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Leaning on press brake tooling

September 12, 2006

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Press brake tooling can play a significant role in minimizing setup, reducing WIP, increasing throughput, and minimizing waste—the goals of lean manufacturing. Some new developments are staged bending, push-button loading, sectionalized tooling, and precision-ground tools.

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GMAW guns: More than a commodity

September 12, 2006

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Many welders think of GMAW guns as just a commodity. However, all of the parts in a GMAW gun have a direct impact on the time it takes to make a weld and its quality.

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Hanging on to your skilled workers

September 12, 2006

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With skilled labor becoming scarcer, employers must strengthen their retention efforts. This article discusses the main reasons workers leave jobs and includes comments from metal fabricators about these reasons. It also includes tips for overcoming the reasons and links to resources that can help you develop your retention strategy.

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Fabricators in search of skilled workers

September 12, 2006

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A recent survey of metal fabricators shows that the vast majority of fabricating companies desperately need skilled labor. These companies are employing various methods to find qualified workers and to compensate for the shortage. Despite the difficulty finding skilled labor, some fabricators would not encourage young people to pursue careers in manufacturing.

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Starting a portable GTAW business

September 12, 2006

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Thinking about starting your own portable GTAW business? This installment in a series about this topic focuses on the potential customer base and the welding repair needs of specific segments. It also offers pricing tips for various jobs.

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IPSCO to acquire NS Group

September 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group, Inc. jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which IPSCO will acquire NS Group, a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield...

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Ryerson to establish joint venture in China

September 11, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Van Shung Chong Holdings Limited ("VSC"), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, and its subsidiary, CAMP BVI, to form a...

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in...

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Castrip LLC names new president

September 7, 2006

Castrip LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Frank M. Fisher, Jr. has joined the company as its new president. Formerly vice president of sales-North America and Europe at Magneco/Metrel, Inc. in...

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New study describes impact of domestic auto part content

August 31, 2006

The Level Field Institute today issued its first report on the U.S. automotive parts industry and how differences in "domestic content" among automakers affect the U.S. economy and jobs.Level Field...

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GDP growth slowed in second quarter

August 30, 2006

Real gross domestic product—the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S.—increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter of 2006,...

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World, U.S., Western Europe hot-rolled band prices decline

August 30, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Aug. 28 declined $16 per ton to $554 per ton from $570 per ton, FOB the port of export, on Aug. 14. The U.S. spot...

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U.S. Steel names general manager–Gary Works

August 25, 2006

United States Steel Corp. has announced that Michael S. Williams has been named general manager-Gary Works, succeeding Raymond R. Terza, who has been appointed managing director-coke battery...

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Kenwal Steel to build service center in Tennessee

August 22, 2006

Kenwal Steel has announced plans to construct a new service center in Lebanon, Tenn.The 100,000 sq. ft. facility will include two new coil slitting systems for both light and heavy gauge material up...

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AWS Job Fair to help connect welders, employers

August 21, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced that it will host its second national job fair to allow employers to meet one-on-one and possibly recruit from a pool of more than 9,000 welding...

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