Two workers were injured Monday when highly flammable gas used in welding exploded at a West Virginia industrial site, officials said. Fire crews were sent at about 3:20 p.m. to Airgas, a distributor of specialty gases in Poca, outside of Charleston. Putnam County emergency management director Frank Chapman said the explosion involved about 50 tanks of acetylene that were at Airgas waiting to be refilled.
The Timken Company has acquired Standard Machine, provider of new gearboxes, gearbox service and repair, machining, field technical services and other services to customers in Canada and the western United States. The company services firms in the mining, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries.
The power transmission/motion control industry is a “hidden” industry. While the power transmission/motion control products manufactured and distributed are essential to keeping industry moving, only those who work in the industry seem to be aware of the incredibly rewarding careers available. The Industrial Career Pathway initiative—founded and significantly funded by the PTDA Foundation—is taking major steps to change that.
Edgen Group Inc. a leading global distributor of specialized products including steel pipe, valves, plate, and related components to the energy sector and industrial infrastructure markets, today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, recently reported that net sales for the first three months of 2013 were $1.3 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
Industrial manufacturer Kennametal has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the operating assets of Comercializadora Emura S.R.L. and certain related entities, based in La Paz, Bolivia. Emura is the region’s principal operation engaged in collection, testing, processing and exporting tungsten ore material, and is a long-standing supplier to Kennametal.
The Dos & Don’ts Of Selling To Customers In China: How to Avoid Getting Caught Between The Tiger & DragonMay 10, 2013 4:48 pm | by Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments
You may be debating whether or not to conduct business in China. Or perhaps your company has already entered the market in Asia and finding it to be a difficult path. There’s no doubt that China presents a huge opportunity through its growing class of consumers that are hungry for new products. But can you frame your selling propositions the same way you would for a North American sale?
The innovative kit allows bolts up to a 1/2” thick to pass through. Plus the NE-0413 is available in SAE and Metric sizes.
It is designed for warehouse and distribution operations that process between as little as 2,000 orders per day, or approximately 44,000 units per week.
The return of a few companies’ manufacturing is encouraging. But the big question is: To what extent is the United States capable of taking back manufacturing on a significant scale? The challenges are great. From a broad supply chain ecosystem perspective, for example, companies obviously will need to rebuild a supplier network that may have evaporated, along with the disappearance of the manufacturing operations it supported.
While dedicated technical support liaisons will continue to assist with regional-focused customer activities such as site visits, the new group will expand the current customer service model to include high-level technical support and product knowledge.
Choose from a selection of bin and shelving sizes and bin colors of blue, yellow, gray, or red. Color coded products are the perfect solution to simplify order picking and inventory control.
Conflict and confrontation—I love them! As a “recovering” trial attorney, I view conflict as the natural course of events when two or more individuals or groups have ideas or interests that clash. This clash creates the tension that is necessary for a constructive change in an organization.
The KL‐2020 14 gauge nibbler from Kett Tool Company cuts 14 gauge C. R. mild steel and most grades of stainless to 16 gauge.
The new VisiCab toolbox actually ‘sees’ which items are in it and which are missing, making it an exceptional answer for Foreign Object Debris (F.O.D.) control, says the company . . .
Daily sales increased 8 percent versus April 2012, and included 3 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price, 2 percentage points from acquisitions and 2 percentage points from the timing of the Easter holiday, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.
A date for his departure has not yet been decided. Hogan will continue to lead ABB until a successor is announced. He is committed to a smooth transition. Hogan joined ABB as CEO in September 2008. During his time at the helm, ABB has invested about $20 billion to strengthen the company.
Total sales increased 5.3% to $416.3 million in 2013 from $395.2 million in 2012. Existing market (organic) sales, which exclude branches acquired after the beginning of last year’s second quarter, declined 5.1%. The 2013 sales performance was unfavorably affected by adverse weather conditions this year, especially compared to last year’s mild weather that boosted sales during the normal slow Winter period.
The W720 and W820 are ideal for use in the repair, maintenance and metalworking industries, says Metabo . . .
Snap-on is making a major push into the oil and natural gas markets by showcasing its tools, equipment and capabilities at a number of National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Wilson distribution locations in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma as part of its Industrial Tools Tour.