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Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Monday, December 5, 2011
  Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, OH, a manufacturer of metal-fabricating equipment including laser-cutting machines and press brakes, named Matt Garbarino marketing manager;

IMS Systems, Mars, PA, a manufacturer of measuring systems used to gauge the length, width, thickness and other characteristics of metal-alloy strip and plate coming off of cold mills, appointed Vince Meneice as sales engineer, to service steel-mill and service-center customers;

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, appointed Al Bohlen national sales manager. He’ll oversee all North American sales operations, including distributors, regional sales managers and outside sales people; The firm manufactures laser-cutting machines.

Fabtech Shatters Attendance Record

Friday, December 2, 2011
A record 35,457 people attended Fabtech 2011 last month in Chicago, a 35-percent increase over the previous Chicago-held show in 2009. Several exhibitors received record lead counts, one noting that, “The results from this show should prove to skeptics that manufacturing is alive and well in North America.” Says first-time exhibitor Jim Gillespie, of Fast-Rite Intl., a distributor of stampings and fasteners: “We received more than 500 leads, and already have begun receiving orders (generated by our exhibit at Fabtech).” Plan now to attend Fabtech 2012 in Las Vegas—learn more at

Aluminum Fabricator Installs New ERP Software

Friday, December 2, 2011
Fireball Fab & Metal Sales Little Canada, MN, a provider of fabricated aluminum extrusions, sheet and structural shapes, as well as welded assemblies, has installed new ERP and inventory-management software from MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, CA. The MIE Trak Pro ERP software helps managers at Fireball Fab & Metal schedule and track production of hundreds of components offered in five standard colors, including its own line of powder-coated aluminum railing products. Learn more about Trak Pro ERP software at; Fireball Fab & Metal Sales is online at




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