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Is it North versus South when it comes to manufacturing?

April 13, 2011 | By Dan Davis

On a recent visit to Southern Fabricators Inc., Polkton, N.C., l learned how brothers Ken Carpenter Sr. and Everett Carpenter first set up shop in 1968 in a tiny 10,000-sq.-ft. facility that just so happens to be the size of its powder coating department today. Let's just say the company has done...

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HRB pricing momentum stalls; China up, U.S., World, & Western Europe down

April 13, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 11 rose 3.6 percent to $628 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price slipped 0.1 percent to $969 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after rising nine consecutive times. The World export HRB price...

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Tower International acquires assets of W Industries

April 12, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of W Industries, a Detroit-based supplier of large metal components and assemblies, primarily to defense,...

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Gas mixer with integrated moisture measurement introduced

April 12, 2011

Witt has introduced new gas mixers with integrated moisture measurement. They continuously monitor the moisture content of the gas mixture as it is fed into the process. When a certain configurable limit of moisture is exceeded, an alarm can be triggered. The mixers feature a ceramic metal oxide...

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Hydraulic precision leveler handles parts up to 2.36 in. thick, 9.84 ft. wide

April 12, 2011

Arku offers the FlatMaster® 180 hydraulic precision leveler, which handles parts up to 2.36 in. thick and 9.84 ft. wide. Leveling rollers are installed in a cassette that can be extended automatically. Leveling forces are constantly monitored. If the internal force gets too high, the leveler...

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Safety mat customizable for irregular angles, contours, notches, or wiring locations - TheFabricator.com

Safety mat customizable for irregular angles, contours, notches, or wiring locations

April 12, 2011

The NSD pressure-sensitive safety mat from Pinnacle Systems Inc. can be customized for irregular angles, contours, notches, or wiring locations. The maximum size of a single mat is 72 in. wide by 144 in. long. The safety mat system combines features to surpass domestic and international safety...

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Small-part deburring machine processes both ferrous, nonferrous material

April 12, 2011

The CrossMaster DD double-disk deburring machine, offered by AM Machinery Sales, handles parts as small as the size of a quarter. The through-feed machine was designed specifically for small parts to eliminate hand deburring or vibratory operations. The machine can process both ferrous and...

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JDSU, Amada to develop second-generation fiber lasers

April 12, 2011

JDSU, Milipitas, Calif., and Amada have announced plans to develop jointly a line of second-generation fiber lasers with up to 4-kW output power. The lasers will be used in Amada’s high-powered laser material processing system. The collaboration builds on the companies' partnership for the...

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Samco establishes Mexico Web site

April 12, 2011

Samco Machinery Ltd., a manufacturer of metal forming systems in Toronto, has launched its Samco Mexico Web site at www.samco-machinery.com.mx. The launch is part of the company’s business development and marketing objectives to expand capabilities in Mexico and also support customers in the...

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Automatic welding nozzle cleaning system can be used with all brands - TheFabricator.com

Automatic welding nozzle cleaning system can be used with all brands

April 12, 2011

Arndt Enterprise has introduced the Sentry Torch Guard automatic welding nozzle cleaning system for robotic GMAW cells. The system removes built-up weld spatter and sprays a mist of antispatter fluid directly into the gas shield nozzle, providing protection for the nozzle, gas diffuser, and...

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Foreman Fabricators wins international award - TheFabricator.com

Foreman Fabricators wins international award

April 12, 2011

Foreman Fabricators Inc., a custom fabricator of architectural metal items in St. Louis, has won an award for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The company entered a customized desk it...

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Macsteel Service Centers expands with Florida facility

April 12, 2011

Macsteel Service Centers USA, Newport Beach, Calif., has expanded its business operations in the Southeast with the opening of a new, 60,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Lakeland, Fla. The facility, which will service the state of Florida, stocks ERW pipe in Grades A, B, and seamless. Future...

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Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water - TheFabricator.com

Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water

April 12, 2011

La-Co Industries has developed the Markal® Pro-Line WP industrial-grade liquid paint marker. Engineered with a permanent, fast-drying, low-VOC formula, the marker resists spreading when in contact with water or water-based liquids. Low in halogenated compounds and sulfur, the marker uses a...

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Bushwick Metals promotes three executives

April 12, 2011

Bushwick Metals LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., a distributor of carbon steel, HSLA steel, stainless steel, and specialty products, has announced the promotion of three executives. Gary Magnotti has been promoted to vice president of finance/controller. In this position, he oversees accounting, human...

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Oxford Instruments, Verichek Technical Services form business alliance

April 12, 2011

Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis, a supplier of XRF-based materials analysis instruments in Buckinghamshire, U.K., has announced an agreement with Verichek Technical Services (VTS), Pennsylvania, to sell the X-MET hand-held XRF analyzer into the scrap metal and PMI markets. Verichek currently...

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