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Rafter Equipment names VP of sales and marketing

November 11, 2008

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has added Mark Prasek as vice president of sales and marketing. He has spent the last 16 years in the tube and pipe industry, working for both Yoder Mfg....

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Lors Machinery offers newly found copies of classic welding book

November 11, 2008

Lors Machinery Inc., Union, N.J., a manufacturer of standard, multispot, and special resistance welding machines, has announced the availability of the classic book by Wallace A. Stanley, Resistance...

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Cored welding wire manufacturer launches facility in Ohio

November 11, 2008

RevWires LLC, a cored welding wire manufacturer in Troy, Ohio, is scheduled to open an 80,000-sq.-ft. research and manufacturing facility this fall, with production to begin early 2009. The company is...

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Main Steel transfers ownership of Mexico City operations

November 11, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., a national toll processor, has announced the transfer of ownership of its Mexico City operation to the family of the late Jorge Loya Alcala and the...

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Paulo Products company names plant manager

November 11, 2008

Paulo Products Co. has named Bob Innes as plant manager of its St. Louis facility. The facility offers production heat treating in batch and continuous-belt, as well as vacuum heat treating to NADCA...

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LAI wins two ACE awards

November 11, 2008

LAI International Inc., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, announced that it has won two ACE awards. LAI won awards for top 25 fastest-growing private companies and for top...

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HTML North America names U.S. market manager

November 11, 2008

HMTL North America/Heavy Metal & Tubes Ltd., Rehoboth Beach, Del., has named Lisa Sarch as U.S. market manager for the heat exchanger, boiler, and condenser group. She has more than 20 years of...

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GTAW common joint designs

November 11, 2008

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Understanding common gas tungsten arc weld (GTAW) joints, knowing when to use them, and mastering the proper method for each can help you achieve better welds. This article focuses on butt, corner, and T joints and discusses considerations such as material type and thickness.

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Hiring expectations set four-year lows in November

November 10, 2008

Employment expectations in the manufacturing and service sectors will maintain a downward trend in November as the economy continues to shed jobs, accordingto the Society for Human Resource...

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September U.S. machine tool demand up from August, down from year ago

November 10, 2008

In a joint report, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and the Association for Manufacturing Technology have announced that U.S. September machine tool demand increased 32.0 percent to...

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Five things I learned from this election

November 6, 2008

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Maybe you"ve heard that we have a new presidentor president-elect, as someone at the office reminded me. For many of us, the election of Barack Obama is a sign that we now can get on with our lives. The never-ending campaign is finally over. Well, some people don"t want it to end.I"m not going to...

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Chrysler offers buyouts to Belvidere, Ill., plant workers

November 6, 2008

Chrysler has announced that it is offering buyouts to all employees at its assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill.—2,400 union workers and 200 administrative staff.The company's U.S. sales were down...

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After the ball

November 5, 2008

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The mind is amazing. Who really knows why it remembers what it does and forgets the rest? This morning, the day after the U.S. presidential election, a song my parents taught my sisters and me when we were children sprang into my mind—totally out of the blue. (We saw a lot of blue and red...

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AK Steel announces December 2008 surcharges

November 5, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $185 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December 2008. December 2008 surcharges for the broad range of...

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A hunch on the downturn: This time, it"s different

November 4, 2008

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As I type this, the line at the polling place across the street has finally shown signs of movement. It"s the morning of Nov. 4, and by evening we"ll know who will have the world"s largest bully pulpit for the next four years.Seeing how the numbers are adding up, I won"t envy the winner. The...

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