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Knapheide Mfg. to add jobs

February 7, 2012

Knapheide Mfg. has announced plans to add up to 100 new jobs at its plant in Quincy, Ill. The company has filled 40 positions already — mostly welding jobs — and is still searching for 60 more workers. For inexperienced workers, a four-week certificate welding program is available for a fee...

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Genesis Systems Group hires director, global affiliate relations

February 7, 2012

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has hired Doug Boyd as director, global affiliate relations. In this role, Boyd serves as a point of contact for the company's international affiliations, responsible for facilitating the flow of communications, information,...

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Service Stampings adds new equipment

February 7, 2012

Metal stamping and fabrication company Service Stampings Inc., Willoughby, Ohio, has increased its production capabilities with four equipment additions: a Haas CNC vertical machining center, a PEMserter series 4 press, a Dake Johnson JH-10 horizontal band saw, and a SmartCAM Advanced Milling™...

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GMAW guns, consumables, and more: 7 common questions answered

February 7, 2012 | By Andy Monk

Following a few guidelines when selecting and using GMAW equipment and consumables can help improve productivity and quality in your welding operation.

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First in, first to win

February 3, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Just over two years ago, Steel Fabrication Inc. was like many other metal fabricators that relied on its own blend of different cost calculators and spreadsheets to job quotes. This type of manual effort often led to incorrect and late quotes. That's changed, however, with the company's adoption of product cost management software.

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Rave on, Clear Lake

February 3, 2012 | By Dan Davis

The fun thing about metal fabrication is how a fabricator's vocation can also be part of his or her fascination. Some use their welding skills to create art. Others use their metal bending and finishing skills to restore old automobiles. In one instance, a metal fabricator has even applied his...

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GM to build $200 million stamping facility in Texas

February 2, 2012

General Motors has announced plans to start construction on a $200 million stamping facility that will create about 180 jobs. The new facility, part of the company's Arlington, Texas, manufacturing complex, will produce large stamping components for the next-generation full-size Chevrolet®...

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JK Lasers announces new leadership - TheFabricator.com

JK Lasers announces new leadership

February 2, 2012

JK Lasers, a subsidiary of GSI Group and a supplier of fiber and Nd:YAG laser systems, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Greenwood as general manager. Based at the company's Rugby, England, headquarters, Greenwood is responsible for all worldwide operations, including manufacturing...

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Formtek installs machining center for roll tooling production

February 2, 2012

Formtek has installed a new eight-axis, dual-chuck machining center at its Cleveland location. According to the company, the new machine will eliminate many of the time-consuming steps currently involved in its roll form tooling production while helping to increase tooling quality and consistency....

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Mid Atlantic Machinery to host Machine Tool Madness show

February 2, 2012

Mid Atlantic Machinery will host the Machine Tool Madness show at its Harrisburg, Pa., showroom March 28-29 for welders and fabricators interested in rolling, robotic welding, eliminating secondary operations, and improving bending techniques. Manufacturers at the show will include TRUMPF,...

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AMECO USA creates backdrop for the Ronald Reagan statue in Washington, D.C. - TheFabricator.com

AMECO USA creates backdrop for the Ronald Reagan statue in Washington, D.C.

February 2, 2012

AMECO USA, a Cleveland-based custom metal fabrication company, produced the crescent-shaped backdrop for the Ronald Reagan Memorial Statue installation at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Adorned with an eagle head motif and the president's name, the 40-ft.-long, 10-in.-thick,...

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ThyssenKrupp and Outokumpu to combine stainless steel businesses

February 2, 2012

ThyssenKrupp, Essen, Germany, and Outokumpu have announced the combination of Outokumpu with Inoxum, the stainless steel unit of ThyssenKrupp, to create a new, global stainless steel company. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. Outokumpu is a provider of austenitic and...

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SigmaTEK names regional sales manager for Northeast

February 2, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM systems in Cincinnati, has appointed Ryan Lustig as regional sales manager. In this position, he works with manufacturers throughout the northeastern U.S. Lustig has progressed through a variety of customer service and sales positions within the company...

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55 percent favor government subsidies to U.S. manufacturing

February 2, 2012

In President Obama's State of the Union address in January, he proposed corporate tax credits and reductions to encourage an increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs. A new survey shows a majority of Americans nationwide are in agreement with the idea. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints new sales manager, expands sales team

February 2, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment in Cincinnati, has appointed John Prevish as sales manager. The appointment is part of the company’s launch of new sales and marketing initiatives, which includes the recent appointments of Matt Garbarino as the company's new...

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