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Silicon Valley Fabricator Reaches Out
to Help Educate Future Engineers

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Airtronics Metal Products, Inc., San Jose, CA, a custom sheetmetal engineering, design and manufacturing company, has established an educational outreach program with San Jose State University, to help educate mechanical engineering students in sheetmetal-fabrication technologies. The program includes classroom instruction and on-site tours of the Airtronics plant, as well as internships for eligible students. Learn more about Airtronics at

United Performance Metals
Adds Laser Cutting to its Resume

Thursday, January 22, 2009
United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, a supplier of specialty stainless-steel and high-temperature alloys, has forged a joint venture that allows it to include laser-beam cutting on its list of value-added processing capabilities. Its partner company operates three laser-cutting machines—two Trumpf models and a machine from Cincinnati Inc. Other services from UPM include cut-to-length, leveling, shearing, slitting, edging, sawing and waterjet cutting;

Lincoln Electric Canada Obtains
Environmental Certification

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The main office and the manufacturing facility of The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, have received ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 addresses environmental-management systems to help organizations minimize how their operations affect the environment, and to help ensure that they comply with related laws, regulations and requirements. Lincoln Canada’s environmental-management system focuses on reducing waste from production, reducing water and energy consumption and developing and manufacturing environmentally friendly products. The firm manufactures welding and cutting equipment and consumables;


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