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North American steel industry launches Gulf Coast Initiative

February 16, 2006

Twelve North American steel companies have joined together under a special initiative to help rebuild the U.S. Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Collectively, they...

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Representatives support U.S.-China trade law enforcement

February 15, 2006

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) and Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) commended U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman this week for announcing the Bush...

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GM to invest $545 million in five Michigan plants

February 14, 2006

General Motors today announced it is investing more than $545 million in five of its key Michigan-based manufacturing plants.The specific facility investments are:$163 million to retool its Pontiac...

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Whirlpool merger may face antitrust challenge

February 13, 2006

Citing people close to the case, the Wall Street Journaltoday reported that Whirlpool Corp. may face an antitrust challenge to its $1.7 billion acquisition of Maytag Corp.According to the WSJ, the...

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AK Steel increases stainless hot-rolled products prices

February 8, 2006

AK Steel announced today that it is increasing transaction prices for all hot-rolled stainless steel sheet, strip, tubular-quality, and continuous mill plate products by approximately 6 percent,...

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Up with energy prices and wind towers - Automation, consultation help plate fabricator meet demand for wind tower masts

February 7, 2006

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With the recent increases in gasoline and natural gas prices, more attention than ever is focused on alternative energy sources. One fabricator, Aerisyn LLC, investigated manufacturing towers for use in the wind power industry. To produce towers efficiently enough to compete against imports from Asia, Aerisyn relied on an equipment vendor that had experience in demanding fields such as aerospace, nuclear, and wind power.

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Fiber laser marking system offered

February 7, 2006

Precision Technology Group offers the FiberTower™ fiber laser marking system for marking, cutting, and engraving. Components include a q-switched fiber laser with scan head, PC with control...

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Leak detectors cool water in resistance welding cells

February 7, 2006

Rocon LLC's DeltaPoint™ series leak detectors cool water in resistance welding cells. The nonmechanical instruments provide flow comparisons, detect tip loss, and monitor flow temperature in...

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Sawing machine cuts dry without coolant

February 7, 2006

Haas Saw & Supply offers a sawing machine line that incorporates technology manufactured in Austria by MFL.With carbide-tipped blades and heavy-duty and rigid gearbox and machine base, the HK 1200...

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Flying-optics laser cutting machine has automatic focus control

February 7, 2006

The Echo III flying-optics laser from Han Kwang USA features a small footprint, fast positioning speed, and automatic focus control.The unit's Panasonic resonator generates the laser beam, and the...

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Safety limit switch available in various configurations

February 7, 2006

The SL (Safety Lock) series of interlock switches from Scientific Technologies Inc. includes a large selection of actuator configurations with plastic or die-cast housings.A rotatable head provides...

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Waterjet control system upgraded

February 7, 2006

Flow Intl. Corp. offers the FlowMaster® 6.01, an upgraded version of the company's Windows®-based waterjet control system.

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Hazmat training program available

February 7, 2006

The Hazmat Training Made Easier For All Employeesprogram from J.J. Keller & Associates helps companies conduct required general awareness hazmat training and address function-specific and safety...

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Nanofiber cartridge filters submicron dust at MERV 13

February 7, 2006

Ultra-Web® nanofiber cartridge filters from Donaldson® Torit® filter submicron dust at MERV 13 efficiency levels.According to the manufacturer, the filter reduces emissions by 40 percent...

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System cuts mild steel, stainless, aluminum tube

February 7, 2006

The LT2000 laser cutting system from AltaMAR Laser and Control is suitable for tubes as small as 0.125 in. and as large as 1.0 in.Available with CO2, YAG, and fiber laser sources, the system cuts mild...

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