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Schuler receives Supplier of the Year Award

October 11, 2005

Schuler has announced it was one of five companies out of 3,500 named Supplier of the Year 2005 by American Axle & Mfg.Schuler received the award for its concept and supply of a cold-forming line for...

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De-Sta-Co launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

De-Sta-Co, Madison Heights, Mich., has launched a new global Web site that offers product selection through an intuitive layout and efficient navigation while showcasing the company's new branding.The...

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MegaFab announces corporate changes, engineering center

October 11, 2005

Mega Fabrication Inc., Hutchinson, Kan., has announced several organizational changes within its merged companies of Piranha, Bertsch, and W.A. Whitney. The company also announced the establishment of...

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Earle M. Jorgensen opens Connecticut facility

October 11, 2005

Earle M. Jorgensen Co. has announced it plans to open a new, 32,000-sq.-ft. facility in Southington, Conn., Oct. 1, 2005.According to the company, the new metals distribution facility will enhance and...

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Daubert VCI, Cromwell-Phoenix Inc. complete merger, promote managers

October 11, 2005

Daubert VCI Inc. and Cromwell-Phoenix Inc., manufacturers of corrosion inhibitor packaging, have completed their merger to form Daubert Cromwell. With the completion of the merger, the company has...

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OSHA, LIA form alliance

October 11, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Laser Institute of America have formed an alliance that focuses on providing access to training resources to help protect worker safety...

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PRC Laser hires director of sales and service

October 11, 2005

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has hired Dan Robinson as its director of sales and service. Robinson is responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer service-related activities in North...

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Plymouth Tube Co. delivers to U.S. Dept. of Energy

October 11, 2005

Plymouth delivers heat exchangers to U.S. Department of EnergyPlymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., is preparing to ship the final orders of the SEA-CURE® heat exchanger tubing to the Department...

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Rumble acquires Orchid

October 11, 2005

Rumble Automation Inc., a manufacturer of welding and assembly equipment, has announced the acquisition of Orchid Automation, a manufacturer of pressroom automation and material handling equipment.The...

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CSM: U.S. automotive production lags 2004 pace

October 11, 2005

CSM Worldwide, a provider of market intelligence and forecasting to the automotive industry, today announced the October 2005 CSM Automotive Production Barometer™. While U.S. sales fell 7.5...

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Galvanizing awards nominations needed

October 11, 2005

The American Galvanizers Association has announced its 12th annual Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards competition.The awards, which are presented annually, recognize projects that utilize...

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Lincoln supplies equipment for television show

October 11, 2005

Lincoln Electric supplied the welding equipment used to fabricate parts for Lance Armstrong's Pontiac GTO® on The Learning Channel's (TLC) "Overhaulin" television show.Show host and hot rod...

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The benefits of materials engineering

October 11, 2005

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U.S. stampers are missing an opportunity to gain a competitive edge by offering materials engineering support, which often is lacking within OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Many stampers take the position that they "just build to a print"—but so do overseas shops.

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Tube, profile cutting with lightning speed

October 11, 2005

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For more than 30 years, lasers have been used successfully for flat sheet cutting. Complex 3-D laser cutting is well-established in the automotive industry.

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Removing the obstacles to success

October 11, 2005

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Owners of mid-sized businesses (those that sell for $2 million to $250 million) should know that the environment for selling such a business has grown increasingly harsh over the past 25 years or so. Many of the competitive forces at work in the global arena that have made manufacturing overseas attractive have made overseas manufacturing companies attractive investments, to the detriment of U.S. business owners. However, knowledge and planning can help an owner of a mid-sized manufacturing firm get a premium price for his business.

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