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Praxair acquires American Gas Group

November 2, 2011

Danbury, Conn.-based industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. has acquired independent supplier American Gas Group. With facilities in Toledo, Ohio, and Wheeling, Ill., American Gas and its various units have 56 employees Now part of Praxair Distribution Inc., American Gas packages various specialty...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association board of directors elects new members, officers

November 2, 2011

George Bogan, president & COO of Main Steel Polishing, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Rob Clark, vice president-operations, Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Penn.; Vivek Gupta, managing director, Texas Profab Corp. of Carrollton, Texas; and Dan McLeod, general manager, Brenco Industries Ltd., Delta,...

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Super Steel names president, COO

November 2, 2011

Milwaukee-based Super Steel LLC has announced that executive Dirk Smith has been named president and chief operating officer. Smith, who has been in the metal manufacturing industry for 20 years, also was appointed to the board of directors. Paul Luber will continue as CEO and board chairman....

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NAM: Manufacturers take legal action to protect jobs against radical environmental policy

November 2, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has announced that it has taken action this week against what it says is a frivolous lawsuit that would have catastrophic economic consequences for manufacturers and businesses throughout the U.S. The California-based environmental groups' suit...

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Kennametal named among America's safest companies

November 2, 2011

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that it has been named one of America's Safest Companies by EHS Today, an environment, health, and safety industry publication. Kennametal was selected among America's Safest Companies for its comprehensive commitment to employee health and safety....

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John Deere Pavilion announces major renovation

November 2, 2011

The John Deere Pavilion, Moline, Ill., has been a top attraction in the Quad Cities and the state of Illinois since it opened in 1997, drawing millions of guests from around the globe to visit one of the most comprehensive agricultural exhibits in the world. To ensure it continues to be a...

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ISM ROB: U.S. manufacturing growth slows in October

November 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 28th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued November 1 by Bradley J....

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Precision press brake produces small bent parts up to 40 in. - TheFabricator.com

Precision press brake produces small bent parts up to 40 in.

October 31, 2011

TRUMPF's TruBend series 7000 precision press brake is a compact machine for the production of small bent parts up to 40 in. Typical applications include sheet metal parts used in the production of vending machines and electrical equipment, as well as in the telecommunications and aerospace...

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Fin press designed for HVAC, refrigeration applications in heat transfer industry - TheFabricator.com

Fin press designed for HVAC, refrigeration applications in heat transfer industry

October 31, 2011

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has introduced the new OAK FP-1400 fin press and line for HVAC and refrigeration applications in the heat transfer industry. The press features a 160-ton rating for increased manufacturing capacity, and its solid modeling and added weight contribute to press rigidity for...

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Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing

October 31, 2011

David Williams has joined Bassett Mechanical, Kaukauna, Wis., as vice president of manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing division, including sheet metal fabrication, piping, and pressure vessel fabrication. Most recently Williams was vice president of operations at...

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Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access

October 31, 2011

PEM® C.A.P.S.® captive panel screws from PennEngineering® integrate a captive screw with an anti-cross-threading feature and a PC/ABS colored knob to provide a fastener system for assemblies that may require subsequent access. The spring-loaded screws install permanently in aluminum...

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Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications

October 31, 2011

Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced a line of quality-assured domestic and nondomestic 316/316L stainless steel seamless tubing for hydraulic and instrumentation applications. The line is designed for systems processing harsh media or in corrosive environments where the safety, integrity, and...

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Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads - TheFabricator.com

Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads

October 31, 2011

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter with manual tilting, designed to handle compact metallic loads in pick-and-place assembly applications, has been introduced by Anver Corp. Featuring a custom pickup suction pad, the VM series is suitable for assembly operations and feeding machining...

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Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary

October 31, 2011

Balluff, a manufacturer of sensors for factory automation and systems for industrial communication with headquarters in Neuhausen, Germany, marks 90 years in business in 2011. The company has subsidiaries in 54 countries on all continents, including Balluff Inc. in Florence, Ky. The firm...

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Workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2010

October 31, 2011

The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private-sector industry employers declined in 2010 to 3.1 million, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. "We are encouraged by the reported decline in incidence rates for...

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