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August 24, 2015

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Typically, fabricators have had to choose between an aggressive cutting disc that is thrown away at the end of each shift or a long-lived disc that usually doesn't cut as well and causes the operator to push more while handling the power tool. Weiler Corp. has developed its X3 technology to bridge that gap.

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Osborn names national account manager

August 21, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Larry Outtrim as its national account manager. In this role, his responsibilities include maintaining and managing distributor relationships, growth, and overall marketing programs. Although...

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Messer Cutting Systems launches social website

August 21, 2015

Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Messer Cutting Systems, a manufacturer of oxyfuel, plasma, and laser plate cutting systems, has launched a new social website at www.plasmacuttingpros.com for metal cutting professionals to share insights on their industry. The website differs from the company’s...

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Rolled Alloys adds 20-in.-dia. cold saw

August 21, 2015

Windsor, Conn.-based Rolled Alloys has announced the addition of a new KASTOtec AC5. The 20-in.-dia. bar band saw is fully hydraulic and automatic. Its horizontal blade handles tools steels, as well as difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium, Hastelloy® alloy, and INCONEL® alloy. With...

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ISA accepting applications for 2016 educational scholarships

August 21, 2015

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2016 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the...

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Reshoring Initiative, Wal-Mart launch effort to help suppliers reshore

August 21, 2015

The Reshoring Initiative, Chicago, has announced a program in partnership with Wal-Mart to help companies manufacture more consumer products in the U.S. Wal-Mart has committed to increase its U.S. purchases by $50 billion annually by January 2023. Harry Moser, founder and president of the...

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Hynes Industries acquires American Roll Form Products

August 21, 2015

Hynes Industries, a Youngstown, Ohio, provider of roll formed shapes and strip steel products serving the truck trailer, solar, overhead door, steel service center, and industrial markets, has announced the acquisition of American Roll Form Products, Painesville, Ohio. This acquisition gives...

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AddisonMckee welcomes Ohio state rep

August 21, 2015

Tube fabricating equipment provider AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, recently welcomed Ohio State Rep. Steve Chabot as part of a small-business tour to learn more about their manufacturing processes. Chabot spoke with company representatives about the firm’s growth and impact on the Ohio economy,...

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GE invests $100 million in Kentucky laundry plant

August 21, 2015

GE has announced an investment of more than $100 million in a new topload washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant in Louisville, Ky. The factory was redesigned using lean manufacturing principles. Pattern scheduling has been implemented in the plant to allow for...

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Eutectic Canada gas atomizer entering full-production phase

August 21, 2015

Eutectic Canada has launched its next-generation gas atomizer program, which enables the company to produce thermal spray and PTA coating powders in its Granby, Quebec, manufacturing facility. The company reports it now is producing metal and metal-matrix powders with perfectly spherical...

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Estes expands manufacturing space, adds panel bender

August 21, 2015

Estes Design & Mfg., Indianapolis, is adding 35,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to accommodate demand for sterilization cases and trays. The expansion, scheduled for completion by the end of August 2015, also will provide room for more medical production equipment to accommodate the continued...

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Combilift breaks ground on $45 million manufacturing facility

August 21, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer Combilift has broken ground on a new $45 million, 495,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Monaghan, Ireland. The multifunction facility will include a dedicated R&D building, testing area, and adjoining administration offices....

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Airam ships turnkey press systems for renewable energy application

August 21, 2015

Airam Press Co. Ltd., Covington, Ohio, has shipped two 35-ton pneumatic presses to a manufacturer for the renewable energy market. The custom-engineered, turnkey systems include controls and custom tooling for forming unique profiles. According to the company, its presses offer an uptime rating...

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Tampa Tank to expand in Florida

August 20, 2015

Tampa Tank Inc. and Florida Structural Steel will expand in Florida, creating 108 new jobs. Twenty-four of the jobs will be added at the company’s headquarters facility in Ybor City, and 84 jobs will be created at its Port Redwing manufacturing facility in Gibsonton. The $18 million expansion...

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Lambent Technologies and Petroferm change company name

August 20, 2015

Lambent Technologies and Petroferm have changed their names to Vantage Specialties Inc. The name change signifies the unification of all Vantage business units within the personal care, performance materials, and oleochemicals industries. Lambent Technologies is a producer of polysorbates and...

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