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Friday, March 6, 2015
Esab Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, SC, has introduced The Esab Blog as another method to connect with the welding and cutting community. The biweekly blog, found at, shares tips as well as product and technical information, and provides a format for readers to collaborate, engage, and contribute their views and expertise.
The blog serves as a resource for timely information on a range of welding and cutting topics, questions, and problems covering arc welding, welding automation, plasma cutting, mechanized cutting, filler metals and more. Contributors will include Esab technical experts as well as guest bloggers from industry and from partner firms. The company also accepts blog requests from readers.
Visitors subscribing to the blog by March 31, 2015, will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an Esab prize package.

Redesigned Website for Tella Tool & Mfg.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tella Tool & Mfg. Co., Lombard, IL, has launched its newly designed website, Besides easing navigation to content and capabilities, the site incorporates YouTube videos and a variety of social media.
Tella Tool manufactures precision metal stampings, assemblies, fabrications and machined components for the automotive, electronics and aerospace industries. It operates three facilities, two in Lombard and one in Brownsville, TX, with all facilities certified to TS-16949 and ISO-14001.

Talan Products Wins 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Talan Products, Cleveland, OH, a full-service metal-stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has received a 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award presented by Smart Business magazine. Talan ( was honored for its achievements in manufacturing, including its commitment to safety and efficiency in its manufacturing processes. The company’s incident rate decreased from nearly 20 in 2006 to zero in 2014. Over the same span, its DART rate (days away, restrictions, transfers) decreased from 10 to zero. Talan has maintained a DART rate of zero since 2013.
Talan’s commitment to efficiency is demonstrated in its investment in new equipment. The company purchased a remanufactured 600-ton Minster Hevi-Stamper press, to go online in the spring. The press will be paired with a new deburring machine capable of handling stampings to 14 in. dia. Both new machines will be installed as part of a new production line that will allow Talan to bring previously outsourced work inhouse.
"We are extremely honored to receive a 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award," says Talan CEO Steve Peplin. "It’s a tremendous source of pride for us, because it has come as the result of hard work and commitment from all of our people as we continue to work to maintain high standards in everything we do and continue taking steps to increase the ease of doing business with Talan."
Talan was among 10 companies honored at the 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Conference Feb. 19 at the Advanced Technology Training Center on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College.


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