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Lincoln Electric announces agreement for acquisition in China

March 17, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Asian subsidiary, The Lincoln Electric Company (Asia Pacific) Pte., Ltd. ("Lincoln Asia Pacific"), has signed definitive agreements to expand its...

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Gallatin Steel mourns loss of President Don Daily

March 17, 2009

Don B. Daily, 62, president of Gallatin Steel Co., passed away March 13 after a short illness. "Don was a significant source of the success of Gallatin Steel. He was an outstanding leader who brought...

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Who's paying for the bailout?

March 16, 2009

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As bad bailout news emerges unabated, we continually hear that finger-wagging phrase that, once uttered, we hope makes these unabashed bankers hang their heads in shame: Taxpayers are shouldering the burden. I've heard the phrase so much that I'm beginning to think we're all serfs...

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Metal forming companies expect sluggish activity during next three months

March 16, 2009

According to the March 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect continued difficult conditions during the next three months. Conducted...

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Airtronics recognized for contributions to San Jose economy

March 16, 2009

San Jose, Calif. Mayor Chuck Reed and Council Member Madison Nguyen recognized Airtronics Metal Products in a commendation presented to company executives at at a recent San Jose City Council meeting....

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Brennan Palmiter

Focus, passion, integrity

March 14, 2009

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Be True To Your School winner Lebanon Technology & Career Center gets visit from 17-year-old welding and racing phenom Brennan Palmiter.

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Welding Shop

Fumes + Weld students = Bad news

March 14, 2009

A welding program in northeastern Arizona, looking to improve the air quality in its welding lab, replaced its fume extraction equipment.

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Turning the corner? I don't know

March 12, 2009

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I love conversations with my dad. Not too much is said, but I tend to learn a lot from these brief encounters. Take this interaction when I was a teenager: He"s the equivalent of spoken text messaging. He"s also the reason that I don"t offer too many thoughts on the current state of this...

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AP reports GM does not need March bailout money

March 12, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that General Motors will not need the $2 billion loan installment for March that it requested from the U.S. government in February.According to the AP, GM CFO Ray...

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'Alive and well'

March 11, 2009

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An item in yesterday's "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter described the dialogue surrounding reports of General Motors being more open to filing bankruptcy and the company's rebuttal that its stance on bankruptcy hasn't changed. This item concluded by noting that companies on the...

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HRB prices in free fall

March 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for March 9 dropped 6.3 percent to $479 per ton (on a Euro basis, it dropped 6.5 percent), ex-works, for the 16th consecutive drop....

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You can plasma cut it, but can you weld it?

March 10, 2009

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Time spent on extensive weld prep easily can eliminate any gains made from faster plasma cutting. Put another way, it doesn't matter how fast a plasma cuts if the resulting cut face can't be welded efficiently.

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Bending with kid gloves - TheFabricator.com

Bending with kid gloves

March 10, 2009

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Polyurethane film, inserts, pads, and bottom dies can help prevent marring and, in some cases, allow the die to take on a variety of materials and gauges, including perforated metal and diamond tread plate.

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Air foot switches conform to UL standards for wet, dry environments

March 10, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp. has introduced air foot switches designed to conform with UL standards and to operate in a variety of environments, both wet and dry. Air impulse bulbs are positioned on the...

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Abrasive-belt machine grinding head pivots 360 degrees

March 10, 2009

Dynabrade's Dynafile II air-powered abrasive-belt machine features a grinding head that pivots 360 degrees to access hard-to-reach areas.The machine features a 20,000-RPM, direct-drive air motor that...

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