Death at Decatur tubing plant highlights unsafe working conditions in Alabama

November 11, 2015

Tim Cooper, a worker in Decatur, Alabama, died on the job on October 29 after being crushed by a 6,000-pound steel coil—the latest of many industrial accidents caused by hazardous working conditions in the state and nationwide. Cooper, 49, who had worked for Independence Tube since 2010, had been slitting large steel coils into narrower [...]

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Decatur Death

Steel & Tube forecasts drop in first-half profit

November 17, 2015

Steel & Tube forecasts drop in first-half profit as Chinese steel weighs on prices Steel & Tube Holdings, New Zealand’s biggest steel distribution company, forecast a drop in first-half profit, citing the impact of lower-priced Chinese steel in eroding margins. Profit would undershoot last year’s $10.8 million first-half result, although the Wellington-based company wasn’t specific [...]

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METALUBE Awarded ISO 14001 Certification

Leading lubricants manufacturer METALUBE has been recognised for its commitment to sustainable business practices and awarded the ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) and the most widely used in the world.  Over 14,000 organisations are certified in the UK alone and over 250,000 certificates issued globally.  ISO [...]

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Schleuniger wins the 2015 Innovation Award

Success for Schleuniger at the productronica 2015 trade fair in Munich. The CoaxCenter 6000 received the productronica Innovation Award 2015. It is the first machine system that processes micro-coaxial cables fully-automatically and with high precision.  The Swiss Schleuniger Group celebrated a great success at the productronica 2015 trade fair in Munich, Germany. The company’s CoaxCenter [...]

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The Siemens 840D control with BLM’s Arttube software for efficient programming.

Adige LT5 Fiber Tube Laser drives process improvement along the line

The new Adige LT5 Tube Laser machine installed at Olicana Products, a specialist provider of tubular metal products supplying the high-end office furniture, automotive and bath manufacturing sectors is transforming the productivity of the business and overall product quality. At the same time these improvements are opening up new potential sales opportunities for the Ilkley, [...]

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Cable industry ready to deliver Europe´s future grids

Yesterday, Raul Gil, Chairman of the Europacable Utilities Board represented Europacable at the final eHighway2050 conference “Unveiling the Electricity Highways Project Results: Europe’s Future Secure and Sustainable Electricity Infrastructure” held in Brussels. After 40 months of intense work, the Commission funded project concluded that close to zero emission by 2050 means 100 to 400 billion [...]

November 11, 2015


DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), today announces that the company has been awarded a contract by J-Power Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., for the provision of all marine works for the Nemo Link Interconnector Project. Project Description The Nemo Link® interconnector will deliver a [...]


Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces that the investigation by the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division into the power cable industry, initiated in January 2009 and disclosed in the past, has been closed without sanctions. Investigations and proceedings in other countries continue as reported in the [...]

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METALUBE Chemist Attends Cambridge Tribology Course

METALUBE Chemist, Naomi Pells recently attended a three-day Cambridge University Tribology Course (friction, wear and lubrication).  Approximately 31 people from all over the world (including Eastern Europe, Canada and USA) attended the course, where prominent lecturers included Ian Hutchings from the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge and Dr Glyn Roper formerly from Shell UK. [...]

All New Website and Product Catalog – Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions

Today Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions has launched a newly updated website and 3rd edition Product Catalog. The website at is streamlined with features and product descriptions, new videos, a strip width calculator, online quotation requests, and the all new PipeLine Professionals Exchange. We are dedicating our resources to improve the industry with quality [...]

New Roll-Kraft Company Overview Video Now Available

In its new company overview video, Roll-Kraft invites viewers to take an inside look at how it is able to lead the industry in on-time delivery and first-time performance of its tube and pipe and roll form tooling.  The state-of-the-art Roll-Kraft facilities are home to more CNC machines that any other such facilities in North [...]

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