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3M wins American Technology Award for abrasives platform

June 27, 2011

The Cubitron II abrasives technology platform from 3M, St. Paul, Minn., has won the TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Award in the manufacturing category. Also known as the Termans — in honor of Frederick Terman, the late Stanford University engineering professor who is widely regarded...

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Weiler donates to training for returning vets - TheFabricator.com

Weiler donates to training for returning vets

April 4, 2011

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has donated wire brushes, grinding wheels, hand brushes, and tools for a veterans training program run by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA has partnered with the U.S. military to create the...

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Abrasive product line to expand

November 8, 2010

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc. has launched a new Norton product expansion program for the metal fabricating industry. The company will introduce hundreds of new abrasive products over the next year for use on right-angle grinders, random orbital sanders, pneumatic die grinders, and large-diameter...

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Paulo Products Co. announces staff changes

October 18, 2010

Paulo Products Co. has appointed Curt Heineck as business development manager and Charlie Bernhard as production manager at its Kansas City heat-treating facility. Heineck previously served as production manager. In his new role, he leads the plant’s sales effort with a focus on developing new...

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Acculloy Mfg. opens PerformaCoat division

September 27, 2010

Acculloy Mfg. Solutions has begun operations at PerformaCoat Inc., a new division performing advanced protective and lubricating coating services for oilfield tool, machined component, assembly, mold, and fabrications manufacturers in the Gulf Coast area. The company reports that it has integrated...

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CGW hires application engineer - TheFabricator

CGW hires application engineer

May 3, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has hired Rodney Neil Finch as application engineer. He is responsible for market growth in the vitrified product line and supports new and existing products in...

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PaintExpo to include more than 300 exhibitors

March 5, 2010

The 3rd PaintExpo, an international trade fair for industrial coating technology, will be held April 13-16, 2010, in Karlsruhe Exhibition Center, Germany. It will include more than 300 exhibitors from...

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IFH Group acquires Williams Powder Coating

March 5, 2010

The IFH Group Inc., Rock Falls, Ill., has acquired Williams Powder Coating of Prophetstown, Ill., and created a new division: Powder Coaters LLC. With the new division, "we can fabricate, sandblast,...

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Trimac to build finishing line for Rock Island Arsenal

March 5, 2010

Trimac Industrial Systems LLC, Bonner Springs, Kan., has been awarded a military contract from the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center in Rock Island, Iowa, the only vertically...

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ITSA, TSS team up to promote thermal spray to industry

January 12, 2010

The International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA), Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and the ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS), Mateirals Park, Ohio, have announced a cooperative effort to aggressively promote...

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Dörken names global fastener technical specialist

December 15, 2009

Dörken Corp. USA, the Grass Lake, Mich.-based North American unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH, Herdecke, Germany, has appointed Ron Strong to the position of global fastener technical specialist. He...

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Elgin Fastener Group names VP of manufacturing

November 10, 2009

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has promoted Phil King to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In this position, he works in tandem with team members at EFG companies...

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Trimac appoints brand manager

November 10, 2009

Trimac Industrial Systems LLC, Kansas City, Kan., has appointed Scott Fouts to the position of Kemac® brand manager. He has 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the parts washer equipment...

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GREENKOTE authorizes license agreement with Eco-Tech Coatings

November 10, 2009

Eco-Tech Coatings LLC has purchased a license from GREENKOTE® Plc, Cleveland, to apply the GREENKOTE thermodiffusion coating process to its products.The company is using the eco-friendly GREENKOTE...

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GREENKOTE expands production in Germany

October 13, 2009

GREENKOTE® Plc, a global coating technology company with headquarters in Cleveland, has expanded production at its location in Sauerlach, Germany. The new plant production area operates multiple...

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