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Robotic welding

November 8, 2005

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Rad Craig, owner of Induction Concepts, which develops high-performance twin turbo systems, has been considering robotic welding but wasn't sure where to go for information. Rad contacted Practical Welding Today®, which contacted several robotic welding equipmentmakers and integrators to help him find the answers to his questions. This is the first of several articles PWT plans to publish directly from subscribers' questions.

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Reality TV: Frame-making in the U.S.

November 8, 2005

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Sumitomo Metal Mining USA (SMMU) Inc. has supplied cathode ray tube frams to some of the largest, high-end television manufacturers in the world from its Oceanside, Calif., facility. Despite the trend in moving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of cheaper labor pools, SMMU believes it is poised to remain competitive while maintaining its U.S. base of operations.

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Trailblazing with waterjet

November 8, 2005

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For Johnson Enterprises of New Brunswick, Canada, the waterjet cutting system with shuttle table has opened the door to business opportunities more diverse than the materials it can process.

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Safety Bingo

November 8, 2005

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An effective safety awareness program keeps safety uppermost in employees' minds, reduces accidents, and has a positive impact on the bottom line. This article describes one company's program that's both effective and fun. It might be just what you need to help improve your company's safety record and bottom line

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Employment changes little in October

November 4, 2005

Both the number of unemployed persons, 7.4 million, and the unemployment rate, 5.0 percent, were little changed in October, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The unemployment rate has...

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Timken to invest $27 million in Asheboro plant

November 4, 2005

The Timken Company today announced plans to invest approximately $27 million in its Asheboro bearing plant in Randleman, N.C., enabling expanded manufacturing of tapered roller bearings, principally...

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Steel consumers applaud trade case legislation

November 3, 2005

The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition Steel Task Force (CITAC Steel Task Force) today strongly supported H.R. 4217, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, introduced by Rep. Joe...

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Flow Intl. completes Avure Technologies sale

November 2, 2005

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a supplier of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet products, has announced that it has completed the divestiture of its General Press operations, which consist of the North...

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Kaiser Aluminum to expand Trentwood, Wash., facility

November 1, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has announced an expansion at its Trentwood, Wash., rolling mill to address the significant growth in demand for fabricated aluminum products. The $75 million expansion is slated to...

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Manufacturing grows at slower pace

November 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October for the 29th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 48th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Metaldyne announces expansion in Asia

October 31, 2005

Plymouth, Mich.-based Metaldyne announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing location in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The plant, which currently produces balance shaft modules for Hyundai, will...

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Third-quarter GDP increased 3.8 percent

October 28, 2005

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S. — increased at an annual rate of 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2005,...

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Commercial Metals names new CEO, CMC Steel Group

October 27, 2005

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Russell B. Rinn, currently COO of the CMC Steel Group, has been appointed president and CEO of the CMC Steel Group effective January 26, 2006.Rinn has been...

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Mate Precision Tooling receives Minnesota Quality Award

October 27, 2005

The Minnesota Council For Quality announced today that it has presented Anoka, Minn.-based Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of punch press tooling, with the 2005 Minnesota Quality Award.Brian...

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Durable goods orders declined in September

October 27, 2005

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $4.4 billion or 2.1 percent to $207.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This followed a 3.8 percent August...

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