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Laser welding basics

March 24, 2009

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Laser welding doesn't have to be complicated. It can be performed on the most basic of machines, including an everyday cutting system. This article presents an overview of laser welding, including the basic process, the types of lasers, and how to calculate costs associated with the process.

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Gallatin Steel Co announces organizational changes

March 23, 2009

Gallatin Steel, Ghent, Ky., has announced that Tobin Pospisil, current chief financial officer and general manager of Administration and Finance, has been promoted to the position of president of...

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Looking to the stars for inspiration

March 20, 2009

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If it's one thing that I'm certain of, it's that highly educated people will have the best chance of achieving standards of living that exceed that of their parents, a scenario that many in today's world see slipping from their collective grasp. This belief pertains to skilled...

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Air Products brings third Tangshan, China air separation facility on-stream

March 19, 2009

Air Products has announced that it recently brought on-stream its third air separation facility (ASU) in Tangshan, Hebei Province, Northern China to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and liquid argon to...

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AP: U.S. pledges $5 billion to support auto parts suppliers

March 19, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that the U.S. government will lend major auto-parts makers $5.0 billion through its Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) as compensation for merchandise they have...

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Selling during good times, bad times

March 19, 2009

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Although tough times are upon us, an economic downturn doesn't have to put all plans on hold. If you own a middle-market company (one that has a transaction price between $5 million and $250 million) and you are interested in selling it, a slumping economy is no reason to hesitate. In fact, putting your company on the market during a slowdown can have several benefits.

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'Why didn't I think of that?'

March 18, 2009

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When you think about it, we all have the ability to innovate. Our innovations can be as simple as coming up with a temporary "fix" for a problem until it can be handled properly. Those of us who work with computers are very familiar with this type of innovation; we call it a workaround. Sometimes,...

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USW celebrates 'Buy American' wins

March 18, 2009

March 17, the United Steelworkers (USW) celebrated a milestone in its economic renewal campaign—the passage of a "Buy American" resolution in more than 100 states and municipalities across the...

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Two AK Steel coke plants receive industry's highest safety award

March 18, 2009

AK Steel said today that, for the first time in history, the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI) bestowed its highest award for safety on two cokemaking plants in the same year, both of...

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Lincoln Electric announces agreement for acquisition in China

March 17, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Asian subsidiary, The Lincoln Electric Company (Asia Pacific) Pte., Ltd. ("Lincoln Asia Pacific"), has signed definitive agreements to expand its...

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Gallatin Steel mourns loss of President Don Daily

March 17, 2009

Don B. Daily, 62, president of Gallatin Steel Co., passed away March 13 after a short illness. "Don was a significant source of the success of Gallatin Steel. He was an outstanding leader who brought...

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Who's paying for the bailout?

March 16, 2009

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As bad bailout news emerges unabated, we continually hear that finger-wagging phrase that, once uttered, we hope makes these unabashed bankers hang their heads in shame: Taxpayers are shouldering the burden. I've heard the phrase so much that I'm beginning to think we're all serfs...

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Metal forming companies expect sluggish activity during next three months

March 16, 2009

According to the March 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect continued difficult conditions during the next three months. Conducted...

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Airtronics recognized for contributions to San Jose economy

March 16, 2009

San Jose, Calif. Mayor Chuck Reed and Council Member Madison Nguyen recognized Airtronics Metal Products in a commendation presented to company executives at at a recent San Jose City Council meeting....

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Brennan Palmiter

Focus, passion, integrity

March 14, 2009

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Be True To Your School winner Lebanon Technology & Career Center gets visit from 17-year-old welding and racing phenom Brennan Palmiter.

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