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RathGibson names vice president of sales and marketing

May 12, 2009

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Kirk Thorne to the position of vice president – sales and marketing.Thorne, who has 25 years of experience in industry, worked previously for Lennox...

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ATI purchases Speedeburr product line

May 12, 2009

ATI Industrial Automation, an engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has completed the purchase of the Speedeburr product line from the Norwegian-based Speedeburr AS. The line...

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Lincoln Electric partners with U.S. Army for welder training

May 12, 2009

Lincoln Electric is once again partnering with the U.S. Army for welder training. The program graduates 450 students per year, including U.S. Army soldiers as well as Marines. Military students spend...

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MetoKote Corp. marks 40 years in coatings market

May 12, 2009

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, is celebrating 40 years as a provider of protective coating application services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating, and liquid paint.The company began in...

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STI/SPFA awards Pipeline Project of the Year

May 12, 2009

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) named two of its members as recipients of the national Pipeline Project of the Year award for 2008.American SpiralWeld Pipe,...

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Rolled Alloys opens warehouse

May 12, 2009

Rolled Alloys, with headquarters in Temperance, Mich., has opened a warehouse in Tulsa, Okla. The 68,000-sq.-ft. facility inventories heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys including ZERON® 100...

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Laser Design and GKS Inspection Services appoint business development manager

May 12, 2009

Giles Gaskell has joined Laser Design Inc. and its engineering services division, GKS Inspection Services, as business development manager. In this position, he collaborates with Steve DeRemer, GKS...

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Republic moves to Canton

May 12, 2009

Republic Engineered Products Inc., a producer of special bar quality steel, has moved its corporate headquarters from Fairlawn, Ohio, to its manufacturing operation in Canton, Ohio.In January Republic...

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Industrial Hard Chrome achieves ISO 9001 registration

May 12, 2009

Industrial Hard Chrome has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration for its cold finishing, hard-chrome plating, and induction hardening of steel bar and tubing and its manufacture of precision-machined...

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Pacific Press offers upgrade program

May 12, 2009

Pacific® Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, Ill., offers a program designed to upgrade older or outdated metal fabricating equipment and bring it back to productive life. The Productivity Enhancement...

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Nederman receives two energy sector orders worth $4.4 million

May 12, 2009

Nederman Inc., Westland, Mich., has received an order worth $1.3 million for a system that will be used in a manufacturing plant producing rotary blades for wind turbines from composite materials. ...

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AMI adds FANUC laser service to network

May 12, 2009

Automated Machinery Inc. (AMI), Milford, Ohio, and Advanced Laser Services LLC (ALS), Douglasville, Ga., have announced a strategic alliance that will enhance the ability of both companies to provide...

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Rubis-Precis/Micropierre expands two plants

May 12, 2009

The French group Rubis-Precis/Micropierre, a producer of high-precision components and assemblies in stainless steel, titanium, gold, platinum, and tungsten carbide, has expanded its two plants:...

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Flow announces cancellation of OMAX acquisition

May 12, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced that it is not exercising its option to acquire OMAX...

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Tooling organization means punching optimization

May 12, 2009

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Turret punch press uptime will increase if you know your process capability, manufacture products within that capability, and optimize the layout of your tooling. It also will increase if you optimize programming, design, and tooling. It also is important to maintain proper die clearance and alignment of the press station.

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