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Fabricating a new future in Michigan

September 28, 2007

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The economy of many Rust Belt states has undergone quite a transformation over recent years. These states that were so closely tied to manufacturing have had to deal with the effects of globalization. Michigan is no exception.Michigan reportedly has lost about 170,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000....

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Durable goods orders decline sharply

September 27, 2007

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday that orders for durable goods fell by 4.9 percent in August, the biggest decline since January 2007's 6.1 percent decline.The decline was far larger...

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Being green

September 26, 2007

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Green—my favorite color—may be the most popular these days. More and more manufacturers are working to have their products labeled green, which has become synonymous with environmentally friendly. Advertisers use it to promote everything from automobiles to shampoo. Websites, magazines,...

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Nucor's Harris Steel grows rebar fabrication business

September 25, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harris Steel Inc. (Harris), has entered into an agreement with Barker Steel Company, Inc. (Barker), to form a new entity that combines the...

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Bystronic appoints managing director, Mexico

September 25, 2007

Bystronic has appointed Ferdinand Reyes as managing director of Bystronic Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., effective August 1, 2007.Reyes, who joined Bystronic in April 2005 as sales manager for the Mexico...

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Really big lunch boxes

September 20, 2007

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So I"m watching an episode of Feasting on Asphalt on The Food Network about a week ago. The show documents chef/scientist Alton Brown and his motorcycle crew"s cruise up the Mississippi River in search of authentic roadside grub.After feasting on all sorts of fried food in south Louisiana, the...

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Teeing off for a good cause

September 20, 2007

The Outside Processors Council (OPC) is hosting its Annual Scholarship Golf Classic Oct. 11-12, 2007, at the Marietta Conference Center & Resort near sunny Atlanta, Ga.The golf outing will raise...

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Hands off my Jeep!

September 19, 2007

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I read an item today from the Charleston Daily Mail that had me shaking my head in disbelief and even frightened me.The item was about recent thefts in West Virginia of catalytic converters, which are being sold by thieves to scrap metal dealers. Many are being taken from Jeeps. This frightened...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady

September 19, 2007

According to the September 2007 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three...

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Laser Mechanisms restructures senior management

September 18, 2007

Laser Mechanisms Inc. President William Fredrick has named Mark Taggart as managing director North American operations. Taggart previously served as general manager medical operations. Fredrick also...

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Chinese steel targeted

September 14, 2007

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Everyone knew that the Aug. 1 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis would spark plenty of scrutiny into the state of this country"s infrastructure and the construction methods used in these projects. But who knew that China would fall smack dab in the middle of the investigations? On...

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Rough waters on Wall St., smooth sailing on Main St.

September 12, 2007

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You don"t need me to tell you that the Wall Street roller coaster is moving a little too quickly and unpredictably lately. Any investor paying even the slightest amount of attention is feeling something between growing wariness and outright alarm. After breaking 14,000 in July, the...

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Press maintenance program

Creating a pressroom preventive maintenance program

September 11, 2007

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A press maintenance program should be designed to minimize downtime, enhance machinery output, and establish a formal record keeping system for ongoing inspections.

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Stamping manufacturing

6 ways to focus on slitting lines

September 11, 2007

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By improving entry coil storage, coil inside diameter (ID) changes, slitter tooling changeover, scrap handling, and strip tensioning, you can slitting line efficiency.

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Arcadia Waterjet figure 1a

Fabrication in transition

September 11, 2007

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Arcadia, Albany, N.Y., transitions from a metal supplier to a waterjet cutting shop to a laser cutting shop to a metal bender. Future plans call for the shop to evolve into a full-scale contract manufacturer.

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