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United Performance Metals Houston Earns ISO Certification

The metal service center has met the standards to supply, process, stock and distribute stainless steel and high temperature alloy plates for the aerospace, petrochemical, and commercial markets.

AWS Unveils New Logo and Tagline

In an overall re-branding effort, the new “Inspiring the World Forward” tagline and new logo for AWS will assist the service driven organization in communicating about the future of welding as a high-tech, highly-skilled industry.

Trotec Laser Adds Marketing Manager

Meredith Newman is the new marketing manager for Trotec Laser.
Meredith Newman brings over 15 years of experience in marketing to the Trotec team, and will be a active contribution to the company’s growth in the future.

Airgas Reports Fiscal 1Q 2015 Earnings

The industrial welding gas supplier reported that first quarter sales increased by 3 percent over the prior year, to $1.31 billion, and they anticipate long-term growth in U.S. manufacturing.

Verotec Upgrades CAM Machining Operations

The Datron M8Cube machining center used by Verotec features a 1020 mm x 830 mm x 245 mm XYZ traverse path to machine large individual panels or multiple nested small panels, a 10 tool changing station, vacuum workpiece clamping and automatic XYZ measurements. 
The metal enclosure and subrack manufacturer invested over $200K in an automated aluminum CAM machining center for complex 3D high precision machining, volume batch processing and multi-shift operations.

Harrington Hoists Parent Acquires Peerless

By combining with Peerless, the largest manufacturer and distributor of chain and chain products in North America, Kito America strategically expands and strengthens its global footprint. 

Haas-NIMS Awards First Credentialing Scholarships

The organizations congratulated the first round of winners of the new scholarship program that supports high schools and community colleges in preparing high-quality technical programs that provide students with industry-recognized credentials to pursue careers in precision manufacturing.

CRC-Evans Becomes Distributor for LaValley Industries

This new partnership broadens the growth and reach of the services that CRC-Evans provides as it becomes a global distributor of LaValley pipe handling, road mat handling and weld positioning systems.

Time to Submit Nominations for the Swedish Steel Prize

The 16th annual Swedish Steel Prize will be awarded to innovative manufacturers for design and construction in high strength steels. The award intends to inspire and increase knowledge about steels and the possibilities they provide to develop lighter, safer, and more environmentally-friendly products.

Vari-Form Honored by Chrysler

Vari-Form was honored as a finalist during the Chrysler and Fiat fourth annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Scott Kunselman (2nd from left), the head of purchasing and supplier quality for Chrysler, and Scott Garberding (far right), the head of group purchasing for Fiat, presented the award to Vari-Form executives Doug Viohl, Randy Nicholls, and Jim Maraz.
The hydroforming supplier of structural automotive components was recognized for high delivery and quality scores, and high evaluations in cost, warranty and partnership.
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Events Calendar
July 29 - 30, 2014
Mazak Southwest Technology Center -- Houston, TX
August 7, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Webinar Hosted by Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, TX
August 12 - 13, 2014
Sheraton Arlington Hotel -- Arlington, TX
August 13, 2014
TGS Facility -- Warren, MI
August 20, 2014
Wilson Tool International -- White Bear Lake, MN