HMF Innovations, Manitowoc, Wis.,
has purchased the assets of
Manitowoc Metal Works. It is being
restructured and renamed Heavy
Metal Fabricators. The purchase
expands HMF, which designs, fabricates, and installs industrial automation robots, to about 40 employees.
Manitowoc Metal Works fabricates
large metal weldments for the crane
and heavy construction equipment
STI Safety Blitz meeting addresses tube industry concerns
The Steel Tube Institute of North safety performance by sharing safety
America held its first safety task force information and best practices.
meeting at Maverick Tube Co. corpo- In addition to recommending ways
rate offices in St. Louis in September. to revamp STI’s statistical report on
The meeting, the first in a series of safety, the attendees focused on two
what has been named the Safety Blitz, key safety issues that had been identi-is part of an initiative to help member fied in a survey of members’ safety per-companies focus on and improve sonnel: the prevention of accidents to
hands, fingers, and arms and potentially dangerous pinch points in the steel
tube manufacturing process.
STI may develop a best safety practices segment for its Web site, providing information to all individuals and
companies interested in improving
their safety performance.
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Ohio Gratings Inc., Canton, Ohio,
has expanded its manufacturing center by 36,000 sq. ft. to accompany the
manufacture of its new Meiser
Bartley Gratings (MBG) Press Lock
bar grating (pictured). Available in
carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, the product is made with
several spacing options for use in
walkways, building facades, fencing,
and other applications.
Orchid Intl., Brentwood, Tenn.,
has acquired an existing aluminum
die-casting operation located in
Monterrey, Mexico, formerly owned
and operated by Hawk Motors. The
newly renamed Orchid Monterrey
continues to produce die-cast electric
motor components and later will
expand to include metal stamping
processes for the electric motor industry, as well as the automotive and
consumer products industries.
Suburban Steel Supply, Gahanna,
Ohio, has purchased Greenrose Inc.,
of Louisville, Ky., a supplier of structural steel, decorative concrete materials,
and concrete tools. Suburban Steel is a
steel supplier and fabricator for residential and commercial markets. The
acquisition adds nine employees to the
company. Source: The Columbus
Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio
Veridiam, San Diego, a provider of
machined components and custom
metal tubing, has acquired Advanced
EDM Automation Inc., a supplier of
precision metal fabrication and EDM
capabilities. Both companies are integrating their operations, networks, and
customer care organizations to provide
precision metal tube and EDM/CNC
machining capabilities to customers.
Source: American Machinist
ConXtech, Hayward, California ( www.ConXtech.com)
Seven weeks into erection of ConXtech Steel Frame
System at 550 Moreland project inSantaClara,CA
CONXTECH CHALLENGE: Meeting the exponential
growth and demand for their Steel Frame/Moment
LINCOLN SOLUTION: Robotic work cell, Power Wave®
455M Power Source and Metalshield® MC- 6® metal
cored wire in Accu-Trak® drums.
TEAMWORK RESULT: Weld time slashed by 92%
with excellent weld quality and consistency.
Six-axis robot performs full penetration welds.
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