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Lincoln Launches Fume-Control Awareness Campaign

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
On May 31, 2010, new OSHA regulations take effect, including one containing new hexavalent-chromium standards. To help metalformers prepare for the new standards, Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, OH, has launched an awareness campaign dubbed, “Are You Ready?” The campaign, an interactive website at, is designed to educate employers and the general welding community about effective fume-control practices. It offers a one-stop shop for reference materials, interactive tools and product solutions—articles, white papers and videos.

Waukesha Tool & Stamping
Acquires Parkview Metal Products

Monday, May 18, 2009
To add fabrication and robotic welding to its list of capabilities as well as expand its metal stamping and assembly capabilities, Waukesha Tool & Stamping, Sussex, WI, acquired Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, IL. The two companies will soon combine fully and be renamed Waukesha Metal Products. Management expects to hire additional employees at both of its facilities—20 new employees in the fabrication department and 15 in stamping. Learn more at

Ohio Gasket & Shim Earns TS Certification

Monday, May 18, 2009
Metal stamping, gasket and shim manufacturer Ohio Gasket & Shim Co., Inc., Akron, OH, has been certified to ISO/TS 16949:2002 Without Design. The firm offers short-run prototyping to full production stamping runs, and also offers fabrication capabilities including laser-beam cutting;


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