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Klein Steel selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015

March 30, 2015

Klein Steel, a Rochester, N.Y., steel service center, has announced that it has been selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015 by the Democrat & Chronicle media group, also based in Rochester. The top workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is...

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Alcoa to curtail smelting capacity in Brazil

March 30, 2015

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa, New York, has announced it will curtail the remaining 74,000 metric tons of smelting capacity at its São Luís (Alumar) facility in Brazil. The decision is aligned with the company’s recent announcement to evaluate upstream capacity for possible...

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Study indicates manufacturing faces pressing need to evolve risk assessment capabilities

March 30, 2015

A new study, "Understanding Risk Assessment Practices at Manufacturing Companies," conducted jointly by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), uncovers complex business risks and disruptors facing manufacturers, as well as a pressing need for the industry to...

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Vulcanium achieves ISO 13485 registration

March 30, 2015

Vulcanium Metals Intl., Northbrook, Ill., has been granted ISO 13485:2003 registration for the distribution and processing of metal for the medical industry. The company provides titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, as well as cobalt chrome molybdenum (CCM) and medical-grade stainless round...

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The Dupps Co. receives FMA’s 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 30, 2015

The Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., and sponsored by CNA Insurance Companies, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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Schuler’s Crossbar Robot 4.0 receives Red Dot Award for product design

March 30, 2015

Göppingen, Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler has received the Red Dot Award in the Industry, Machines, and Robot Technology category. An international jury of experts chose the robot out of more than 4,900 entries. The robot transfers parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It...

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Rotem to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario

March 30, 2015

Rotem Industrial Products Inc., Toronto, has entered into an agreement to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario. CUMI, located in Chennai, India, manufactures coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, thin wheels for hand grinders, cutoff wheels, surface grinding discs, cloth rolls, and paper rolls....

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TRUMPF Canada appoints managing director

March 30, 2015

TRUMPF Canada, Mississauga, Ont., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has appointed Stefan Fickenscher as managing director. He succeeds Stefan Schreiber, who returns to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany, as head of central...

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Jet Edge to install waterjet system at Jacquet West

March 27, 2015

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced that it will install a waterjet cutting system at the Jacquet West metal processing facility in Carson, Calif. The midrail gantry system is Jacquet’s 12th Jet Edge waterjet nationwide and second at this facility. The system features a 12- by...

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FMA names 2015 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

March 27, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the recipients of the 2015 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have a commitment to excellence in safety. Award...

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Eriez appoints executive VP of global strategy and development

March 27, 2015

Separation technology provider Eriez® has appointed Lukas Guenthardt as executive vice president of global strategy and development. In this position, Guenthardt is responsible for developing and implementing business operations systems that strengthen the company’s drive toward a more...

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3M launches website featuring adhesives, tapes for assembly

March 27, 2015

3M has launched a website at www.3m.com/assemblysolutions as a starting point for engineers to review the company’s adhesives and tapes as alternatives to mechanical fasteners, welds, and rivets. The site provides an overview of common applications for the products and rates the attributes of...

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Prima Power Laserdyne to install system in new China technology center

March 27, 2015

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser cutting, welding, and drilling systems, has announced plans to install a Laserdyne 430BD system at the new Prima Power Technology Center in Suzhou, China. The new facility will provide laser process development for Asian...

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Yaskawa Electric partners with Argo Medical Technologies Ltd.

March 25, 2015

In an effort to accelerate the development of its service robotics business in the robotics human assist field, Yaskawa Electric Corp., a provider of core technologies focused on motion control, robotics, and system engineering in Kitakyushu, Japan, has formed a strategic alliance with Argo Medical...

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U. S. Steel to consolidate flat-rolled operations

March 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, will consolidate its North American flat-rolled operations and temporarily idle its Granite City Works operations in Granite City, Ill. As the primary flat-roll supplier of Lone Star Tubular Operations, the company is proceeding with the consolidation as part...

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