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Nidec Corp. to acquire The Minster Machine Co.

March 6, 2012

The Minster Machine Company has announced that it is being acquired by Nidec-Shimpo, a division of Nidec Corporation. Nidec is a global technology corporation with headquarters in Kyoto, Japan and annual gross sales of $9 billion. The effective date of the transaction is expected to be in early...

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New ALM Web site presents information on welding positioners

March 5, 2012

ALM Materials Handling, Streator, Ill., has launched a new Web site at www.almmh.com that presents its line of welding and assembly positioning lifts. Included are headstock and tailstock positioners, single-column positioners, mobile lifts, material handling lifts, and custom lifts and...

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Tray-style sheet hydroforming presses made in U.S. - TheFabricator.com

Tray-style sheet hydroforming presses made in U.S.

March 5, 2012

Triform has announced that two of its tray-style sheet hydroforming presses are the first of their kind manufactured in the U.S. in more than 30 years. The fluid cell presses use high-pressure hydraulic fluid in a flexible rubber bladder to form sheet metal using a single tool. The presses...

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Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids - Shearing Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids

March 5, 2012

Tru-Cut Saw has introduced a line of dry-cut metal saws. The model TC16DC is suitable for sample cutting, industrial applications, and fabrication shops. The machine features a two-speed, 3-HP motor; 45-degree left and right miter cutting; self-centering vise; laser cutting guide; and chip...

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The many faces of stainless steel

March 5, 2012 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Stainless steel comes in various forms—austenitic, martensitic, and ferritic. Which type you use depends on your application requirements.

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Arc-Zone.com doubles size of headquarters

March 5, 2012

Arc-Zone.com, Carlsbad, Calif., a provider of proprietary, brand-name, and OEM replacement parts and accessories for welding and cutting, has expanded its corporate headquarters. The expansion doubles the size of the facility, which houses administrative, customer service, warehouse, and order...

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Everett Industries Inc. celebrates 50 years in business

March 5, 2012

Everett Industries Inc., Warren, Ohio, marks 50 years of manufacturing abrasive cutoff saws in 2012. The company, founded in 1962 by Chuck Everett, is operated today by Everett’s son, Bill Everett, president, and Roy Williams, vice president. The company produces cutoff machines with wheel...

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Bishop-Wisecarver hires VP of manufacturing

March 5, 2012

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., has hired Aldo DeAmicis as vice president of manufacturing. He has more than 20 years of manufacturing and leadership experience. DeAmicis comes to the company from Tyco Electronics, where he worked as a plant manager and operations director. He began...

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Gene Haas Foundation awards $27,000 to SkillsUSA Machining Championship Awards program

March 5, 2012

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has awarded a $27,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the development of a new SkillsUSA Machining Championship Award program. Peter Zierhut of the Gene Haas Foundation said, "We are looking for employees with specific skill...

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Flex-N-Gate Corp. to expand Indiana factory

March 5, 2012

Flex-N-Gate Corp. is planning a $5 million expansion of its Covington, Ind., factory, involving various improvements and the addition of robotic welding cells. The expansion will result in the addition of 68 employees....

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Clement Industries announces hiring plans

March 5, 2012

Minden, La.-based Clement Industries, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, has announced that it will hire 25 new welders and welder trainees in an effort to cut its six-month backlog of orders by half. The company experienced a 90 percent increase in sales in 2011 and expects 20 percent more...

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Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X - TheFabricator.com

Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X

March 5, 2012 | By Greg Schreier

The EPAís NESHAP Rule 6X went into effect on July 25, 2011. Find out if this regulation applies to you; what steps are required if it does; and what equipment is out there to help keep your employees safe and the EPA happy.

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Finishing stainless steel for food-grade applications - TheFabricator.com

Finishing stainless steel for food-grade applications

March 5, 2012 | By Simon Wainwright

Finishing stainless steel assemblies for handling food and beverage applications is more complicated than non-sanitary applications. Knowledge of the tools, consumables, and techniques is critical, but likewise the contractor must be familiar with sanitary standards so the system and its finish are optimal the demands for this type of application.

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TPJ’s 2012 Industry Award Winner: Chicago Tube & Iron - TheFabricator.com

TPJ’s 2012 Industry Award Winner: Chicago Tube & Iron

March 5, 2012 | By Eric Lundin

Don McNeeley, president and CEO of ChicagoTube & Iron, describes the big turning points in a company's inflection. For many companies, a point of inflection is the plateau between the company's youthful growth phase and the decline into old age, the point at which profibility slows. The winner of TPJ's 2012 Industry Award, Chicago Tube & Iron has a history of disrupting the growth-plateau-decline pattern.

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People you meet at Starbucks

March 3, 2012 | By Amanda Carlson

My colleague, Vicki Bell, web content editor for thefabricator.com, recently wrote a blog post regarding an article she read on msnbc.com titled "Some employers want return of vo-ed training,” where she expressed her disdain for the premise that reintegrating vocational education into high...

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