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Formtek installs machining center for roll tooling production

February 2, 2012

Formtek has installed a new eight-axis, dual-chuck machining center at its Cleveland location. According to the company, the new machine will eliminate many of the time-consuming steps currently involved in its roll form tooling production while helping to increase tooling quality and consistency....

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Mid Atlantic Machinery to host Machine Tool Madness show

February 2, 2012

Mid Atlantic Machinery will host the Machine Tool Madness show at its Harrisburg, Pa., showroom March 28-29 for welders and fabricators interested in rolling, robotic welding, eliminating secondary operations, and improving bending techniques. Manufacturers at the show will include TRUMPF,...

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AMECO USA creates backdrop for the Ronald Reagan statue in Washington, D.C. - TheFabricator.com

AMECO USA creates backdrop for the Ronald Reagan statue in Washington, D.C.

February 2, 2012

AMECO USA, a Cleveland-based custom metal fabrication company, produced the crescent-shaped backdrop for the Ronald Reagan Memorial Statue installation at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Adorned with an eagle head motif and the president's name, the 40-ft.-long, 10-in.-thick,...

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ThyssenKrupp and Outokumpu to combine stainless steel businesses

February 2, 2012

ThyssenKrupp, Essen, Germany, and Outokumpu have announced the combination of Outokumpu with Inoxum, the stainless steel unit of ThyssenKrupp, to create a new, global stainless steel company. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. Outokumpu is a provider of austenitic and...

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SigmaTEK names regional sales manager for Northeast

February 2, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM systems in Cincinnati, has appointed Ryan Lustig as regional sales manager. In this position, he works with manufacturers throughout the northeastern U.S. Lustig has progressed through a variety of customer service and sales positions within the company...

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55 percent favor government subsidies to U.S. manufacturing

February 2, 2012

In President Obama's State of the Union address in January, he proposed corporate tax credits and reductions to encourage an increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs. A new survey shows a majority of Americans nationwide are in agreement with the idea. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints new sales manager, expands sales team

February 2, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment in Cincinnati, has appointed John Prevish as sales manager. The appointment is part of the company’s launch of new sales and marketing initiatives, which includes the recent appointments of Matt Garbarino as the company's new...

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Heidtman Steel completes pickling line upgrade

February 2, 2012

Heidtman Steel, a processor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has installed a Bradbury leveler in its Cleveland pickling line. While the overall capacity of the pickling line is broader, the hydraulic leveler accommodates thicknesses from 0.075 to 0.250 in. up to 65 KSI and widths from 24 to 72 in. The...

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ABB to acquire Thomas & Betts

February 2, 2012

ABB, with North American headquarters in Cary, N.C., has announced plans to acquire Thomas & Betts, Memphis, a manufacturer of low-voltage and ultralow-voltage electrical products such as connectors, conduits, and fittings, as well as wiring management products for the construction, industrial,...

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LINE survey: Hiring gains expected in February, but job growth rate still behind 2011

February 2, 2012

The hiring outlook for February shows a net gain in employment in the manufacturing and service sectors, although the pace of job creation lags that of a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February...

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Manufacturing and the State of the Union

February 1, 2012 | By Tim Heston

For the past two years Mary Isbister, president of Wisconsin fabricator GenMet (one of The FABRICATOR’s past Industry Award winners), had a friendly bet with colleagues of the Manufacturing Council, a group that meets to propose ideas to Commerce Department Sec. John Bryson, who in turn reports...

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Reliance Steel to acquire McKey Perforating Co.

February 1, 2012

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has announced that a subsidiary is acquiring McKey Perforating Co. Inc., a metal perforating and fabricating company in Berlin, Wis. The deal includes a McKey subsidiary in Manchester, Tenn. Terms were not disclosed. Reliance said McKey had sales of about $18 million...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing starting year on positive note as new orders, production, and employment grow in January

February 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 32nd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Bradley J....

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Balancing effectiveness with efficiency - TheFabricator.com

Balancing effectiveness with efficiency

February 1, 2012 | By Dan Davis

They represent several different areas of metal fabricating, but all members of The FABRICATOR's Advisory Board share the same observation: In today' manufacturing world, working lean is OK, but only if you are working effectively.

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The melding worlds of motorsports and metal art - TheFabricator.com

The melding worlds of motorsports and metal art

February 1, 2012 | By Amanda Carlson

A community college motorsports fabrication instructor finds common ground in race car fabrication, metal art.

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