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Linemaster names northeast regional sales manager

August 12, 2008

Linemaster Switch Corp., Woodstock, Conn., has appointed James L. Carlone as northeast regional sales manager.Carlone has served as account manager for Loctite Corp., product specialist for Henkel...

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Bug-O Systems announces new location

August 12, 2008

Bug-O Systems Intl., a manufacturer of portable welding and cutting automation equipment, has opened a 30,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing complex near Canonsburg, Pa.The complex will produce the Bug-O...

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D&S Mfg. unveils expansion plan

August 12, 2008

Michael Dougherty, president of D&S Mfg. in Black River Falls, Wis., has announced the company's initiation of a $6.4 million expansion of its production facilities. The 12-month project commenced in...

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American Scrap Coalition to address global trade barriers

August 12, 2008

As steel scrap prices reach record-high levels of more than $600 per ton and with U.S. scrap exports steadily rising, a group of steel scrap-using industries has formed the American Scrap Coalition...

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Image Industries adds regional applications engineer

August 12, 2008

Image Industries, Huntley, Ill., has announced the addition of Elie Klachkin as regional applications engineer serving the northeastern states from Maine to Virginia.In this newly created position,...

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Economist predicts Latin America primed for manufacturing comeback

August 12, 2008

An economist for the fabricating and metalworking industry predicts Latin America, once considered a growth area for manufacturing but overwhelmed by competition from the Far East, will soon see a...

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Abicor Binzel appoints district sales manager, account specialist

August 12, 2008

ABICOR Binzel, Frederick, Md., has added Matt Perkins as district sales manager and Brian Berry as account specialist.Perkins is responsible for the sales region that comprises Ohio and most of...

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Denman & Davis appoints inside sales representative

August 12, 2008

Denman & Davis, Clifton, N.J., a general-line, independent steel service center, has promoted Lindsay Stanton to inside sales representative.A representative for territories in New Jersey, New York,...

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Push pointed tubes

Tube prep for the drawing step

August 12, 2008

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Pointing, sometimes called tagging or swaging, is a process that reduces a tube's end to permit it to pass through a draw die for a drawing operation. After the tube end goes through the draw die, gripper jaws converge on the point to begin the draw operation. Push pointing is accomplished by gripping a tube and advancing pointing dies over the end, resulting in a reduced end diameter.

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SeaWorld Orlando

(Un) memorable fabrication

August 12, 2008

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Oceaneering's structural fab operation has built "dark ride" vehicles for theme parks around the world. It has custom-fabricated and erected aluminum components for a mammoth advertisement overlooking Times Square. It has welded a structural mount that holds up the recovered World Trade Center antenna, now on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. And it has fabricated and erected duplex stainless steel bridges over killer whale pools at the San Diego and Orlando SeaWorld® parks. That's quite a portfolio of jobs, and all of them quietly have gotten their start at a structural fabrication facility on the outskirts of Baltimore.

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Safety coordinator manufacturing

Building relationships, ensuring safety

August 12, 2008

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Safety should be a business priority beginning with the employee hiring process. Once you have hired the right people, you can ensure the success of your safety program by building relationships, giving employees' safety concerns the attention they deserve, and resolving issues in a timely manner.

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Minster Stamping Press

3 deadly tool design sins

August 12, 2008

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Among the many factors to consider when designing and building a stamping die are the material to be processed, the press that will run the die, and specified part tolerances. Inadequate knowledge of these factors can contribute to die failure and production and quality problems.

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What's hot—What's not

August 7, 2008

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This post isn't about the dog days of summer, nor is it a list of Paris Hilton's "that's hot" endorsements. Rather it's a glimpse of one metal bending company that has a $7.4 billion backlog of projects—now that's hot.It also is about the hottest manufacturing sectors...

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The Japanese supply stream

August 5, 2008

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Hidetsugu Masuda revels as a tour guide.The president of KantoSeiko Co., Ltd. Group, in Fuji-Gun, Shizuoka Prefecture, isn"t your typical Japanese shop manager. The shop"s main meeting room is lined with photos of customers and other shop managers from Japan and, indeed, around the world who have...

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RathGibson tubing supports clean, renewable energy source

August 4, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, is dedicated to protecting the environment. This commitment is most evident in the...

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