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RBI Tech Support to host seminar

August 11, 2009

RBI Tech Support, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 20. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, and the SCS(R) and EPS(R) processes for hot-roll black material, as well as how to...

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D&S Mfg. provides scholarshiops for girls' engineering program

August 11, 2009

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has presented scholarships for the STEPS for Girls summer program to two local students from Black River Falls Middle School. Jessa Ammann and Kyleigh Nandory were selected, based on merit, by a panel of their teachers."Through partnership with our community's...

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Roll-Kraft launches new Web site

August 11, 2009

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, recently launched a new Web site at www.roll-kraft.com.Features include an instant request-for-quote button and Dr. Resolve, who writes a "prescription" for solutions to problems with tube and pipe and roll forming applications. The site also includes customer testimonials...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. adds business development manager

August 11, 2009

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has added Dennis Horoschak as business development manager responsible for the southeastern U.S.Horoschak has more than 25 years of sales, engineering, and marketing experience for several companies. He served most recently as director-Chrysler Global Sales...

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Pratt & Miller wins French race

August 11, 2009

Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, New Hudson, Mich., won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race June 14 in France. The Pratt & Miller GT1-Champion Corvette Racing Team, which is run by the company on behalf of General Motors, uses FAROArm measurement equipment in the design, quality control, and...

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FABTECH 2009 poised to provide solutions when recovery begins

August 11, 2009

Many economists are predicting that the recession will end and the economy will begin to rebound by the end of 2009. Scheduled for the middle of the fourth quarter, the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM, is timed to provide manufacturers with the latest tools,...

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AIDA-Mexico opens in Monterrey

August 11, 2009

AIDA Engineering de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (AIDA-Mexico) has been established in Monterrey, Mexico, to provide direct sales, service, and technical support to the Mexican metal forming industry.The company provides full service and parts support for AIDA, Manzoni, and Rovetta equipment, as well...

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Waukesha Tool & Stamping acquires Parkview Metal Products

August 11, 2009

Waukesha Tool & Stamping, Sussex, Wis., has acquired Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, Ill. With the acquisition, the companies will combine and form Waukesha Metal Products.The acquisition adds fabrication and robotic welding to Waukesha's capabilities while expanding its stamping and...

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Flame-Spray Industries engineers receive inventor award

August 11, 2009

Three engineers from Flame-Spray Industries Inc., Port Washington, N.Y., and one Ford Motor Co. retiree have received the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's 36th National Inventor of the Year award at a ceremony held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in...

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DISA/Wheelabrator merge, announce new name

August 11, 2009

DISA and Wheelabrator have merged, and their parent organization has announced a new name: Norican Group. The company, located in Herlev, Denmark, will continue to build, develop, and promote the DISA brand (molding technology) and the Wheelabrator brand (surface preparation) and will use Norican...

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Laboratory Testing renews PRI/Nadcap accreditation for NDT

August 11, 2009

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has been reaccredited for NDT by PRI/Nadcap, Performance Review Institute's industry-managed program for special processes in the aerospace industry. The scope of accreditation covers liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, and ultrasonic inspection...

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Chinese construction sector investment generates order for Schuler forging presses

August 11, 2009

Mller Weingarten, a subsidiary of the Schuler Group, Canton, Mich., is installing two forging presses and automation equipment at Shandong Shantui Construction, a construction machine manufacturer in Jinging, China. The manufacturer will use the machines to modernize and expand its production of...

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U.S. productivity gain largest since third quarter 2003

August 11, 2009

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor today reported preliminary productivity data—as measured by output per hour of all persons—for the second quarter of 2009. The seasonally adjusted annual rates of productivity change in the second quarter were 6.3 percent in...

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The job shop CRM revolution

August 11, 2009 | By David Lechleitner

Implementing a customer-focused strategy can position companies for long-term health. A loyal customer will stick with a company through tough economic times, employee turnover, and even the occasional price increase. This article focuses on how integrated customer relationship management tools can help job shops achieve business objectives.

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Plasma cutting and how it works

August 11, 2009 | By Kent Swart

What is plasma cutting, and when is it your best metal cutting option? What information do you need to choose the right plasma system? This article answers these questions and more about plasma cutting.

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