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FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution fills key executive posts

October 12, 2004

FKI Logistex® has announced the promotion of several senior-level executives to key posts in its Warehouse and Distribution North America group.In customer operations, Chuck Waddle has been...

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Delaco Steel, Kasle Steel create exposed blanking joint venture

October 12, 2004

Delaco Steel Corp. and Kasle Steel Corp. have formed a joint venture to produce automotive steel blanks primarily for exposed applications.Delaco Kasle LLC is 51 percent owned by Delaco Steel, a...

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CMC Steel Group names executive vice president

October 12, 2004

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Bob Unfried has been named as executive vice president, finance and administration for the CMC Steel Group. Unfried is responsible for accounting, credit,...

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Bradbury Group appoints western European sales manager

October 12, 2004

The Bradbury Group, with headquarters in Moundridge, Kan., has appointed Arjen Schuit as sales manager of its member companies in western Europe. Schuit handles sales of all roll forming and related...

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AISC names new Steel Solutions Center director

October 12, 2004

Jason R. Ericksen, S.E., has been promoted to the position of director of the AISC Steel Solutions Center. He is responsible for coordinating all activities and promoting services provided by the...

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Airgas appoints president of Airgas Gaspro

October 12, 2004

Airgas Inc. has appointed Jeff Finch as president of Airgas Gaspro, its newest regional company operating in Hawaii. Airgas Gaspro became the company's 13th regional company when it completed the...

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AISC approves structural steel shipping standard

October 12, 2004

The American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. (AISC) has approved a new standard for shipping rolled structural steel shapes.Officially known as the "Standard Specification for Bar Coded Shipment...

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AIDA Dayton Technologies announces name change

October 12, 2004

AIDA Dayton Technologies Corp. has changed its name to AIDA-America."The new name is more descriptive of the region we service," said Troy Roberts, executive vice president of AIDA-America.The...

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Top management completes Airtronics Metal Products acquisition

October 12, 2004

Airtronics Metal Products Inc. has announced that its upper management has completed their buyout of the company without the need to bring in outside investors. Jeff Burke, Jim Ellis, Diane Neff, and...

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Kooima adds to production facility

October 12, 2004

Kooima Co., Rock Valley, Iowa, has added 32,500 sq. ft. to its production facility. The additional space will house new fabrication equipment, including a structural tube laser, four flat lasers, and...

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Victaulic launches new corporate Web site

October 12, 2004

Victaulic Co., a producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has launched its newly designed Web site intended to better serve the information needs of its worldwide customers in the building...

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Bystronic names regional sales manager

October 12, 2004

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Youssef "Joe" Malek as regional sales manager for the West Coast. His responsibilities include increasing laser, press brake, waterjet, automation, and...

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Wise words from the mountaintop—Part 10

October 12, 2004

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Editor's Note: This is the tenth episode in a mountaintop dialogue that Gerald has been having with a "wise business guru." They have been talking about understanding that your niche is only part of the strategic planning job."Remind me of what you have tried so far to improve your cash flow," my...

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Making a case for in-die tapping

October 12, 2004

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Never before has competition been greater in the metal stamping industry, both domestically and worldwide.

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Using forming assessment tools to make wise die-buying decisions

October 12, 2004

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Establishing a good buying procedure is a critical aspect of the tool purchasing process. All too often tool supplier expectations are not communicated and executed effectively. Miscommunication can cause you to purchase a die that doesn't produce good parts, needs constant attention, wears out prematurely, or has other problems.

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