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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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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment all grew in February, but at slower rate than January

March 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 33rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued March 1 by Bradley J....

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IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility

March 1, 2012

IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa. The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly...

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Eriez adds three technical sales reps

March 1, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of equipment for separation, vibratory, and inspection applications, has hired Craig Lorei, Christopher Ramsdell, and Jayne Corey as technical sales representatives. Lorei formerly worked for Alliance Plastics as business development specialist. He holds a...

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Dynamic Conveyor names sales engineer

March 1, 2012

Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Muskegon, Mich., has promoted Tom Habetler to sales engineer. With more than 10 years of experience working with customers and sales representatives for the company, Habetler now focuses on expanding the customer base in Michigan. The company is a provider of reconfigurable...

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Adding technical tracks back into high schools

February 29, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

Ever read something that makes you see red? Occasionally, I do. In fact, this happened to me Tuesday morning as I read an article on msnbc.com with the headline "Some employers want return of vo-ed training." My first reaction? "No kidding; this is old news." The metalworking industry has been...

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