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Commissioning Underway on New PCI Units at Russian Blast Furnaces

17 Jul 2017 - Blast furnace specialist Paul Wurth and Russia’s NLMK Group have begun commissioning new pulverized coal injection units at the steelmaker’s Lipetsk works. 

Polytec Wins Order for Meltshop Robots

17 Jul 2017 - Two European steelmakers have awarded contracts to industrial robotics manufacturer Polytec S.r.l. to automate production steps. 

Timken Subsidiary Acquires Indian Roller Bearings Maker

05 Jul 2017 - The Indian subsidiary of The Timken Co. has reached an agreement to acquire ABC Bearings Ltd., an Indian manufacturer of tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings and slewing rings. 

Primetals Technologies Forms Alliance with Filter Plant Manufacturer

30 Jun 2017 - Primetals Technologies and Austria’s Kappa Filter Systems have struck up a partnership to develop and sell de-dusting systems for iron and steel plants, the companies have announced. 

Construction Begins on New U.S. Refractories Plant

12 Jun 2017 - Refractories manufacturer HarbisonWalker International has broken ground on its planned US$30 million monolithic refractories plant in Ohio, the company has announced. 

Parts Distributor Opens New Southwest Center

12 Jun 2017 - Industrial maintenance and repair parts distributor Motion Industries Inc. has moved into a new 156,000-square-foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas, the company has announced. 

Sandvik Sheds Steel Belts Business

02 Jun 2017 - Sandvik is divesting Sandvik Process Systems, its industrial process equipment business, to FAM AB for about US$579.2 million, the company has announced. 

Tsubaki Subsidiary Acquires Canadian Sprocket Manufacturer

26 May 2017 - U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC has announced that Tsubaki of Canada Ltd. has acquired a British Columbia-based maker of sprockets and drive components.

Lincoln Electric Names New Head of International Welding Division

26 May 2017 - Welding equipment and supplies maker Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has promoted Steven B. Hedlund to executive vice president and named him president of its international welding division.

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