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Durable Mecco partners with Manufacturing Solutions

December 15, 2009

Durable Mecco, a provider of marking systems in Franklin Park, Ill., has formed a strategic partnership with Manufacturing Solutions Inc. based in Beaumont, Texas.The partnership allows Durable Mecco...

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Dörken names global fastener technical specialist

December 15, 2009

Dörken Corp. USA, the Grass Lake, Mich.-based North American unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH, Herdecke, Germany, has appointed Ron Strong to the position of global fastener technical specialist. He...

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MSCI scholarship program awards exceed $1 million

December 15, 2009

A college scholarship program started in 2002 by the Florida Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Boca Raton, Fla., has expanded throughout the U.S. and Canada and has awarded more...

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Advanced high-strength steel technologies featured on 2010 Ram Heavy Duty – Motor Trend Truck of the Year

December 15, 2009

Motor Trendmagazine has selected the new Ram Heavy Duty as its Truck of the Year, giving the North American steel industry and AISI's Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) a reason to...

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Sheet Metal Stamping 101

December 15, 2009

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Editor's Note: This series presents an overview of metal stamping. Part I focuses on the various careers in the metal stamping industry. Part II discusses stamping materials and equipment. Part III focuses on dies and cutting and Part IV offers more detail about cutting processes. Part V, the final installment, investigates forming methods.

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The end of TARP as we know it

December 10, 2009

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Two years ago the U.S. economy had many symptoms of a bubble ready to burst-runaway stock prices, rapidly inflating real estate prices, and interest rates that encouraged many homeowners to refinance (that's a synonym for "take unnecessary risks with") their most valuable assets. One symptom,...

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Dallas Industries purchased by Advanced Feedlines LLC

December 10, 2009

Dallas Industries has announced its purchase by Advanced FeedLines LLC, a new management firm specializing in pressroom equipment. The announcement was made by Dallas president and managing partner...

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All I want for Christmas is ...

December 9, 2009

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Jobs—especially good paying jobs that can't be exported. Well, that's almost all. I also want world peace and an end to hunger and homelessness. Then there's the climate. Oh, all right, I guess I want more than jobs, but it's beginning to look as though jobs—which...

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Of GM, chainsaws, rattlesnakes, and risk

December 8, 2009

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There's something eerie about a prediction that comes to pass. When Fritz Henderson was announced as Rick Waggoner's replacement as GM's CEO on March 30, a business blog headline read Fritz Henderson May Not Last Long at GM. The blog, by John Gapper, associate editor and chief...

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ISM Semiannual Economic Forecast: Manufacturing growth expected in 2010

December 8, 2009

Economic growth in the U.S. will resume in 2010, said the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2009 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for 2010 are for the...

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Cleaning station designed for hand-held GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the HRP-3V nozzle cleaning station, designed for welding shops using hand-held GMAW guns. The system can be used with any GMAW gun brand and all sizes of nozzles...

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Cleaning station designed for robotic GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the AE-SC2CV nozzle cleaning station with pneumatic reamer, designed for manufacturers using robotic GMAW guns. The system can be used with all brands of robotic...

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Torches work with all GMAW robots, including hollow-wrist-style

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced TBi-Industries' robotic welding torches. The air-cooled and water-cooled torches range in capacity from 250 to 550 amps and are designed to work with all GMAW...

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Support grows for presidential action on Pratt factory closure

December 7, 2009

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed the unanimous support of Connecticut's Congressional delegation in the fight to prevent Pratt & Whitney from...

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NAM says EPA endangerment finding will hurt manufacturers' competitiveness

December 7, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy & Resources Policy Keith McCoy issued the following statement today on the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) final...

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