators

January 3, 2017

NSA Industries LLC, St. Johnsbury, Vt., has acquired New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators, Londonderry, N.H., a provider of fabrication and powder coating services. The entire New Hampshire Precision operation will be moved to NSA’s St. Johnsbury facility or its new Groveton, N.H., facility,...

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FMA Management Advisory Council member opens consultancy business

January 3, 2017

Mike Mastroianni, a member of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.’s (FMA’s) Management Advisory Council and former president of Rock Valley College, Rockford, Ill., now is president of a Rockford-based business consulting firm, MDM Consulting, working with a handful of other...

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Sparks Custom Fabrication to expand in Tennessee

January 3, 2017

Sparks Custom Fabrication LLC, a manufacturer of custom-made equipment for the food service industry, has announced plans to expand in Adamsville, Tenn. The company will create about 140 new jobs and add 10,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space to its existing...

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Atlas Technologies supplies die storage system expansion to Wolf Appliance

January 3, 2017

Atlas Technologies, Fenton, Mich., has commissioned a die storage system expansion for Wolf Appliance, a division of Sub-Zero Group Inc. located in Fitchburg, Wis. Wolf’s original die storage system was designed and built by Atlas Technologies in 2000. The expansion project, which is expected to...

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Water-based coatings for protective market to surpass solvent-based coatings by 2020

January 3, 2017

Historically, solvent-based coatings have maintained the largest share of the protective and specialty coatings market. However, solvent-based coatings are projected to be surpassed by water-based coatings by 2020 as regulatory concerns continue to affect the protective and specialty market....

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Bulldog Steel Fabrication names operations manager

December 21, 2016

Bulldog Steel Fabrication (BSF), a supplier of steel fabricated parts and components in Madison, Ga., has promoted Loni Johnson to operations and finance manager. Johnson joined the company in 2012, holding several positions that helped to govern the administrative and financial...

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BuildSteel launches educational website for users of cold-formed steel framing

December 21, 2016

Pittsburgh-based BuildSteel, a new collaboration of steel and construction industry organizations formed to educate building professionals on the uses and benefits of cold-formed steel framing, has launched a website at www.buildsteel.org. The website serves as an educational center, continuously...

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Dorner Holding Co. announces staff appointments

December 21, 2016

Dorner Holding Co., Hartland, Wis., has announced staff changes at two of its companies.Dorner Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has named Enrico Berlenghi as managing director - European sales. He focuses on sales development for all three Dorner Holding Companies:...

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Power-Tech to install first 12-kW Eagle fiber laser in Poland

December 20, 2016

Power-Tech, Wałcz, Poland, has announced it will install the first of its new Eagle iNspire 2040 12-kW fiber laser cutting systems at S.C. Wirax in Tuchomie, Poland. Wirax is a producer of agricultural machines and spare parts for tractors serving Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and Serbia. The 12-kW...

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Ratner Steel to expand in Indiana

December 20, 2016

Roseville, Minn.-based Ratner Steel Supply Co. has announced plans to double the size of its plant in Portage, Ind., adding 100,000 sq. ft. and hiring up to 37 more employees by 2019.The firm, which makes carbon sheet for service centers and manufacturers, has been operating at capacity in Portage...

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O’Neal Industries merges four affiliates to form United Performance Metals

December 19, 2016

O’Neal Industries (ONI), Birmingham, Ala., a family-owned group of metals service centers, has announced the merger and operations integration of four affiliates: Aerodyne Alloys, Plus Ten Stainless, United Performance Metals, and Vulcanium Metals Intl. to form United Performance Metals (UPM).As...

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