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Durable-goods orders increase slightly in September

October 27, 2004

U.S. factory orders for durable goods—items meant to last at least three years—rose 0.2 percent in September. The gain was less than the 0.5 percent increase predicted by...

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President Bush signs American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

October 22, 2004

On October 22, 2004, President Bush signed into law H.R. 4520, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.The law repeals the extraterritorial income exclusion in the current tax law; provides domestic...

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Harris economist: U.S. moving toward full employment

October 21, 2004

According to the Outlook 2005 report released by Harris Bank's chief economist, the U.S. recovery train remains on track toward its destination of full employment, despite losing some steam amid...

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AK Steel announces November surcharges

October 19, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $149 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in November, a decrease of $8 from October's surcharge of $157...

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Lincoln Electric elects board chairman

October 18, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that its board of directors has elected John M. Stropki as chairman of the board. Stropki, named president and CEO in June, succeeds Anthony A. Massaro,...

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Manzullo votes to help keep jobs in the U.S.

October 14, 2004

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) is voting October 7 for legislation to help U.S. manufacturers grow and create jobs by providing tax relief for the work they do in the...

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 1

October 14, 2004

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Editor's Note: This is the first in a 10-part series intended to help fabricators develop a plan to obtain a government contract. This series is a follow-up to John DiGiacomo's article "Fact, fiction, and the feds: Dispelling myths about selling to the government." Several steps are necessary to...

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U.S. manufacturers should profit from new opportunities

October 13, 2004

The passage of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 will create new opportunities for manufacturers, according to the marketing firm Provident Partners.Manufacturers should be planning to act on...

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Welding zirconium and zirconium alloys Part I

October 12, 2004

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Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on welding zirconium. Part I addresses metallurgy, weld preparation, and shielding techniques. Part II covers welding technique. Part III discusses additional methods of joining refractory metals.

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Fully automatic switchover manifold introduced

October 12, 2004

Harris Calorific Inc., a Lincoln Electric Company, has introduced its SG960 fully automatic switchover manifold for high-purity gases.An integrated circuit board monitors and displays cylinder bank...

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Module adds I/O capability to motion controllers

October 12, 2004

Delta Computer Systems Inc. offers the Exp70-D8 expansion module for providing discrete I/O capability to the company's RMC70 series motion controllers. Inputs and outputs in these modules can be...

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CD-ROM, video detail safe operation of oxyfuel equipment, gases

October 12, 2004

Smith Equipment offers a CD-ROM and VHS videotape detailing the safety measures and precautions associated with oxyfuel equipment and gases.The 41-minute video, Oxyfuel Equipment Safety & Operations,...

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Fully enclosed generator features larger fuel tank

October 12, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s BobcatT 250 welding generator features a fully enclosed case, XENOY® protective armor on the front panel, an Accu-ratedT 10,000 W of usable peak generator power, and a...

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Bimetal band saw blades suitable for variety of metals, applications

October 12, 2004

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Gladiator™ line of production cutting bimetal band saw blades suitable for a variety of metals and applications.The blades feature bimetal construction...

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Face shield protects during grinding, cutting, brazing

October 12, 2004

The new DP4 face shield from Sellstrom Mfg. Co. combines a clear window with a flip-down shade 5 IR window and provides uninterrupted protection for grinding, cutting, and brazing.Other available...

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