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New Facebook Campaign a Home for Fabricators Using Bandsaws

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Bahco, the Snap-on Industrial Brands business unit of Snap-on Industrial, Kenosha, WI, has launched a new Facebook page dedicated to discussing and sharing information related to bandsaw blades, and the metal-fabricating professionals charged with optimizing bandsaw operations. Visit the page to discuss and exchange technical information about bandsaw and blade operation, safety, maintenance, industry trends, and other topics. The Facebook page also houses photos, links to technical articles and product information on Bahco blades.  

Wiley Metal Fabricating Earns Customer-Service Award

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wabash National Corp., a manufacturer of semi-trailers and liquid-transportation systems, recently presented a Platinum Award for excellence in supply-chain performance to Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc., Marion, IN. Wiley, which custom-fabricates parts and assemblies for the truck and trailer, high-end motor home, compressed-natural-gas-vehicle and similar industries, earned recognition for its performance related to  quality, delivery, cost and innovation.  More at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, named Lieven Decloedt manufacturing manager, leading the firm’s machine shop, assembly and manufacturing-engineering initiatives. He previously served as the firm’s product engineering manager in Belgium. Also recently added to the LVD Strippit manufacturing-management team is Michael Stanchak, appointed assembly supervisor. LVD Strippit manufactures turret punch presses, laser-cutting machines, press brakes, shears and programming software;

Welding-equipment manufacturer Fronius USA, Brighton, MI, added Rick Whitfield as area sales manager, working out of Chattanooga, TN. The firm provides arc-, resistance-, and plasma-welding equipment, automation products and welding accessories;

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, a supplier of coil-handling equipment, named Benjamin Goers quality manager, a new position within the company. He’ll oversee the firm’s quality-management system and implementation of ISO 9001;



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