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Bluetooth interface allows scopes to transmit date more than 30 ft.

March 5, 2010

Fischer Technology has announced the availability of a Bluetooth® interface for its DELTASCOPE® FMP30, ISOSCOPE® FMP30, and DUALSCOPEr® FMP40 coating thickness instruments. The Bluetooth module enables data transmission to a distance of more than 30 ft. for documentation. The...

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Portable drilling machine features rail guide travel

March 5, 2010

Fab Tool Technologies LLC has introduced the PRO 36 magnetic drilling machine with 1.375- by 2-in. drilling capacity. The 22-lb. machine features a rail guide travel system that eliminates the need for alignment, maintains accuracy, and reduces cutter breakage, the company reports. The unit also...

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Steam pressure washers offer 1,000 PSI

March 5, 2010

Daimer®'s Super Max™ 15500SP steam cleaning systems offer pressure levels of 1,000 PSI, flow rates up to 4 GPM, and high temperatures for removing grease from surfaces and equipment. The fuel-heated, electric-powered systems combine a high flow rate, low pressure levels, and new Super...

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Behringer Saws names Hicks Machine Tool as Distributor of the Year

March 5, 2010

Behringer Saws, a provider of automatic band sawing machines and material handling systems in Morgantown, Pa., has announced that Hicks Machine Tool Co. of Memphis has been named the company's 2009 Distributor of the Year. Hicks represents the Behringer and Behringer Eisele brand product lines in...

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Sandmeyer Steel announces retirement of inside sales rep after 46 years of service

March 5, 2010

Loretta B. Wysocki will retire from Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, after 46 years of service. She joined the company on April 14, 1964, as a clerk typist for the sales department and then advanced the following year to executive assistant to the vice president of sales. Late in 1966, she...

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PaintExpo to include more than 300 exhibitors

March 5, 2010

The 3rd PaintExpo, an international trade fair for industrial coating technology, will be held April 13-16, 2010, in Karlsruhe Exhibition Center, Germany. It will include more than 300 exhibitors from 17 countries, with roughly 20 percent of all exhibiting companies coming from outside of Germany....

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Worthington acquires Gibraltar's steel processing assets

March 5, 2010

Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its steel processing business segment has acquired the steel processing assets of Gibraltar Industries Inc. The acquisition expands the capabilities of The Worthington Steel Co.'s cold-rolled strip business and its ability to service...

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TECHNI Waterjet names Hegman Machine Tool as distributor

March 5, 2010

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Hegman Machine Tool Inc. is distributing its 2- and 3-D waterjet cutting machinery in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and western Iowa. Located in Maple Grove, Minn., Hegman also provides service and support from factory-trained...

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T&H Lemont hires sales, marketing manager

March 5, 2010

T&H Lemont, Countryside, Ill., has hired Martin W. Byrne as manager of domestic sales and marketing. In this position, he formulates marketing and sales strategies for tooling, equipment, and operational services. Byrne has more than 30 years of experience in sales to the pipe, tube, and roll form...

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FMA, TPA seek applicants for industry awards

March 5, 2010

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards. The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by FMA, and TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by TPA,...

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Criterion NDT formed to provide NDT testing products, services

March 5, 2010

The new company Criterion NDT Inc. has opened in Auburn, Wash., providing eddy current NDT instruments, probes, and services for testing critical components in the automotive; medical; and bar, tube, and wire markets. A former business unit of Uson L.P., the company is the exclusive distributor of...

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ASTM revises steel sheet standards

March 5, 2010

ASTM Intl. Committees A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products, W. Conshohocken, Pa., have approved revisions to two ASTM standards that clarify the thickness tolerances for both uncoated and coated steel sheet products. The standards are...

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METALCON International 2010 to be held in October

March 5, 2010

The 20th annual METALCON International Conference and Exhibition for metal construction products and technologies will be held Oct. 20-22, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, the show will include new product exhibits, an educational...

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IFH Group acquires Williams Powder Coating

March 5, 2010

The IFH Group Inc., Rock Falls, Ill., has acquired Williams Powder Coating of Prophetstown, Ill., and created a new division: Powder Coaters LLC. With the new division, "we can fabricate, sandblast, and powder coat a wide range of vehicle chassis, large weldments such as tanks and trailers larger...

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Trimac to build finishing line for Rock Island Arsenal

March 5, 2010

Trimac Industrial Systems LLC, Bonner Springs, Kan., has been awarded a military contract from the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center in Rock Island, Iowa, the only vertically integrated metal manufacturing facility within the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract is to...

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