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Nucor selects Brigham City, Utah for new facility

September 28, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has selected Brigham City, Utah as the location for a new facility to produce metal building systems and components. In May 2006 Nucor announced plans to construct,...

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Intellectual property enforcement and protection report released

September 28, 2006

Today the Bush Administration released the 2006 Report to the President and Congress on Coordination of Intellectual Property Enforcement and Protection. The report sets forth the actions and...

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DuPont develops new process for making titanium

September 27, 2006

DuPont today announced a new process for making high-purity titanium metal powder that it said could reduce cost and substantially boost efficiency in parts manufacturing. Titanium is a strong,...

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National plan to certify skilled workers announced

September 25, 2006

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) today joined national manufacturing leaders in announcing a new program to train and certify workers in the advanced skills demanded by...

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Hobart Institute receives Image of Weldingaward

September 20, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee have announced that the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has been selected to receive the 2006 Image of...

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Manufacturing Camp grants available from FMA Foundation

September 18, 2006

Fifteen to 20 grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each will be awarded by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMA Foundation) to not-for-profit organizations and educational...

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Flushing out four-letter words: rust, dirt, and wear (Part III)

September 15, 2006

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Dirt, rust, and wear, cost tube producers and fabricators millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricants can help you select the best lubricant extend tool life and improve bends.

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Ford accelerates restructuring

September 15, 2006

Ford Motor Co. today announced plans to further reduce its capacity and work force, and ramp up new product introductions as it accelerates its North America "Way Forward" turnaround plan.Ford will...

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AK Steel's Rockport Works receives Senate Productivity Award

September 15, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its Rockport, Indiana Works is the winner of the United States Senate Productivity Award, sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the Indiana Manufacturers...

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Hot-rolled band prices down in U.S., world market; up in China

September 13, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Sept. 11 declined $9 per ton to $545 per ton versus the Aug. 28 report. The U.S. HRB spot price fell $5 to $675...

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How Safely Do You Weld?

September 13, 2006

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By addressing six common hazards, companies that perform pipe and tube welding can provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees.

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Single-phase CV-, CC-mode welding power source available

September 12, 2006

The Shopmate™ 300 DX welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. operates on single-phase power in CV mode (GMAW and FCAW) and CC mode (DC GTAW and SMAW).The power source provides 5 to...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part IV: Stainless steel, aluminum tips

September 12, 2006

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This article, the last of a four-part series about establishing a portable GTAW business, covers helpful tips for working with stainless steel and aluminum, including weld prep and the proper welding techniques. It also offers advice about hiring help and purchasing liability insurance for your business.

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Holding the line on metal costs

September 12, 2006

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Stampers and roll formers can look at edge trim, heads, tails, skeletons, and coil damage for ways they can reduce scrap to hold the line on metal costs.

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Stud-maker throws church building a curve

September 12, 2006

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Radius Track, a fabricator specializing in its patented curved metal studs, replaced many of the heavy-gauge beams in the a church's dome frame with light-gauge steel studs. As a result, the dome was light enough to be supported without view-obstructing columns.

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