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New American Chopper Series Names
Lincoln Electric Exclusive Welding Partner

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
On August 12, 2010, the American Chopper brand name of The Learning Channel expanded with the launch of a new series called American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. The show follows Paul Teutel Sr. as he continues to operate his Orange County Choppers motorcycle business in Newburgh, NY, and his son Paul Jr. as he runs his startup design company and custom chopper shop, Paul Jr. Designs ( The Lincoln Electric Co. has signed on as the show sponsor and exclusive welding partner of the new custom chopper shop. It has stocked the new 7200-sq.-ft. shop with welding equipment and consumables, and also has launched a new website dedicated to Paul Jr. Designs: Check out the site for weekly updates on the Lincoln-Paul Jr. Designs partnership, the show and other news. Learn more here. Lincoln Electric is online at

Metal Service Center Report:
Shipments Up, but Growth Rate Slows

Thursday, August 19, 2010
According to the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), the rate of growth of steel and aluminum shipments from U.S. and Canadian service centers slowed in July, while inventory levels rose. Compared to year-earlier levels, steel shipments from U.S. service centers rose 14.3 percent in July, half the year-over-year increase experienced in May and June. Through July, 2010 shipments were up 18.4 percent over 2009 and inventory levels were 30 percent higher than a year ago. More at

Website a Spring Buyers’ Paradise

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Visit to post your RFQ and receive multiple quotes from spring suppliers, allowing you to select a supplier based not only on price, but also on location and reputation. By registering with the site--free of charge—you’ll also gain access to the site’s spring calculators that, with only three or four variables entered, will allow you to calculate everything a spring manufacturer will need to know in order to design your springs.


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