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Plymouth Tube announces two staff promotions

December 15, 2009

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has named Bill Henricks to the position of energy group account executive. In this position, he focuses on building the company's business in the power generation industry.Henricks has held previous positions in the company as energy product manager, energy...

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Unison supplies all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing

December 15, 2009

Unison, located in Scarsborough, U.K., has supplied a second all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.The Breeze 20 system can make precision bends on alloy and aluminum tubes with diameters of up to 3/4 in. It was shipped in mid-July and installed at Boeing's...

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Greenerd Press delivers three custom-designed presses

December 15, 2009

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has designed, built, and shipped three separate orders for unique, large hydraulic presses.The company delivered a 330-ton, eight-point, gib-guided press for a southeastern U.S.-based global automotive/aerospace supplier in the third quarter. The...

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Forming Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary

December 15, 2009

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, marked 20 years in business in Oakville, Ont., Canada, in October."Twenty years ago, computer-assisted technologies were still primitive, and the stamping engineer was...

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Plouse Precision Mfg. launches virtual factory tour

December 15, 2009

Plouse Precision Mfg., a contract manufacturer in Harrisburg, Pa., has established an online virtual factory tour that enables visitors to the company's Web site to take an inside look at the manufacturing facility.The tour includes images, videos, and narration for each major manufacturing...

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Wallover Oil purchases assets of Larson Chemical

December 15, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners, has purchased the assets of Larson Chemical Co., Greendale, Wis.William J. Pearcy, vice president of sales and marketing at Wallover, said, "Larson's line of machining and grinding coolants, rust...

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PEERS government program directs stimulus funds to energy-efficient retrofits

December 15, 2009

Manufacturing has yet to reap many benefits from the $780 billion stimulus package, but an industry economist has uncovered a program that delivers both financial rewards and environmental benefits to the sector."As it evolved thus far, the stimulus cash has preserved jobs instead of creating new...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires sales rep

December 15, 2009

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in Masury, Ohio, has hired Jamie R. DeVore as a sales representative. He is responsible for direct sales of cold-rolled carbon and alloy strip steel in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada.DeVore has more...

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Eriez® adds robotic welding machine at Erie facility

December 15, 2009

Eriez, Erie, Pa., has purchased a robotic welding machine to help maintain accuracy while meeting increasing production volumes. Testing before the purchase showed that the unit can complete 90 percent of the company's vibratory trays.The company's welding staff will continue to be responsible for...

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Account manager joins Elite Mfg. Technologies

December 15, 2009

Elite Mfg. Technologies, Bloomingdale, Ill., has hired Steve Schommer as account manager. He brings more than 15 years of sales experience in fabricating and outsourcing to the position.In his new role, Schommer focuses on increasing the company's existing markets and supporting customers' needs....

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American Piping expands in Houston, hires CFO in St. Louis

December 15, 2009

American Piping Products has expanded its Houston facility with a new sales and operations headquarters. The company is a supplier of heavy-wall carbon, stainless, and chrome-moly steel pipe, fittings, and valves used in the oil and gas and power generation industries, as well as for manufacturing...

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Wilson® Instruments establishes new Web site

December 15, 2009

Wilson Instruments, an Instron® company, Norwood, Mass., has announced the launch of its new Web site at www.wilsoninstruments.com.Showcasing the company's new design and logo, the site highlights a featured product section on the home page that links to product-specific pages. Designed to...

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LAI to manufacture JSF jet structural components

December 15, 2009

LAI Intl. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has entered into a multiyear, multimillion-dollar frame agreement to manufacture structural components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.The company signed a manufacturing contract with Kongsberg...

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Durable Mecco partners with Manufacturing Solutions

December 15, 2009

Durable Mecco, a provider of marking systems in Franklin Park, Ill., has formed a strategic partnership with Manufacturing Solutions Inc. based in Beaumont, Texas.The partnership allows Durable Mecco to integrate marking equipment into custom applications by using the technical staff and experience...

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Dörken names global fastener technical specialist

December 15, 2009

Dörken Corp. USA, the Grass Lake, Mich.-based North American unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH, Herdecke, Germany, has appointed Ron Strong to the position of global fastener technical specialist. He is responsible for providing service and support to automotive industry OEMs, suppliers, coating...

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