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Otis selected for World Trade Center Transportation Hub

January 27, 2011

Otis Elevator Company is providing 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. "Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade Center,"...

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Press brake operators: The next generation - TheFabricator.com

Press brake operators: The next generation

January 27, 2011 | By John Kemp

It's a given that a skilled press brake operator is tough to find. But for entry level workers, what should shop managers be looking for?

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Fabricating of the third-generation kind - TheFabricator.com

Fabricating of the third-generation kind

January 27, 2011 | By Dan Davis

A commitment to a new sales strategy and a solid foundation of fabricating talent and capabilities helped Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Pa., weather the Great Recession. It's also put the company in a position to top its record year of 2008 within the next two to three years. That preparation and willingness to challenge the status quo within its own four walls are the reasons that Clark Metal Products has earned The FABRICATOR's 2011 Industry Award.

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A tall, tall order

January 26, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Did you listen to President Obama's State of the Union address? I didn't. As I have explained in years past, I prefer to read the transcript of the address first thing the morning after and form my own opinion, without being swayed by delivery; audience reactions (the transcript I read did indicate...

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Equipment manufacturers call for immediate bipartisan action on infrastructure, job creation

January 26, 2011

Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address: "Last night's State of the Union address was the first in more than a decade to address America's broken transportation system. To compete...

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HRB prices continue to rise

January 26, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for January 24 surged 7.4 percent to $553 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 2.2 percent), ex-works, for the fourth consecutive increase. The United States HRB spot price gained 5.7 percent to $851 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the...

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Confirmation, tracking, and transparency

January 25, 2011 | By Tim Heston

If you’ve done this, you know that sinking feeling after you click the mouse. Last week I booked tickets to The FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit, the 6th Annual Metal Matters, to take place in sunny Orlando, Fla. These days I’m probably not the only one who likes to think about warmer...

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Meeting the new EPA regulation head-on

January 25, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

On the wings of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) efforts to control the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of hexavalent chromium, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone one step further. By July 25, 2011, the agency requires that metal fabricators comply with...

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Kit comprises variety of pipe fitting tools

January 24, 2011

Sumner Mfg. offers the new Fit Kit 2- to 12-in. tool package, comprising a variety of pipe fitting tools. The kit contains four Fold-A-Jacks®; one 2- to 6-in. Ultra Clamp; one 2- to 6-in. Ultra Fit; one 5- to 12-in. Ultra Clamp; one 5- to 12-in. Ultra Fit; one each of the 2- to 4-in., 4- to...

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Magnetic drilling machine suitable for drilling structural steel and other metals - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic drilling machine suitable for drilling structural steel and other metals

January 24, 2011

CS Unitec's MAB 1300 magnetic drilling machine is designed for continuous use in heavy-duty drilling applications. Its 20-amp, 110-V, double-insulated, reversible motor is suitable for drilling structural steel and other metals. The four-speed oilbath gearbox (30 to 80, 50 to 120, 130 to 350,...

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Air-powered abrasive-belt machine can be used in normally inaccessible areas - TheFabricator.com

Air-powered abrasive-belt machine can be used in normally inaccessible areas

January 24, 2011

Dynabrade's Mini-Dynafile II is a lightweight, air-powered abrasive-belt machine for grinding, blending, and deburring in normally inaccessible areas. Running at 25,000 RPM, the machine uses 0.125- to 0.5-in.-wide by 12-in.-long abrasive belts. The tool accepts coated and abrasive-impregnated...

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Robotic welding cell developed for high-mix fabrication environments - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding cell developed for high-mix fabrication environments

January 24, 2011

Applications Technologies Co. has developed the Flex System welding cell for high-mix fabrication environments. Designed around a Fanuc ARC Mate® 120iC robot, the cell's two welding zones each have a 30- by 72-in. welding area that can be set up for a mix of stationary tooling or...

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Compact profile grippers offer high retention forces - TheFabricator.com

Compact profile grippers offer high retention forces

January 24, 2011

Bilsing Automation North America's PS pneumatic grippers feature a compact profile that offers high retention forces for press shop and transfer press applications. The PS-30 weighs about 1.1 lb. and features a piston diameter of 0.79 in. and a holding force of 500 N. The PS-40 has a piston...

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Bunting Magnetics adds staff members

January 24, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of Marvin Angleton as manager, technical services and quality, and Tom Andrews as metal detection service technician. In his role, Angleton directs the technical services department, which includes the design engineering, inside...

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Ivy Tech Community College named Motoman-endorsed robotics instructor training center

January 24, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College is now a Motoman-endorsed robotics instructor training (MERIT) center. The program helps community colleges and universities bring Motoman training to the regional manufacturing work force. Initially the Columbus, Ind., campus of Ivy Tech will deliver the DX100 Basic...

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