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LIA announces 2009 Educational Achievement Award recipient

March 10, 2009

The Laser Institute of America has announced that Ken Barat, certified laser safety officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be awarded the 2009 R. James Rockwell Jr. Educational...

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Multiquip appoints GCE president

March 10, 2009

Mike Howlett has been appointed as the new president of Multiquip's General Construction Equipment internal division. He joined the company in 1995 as operations manager and was promoted to vice...

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Steel construction, welding inspection seminars scheduled

March 10, 2009

The Steel Structures Technology Center, Howell, Mich., has announced its schedule for seminars on the inspection of steel construction, structural welding, and structural steel plan reading. All...

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Bushman reorganizes management team

March 10, 2009

Bushman Equipment Inc., a manufacturer of custom material handling equipment in Milwaukee, has reorganized its management team to prepare for growth and expansion in the coming year.The company has...

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Praxair completes 15 acquisitions in 2008

March 10, 2009

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that it completed 15 acquisitions in 2008, with sales totaling nearly $90 million, including five acquisitions...

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Hypertherm adds sales support in western Canada

March 10, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that Jamie Lowrie, formerly a consumable sales manager for the company, has joined Vince Tucker as a district sales manager for western Canada. Lowrie supports...

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RathGibson hires CFO

March 10, 2009

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Jon Smith as CFO. In his 30-year career, he has...

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B.L. Downey Co. names quality assurance manager

March 10, 2009

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has named Richard L. Metcalf as its quality assurance manager. Metcalf has been with the company since November 2008 and has been involved with the coatings...

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RIOS Accreditation Program opens for scrap recyclers

March 10, 2009

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), Washington, D.C., has officially opened the RIOS Accreditation Program, which enables scrap recycling companies that implement the Recycling Industry...

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Hypertherm presents North American sales awards

March 10, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced the winners of its 2008 North American sales awards.Hypertherm District Sales Manager Dominique Paradis and OEM Account Manager Tony Winiarz are the recipients...

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D&S Mfg. qualifies for development incentives

March 10, 2009

The Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce has named D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., as eligible to receive a $250,000 state income tax credit through the Western Wisconsin Technology Zone. This program...

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ICALEO invites abstract submissions

March 10, 2009

The 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) invites authors and presenters to participate in the conference, where researchers and end users will meet to...

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Specialty Metals Processing hires VP of sales

March 10, 2009

Specialty Metals Processing, Stow, Ohio, has hired Thomas R. Schmitt as vice president of sales.He has been in the industry since 1975, when he started his career with Crucible Steel. Since then he...

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TRUMPF redesigning its business in Taiwan

March 10, 2009

The TRUMPF Group is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the company is strengthening its electronics division by expanding the service and...

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Continuous improvement for roll forming - Part I

March 10, 2009

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Continuous improvement and statistical process control are useful, time-tested techniques—they have been used since the 1950s—but their use must be tailored to specific applications. For example, a typical manufacturing metric is parts per minute, but many roll formers should measure feet per minute. This and other tips can help roll formers accurately evaluate their productivity and measure the impact of process improvements.

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