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  • CORINOX files designed for use on stainless steels and exotic alloys
    CORINOX files designed for use on stainless steels and exotic alloys

    July 21, 2017 - With a surface hardness of 1,200 HV (Vickers Scale), and 70 Hrc, these files offer excellent wear resistance and long service life. Their specially coated surface leaves no corrosive residue on the workpiece and effectively resists loading.

  • Rocky Pinheiro Joins PennEngineering as Global Vice President of Quality

    July 20, 2017 - Pinheiro will be responsible for driving enterprise-wide quality systems improvement, excellence, and evolution and will function as a corporate source matter expert with PennEngineering’s established quality teams in each plant and selling organization.

  • Multicyl introduces press packages for modular tooling
    Multicyl introduces press packages for modular tooling

    July 19, 2017 - Multicyl recognizes the value that modular tooling like the Unipunch system brings to manufacturing companies. Not only do they have a working knowledge of the Unipunch catalog but they now offer a full range of standard Multicyl “Press in a Box™” packages to work with specific tools from the Unipunch product line.

  • American Punch begins construction on major plant expansion
    American Punch begins construction on major plant expansion

    July 19, 2017 - American Punch Company announces they have begun construction on a major plant expansion that will nearly double the size of its production facility and significantly increase their manufacturing capabilities.

  • American Weldquip introduces the new “Cool-Grip” semi-automatic Mig welding torch
    American Weldquip introduces the new “Cool-Grip” semi-automatic Mig welding torch

    July 18, 2017 - The Cool-Grip has been engineered to increase welder comfort levels by providing relief from high temperatures in the handle when welding in higher heat applications.

  • WILA USA adds to management team

    July 18, 2017 - WILA USA announces the addition of two new members to its management team: Chris Morse as Senior Vice President and Melissa Clubine as Sales Office Manager. Both are working out of WILA USA’s North American corporate headquarters in Hanover, Maryland.

  • Capital Machine Technologies to hold welding seminars

    July 14, 2017 - Join a well-recognized name in the Welding industry, Scott A. Mazzulla, from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology as he addresses “Welders – who are they, where are they and how to find them.”

  • SuperMax Tools introduces new open-end drum sander
    SuperMax Tools introduces new open-end drum sander

    July 14, 2017 - The newly patented Quick Adjustment Lever creates a faster way to change the drum height and allows it to move from 0 to 3 inches with one pull of a lever versus multiple revolutions of the hand wheel.

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    North Shore Steel offers a wide range of carbon, stainless, aluminum, and galvanized products, including structural steel, pipe, fittings, flanges, and plate.

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