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Main Steel founder dies

July 25, 2007

Thomas Andrew Mallan, 73, founder and Chairman of the Board (Emeritus) of Main Steel Polishing Company, Inc, died July 19, 2007.Tom began his career in the metals industry with the G. A. Feld Co. in...

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Lifter handles thick plate

July 24, 2007

The Strong-Bac® plate lifter from The Caldwell Group Inc. handles thick plates, one at a time.Suitable for loading and unloading large, bulky plates from trucks, stock, and flame-cut tables, the...

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Autodarkening welding helmets have three arc sensors

July 24, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two designs to its Performance Series™ line of autodarkening welding helmets.The Motorsports™ helmet features a competition yellow background with...

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Dust collector has explosion vent

July 24, 2007

Farr Air Pollution Control now offers its Gold Series® dust collector with a new explosion vent for applications involving explosive dust capture.The X-vent is NFPA-approved and CD- and...

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Pipe sander suitable for stainless pipe and tubing

July 24, 2007

The LRP 1503 VRA Boa pipe sander from CS Unitec Inc. is suitable for hand rails, pipe, and tubing manufactured from stainless steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals.Also suitable for cleaning...

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Resistance welding inspection system introduced

July 24, 2007

Automation Systems and Design (ASD) has introduced a vision-based product designed to inspect critical features of resistance welding electrodes.The QCweld950 inspects tip diameter, angle, height,...

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LB Steel assumes ownership of Topeka Metal Specialties

July 24, 2007

LB Steel LLC, Chicago, has assumed ownership of Topeka Metal Specialties Inc., Topeka, Kan.The Topeka facility will retain its name and 70 employees, gradually adding 130 positions in the next year...

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De-Sta-Co announces appointments, promotions

July 24, 2007

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced four staff appointments. The company, which designs and manufactures clamping, gripping, transfer, and robotic tooling products, has promoted Steve ...

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Hypertherm hires new district sales manager

July 24, 2007

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has added Thomas Hanchette to its North American sales team.Hanchette supports the company's distributors in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, and Iowa. He ...

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Prima names North American president

July 24, 2007

Prima North America Inc., Champlin, Minn., the North American subsidiary of Prima Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, has named Terry L. VanderWert as president. He replaces Paolo Cigna, who continues to...

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SSI appoints VP of sales

July 24, 2007

Service Stampings Inc. (SSI), Willoughby, Ohio, has appointed Rob Stohlman as vice president of sales. Stohlman expands the company's business partnerships in the metal fabricating and small-lot...

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NAM becomes industry partner to FABTECH & AWS Show

July 19, 2007

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has joined as an Industry Partner with the FABTECH International and American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Show to be held at McCormick Place in...

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HRB spot steel prices continue downward trend

July 12, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for July 9 dropped 1.9 percent to $575 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the sixth consecutive time. The world export HRB...

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Flow appoints new CEO

July 11, 2007

Flow International Corp., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology, has appointed Charles "Charley" Brown as the company's new chief executive officer, effective upon the retirement of...

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Vicking 41 mini baja

Let 'er rip

July 10, 2007

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Bob Hollingsworth, a member of Practical Welding Today's advisory board, details the journey of the 2006 Western Washington University Mini Baja vehicle fabrication team and their quest to build a winning off-road, student-designed racing machine.

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