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General Sheet Metal Works, Inc., South Bend, IN, has appointed Art Harrison president of its AAA Tool & Die subsidiary. General Sheet Metal Works and AAA Tool & Die serve a variety of manufacturers in alternative-energy, lawn-and-garden, automotive-aftermarket, agricultural and other markets.
Weiler Corp., Cresco, PA, has added Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. Weiler Corp. provides power brushes, abrasives and maintenance products for surface conditioning.
Apply for 2015 Swedish Steel Prize
The theme for this year’s competition is “Improve to attract the future,” designed to focus on smart and sustainable solutions.
“With this theme, we want to emphasize the importance of the continuous product development needed to build a more sustainable world,” says Gregoire Parenty, chairman of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of market development at SSAB.
Since the competition began in 1999, SSAB has received more than 800 nominations. International competition increases each year with more and more countries being represented from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
The 2014 Swedish Steel Prize was awarded to truck manufacturer Belaz from Belarus for its innovative new construction for axle suspension and slewing bearings used to build the world’s largest dump truck.
For complete rules and to apply, visit www.steelprize.com.
Kemper Launches Safe-Welding Portal
Tightening of general requirements are forcing manufacturers to focus more strongly on work safety, and companies still have catching up to do when it comes to effective employee protection, according to Kemper officials. That is why the company is seeking to generate awareness about robust work safety among welders and employers. The portal includes subjects focusing on hazards that exist in welding and how they can be minimized. It also offers information on effective extraction and filter technology.