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Jervis B. Webb Co. hires president, co-CEO

February 9, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and provider of material handling systems, has announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as president and co-CEO. Stewart replaces Ryuichi Kitaguchi, who has retired from the company. Previously Stewart served as executive vice...

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D&S Mfg. installs wire mesh belt blaster

February 9, 2010

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a custom Pangborn ES-2050 wire mesh belt blaster. The machine is the result of a strategic collaboration among Metcast of New Berlin, Wis.; Pangborn Corp. of...

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nexAir relocates Atlanta-area branch

February 9, 2010

Memphis-based atmospheric gases and welding distributor nexAir has relocated its Atlanta branch to Suwanee, Ga. In May 2008 nexAir acquired Atlanta-based Specialty Gases Southeast. Since then the company has expanded its product offerings in the Atlanta region to include more specialty medical and...

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Ohio Laser earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 9, 2010

Plain City, Ohio-based Ohio Laser LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is an industrial laser cutting and metal fabrication shop serving Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as small businesses. Core competencies include flat laser cutting and tube laser cutting, CNC bending,...

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Cargill to acquire Robinson's RPS Steel division

February 9, 2010

Cargill has announced that it will purchase Robinson Steel's RPS® Steel division, acquiring its cold-reduction lines in East Chicago, Ind., and Granite City, Ill. Cargill will take 100 percent ownership of Cargill Robinson LLC, a joint venture formed by Cargill and Robinson in 2007. The...

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Methodology used in future steel vehicle wins SAE award

February 9, 2010

The Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, marketed by Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA), has won the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Vehicle Innovation Competition. The competition...

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AIDA-America expands distributor network

February 9, 2010

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added three distributors to its North American sales network. PTW Sales LLC, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is distributor for Ohio; AMP Machinery Systems Inc., Carol Stream, Ill., covers northern Illinois; and M-Tech, Hoover, Ala., handles Alabama and...

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Scientific Dust Collectors expands manufacturing plant

February 9, 2010

Scientific Dust Collectors has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Alsip, Ill. The expansion — which includes another 15-ton crane, a 40-ft.-long specialty paint booth, and additional assembly space — has increased the plant size by 50 percent. Scientific Dust...

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Red Bud to host seminar in Belgium

February 9, 2010

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, 1930 Zaventem, Brussels, Belgium, on March 9, 2010. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, and new processes (SCS&® and EPS®) for hot-roll black...

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M. K. Morse announces recent staff additions, changes

February 9, 2010

M.K. Morse, Canton, Ohio, has hired Philip Metz to the position of industrial division sales director for Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is responsible for leading the offshore industrial sales effort in those regions. The company has assigned Carl Sparwer to the position of commercial division...

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Wall Colmonoy hires corporate controller

February 9, 2010

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of high-temperature brazing and coating alloys in Madison Heights, Mich., has hired Randy Buoy as corporate controller. In this position, he works directly with the plants to streamline systems and strengthen internal control and reporting. Buoy holds a degree in...

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Lucas-Milhaupt launches new Web site

February 9, 2010

Lucas-Milhaupt, a Handy & Harman Co. in Milwaukee, has established a newly designed Web site at www.lucasmilhaupt.com. It includes a knowledge base section that provides insight on brazing fundamentals, information on proper brazing procedures and joint design, and case studies. All of the...

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Chrysler to invest in Michigan engine plant

February 9, 2010

Fiat SpA has announced that it will build a new, more fuel-efficient engine for Fiat and Chrysler vehicles at a plant in Dundee, Mich., near Detroit. Production of the 1.4-l, four-cylinder engine will begin in the fourth quarter of 2010. It will power the Fiat 500 minicar, which will be made in...

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New standards released for metal powder testing, bearings

February 9, 2010

New 2010 editions of two powder metallurgy (PM) standards have been issued by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The 130-page Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products contains 39 individual standards on terminology and recommended methods for testing metal...

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JETCAM signs new distributors for Syria, Lebanon

February 9, 2010

JETCAM Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has named two new distributors for its CAM, nesting, and automation products in Lebanon and Syria. Kessmeyan Group, based in Beirut for 25 years, and Rockwell Machinery, based in Damascus for 15 years, are suppliers of CNC machines for sheet metal, milling, turning,...

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