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HRB prices down 5.5 percent in U.S., up elsewhere

July 28, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for July 26 fell 5.5 percent to $637 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fifth consecutive decrease. The Western European HRB price...

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Cost-cutting here to stay

July 26, 2010

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“Caterpillar flaunts its muscle.” You’ve got to admit, that’s a great headline. After reading the story in Friday’s Wall Street Journal, I thought back to a blog I wrote while sitting in the Las Vegas expo center’s coffee shop (which happened to have good Internet access), about 200...

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800-amp plasma system cuts thick, thin metal without need to switch torches

July 26, 2010

Hypertherm has announced the availability of a new 800-amp HyPerformance® plasma system for cutting thick stainless steel and aluminum. In addition to its ability to production-pierce 3-in. and...

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Jorgenson Conveyors celebrates 60th anniversary - TheFabricator

Jorgenson Conveyors celebrates 60th anniversary

July 26, 2010

On July 1, Jorgensen Conveyors celebrated its 60th year in business. Founded in 1950 by Charles T. Jorgensen and his wife Evelyn, the company is currently owned and operated by Chuck and John...

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Nanofiber dust collector filter has MERV 14 efficiency rating

July 26, 2010

A new HemiPleat® nanofiber dust collector filter is offered by Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control. The manufacturer applies a thick layer of nanofibers to the surface of the patented HemiPleat...

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Marmon/Keystone recognizes quality suppliers

July 26, 2010

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., a distributor of tubular products, recently held its Supplier Recognition Day at the Butler Country Club. More than 60 multinational supplier representatives from 36...

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Permanent magnets lift up to 10,000 lbs. of steel, iron

July 26, 2010

Eriez’ SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets allow manufacturers to lift, pile, and transfer up to 10,000 lbs. of steel and iron of any weight and shape without slings, hooks, or cables. The...

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Resistance soldering power supply replaces previous model, has enhanced features - TheFabricator

Resistance soldering power supply replaces previous model, has enhanced features

July 26, 2010

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the Uniflow3 power supply for resistance soldering, heat sealing, and conductive adhesive bonding applications. It replaces the Uniflow2 power supply and features...

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CNC plasma cutter for small to midsized shops introduced - TheFabricator

CNC plasma cutter for small to midsized shops introduced

July 26, 2010

Techno Inc. has introduced the HPLC CNC plasma cutting machine, designed for small to midsized shops. The company designs and programs its own CNCs and recently attached a plasma torch to the system...

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Milwaukee loses one-third of manufacturing jobs in 10 years

July 26, 2010

The Milwaukee metropolitan area has lost 54,800 manufacturing jobs over the last 10 years, the 15th-biggest drop among the largest 100 metros in the country, according to a new Business First of...

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Compact, HVLS fan designed for small spaces, areas with limited ceiling heights

July 26, 2010

The new Revolution® SP fan from Rite-Hite Corp. combines the company's high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan technology with a compact design for air circulation in small spaces and areas with limited...

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St. Petersburg College, Green Energy Engineering partner to offer online classes

July 26, 2010

The Corporate Training Department of St. Petersburg College (SPC), St. Petersburg, Fla., has partnered with Green Energy Engineering (GEE) to provide two online classes for professional engineers who...

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Automatic, flying-optic laser system handles workpieces 60 in. wide by 120 in. long - TheFabricator

Automatic, flying-optic laser system handles workpieces 60 in. wide by 120 in. long

July 26, 2010

Han-Kwang USA has announced the immediate availability of the model PL 3015, a long-bed, 2-D, flying-optic laser system that handles workpieces 60 in. wide by 120 in. long. The long-bed gantry...

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National-Precision opens new facility in Utah

July 26, 2010

National-Precision, a distributor of electronic hardware and fasteners based in Dallas, has opened a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the company's eighth location, and it expects to open...

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BLS: Mass layoffs up in June, but manufacturing's proportion at lowest level in program history

July 26, 2010

Employers took 1,647 mass layoff actions in June that resulted in the separation of 145,538 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the...

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