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Fabricators connect through enhanced forum

January 24, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) Discussion Forum on thefabricator.com has been enhanced to make it easier for metal fabricators to network and share experiences and...

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Manzullo: Keep defense technology in U.S.

January 24, 2005

U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) is urging the Pentagon to award the $1.6 Billion contract for new Marine One presidential helicopters to Sikorsky Aircraft and keep its...

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AK Steel names senior vice presidents

January 24, 2005

AK Steel has named David C. Horn and John F. Kaloski senior vice presidents. Horn is the corporation's general counsel and secretary, and Kaloski oversees the safety, operations, quality assurance,...

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EU shows productivity gains, trails U.S.

January 20, 2005

The European Union (EU), spurred by gains by both its old and newest members, has registered rising productivity growth, but it still significantly trails the U.S., The Conference Board reported in a...

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U.S. workers save more, retire later

January 19, 2005

People save more for retirement in the U.S. than in any other country, but most U.S. workers expect to work longer than they desire, according to AXA Retirement Scope, a global survey on life, work,...

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Riviera Tool appoints director

January 19, 2005

Riviera Tool Co., a supplier of custom metal stamping die systems, has appointed J. Dan Engels to its board of directors.Engels is founder and director of Global Rush, an international automotive...

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Airgas president/COO resigns

January 18, 2005

Airgas Inc. has announced that president and COO Glenn M. Fischer resigned on Jan. 14. The company has appointed Michael L. Molinini executive vice president and COO.Molinini, an eight-year Airgas...

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Maytag announces leadership changes

January 18, 2005

Maytag Corp. announced today that two senior executives, both working in the office of the president, will leave the company, effective Jan. 31, 2005. William L. Beer, executive vice president and a...

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AK Steel announces February surcharges

January 14, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $196 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped February 2005, a decrease of $9 from January's surcharge of...

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Nucor announces joint venture with Ambassador Steel

January 12, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ambassador Steel Corp. to form Nufab Rebar LLC, a rebar fabrication joint venture that will grow through both greenfield projects...

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U.S. machine-tool sales highest in four years

January 12, 2005

According to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), U.S. machine tool sales in 2004 are the highest in four years, and...

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Nonhazardous lubricants suitable for variety of stamping operations

January 11, 2005

Pro-Chem-Co's Pro-Form line of weldable, heat-treatable, nonhazardous lubricants are suitable for a variety of stamping operations.Pro-Form 871 is intended for light- to medium-duty progressive-die...

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Abrasive nylon brushes deburr, finish in one setup

January 11, 2005

Weiler Corp. offers the Nylox® line of abrasive nylon brushes designed to deburr and finish in one setup.Abrasive grain-impregnated nylon filaments act like flexible files, deburring and edge...

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Tungsten electrodes available for GTAW, PAW

January 11, 2005

Process Welding Systems offers tungsten electrodes for GTAW and PAW.Available in thoriated, ceriated, and lanthanated types, the electrodes are 7 in. long and from 0.020in. to 1/8 in. in diameter.

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End facing machines finish 3 -m to 114.3-mm-OD tubes

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic GmbH now offers tube end facing machines. The RPG 1.5 can be used for tubes 3 mm to 38.1 mm OD, and the RPG for tubes 25.4 mm to 114.3 mm OD.The ergonomically designed machines use collet...

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