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Lincoln Electric welding instructor wins AWS award

July 13, 2004

The American Welding Society (AWS) recently awarded Joseph Kolasa Jr., welding instructor at The Lincoln Electric Company, with the Private Sector Instructor Membership Award at its annual awards...

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IPSCO appoints senior vice president/CFO

July 13, 2004

Avril brings more than 25 years of financial, treasury, and accounting management experience to the company. Before joining the company, she held the top senior finance position at a major, publicly...

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Independence Tube announces new manufacturing facility

July 13, 2004

Independence Tube Corp., a structural tube producer, has announced plans for a new $30 million manufacturing facility to be built on the south bank of the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala.The...

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Hypertherm plasma systems receive China's CCC certification

July 13, 2004

Hypertherm® Inc. has announced that 14 of its plasma systems have received China's CCC certification. The national product marking system, which confirms that products comply with all Chinese...

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FKM-USA launches new Web site

July 13, 2004

FKM-USA LLC, a provider of nonwoven roll products, has launched a new Web site for North America at www.fkmusa.com.The site provides background on the FKM companies, contact information, and company...

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Fagor Arrasate appoints general manager, North American operations

July 13, 2004

Spanish press manufacturer Fagor Arrasate S. Coop has appointed Robert M. Budz as general manager for its North American operations.Located in Bensenville, Ill., Fagor Arrasate USA Inc. is responsible...

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Formtek Group adds Elgin Fabrication Machinery to FMI

July 13, 2004

The Formtek Group of companies, which includes Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), B&K, Dahlstrom, Engel, FMI, Hill Engineering, Iowa Precision Industries, Iowa Rebuilders, Lockformer, Rowe, and Yoder,...

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ESAB supplies Brazilian steel producer

July 13, 2004

Usiminas Mecănica (Usimec), a Brazilian company that supplies Brazil's shipbuilding and other industries, has purchased two ESAB Avenger 2 cutting machines for cutting large plates that measure...

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Industry leader calls for new approach to hearing protection

July 13, 2004

Citing a National Health Interview Survey that shows hearing problems among individuals aged 45-64 are up 26 percent over the past 30 years and calling for a new approach by safety professionals, Bill...

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Voss Aerospace to supply parts for fighter jets, transport aircraft

July 13, 2004

Voss Aerospace, a division of Voss Industries Inc., has announced a six-year agreement with Lockheed Martin to supply sheet metal and machined couplings and flanges for the F-16 and F/A-22 fighter...

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Wise words from the mountaintop—Part 7

July 13, 2004

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Editor's Note: This is the seventh episode in a mountaintop dialogue that Gerald has been having with a "wise business guru." They have been talking about sales training."Why does it matter whether the sales staff understands this concept of buying a contract? If they are getting orders and the...

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Welding Miniature Devices

July 13, 2004

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Welders have been joining miniature electromechanical devices for industrial and medical applications for more than 30 years. However, it's a subject that hasn't been featured much in papers and technical publications.The history of joining miniature devices goes back to the turn of the century in...

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Job Burnout—Part 2

July 13, 2004

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If the amount of feedback Part I of this series generated is a good barometer, job burnout is a huge problem potentially affecting many workers at all levels. This article will help you determine if you're at risk or suffering from the condition. It also offers suggestions for actions you can...

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In-running nip point hazards

July 13, 2004

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In-running nip points are frequent sites of injuries from machinery. Nip points exist where material enters a gradually narrowing opening, for example, pulling rolls, and the material is strong enough to pull body parts, such as fingers, hands, arms, and hair, into the pinch point.U.S. Department...

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Where the welders are

July 13, 2004

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Making sense of the skilled labor shortage in the welding industry is like having conversations with five different people simultaneously while trying to walk a tightrope with a vase on your head and juggle at the same time.Several perspectives play prominent roles in this issue, from the welders...

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