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Mexican manufacturing keeps moving forward

May 26, 2011 | By Dan Davis

An interesting thing occurred during my recent trip to attend FABTECH® Mexico, May 11-13, in Monterrey, Mexico. I ate fried crickets, but that wasn't it. I witnessed a spark of fabricating equipment innovation that originated within the country's own borders and from the minds of its talented...

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HRB prices down worldwide

May 26, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for May 23 slipped 0.3 percent to $634 per ton after rising four consecutive times. The World export HRB price slipped 0.5 percent to $728 per ton, FOB the port of export, after rising two weeks ago. The Western European HRB price fell...

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Factory workers and lawyers

May 25, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

A Fiscal Times article posted on money.msn.com May 23 noted that the U.S. labor market has been looking stronger in recent months as private-sector companies have added two million workers since early 2010, with the "overwhelming bulk" coming from small businesses.  As reported, so far this year,...

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U.S. durable goods orders post biggest decline in six months

May 25, 2011

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $7.1 billion or 3.6 percent to $189.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This is the largest decline recorded in six months. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 4.4 percent March increase. Excluding...

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Seconn Fabrication earns Sustainability Award

May 23, 2011

Seconn Fabrication, Waterford, Conn., has been awarded the Sustainability Award from Legrand |Ortronics. According to Nitin Raj Sharma, director of strategic sourcing at Legrand |Ortronics, the company "was pleased to find a supplier [Seconn Fabrication] that took the initiative prior to being...

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Cleaner, degreaser has blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications - TheFabricator.com

Cleaner, degreaser has blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications

May 23, 2011

Mean Green® industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser from CR Brands Inc. has a blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications. The product dissolves grease and grime quickly and lifts stains off all surfaces without environmentally harmful solvents. It is suitable...

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End prep tool features air power-assisted clamping - TheFabricator.com

End prep tool features air power-assisted clamping

May 23, 2011

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ end prep tool from Esco Tool features air power-assisted clamping for instant attach and release to the tube or pipe ID. Developed for repetitive end preps on tubes from 0.5 to 3 in. OD, the tool is suitable for use on boiler panels in limited-access...

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Flexible abrasive wheels offer extended wear - TheFabricator.com

Flexible abrasive wheels offer extended wear

May 23, 2011

Smooth Touch™ flexible, cotton-fiber abrasive wheels for pipe thread cleaning, polishing, and blending have been introduced by Rex-Cut Products Inc. They are made of cotton fiber impregnated with abrasives and a proprietary bond that allows them to last up to five times longer than...

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AccuBilt hires sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

AccuBilt hires sales engineer

May 23, 2011

AccuBilt Inc., Jackson, Mich., has named Jon Grugel as sales engineer. He has more than 20 years of sales experience in the welding industry working with robotic integrators, gas and welding supply distributors, welding power supply companies, and metal fabricators, as well as other industries....

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Waterjet intensifier pump produces up to 3 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet intensifier pump produces up to 3 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water

May 23, 2011

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the iP60-150, a 150-HP, 60,000-PSI waterjet intensifier pump. It can produce up to 3 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for precision waterjet cutting and UHP surface preparation applications. It supports orifices up to 0.025 in. and features dual intensifier systems....

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Serapid adds QDC equipment salesman - TheFabricator.com

Serapid adds QDC equipment salesman

May 23, 2011

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed John Remington to the quick die change sales team. Remington has more than 20 years of experience selling pressroom and automation equipment. Before joining the company, he worked in sales at Minster Machine, Illinois Tool Works, and with...

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TG Mfg. acquires AIM Industries

May 23, 2011

TG Mfg., Grand Rapids, Mich., a division of Tiger Industrial Systems, has acquired AIM Industries in Grand Haven, Mich. AIM Industries, a provider of metal stamping, CNC machining, robotic welding, and tooling, is housed in a 41,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. TG Mfg.'s plans to integrate its...

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GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade - TheFabricator.com

GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade

May 23, 2011

Lincoln Electric has added the new Pipeliner® 80Ni1 GMAW wire to its line of Pipeliner consumables. It is designed for semiautomatic or automatic welding of root, hot, fill, and cap passes on up to API X80 grade pipe and root passes on up to X100 grade pipe. The wire can produce impact...

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QuikCut announces expansion plans

May 23, 2011

Steel fabricating company QuikCut has announced a planned expansion of its Fort Wayne, Ind., facility. The $345,000 expansion will include new equipment for fabrication, sandblasting, and painting, as well as general building improvements. The company expects to add 25 employees....

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Oberg Industries expands industrial welding services

May 23, 2011

Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies in Freeport, Pa., has expanded its welding support services to complement its metalworking operations that include metal stamping, tooling, machining, and grinding. The company has formed a strategic alliance with...

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