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Welder 'Bob' dedicated as Hobart Institute celebrates 80 years - TheFabricator

Welder 'Bob' dedicated as Hobart Institute celebrates 80 years

June 1, 2010

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio, has unveiled "Bob," a bronze sculpture that stands at the entrance to the school, as part of the activities celebrating the institute's 80th...

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Electronic grinder has nonlocking paddle switch

June 1, 2010

Metabo Corp. offers an electronic 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine with a nonlocking paddle switch. The WEP14-150 Quick "Deadman" turns off automatically when released or dropped. With a 12.2-amp...

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ISM May ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories contracting

June 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize' - TheFabricator

Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize'

June 1, 2010

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Galpin Auto Sports pushes the envelope when it comes to car customization, and plasma cutting helps the company push the limits.

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Making It in America

May 28, 2010

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I'll have the American flag flying outside my house this holiday weekend. It's not a statement of my patriotism so much as a view of summer as a time when all of those fun, all-American activities take place: baseball, competitive hot dog eating, and parades. It's the perfect time to let Old Glory...

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The Wisconsin Family Robinson - TheFabricator

The Wisconsin Family Robinson

May 28, 2010

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Anyone that works for Robinson Metal Inc. learns the business from the ground up. This approach has served it well as the De Pere, Wis., company has grown to become one of the largest fabricating job shops in the U.S.

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We don't need no education?

May 27, 2010

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Not to disrespect your song, Pink Floyd, but we really do need an education. Nothing brought that point home to me more clearly than a cell phone conversation I overheard Wednesday at O'Hare airport. A young, Caucasian male, sat down across from me to wait for a plane to Atlanta. He scattered his...

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HRB prices down 1.9% to 5.6% in Western Europe, U.S., World, and China

May 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for May 24 fell 1.9 percent to $728 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.9 percent), ex-works, after being flat two weeks ago. The...

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What I did on my vacation to Detroit

May 26, 2010

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I took a day trip to Detroit last week, and I have no joke about it. I actually enjoyed my time in the Motor City. Whereas others like to use Detroit as the poster child for what's wrong with big-city politics, the U.S. automotive industry, and public education, I see the city as one that may be...

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Taking stock of employee ownership

May 25, 2010

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Butch Munson has worked at the same metal fabrication company for 43 years, and in a few years he plans to retire. He’s had a good career at LeFiell Mfg. Co., a tube and specialty fabricator in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Sure, the shop has had its ups and downs, but generally the company has always...

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Improving productivity with submerged arc welding

May 25, 2010

Submerged arc welding (SAW) can be performed in various ways, from the simplest process using a single wire and DC power to more advanced twin-wire and tandem operations. Choosing the right SAW process for your operation can help you increase deposition rates and productivity.

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Developing and implementing a successful forklift training program: Six tips

May 25, 2010

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Have all potential operators in your facility been properly trained in forklift safety? Follow the tips in this article to tailor your training for your specific operation. Your employees and bottom line will thank you.

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CML USA names manufacturer's representative - TheFabricator

CML USA names manufacturer's representative

May 24, 2010

CML USA Inc. Ercolina, Davenport, Iowa, has hired Mike Robbins of MH Metal to serve as manufacturer's representative responsible for Wisconsin and Illinois. CML manufactures tube, pipe, and profile...

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FMA wins 2010 public relations award for job campaign - TheFabricator

FMA wins 2010 public relations award for job campaign

May 24, 2010

A public relations program created and conducted by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., and its public relations firm, L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, has...

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Schuler appoints distributor for New England, East Coast

May 24, 2010

Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., has named Northeast Press Sales Co., Cicero, N.Y., as distributor for 10 states in New England and the East Coast. Schuler supplies metal forming and stamping equipment...

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