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Great Dane Trailers breaks ground for Statesboro plant

November 1, 2010

Great Dane Trailers has begun building a new manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga. The project represents an investment of $33.5 million by the company and is expected to create more than 400 jobs over the next four years. The new plant will produce single- and multitemp refrigerated trailers to...

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AutoForm files patent infringement lawsuit against ETA

November 1, 2010

AutoForm Eng. GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland, has filed a lawsuit against Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA), Troy, Mich., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit involves AutoForm's United States Patent No. 7,623,939 (the 939 patent), entitled "Method for...

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Economic analyst explains how U.S. can increase exports

November 1, 2010

Nobody doubts that the U.S. must get better at exporting, says Dr. Chris Kuehl. There was a call earlier in 2010 to increase exports by 5 percent in the next few years, but there was nothing to support that goal in subsequent speeches, and congressional action has actually made things worse....

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Mobile pallet wrapper wraps up to 25 loads/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Mobile pallet wrapper wraps up to 25 loads/hr.

November 1, 2010

GaleWrap, an ITW Corp. company, offers the GW-3500™ all-in-one mobile pallet wrapper and pallet jack as an alternative to conventional hand wrapping. The unit wraps up to 25 loads/hr., runs at 11 RPM, and offers a wrapping height of 71 in. The pallet is 32 to 40 in. wide by 48 in. long....

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GTAW torches designed for use on thin materials, limited-access joints

November 1, 2010

Weldcraft offers two Micro-Tig® torches for use on thin materials and limited-access joints. According to the manufacturer, both torches feature lightweight, short torch bodies that allow penlike control on complex applications, including those in the aircraft and aerospace industries, artistic...

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Chip vacuum can be moved from drum to drum to separate materials for recycling

November 1, 2010

Exair's new Chip Vac picks up chips and delivers them to an ordinary 30-gal. drum. It can be moved from drum to drum to keep different materials separate for recycling. It is used to clean chips from fixtures, floors, and work surfaces of saws, machining centers, and other industrial equipment....

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QComp Technologies joins FANUC Robotics America's distribution network

November 1, 2010

QComp Technologies Inc., a robotics integrator in Greenville, Wis., has become a member of FANUC Robotics America Corp.'s distribution network. The company will combine its vision-guided picking, packing, and palletizing products with FANUC's robots. QComp Technologies Inc. designs and builds...

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GMAW wire boxes upgraded with bulk quantities, minipallets, side-view windows

November 1, 2010

Lincoln Electric has upgraded its 500- and 1,000-lb. Accu-Pak® boxes for its SuperArc® GMAW wire for robotic welding applications with bulk quantities, minipallets and new side-view windows. The forklift-ready, corrugated cardboard minipallets are available for both box sizes. The boxes and...

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Multiprocess abrasive wheels designed to eliminate frequent wheel changes - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess abrasive wheels designed to eliminate frequent wheel changes

November 1, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has expanded its line of abrasive wheels with the introduction of its three-in-one combo wheels, which allow for cutting, grinding, and finishing with one wheel, eliminating frequent wheel changes. When the user tilts the right-angle grinder to a 90-degree position,...

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Fiber laser cutting system has all components in single package - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cutting system has all components in single package

November 1, 2010

Hypertherm has announced the release of a new fiber laser cutting system that includes all components in one package. TheHyIntensity™ fiber laser HFL015 system includes the power source, cutting head, gas supply, operator interface consoles, motion controls, and software. The system...

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Epoxy system developed for coating and lining storage tanks, piping, scrubbers, processing equipment - TheFabricator.com

Epoxy system developed for coating and lining storage tanks, piping, scrubbers, processing equipment

November 1, 2010

Developed for coating and lining storage tanks, piping, scrubbers, and processing equipment, Master Bond EP21ARHT resists chemicals, fuel, and acids. It can withstand immersion to 96 to 98 percent sulfuric acid and 20 percent hydrochloric acid for more than a year. This two-component epoxy...

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Nippon Sharyo to expand U.S. railcar business

November 1, 2010

Nippon Sharyo U.S.A. Inc., Arlington Heights, Ill., has announced its decision to expand operations in the U.S., including the establishment of its own passenger railcar production facility in Rochelle, Ill. The strategy is to increase competitiveness in the expanding U.S. passenger railcar market...

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Germantown Tool & Machine adds two robotic GMAW systems

November 1, 2010

Germantown Tool & Machine Inc., Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has acquired two robotic welding systems to add to its GMAW capabilities. The Fanuc M-16iB20 six-axis robots with R-J3iC controls are equipped with Lincoln PowerWave® 455M power sources. Capacities include a 65-in. reach and up to 8-ft....

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Nordex opens for business in Arkansas with grand opening of wind turbine plant

November 1, 2010

Nordex USA celebrated the official opening of its flagship wind turbine manufacturing plant in the U.S. October 29. Representing a $40 million investment, the 150,000 square foot plant is one of the most modern production facilities in the wind industry, optimized for lean flow and reduced lead...

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Sizing up the job - TheFabricator.com

Sizing up the job

November 1, 2010 | By George Winton

Accounting is straightforward, but it’s not iron-clad; fabricators have latitude in the accounting system they use to bid on contracts. A bottom-up approach, one that analyzes all the costs that go into making a component, is suitable for many parts. A top-down approach looks at the part and asks how much the market will bear. Choosing one or the other is a matter of understanding the market for the part.

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