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Steel Import Permits Climb in May

Friday, June 4, 2010
The American Iron and Steel Institute reports that steel import permit applications for May climbed by 4 percent compared to April. Also, total steel import permits for the year are up 41 percent compared to 2009, and finished steel import permits are up 27 percent.

Harbor Manufacturing Launches New Website

Friday, June 4, 2010
Loaded with case-history money-saving stories describing several customers in a variety of industries, the new Internet home of Harbor Manufacturing— all about this one-stop supplier of CNC machining, grinding, stamping, fabricating and tool and die work. Visit the site to read up on its abilities to provide prototypes, low-volume production, repair and rebuild services, and kitting and packaging.

Motoman, Yaskawa Join Forces

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. will combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc. Motoman, headquartered in Dayton, OH, becomes the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America; Yaskawa Electric America, headquartered in Waukegan, IL, becomes the Drives & Motion Division. Both divisions will continue to operate independently, retaining current management structures and operating in the same geographical regions currently in place. The Motoman Robotics Division is the second largest robotics company in the Americas, with an installed base of approximately 30,000 units. Its products include robotic automation solutions for virtually every industry and application, including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal and spot welding;


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