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Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X - TheFabricator.com

Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X

March 5, 2012 | By Greg Schreier

The EPAís NESHAP Rule 6X went into effect on July 25, 2011. Find out if this regulation applies to you; what steps are required if it does; and what equipment is out there to help keep your employees safe and the EPA happy.

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Finishing stainless steel for food-grade applications - TheFabricator.com

Finishing stainless steel for food-grade applications

March 5, 2012 | By Simon Wainwright

Finishing stainless steel assemblies for handling food and beverage applications is more complicated than non-sanitary applications. Knowledge of the tools, consumables, and techniques is critical, but likewise the contractor must be familiar with sanitary standards so the system and its finish are optimal the demands for this type of application.

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TPJ’s 2012 Industry Award Winner: Chicago Tube & Iron - TheFabricator.com

TPJ’s 2012 Industry Award Winner: Chicago Tube & Iron

March 5, 2012 | By Eric Lundin

Don McNeeley, president and CEO of ChicagoTube & Iron, describes the big turning points in a company's inflection. For many companies, a point of inflection is the plateau between the company's youthful growth phase and the decline into old age, the point at which profibility slows. The winner of TPJ's 2012 Industry Award, Chicago Tube & Iron has a history of disrupting the growth-plateau-decline pattern.

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People you meet at Starbucks

March 3, 2012 | By Amanda Carlson

My colleague, Vicki Bell, web content editor for thefabricator.com, recently wrote a blog post regarding an article she read on msnbc.com titled "Some employers want return of vo-ed training,” where she expressed her disdain for the premise that reintegrating vocational education into high...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment all grew in February, but at slower rate than January

March 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 33rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued March 1 by Bradley J....

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IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

IMS Systems breaks ground on North American manufacturing facility

March 1, 2012

IMS Systems Inc. has begun construction of a $3.5 million, 9,500-sq.-ft. production facility adjacent to its North American headquarters building in Mars, Pa. The new building will allow the Heiligenhaus, Germany-based company to manufacture gauges and measuring systems in the U.S. using mostly...

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Eriez adds three technical sales reps

March 1, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of equipment for separation, vibratory, and inspection applications, has hired Craig Lorei, Christopher Ramsdell, and Jayne Corey as technical sales representatives. Lorei formerly worked for Alliance Plastics as business development specialist. He holds a...

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Dynamic Conveyor names sales engineer

March 1, 2012

Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Muskegon, Mich., has promoted Tom Habetler to sales engineer. With more than 10 years of experience working with customers and sales representatives for the company, Habetler now focuses on expanding the customer base in Michigan. The company is a provider of reconfigurable...

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Adding technical tracks back into high schools

February 29, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

Ever read something that makes you see red? Occasionally, I do. In fact, this happened to me Tuesday morning as I read an article on msnbc.com with the headline "Some employers want return of vo-ed training." My first reaction? "No kidding; this is old news." The metalworking industry has been...

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Demand-pull manufacturing in its purest form

February 29, 2012 | By Tim Heston

An operator holding a tube checks the computer screen adjacent to his workstation, positions the tube just so against a backstop, checks the screen again, then initiates the cutoff operation. In less than 48 hours,  that tube will be part of a finished golf club and in the hands of a customer who...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 4 percent—largest drop in 3 years

February 29, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $8.6 billion or 4.0 percent to $206.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Feb. 28. This is the largest drop since January 2009. The decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.2 percent December...

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Tubelite expands Michigan manufacturing facilities

February 29, 2012

Tubelite Inc. has invested in structural expansions and production enhancements at its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Mich. At the Walker facility, the company added more than 43,000 sq. ft., significantly expanding its shipping area. Structural and logistical improvements are being completed...

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RIA launches certified robot integrator program

February 29, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a certified robot integrator program. "The idea for certification came to us from the system integrator community," said Jeff Burnstein, president of RIA. "We held focus groups and conducted surveys of integrators to identify...

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Waukesha Metal Products named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 29, 2012

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., an international metal forming supplier with capabilities including metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design/build, has won the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small-business category. From 52 nominees, Waukesha Metal...

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IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest - TheFabricator.com

IPG Photonics names regional sales manager for Midwest

February 29, 2012

IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a manufacturer of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed Kevin Arnold as regional sales manager, Midwest. An industry veteran with more than 25 years in the industrial laser industry, Arnold has experience selling industrial lasers and systems...

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