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Energy-industry software predicts, prioritizes equipment failure

March 8, 2012

GE has introduced Proficy® SmartSignal® Shield 4.0 software for the oil and gas and power industries. It is designed to provide early detection of problems in large equipment to prevent surprise equipment failure. It also offers diagnostic guidance and prioritized actionable intelligence. The...

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Racine Metal-Fab to expand in Wisconsin

March 7, 2012

Racine Metal-Fab, a metal fabricator serving the commercial lighting, medical equipment, and energy industries, has announced plans to build a new plant in Sturtevant, Wis. The $8.5 million investment is expected to create up to 25 jobs....

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Central Steel and Wire names national account manager

March 7, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, a distributor of metal products, has promoted Timothy Verbeke, a 23-year veteran of the company, to a newly created position of national account manager. In this role, he is responsible for developing overarching strategies to position the company with large...

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Deere to expand manufacturing capacity for large tractors

March 7, 2012

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., will invest $70 million to expand the manufacturing capacity in its Waterloo, Iowa, operations, where the company builds large farm tractors. The expansion will increase capacity by more than 10 percent by the middle of 2013. When the improvements are completed,...

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Marmon/Keystone announces safety accomplishments

March 7, 2012

Marmon/Keystone has announced that 20 of its 26 locations were accident-free in 2011. Only 13 recordable accidents occurred companywide throughout the entire year. The Fresno branch broke a company record when it celebrated its 12th consecutive year without a recordable accident. The Fresno and...

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Wise Metals cuts ribbon for expanded recycling facility

March 7, 2012

Wise Metals Group, Muscle Shoals, Ala., has opened a 74-acre recycling complex, named Element 13, which it says is the largest single-use beverage can melting facility in the world. The $25 million plant contains a furnace that can process 250,000 lbs. of aluminum, a delaquering kiln, and a can...

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BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager

March 7, 2012

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Todd O’Brien as its new southwest region sales manager. In this position, O’Brien is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's equipment. The...

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Ambrell to expand manufacturing facility

March 7, 2012

Ambrell is expanding its manufacturing facility in Scottsville, N.Y., to meet increasing OEM demand for induction heating systems. The company offers induction heating systems in a variety of powers and frequencies....

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Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs.

March 7, 2012

MultiCam® Inc. offers the Robot Slider, designed for robotic welding, as well as high-speed, high-velocity, medium-duty pick-and-place applications, painting, and other related activities. At 14 in. tall along the track, the low-profile system features a 1.38-in. precision linear guide...

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Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time - TheFabricator.com

Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time

March 7, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton BlueFire™ portable zirconia aluminum foundry wheels for the metal fabricating industry. According to the manufacturer, the snagging cup wheels reduce grind time more than 40 percent and increase G-ratio by almost 130 percent compared to...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

Esco Tool offers the MILLLHOG® Dictator, a portable, ID clamping, welding end prep tool for dry-cut beveling of heavy-wall pipe. The tool features extra-wide clamps for rigidly mounting inside the pipe and incorporates hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it produces a...

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Elgin Fastener Group acquires Quality Bolt & Screw

March 6, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has completed the acquisition of Quality Bolt & Screw Co., of Brecksville, Ohio, a manufacturer of custom-engineered, cold-headed/cold-formed bolts, pins, studs, chain, military, and other custom fasteners. The addition expands EFG's domestic...

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Roll-Kraft approved for ISO recertification

March 6, 2012

Roll-Kraft has announced the ISO recertification of two of its manufacturing facilities. Roll-Kraft in Mentor, Ohio is certified to ISO 9001:2008 With Design, while Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., is certified to ISO 9001:2008. The company provides tooling to the tube and pipe and roll...

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ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development

March 6, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., Warwick, R.I., has appointed Tracy MacNeal as corporate director of business development. She is responsible for coordinating and managing the strategic direction of the organization through sales and marketing efforts. MacNeal has 15 years of experience working with...

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