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SMS Demag appoints North American sales manager

May 10, 2005

SMS Demag Inc. has appointed Mario Fabro as North American sales manager — Long Product Rolling Mills. He is responsible for managing all sales of structural mills, wire rod and SBQ mills, and...

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ASN Safety Solutions opens new office

May 10, 2005

ASN Safety Solutions has announced the opening of its new Rockaway, N.J., corporate office and production facility. The company manufactures safety mats, safety contact edges, and safety bumpers.

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TD Center announces management change

May 10, 2005

TD Center®, Columbus, Ind., has named Steve Chamberlain as the center's manager.Chamberlain has been with the company since 2000. He began as account manager and was promoted to business...

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CWI QuikCheck now available from AWS

May 10, 2005

The American Welding Society, Miami, has made available CWI QuikCheck, a program for employers to verify Certified Welding Inspectors, on its Web site. The site, www.aws.org/certification directs...

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Appeals court rules in favor of Centricut

May 10, 2005

Centricut LLC, West Lebanon, N.H., a subsidiary of Hypertherm Inc., has announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed an earlier decision of a federal New Hampshire court,...

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IAL names vice president, sales and marketing

May 10, 2005

International Aluminum Corporation (IAL) has announced that Greg Gainer has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.Gainer has 23 years' experience in the building products and...

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U.S. Can appoints executive VP/CFO

May 10, 2005

U.S. Can Corp. has appointed Michael M. Rajkovic as executive vice president and CFO.Rajkovic joins the company May 16 from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he was vice president of finance...

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J.J. Keller receives international video award

May 10, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently received a bronze world medal in the New York Festivals (NYF) 2005 International Film and Video Competition for its video-based training program, "Forklift...

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Metal manufacturing's greatest concerns

May 10, 2005

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Figure 1March 2005 "Fabricating Update" Survey ResultsIn a recent "Fabricating Update" newsletter, we asked subscribers to choose their operations' leading concerns from factors often cited as contributing to manufacturing's woes. Steel prices—the No. 1 response—outranked the next...

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Electrical safety practices save lives

May 10, 2005

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Cord- and plug-connected equipment without a grounded connectorElectricity improves life. During power failures, much work and many routine activities grind to a halt. However, electricity can cause serious injury and even death if you fail to follow electrical safety practices, particularly in the...

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It's all about tool selection -- or is it?

May 10, 2005

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Figure 1 The radius gauge fits squarely into the bend. Air forming, bottom bending, and coining are different forming methods that can be used to create various bends—sharp, radius, and profound-radius. Throw in a mix of operators and engineers with different ideas of what each...

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Making the best possible decisions

May 10, 2005

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Decision-making is an important activity for business owners and leaders. It also can be a source of frustration for both the decision-makers and those affected by the decisions.Although as a leader or manager you always might not show your worry or concern when making decisions, many of you spend...

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Hey! Your stamping press is trying to tell you something

May 10, 2005

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Bill Engvall and Travis Tritt teamed up on a humorous little song called "Here's Your Sign." This curious little ditty relates the frustration of dealing with modern man's inability to grasp the obvious in daily living. From the service station attendant who stares at the blown-out tire on your car...

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Is this Round 2?

May 10, 2005

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Forty years ago Ford and Ferrari were engaged in a fight-to-the-finish struggle to take top racing honors. Ford used its GT40 to snap Ferrari's six-time winning streak at the 24 Hours of LeMans, one of racing's most prestigious events. In 2003 the rivalry was back as Ford unveiled the high-performance GT, a niche car rich in aluminum and developed with the help of modern technologies such as superplastic forming (a.k.a. hot stamping) and friction stir welding.

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The ABCs of CNC

May 10, 2005

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If you're considering adding an ironworker, you should know not only what type of ironworker is best for your facility and end product, but also what options will offer you the productivity level you want. For this reason, you should learn about CNC controls as you investigate the ironworkers on the market today.

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