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Tredegar to close aluminum extrusion plant in Indiana

February 10, 2012

Tredegar Corp., Richmond, Va., has announced that its Bonnell Aluminum subsidiary will close its plant in Kentland, Ind. The plant, which has been operating at a loss for the past several years, is scheduled to close by Sept. 30. Eligible employees will be offered severance and outplacement...

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TrailManor to open plant in Nebraska

February 10, 2012

TrailManor Mfg. Co. LLC is renovating a facility in Hartington, Neb., for the production of lightweight recreational travel trailers. The renovation, which will create 20 full-time jobs, represents a $950,000 investment from the company and a $505,000 community development block grant from the...

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Marlin Steel wins 2012 Inner City 100 Award

February 10, 2012

Marlin Steel, a Baltimore-based manufacturer of custom wire baskets and sheet metal fabrications, has been selected for a 2012 Inner City 100 Award by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The award spotlights the fastest-growing companies in America’s inner cities. The list of...

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Caterpillar to close Progress Rail Services plant in Ontario

February 10, 2012

Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, has announced plans to close the London, Ont., Electro-Motive Diesel locomotive plant after union workers refused to take a 50 percent pay cut. The closure eliminates 465 jobs. Production will be moved to other Caterpillar plants in North and...

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Eberl Iron Works passes leadership to third generation - TheFabricator.com

Eberl Iron Works passes leadership to third generation

February 10, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has announced that cousins John Eberl and Nora Eberl have become third-generation co-owners of the company. John, son of George Eberl, has been named CEO. Nora, the daughter of Frank Eberl, continues as CFO. George has become vice president- business analysis,...

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A.T. Wall acquires Metalform Co.

February 10, 2012

A.T. Wall, Warwick, R.I., the stamping and tube drawing subsidiary of ATW Companies, has acquired Metalform Co., a New Britain, Conn.-based gun magazine manufacturing firm. The acquisition of Metalform's deep-drawing, stamping, and pistol magazine fabrication capabilities supports ATW’s vertical...

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Lincoln Electric to expand facility in Euclid, Ohio, hire 200

February 10, 2012

The Plain Dealer has reported that Lincoln Electric Co. will spend $40 million to renovate its facility in Euclid, Ohio, add 200 jobs over three years, and bring a company to Euclid from Baltimore. Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the state will assist Lincoln with a package of tax credits, loans, and...

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New FMA/CNA Safety Award announced

February 10, 2012

FMA has announced a new award created to recognize companies that excel beyond OSHA recordable incidence rates — companies that have a demonstrated safety culture. The Award for Safety Excellence honors Rusty Demeules for his contributions to FMA's Board of Directors, as well as his leadership as...

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PwC survey: Nearly four-fifths of industrial manufacturing CEOs are confident of revenue growth over next 12 months

February 8, 2012

PwC has released Its Global CEO Survey. Key findings in the industrial manufacturing sector include: Nearly four-fifths of industrial manufacturing CEOs are somewhat or very confident of revenue growth over the next 12 months, although just 18 percent believe the global economy will improve....

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ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube, pipe after ERW

February 8, 2012

Brandt has introduced an ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube and pipe after the electric resistance welding (ERW) process. An indexing system and walking beam system ensure pipes are segregated from the feed skids and moved into the washout and blowout area. The overhead...

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Sterling Blower achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 8, 2012

Sterling Blower Co., Forest, Va., has received registration to ISO 9001:2008 for compliance with quality process standards and effective business management systems for all its operations. The company supplies complete pneumatic material handling and reclaiming systems to several industries,...

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Jet Edge appoints regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Jet Edge appoints regional sales manager

February 8, 2012

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has appointed Ben Callahan as its new north central regional sales manager. Callahan is responsible for equipment sales and...

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'Skilled labor standing right here, willing to relocate!'

February 7, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

The January "Fabricating Update" included statistics and comments from the e-newsletter's recent survey about fabricator concerns. Some of the comments focused on the lack of skilled labor, an oft-cited concern in the fabricating industry and manufacturing as a whole.  This information garnered...

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Fiber laser systems designed for applications including marking and fine-feature cutting

February 7, 2012

Hypertherm has released two new HyIntensity fiber laser systems — the 2-kW HFL020 and the 1-kW HFL010 — designed specifically for cutting applications, including marking and fine-feature cutting on thicknesses from gauge to plate. The machines cut a variety of materials, including brass and...

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Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly - TheFabricator.com

Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly

February 7, 2012

PEM® self-clinching, concealed-head studs and standoffs from PennEngineering® provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for mating hardware in thin-metal assembly applications. Their design allows the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched. It also is...

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