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Welders to the rescue

November 6, 2009 | By Amanda Carlson

In times of trouble we depend on firefighters and rescue personnel to provide assistance.But who do they depend on when they need assistance, particularly when their equipment is worn down or broken? In the areas around St. Charles and Aurora, Ill., they depend on Custom Welding & Fabrication.

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How can a home-buyer's tax credit hurt you?

November 5, 2009 | By Eric Lundin

If you agree that the government should get involved more or less directly in running the economy, you probably agree that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a pretty good idea. All told, it provides more than $500 billion in spending on infrastructure, health care, education,...

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U.S. warship with bow section forged from WTC steel to be commissioned Nov. 7

November 5, 2009

The fifth in a line of a new class of warship will be commissioned and welcomed into the U.S. Navy on Saturday, Nov. 7, at special ceremonies in New York City. What distinguishes the U.S.S. New York, roughly the length of two football fields and weighing 25,000 tons, from other San Antonio-class...

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Frost & Sullivan recognizes ESAB as 'Best Partner for Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation'

November 5, 2009

Frost & Sullivan has presented its '2009 Global Best Partners Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation Award' to ESAB. In 2009, the company accounted for nearly 18 per cent of the global welding and cutting market for energy generation.Key performance drivers for ESAB have been its unique...

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Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR

November 5, 2009

Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that operate with a no-layoff policy, even during tough economic times.A written transcript of the program...

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L.B. Foster, Lally Pipe & Tube joint venture to manufacture precision pipe couplings

November 5, 2009

L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced a newly formed joint venture between three partners, Kentucky-based Lally Pipe & Tube, L.B. Foster, and industry veteran, Jim Legg. Together, the three partners have formed LB Pipe & Coupling Products LLC to manufacture couplings and accessories for...

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A most-fitting memorial to 9/11

November 4, 2009 | By Vicki Bell

It's been eight years since the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and killed almost 3,000 innocent prople— enough time for two presidential elections; U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq; the fall of a dictatorship; the battle of New Orleans versus Katrina;...

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GoIndustry DoveBid, GE Healthcare announce strategic collaboration

November 4, 2009

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced a strategic collaboration with GoIndustry DoveBid (GoIDB). The partnership enhances GE Healthcare's asset disposal capabilities and expands its ability to provide critical business intelligence to customers by providing data from...

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KardexRemstar introduced

November 4, 2009

Kardex AG, the parent company of Kardex Remstar International, having acquired Kardex Systems Inc. of Marietta, Ohio, at the beginning of 2009, has now fully merged their operations together, renaming the new organization KardexRemstar Inc. The company is a provider of automated storage and...

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Laser welding update

November 4, 2009 | By David Havrilla

The number of global laser welding applications has increased over the years thanks to steady technology advancements. One of those advancements, the disk laser—a combination of a solid-state laser and a semiconductor laser—has opened the door to several new or improved joining applications.

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Band saw blade basics

November 4, 2009 | By Gene Ramsdell

Making interrupted cuts on materials like structurals, tubes, bundles, and angle iron can wreak havoc on your band saw blade. Not following proper blade break-in procedures can be just as damaging. Following a few tips for both can keep your band saw blade in good working order longer. It can also improve the quality of your cuts.

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The economy: It could be worse

November 3, 2009 | By Tim Heston

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press brake safety evaluation

One safeguard (not) for all

November 3, 2009 | By Christopher King

No one press brake safeguard works fore all applications.

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Harco acquires new technologies

November 3, 2009

Harco Metal Products, a tube fabricator with facilities in Tempe, Ariz., and Fort Payne, Ala., has announced that it has procured several new machines to complement its existing equipment. These include:CNC tube bending equipment, including rotary arm, free-form multidimensional, roll, ram, and...

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Allied Tube & Conduit celebrates 50th anniversary with flagship facility expansion

November 3, 2009

Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., a business within Tyco Electrical & Metal Products, which is a segment of Tyco International, has announced the grand opening of a 514,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing center in Harvey, Ill.The $30 million investment will double the size of the existing...

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