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Scotchman Industries marks 50th anniversary

March 1, 2017

Scotchman Industries Inc., Philip, S.D., celebrates 50 years in business in 2017. Founded in 1967, the firm produces metal fabricating equipment, accessories, and custom...

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Laboratory Testing names director of operations

March 1, 2017

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has named Brandon McVaugh to the newly created position of director of operations, overseeing destructive testing, NDT, and metrology for the aerospace, defense, power generation, and medical industries. The grandson of the company founder, McVaugh...

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Columbus McKinnon appoints CEO

March 1, 2017

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., a manufacturer of material handling products, has appointed Mark D. Morelli as president/CEO. He also has been elected to the board of directors. He succeeds Timothy T. Tevens, who is retiring from serving as president/CEO since 1998. Morelli previously...

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Osborn names product marketing manager

March 1, 2017

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has named Scott Scheider as product marketing manager for its Load Runners® division of standard and custom idler rollers.Scheider has more than seven years of industry experience. He previously worked...

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FABTECH 2017 to debut Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion

February 28, 2017

FABTECH® 2017, to be held in Chicago Nov. 6-9, will for the first time feature an expanded pavilion showcasing tubes, tube end products, and the tube trade.All these areas will be presented in a new segment—the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion, organized and implemented by Messe...

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Brennan Investment Group purchases National Metal Fabricators facility

February 28, 2017

Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group LLC has purchased the manufacturing and distribution facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill., currently 100 percent leased to National Metal Fabricators, a provider of sheet metal fabrication, angle ring manufacturing, and specialty custom rolling. The...

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LIA announces winner of 2017 George M. Wilkening Award

February 28, 2017

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has awarded the 2017 George M. Wilkening Award to Wesley J. Marshall, principal of Laser Safety Specialties. The award is presented to individuals who have made extensive contributions to laser safety in science, medicine, industry, or education....

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Rafter upgrades tube mill for producer

February 28, 2017

Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped a new RT-2000S strip entry table, HFI weld squeeze box, and double-sided Turk’s-head straightener to a North American tube producer. The equipment will replace equipment on a Yoder QVW-250 tube mill. The strip entry table was updated to use common parts from the...

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IFTA supports USTR decision to hold China accountable for illegal subsidies on aluminum

February 28, 2017

In January 2017 the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) formally requested consultations with China through the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s illegal aluminum subsidies. The Wauconda, Ill.-based International Fair Trade Alliance (IFTA) commends and congratulates the USTR on this...

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MIG Steel Fabrication expands Tennessee production center

February 28, 2017

MIG Steel Fabrication, a subsidiary of Manufacturers Industrial Group, has announced plans to invest $1.5 million to expand its manufacturing complex in Lexington, Tenn. The firm will add new equipment to meet growing demand and plans to hire welders, pipe fitters, and salaried support staff. The...

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Greenheck receives Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award

February 27, 2017

Greenheck, a manufacturer of air movement, control, and conditioning equipment with corporate headquarters and several manufacturing facilities in Schofield, Wis., has been selected as the 2016 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year by an independent panel of judges representing industry, education,...

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Chicago Tube and Iron announces two promotions

February 27, 2017

Chicago Tube and Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has announced the promotion of Jim Farnan to director of procurement and Sean Vietti to general manager.Farnan, a 22-year industry veteran, succeeds Larry Soehrman, who will retire at the end of May. Farnan has 17 years of experience at the company in...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence seeks speakers for Las Vegas event

February 27, 2017

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, North Kingstown, R.I., has announced it is seeking industry experts to speak at HxGN LIVE 2017, the company’s international conference, to be held June 13-16, 2017, in Las Vegas. The event highlights developments in data-driven technologies enabled by Hexagon's newest...

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Concept Laser delivers 3-D metal printing to U.S. Naval Research Lab

February 27, 2017

Grapevine, Texas-based Concept Laser, a provider of machine and plant technology for 3-D printing of metal components, has announced the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., has selected Concept Laser’s 3-D metal printing technology for rapid prototyping and materials research....

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Grainger launches online Knowledge Center

February 27, 2017

Chicago-based W.W. Grainger Inc., a broad line supplier of MRO products serving businesses and institutions, has launched the Knowledge Center by Grainger, an online resource center at www.grainger.com/knowledge designed to provide insights and information to customers.The site offers articles and...

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