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TRUMPF's laser facility construction plan approved

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has received town approval to construct a new laser facility at its Farmington, Conn., campus.The laser factory is designed to consolidate the company's local laser R&D, manufacturing, assembly, testing, and sales. With a building footprint of about 64,000 sq. ft., the facility will...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Mississauga, Ont., received the outstanding distributor performance award in recognition...

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TRUMPF Inc. names vice president, laser

July 18, 2006

Dr. Holger Schlueter has been appointed as vice president, laser for TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group.In this new role, Schlueter oversees all laser-related manufacturing, research, and development at TRUMPF Inc. Laser Assembly Manager Steve Tower, Laser Development Manager Jochen...

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TRUMPF introduces disk laser system

July 11, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., unveiled its TruDisk 6002 laser with 6-kW laser power and 8-mm mrad beam quality to international customers and interested parties during an event in Schramberg, Germany.The event featured live demonstrations of robot scanner welding for more than 120 guests from...

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in the country. In 2005 the Malaysian Government eased rules to allow foreign investors 100 per cent...

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INTECH North America challenges fabricators

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. brought 80 people from 60 companies representing 23 states, Mexico, and Canada to its INTECH North America 2006 in-house "tradeshow" and educational conference, held May 2-4 at its Farmington, Conn., North American headquarters.In addition to product demonstrations and seminars, the...

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TRUMPF names regional managers

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Dan Hoff and Carl Freehauf as regional managers.Hoff is responsible for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, western Wisconsin, and western Iowa, while Freehauf oversees northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and eastern Wisconsin. Both men manage...

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MC Machinery Systems names marketing manager

May 9, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Patrick Simon as marketing manager to lead marketing efforts for all product divisions and provide support to the sales staff.Simon was previously the vice president of business to business at LoSasso Advertising. While at the firm he served as...

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TRUMPF presents Laser Champion Award

May 9, 2006

The TRUMPF Laser Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has presented Frank DiPietro with the first Laser Champion Award for his lifetime achievements in advancing the use of laser technology in industrial manufacturing.DiPietro founded the Automotive Laser Application Workshop (ALAW) in 1992 and...

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Airgas names new regional presidents, acquires Byrne Specialty Gases

May 9, 2006

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has named Dan Tatro as president of Airgas Nor Pac and Doug Jones as his replacement as president of Airgas Intermountain, two of 13 regional distribution companies. It has also announced the acquisition of Byrne Specialty Gases Inc., Seattle.Tatro spent six years at two...

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MC Machinery Systems Canada opens new facility

April 11, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc. has opened a new technology center in Richmond Hill, Ont.The facility showcases technology from Mitsubishi EDM, Mitsubishi Laser, Roku-Roku vertical machining centers, and Toyokoki press...

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Praxair announces new staff appointments

April 11, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has made several new appointments to its staff. Bob Phillips is Northeast U.S. division general manager; Randy Brittingham is vice president and general manager, U.S.; and Ken Faulkner and Doug Crayton are managers of sales and operations, respectively, for the Constar...

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LIA Great Lakes Chapter meeting scheduled for April

March 13, 2006

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has announced that the first formal meeting of the Great Lakes Chapter will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2006. The meeting will be hosted by TRUMPF, Inc. Laser Technology Center, Plymouth Township, Mich. Steve Farmer of Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, will speak on Laser...

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Harsco GasServ announces appointments

March 7, 2006

Harsco GasServ, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Harsco Corp., has appointed James E. Cline as president and has promoted Mark Fleischer and Jeff Clay to expanded roles within its sales department.Cline has served in management roles since joining the company in 1994. He retains responsibility for...

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EWI announces high-power ultrasonics initiative

February 22, 2006

EWI today announced a new initiative intended to expand the use of high-power ultrasonics (HPU) in the manufacturing, materials processing, biomedical, and energy fields. In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University, the company is establishing a Center for...

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