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Irish material handling manufacturer looks beyond the island for growth - TheFabricator

Moving material beyond the Emerald Isle

July 13, 2010 | By Tim Heston

In April 2010, more than 100 wordsmiths from 30 countries traveled from as far away as New Zealand and Australia to the picturesque hills of County Monaghan, northwest of Dublin, to visit Combilift, a forklift manufacturer that manufactures locally, but sells globally.

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MDNA to organize USA Pavilion at Expocomer 2011

July 12, 2010

For the first time, Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA), Chicago, will organize a USA Pavilion at the Expocomer trade fair. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama, this multisector trade exhibition will take place March 23-26, 2011, at the Atlapa Convention...

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Waterjet intensifier pumps available in sizes from 30 to 200 HP - TheFabricator

Waterjet intensifier pumps available in sizes from 30 to 200 HP

July 12, 2010

Jet Edge Inc. has released a brochure highlighting its precision waterjet intensifier pumps in sizes from 30 to 200 HP. The pumps can produce pressures from 60,000 to 90,000 PSI and flow rates of 0.65 to 4 GPM for waterjet cutting and surface preparation applications. The intensifier pumps...

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TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico - TheFabricator

TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico

July 12, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced that TRUMPF Mexico is celebrating 10 years in business. TRUMPF filed its registration to do business in Mexico on June 6, 2000, to better service an existing customer in that market. Additional assignments soon came along, such as automotive...

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Self-clinching standoff fasteners designed for spacing, stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies - TheFabricator

Self-clinching standoff fasteners designed for spacing, stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies

July 12, 2010

New PEM® micro self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® are designed for spacing or stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies. Type MSO4™ micro self-clinching standoffs are manufactured from 400 series stainless steel and are engineered with threads as...

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Peeler station facilitates hands-free, modular threading

July 12, 2010

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of its new alligator-style peeler dekinker station, which offers hands-free, modular threading for its 250 and 350 series power straighteners aimed at general contract stampers of small to midsized parts. The peeler is designed to offer both top...

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Pneumatic saw, quick-clamp assembly can be used wherever 90-PSI compressed air supply is available - TheFabricator

Pneumatic saw, quick-clamp assembly can be used wherever 90-PSI compressed air supply is available

July 12, 2010

Esco Tool offers the APS-438 air-powered saw and quick-clamp assembly. The 3-HP saw allows users to cut steel plate up to 2 in. thick and 15 ft. wide wherever a 90-PSI compressed-air supply is available. Operators can take the saw to the steel plate rather than transporting the plate to a large...

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Ace Metal Crafts celebrates 50th anniversary

July 12, 2010

Ace Metal Crafts celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration at its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters on June 13. The event included an open house with a facility tour, reunion and celebration, and a picnic with employees and retirees. In 1960, 16 Chicago-area sheet metal workers pooled...

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Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location - TheFabricator

Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location

July 12, 2010

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., has renamed its precision metal stamping and manufacturing operation in Mexico and has moved it to a new location. The new site is not far from the old facility, in Tecate, Mexico. Oberg's First Latin American Corp. (FLAC) has merged with Oberg Industries Inc....

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J.W. Winco wins second prize in business challenge

July 12, 2010

J. W. Winco Inc., New Berlin, Wis., has won second prize in the "How I Got My Business out of Hot Water" business challenge from the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) and Reliable Water Services LLC. The company's winning essay, written by Marketing Communications Specialist...

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Hill Eng. promotes sales/marketing manager

July 12, 2010

Hill Eng., a member of the Formtek Group in Carol Stream, Ill., has promoted Paul Williams to the position of sales and marketing manager. In this position, he establishes selling strategies for the company's rotary punching units, hydraulic presses, air presses, and stationary and flying...

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Safety gate expands panel by panel and rotates - TheFabricator

Safety gate expands panel by panel and rotates

July 12, 2010

Slide-A-Matic from Deken Power is a safety gate composed of a series of interlocking sliding panels that rotate into position and then extend, panel by panel, to a latch post, where the gate is firmly secured. A single gate can close off up to 14 ft., and two gates can be brought together from...

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Angle grinder has enhanced safety features

July 12, 2010

Metabo Corp. has introduced the new 6-in. WB11-150 Quick compact angle grinder. When used in conjunction with grinding disks, the brake stops the tool within 3 seconds; with thin cutting disks, it stops in less than 1.5 second. The grinder features a racket grip and dual grip zones. The...

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Jobshop Lean 2010 Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-9 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

July 12, 2010

The JobshopLean2010 Conference will be held Sept. 7-9, 2010 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. This niche conference is focused on adapting and extending Lean as an overarching strategy specifically targeting high-mix, low-volume, small-to-medium manufacturers. "JobshopLean" recognizes...

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Who you callin' a protectionist?

July 9, 2010 | By Dan Davis

If you haven't read this opinion piece by Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel, you should probably check it out. In the editorial, Grove makes the point that the U.S. has outsourced not only tons of jobs to Asia, but also the ability to innovate. He thinks that manufacturing companies that grew and...

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