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LJT Tennessee to add jobs

June 28, 2010

Steel processor LJT Tennessee/Steel Warehouse is adding 84 jobs as it undertakes an $11 million expansion at its Centre South River-port site in Chattanooga, Tenn. Most of the hiring will be done in the next 18 months. The company is diversifying its business by going into galvanized tubing and...

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Marmon/Keystone Canada creates stainless division

June 28, 2010

Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., Burlington, Ont., has launched Specialty Steels as a separate division of the company to handle all stainless pipe, tube, flanges, fittings, and bar in the province. Marmon/Keystone in Ontario now focuses on carbon products only. "Establishing Specialty Steels as...

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MC Machinery Systems offers new press brake line

June 28, 2010

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has announced that it now offers the Dener line of press brakes. Machines in the line have capacities from 40 to 2,000 tons. The Smart machine is an entry-level, three-axis CNC unit with an optional fourth axis. Proportional valve control synchronizes...

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Modular fixturing for welding can be assembled quickly - TheFabricator

Modular fixturing for welding can be assembled quickly

June 28, 2010

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding features 3-D tables and a family of modular elements that can be assembled quickly to fixture almost any size and type of part. For large parts, the five-sided welding table allows for extension of the table surface using angles attached to the sides...

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Hydro Aluminum expands extrusion fabrication, machining services at Missouri plant

June 28, 2010

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit has invested significant capital and personnel in its Monett, Mo., extrusion facility. This investment is part of the company's long-term strategy to build its portfolio of services for the central region to include second-stage manufacturing processes:...

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Automatic load/unload system for turret punch presses retrofittable

June 28, 2010

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has introduced the Strippit PA-Series automatic load/unload system, a compact material handling device retrofittable for the company's VX, V, VT, S, and ST-Series CNC turret punch presses. The device provides continuous, uninterrupted processing. It reduces manual...

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FMP Met Lab earns accreditation - TheFabricator

FMP Met Lab earns accreditation

June 28, 2010

FMP Met Lab, a sister company of Ferrous Metal Processing and FerrouSouth in Cleveland, has earned an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certificate of accreditation from the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau. The accreditation ensures that FMP Met Lab has fully documented and appraised systems in place...

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Punch, die grinder designed for in-cell tooling maintenance - TheFabricator

Punch, die grinder designed for in-cell tooling maintenance

June 28, 2010

The Mini punch and die grinder from DCM Tech is a small, vertical spindle rotary table surface grinder. It is designed for in-cell tooling maintenance on turret and punch press cells to sharpen rooftop, shear angle, thick- and thin-turret, progressive, die, and small punch press tooling....

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Compressed air-powered vacuum generators available with different vacuum levels and flow rates

June 28, 2010

Exair's new modular E-Vac® compressed air-powered vacuum generators are suitable for lifting, pick-and-place, clamping, chucking, and surface mounting applications. The vacuum generators provide instantaneous response and are available in many sizes with different vacuum levels and flow rates....

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Biodegradable general-purpose cleaner suitable for applications in and around industrial plants - TheFabricator

Biodegradable general-purpose cleaner suitable for applications in and around industrial plants

June 28, 2010

Wallover Metalworking Fluids has introduced a general-purpose cleaner for applications in and around industrial plants. KLEEN GREEN™ is biodegradable, nontoxic, nonflammable, nonabrasive, and nonhazardous. It has a mild scent and does not release toxic or caustic fumes. The cleaner is...

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Willerding Metal Fabrication adds manager of business development - TheFabricator

Willerding Metal Fabrication adds manager of business development

June 28, 2010

Jim Kloeckener has been added to the team at Willerding Metal Fabrication in O'Fallon, Mo., as business development manager to facilitate the company's growth in the custom metal fabrication market. Kloeckener has more than 20 years of experience in...

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System quickly removes spent waterjet abrasive - TheFabricator

System quickly removes spent waterjet abrasive

June 28, 2010

Barton Mines Co. offers the Barton Abrasive Removal Tool (BART), a portable abrasive removal system for the waterjet industry. The system achieves removal rates of more than 2,000 lbs./hour. Powered by a common pressure washer, the stainless steel wand is designed to fit between the table slats...

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Chinese current events and U.S. manufacturing

June 25, 2010 | By Dan Davis

My co-worker Tim Heston stole a little of my thunder for this week's blog post with his coverage of China's decision to adopt a more flexible approach to how it values its currency. U.S. manufacturers have been clamoring for years for some shift away from China's currency manipulation, but to no...

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BLS: Layoffs in the manufacturing sector declined in May to their lowest levels in program history

June 24, 2010

Employers took 1,412 mass layoff actions in May that resulted in the separation of 135,789 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Each action involved at least 50 persons from...

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Automotive Applications Council of AISI’s SMDI wins American Metal Market’s 2010 Award for Steel Excellence

June 23, 2010

The Automotive Applications Council (AAC) of the American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has been named the winner of the American Metal Market's 2010 Award for Steel Excellence in the environmental responsibility/stewardship category. Lawrence W....

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