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Centria Coating Services appoints architectural market manager

January 23, 2012

Moon Township, Pa.-based Centria Coating Services has announced the appointment of Tom Lewis to architectural market manager. In this newly created position, he works with manufacturers and suppliers within the architectural metal wall and roof industry. A graduate of Robert Morris University with...

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IAC Industries launches new Web site

January 23, 2012

IAC Industries, Brea, Calif., has launched a new Web site at www.iacindustries.com featuring its industrial furnishings. It offers sections for getting started, customer resources, and rich media. Quick links point to the site's most popular pages. The online product catalog section has been...

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Ameritherm announces rebranding

January 23, 2012

Driven by international growth, Ameritherm, an induction heating systems provider in Scottsville, N.Y., is rebranding to Ambrell – an Ameritherm company. The Ambrell brand was introduced outside of the U.S. several years ago, and the updated branding enables Ambrell to exhibit one unified brand...

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Manufacturing deserves special treatment

January 20, 2012 | By Dan Davis

I apologize for being absent from the blog for most of the past six weeks. I guess I got wrapped up in Republican primary politics coverage. That's a joke. I also was engrossed in "Storage Wars" and "American Hoggers" on A&E. But it's kind of hard to ignore the political proceedings that are...

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Northwest Pipe to expand Saginaw facility

January 19, 2012

Northwest Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash., a producer of engineered welded steel pipe products, has announced plans to expand its Saginaw, Texas, manufacturing facility. The expansion will enable the company to serve the needs of anticipated large water projects in the area. The capital improvement...

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Scott Stainless Steel moves to larger facility

January 19, 2012

Scott Stainless Steel Inc. has moved to a facility in Northbrook, Ill., doubling its space and providing room for expansion. The company distributes flat-rolled stainless steel, coil, and sheet. It stocks Types 304, 304L, 316L, 430, 409, and 201 in all standard finishes in thicknesses from 10 to...

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Plymouth Tube announces changes to leadership team

January 19, 2012

Plymouth Tube, Warrenville, Ill., has named David Barnes to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO). He has served as vice president of finance and administration since 2006. Before joining the company, he worked in the metals industry for 30 years in positions including finance and...

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Annual International Sheet Metal Competition to be held in Las Vegas

January 19, 2012

More than 275 sheet metal contestants and their families will go to Las Vegas March 5-9 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices and journeymen from throughout the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition, hosted by the...

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Colfax appoints ESAB vice presidents

January 19, 2012

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services in Fulton, Md., has named Kenneth D. Konopa as vice president of marketing for ESAB and Vincent Northfield as vice president of global manufacturing for ESAB. Konopa is responsible for...

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Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012 - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic Inc. announces machine demonstration days March 7 and 8, 2012

January 19, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will conduct machine demonstration days at its new U.S. headquarters and showroom located in Elgin, Ill., March 7-8, 2012. Products to be demonstrated include the new ByJet Smart waterjet, featuring a compact design and efficient pump; the BySpeed Pro 3015, 6,000 W with automatic...

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Metal stampers' take on unions: Part II

January 18, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

Last week's post, Metal stampers' take on unions: Part I, revealed findings from a "Stamping News Brief" (SNB) survey about unions. It also featured comments from survey respondents—both those who believe unions are still necessary and those who don’t. Those who believe unions are to blame for...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies promotes engineering manager

January 18, 2012

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation design, engineering, and process consulting services in Orion, Mich., has announced the appointment of Craig Salvalaggio as the new engineering manager for its General Industries Group. In this position, he is responsible...

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Kestrel Aircraft to open two plants in Wisconsin

January 18, 2012

Kestrel Aircraft, Brunswick, Maine, has announced plans to construct two facilities in Superior, Wis., for the manufacture of its K-350 airplane. The facilities — one to produce composite material for the planes and the other to assemble the planes — will create 600 jobs by 2016, the company...

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Jet Edge posts used waterjet cutting equipment on Web site

January 18, 2012

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., now is posting used waterjet equipment for sale on its Web site at www.jetedge.com. The used waterjet equipment inventory includes ultrahigh-pressure, tie-rod design intensifier pumps, motion systems, parts and accessories, and mobile cleaning and cutting...

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Roundtable topics chosen, networking event planned for Pipe & Tube Nashville technology conference

January 18, 2012

The Pipe & Tube Nashville organizing committee has scheduled a networking event and decided the specific topics for the roundtable events. Scheduled for June 26-28, 2012, the conference is intended for tube and pipe industry professionals involved in tube and pipe production and fabrication....

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