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New metal fabrication player touts high-value engineering - TheFabricator.com

New metal fabrication player touts high-value engineering

October 4, 2010

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A Baltimore job shop remained on the growth path throughout the recession by circumventing the traditional job bidding process and gaining a serious foothold in the export market.

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A rundown on rolling machines - TheFabricator.com

A rundown on rolling machines

October 4, 2010

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A metal fabricator needs to know what it will be bending before truly being able to specify what type of plate or sheet roll bending machine it needs.

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The fabricator's apprentice

September 29, 2010

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Yesterday I ran across an item about a U.K. company, Ladbrook Engineering, that has taken on its first apprentice in 20 years. In an article published on cambridgenetwork.co.uk, Ladbrook's Manufacturing Director Paul Goodman is quoted as saying, "Capable and experienced engineers are very difficult...

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HRB prices stumble — World up 1.3 percent; Western Europe flat; U.S. down 1.1 percent; China down 2.2 percent

September 29, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for September 27 rose 1.3 percent to $623 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the fifth consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price stayed flat at $692 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 4.5 percent), exworks, after rising two weeks...

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L.B. Foster awarded $10 million Brooklyn Bridge contract

September 29, 2010

L.B. Foster Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., is providing new roadway decking and bridge railing for the Brooklyn and Manhattan approach ramps to the famed Brooklyn Bridge. The $10 million contract will include more than 170,000 square feet of steel grid deck and 13,000 linear feet of steel railing. These...

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FABTECH to feature three fully-functional stamping lines

September 28, 2010

Three fully-functional, state-of-the-art stamping lines will be featured in action at the booths of AIDA, SEYI, and Stamtec in the METALFORM Technology Area of the 2010 FABTECH show in Atlanta, Nov. 2 - 4. The AIDA line (booth 1509) will display a 110-ton gap-frame servo press along with a Coe...

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New law extends bonus depreciation and increased expensing for 2010

September 28, 2010

President Obama signed into law Sept. 27 the "Small Business Jobs and Credit Act," H.R. 5297, which allows businesses of all sizes to immediately write off 50 percent of the cost of depreciable property purchased and placed in service anytime during 2010. This prevision is a temporary extension of...

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GM's Indy plant caught up in UAW pay battle

September 28, 2010

The Detroit News has reported that a General Motors stamping plant in Indianapolis has become a battleground pitting rank-and file UAW members against top union officials over whether autoworkers should accept pay cuts to save jobs and keep factories open. JD Norman Industries Inc. of Addison,...

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Steel Dynamics to buy joist-making assets from Commercial Metals Co.

September 28, 2010

Steel Dynamics Inc. announced Sept. 27 that it has agreed to acquire from affiliates of Commercial Metals Company (CMC), certain facilities and assets of CMC's former steel-joist manufacturing operations. These assets will become a part of SDI's wholly owned subsidiary, New Millennium Building...

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Shifting, not reducing, the tax burden

September 27, 2010

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The more rhetoric I hear this election season, the more I’m reminded just how little the government can do to fix the economy in the short term. It can pour money into shovel-ready projects, but those don’t seem to be long-term fixes, and they won’t right the ship in time for the midterm...

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Panasonic Factory Solutions moves to new facilities

September 27, 2010

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has moved into a new, dedicated demonstration and training facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and offices in nearby Rolling Meadows, Ill. The custom showroom will host demonstrations for electronics assembly, microelectronics, and welding and robotics in...

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Compact parallel grippers can support large moment capacities and long tooling lengths

September 27, 2010

PHD has announced the release of the series GRA gripper. The compact, precision gripper, available in four sizes, can support large moment capacities and long tooling lengths. Its slim design allows ample space for stacking grippers in confined areas.The factory-set jaw guide system helps minimize...

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Modular system offered for workbench, tool storage - TheFabricator.com

Modular system offered for workbench, tool storage

September 27, 2010

Shure Mfg. Corp. offers the SHURETECH® modular system for workbench and tool storage requirements. Preconfigured workstations are available in double-bay (16-ft.) or single-bay (8-ft.) configurations. Customers can also design a workstation by selecting individual components and adding...

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Plasma cutting systems feature four new torch options

September 27, 2010

Hypertherm has released the Powermax65® and Powermax85® plasma cutting systems. They come with four new torch options: an ergonomic, 75-degree hand torch; a 15-degree hand torch for gouging and cutting in tight locations; a 15-in., full-length machine torch; and a 6-in., short-barreled machine...

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Brilex Industries enters joint-venture agreement with Excent Group

September 27, 2010

Brilex Industries Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, a supplier of medium- and large-sized fabrications, machining, and assembly to heavy industry worldwide, has purchased a 50 percent ownership stake in Enexa Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of The Excent Group, France. Enexa is the fifth company to join the...

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