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Caterpillar to expand South Carolina manufacturing facility

March 19, 2012

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Sumter, S.C., nearly tripling the plant's square footage. The facility currently produces small hydraulic cylinders used in a variety of Cat® products. The additional capacity will bring the production of...

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AET opens new manufacturing facility

March 19, 2012

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a global provider of solar mounting systems, has announced the opening of its manufacturing facility in Maumee, Ohio. The plant expands the company's capacity by 250 percent with more than 108,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space. The facility...

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Maintenance products made of recycled, sustainable raw materials - TheFabricator.com

Maintenance products made of recycled, sustainable raw materials

March 19, 2012

Weiler Corp.'s Green Works™ maintenance products are made from recycled or sustainable raw materials and manufactured in a LEED®-approved facility. Products include floor sweeps, street brooms, the duo sweep with two handle holes (one straight and one angled), counter dusters, scrub...

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Power sources, inverter introduced - TheFabricator.com

Power sources, inverter introduced

March 19, 2012

Kjellberg Finsterwalde Schweißtechnik und Verschleißschutzsysteme GmbH has introduced three new products. The PULS 400 pulsed power source is designed for industrial use from light to heavy. It offers both GMAW and E-manual welding, making it suitable for the automotive,...

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Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating - TheFabricator.com

Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating

March 19, 2012

Weldcraft has introduced the WP-280 water-cooled GTAW torch, designed with Super Cool™ technology to reduce downtime caused by overheating. The torch body includes an antirotation feature to prevent handle movement during welding. The Tri-Flex™ hose and cable assembly is designed to...

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S&H Metal Products expanding in Indiana

March 15, 2012

S&H Metal Products, a provider of galvanized and aluminum sheet metal for the RV industry, has announced plans to expand its operations in Topeka, Ind. The expansion, which will include new CNC equipment, is expected to create up to 18 new jobs in the next three years....

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Handle grips help tool users comply with OSHA recommendations

March 15, 2012

Re-Grip Inc. offers handle grips to help minimize safety risk and downtime while adhering to OSHA recommendations for pneumatic tools. Made of durable elastic material to provide mechanical and environmental protection while increasing user comfort, the grips help reduce muscle fatigue and increase...

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Tabletop grinders help keep turret press tooling sharp

March 15, 2012

Foremost Machinery Corp. offers Hunton vertical tabletop grinders for workplace sharpening of turret press tooling. According to the company, the grinders produce the same results as an automatic grinder. The handwheel is graduated in 0.001-in. increments. The grinders use a magnetic chuck for die...

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Arc welding reel handles cable current to 400 amps

March 15, 2012

Hannay Reels' AWCR heavy-duty arc welding reel is designed to handle cable current up to 400 amps. It is equipped with a rotary electrical device ready to use with any unwound cable length. The chain-and-sprocket drive is powered by a compressed-air motor and operates a standard auxiliary rewind....

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'Manufacturing is wealth creation'

March 14, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

I've said it before, and I'll say it again … the very best part of my job is hearing from readers. It doesn't matter whether the reader shares my views or thinks I’m 'out to lunch.' What matters is that he or she feels strongly about the topic and takes the time to share his or her view. Each...

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Metals USA acquires Gregor Technologies

March 14, 2012

Metals USA Holdings Corp., a provider of processed carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Gregor Technologies LLC, Torrington, Conn. Gregor provides custom-crafted parts and assemblies and tailored systems to OEM customers in the industrial...

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Mazak Optonics names regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics names regional sales manager

March 14, 2012

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has promoted Erin Chasse to northeast regional sales manager. In his new role, Chasse, who previously was an assistant regional sales manager for the company, addresses and manages sales activities in New England, New Jersey,...

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Shale-Inland Holdings to acquire Shale-Inland, HD Supply's IPVF business

March 14, 2012

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, a holding company majority-owned and -controlled by funds of TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., has announced plans to acquire Shale-Inland and HD Supply's IPVF business. The transactions are expected to close by the end of March 2012, at which time the two acquired...

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HRB prices down in Western Europe and U.S., up elsewhere

March 14, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for March 12 rose 1.7 percent to $656 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price increased 0.5 percent to $569 per ton for the fourth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB...

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Welding inspection system is laser-based

March 14, 2012

Servo-Robot has introduced the Wiki-Scan hand-held wireless system for welding inspection. The laser-based tool can measure part fit-up before welding to help ensure that the joint preparation meets procedure requirements. It provides a 3-D scan of joints and weld beads, measuring them for...

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