Industry News

HE&M Sponsors Outlaw Racer


HE&M Saw once again is sponsoring Joey Saldana for the 2019 World of Outlaws race season. Saldana is known by many as the Brownsburg Bullet. He began racing sprint cars in the early 1990s and was named Rookie of the Year in 1996. His racing credits include being sixth in all-time career World of Outlaws wins and 110 appearances in victory lane. HE&M Saw is proud of its history with Saldana, starting back in 2000, when he put together his own Outlaw racing deal, which included HE&M Saw and National Roadside Assistance as sponsors.

Rockford Systems Offers Safeguarding Assessment


Rockford Systems LLC expanded its RS360 workplace safety portfolio with a new Remote Safeguarding Assessment service. The service is available for customers with basic cutting and turning machines, including saws, drill presses, vertical mills, grinders, small lathes, sanders and riveters. It is designed for customers with less complex machine safeguarding requirements that need to be evaluated for CFR OSHA 1910, ANSI B11 series standards and NFPA 79/70E compliance. The assessment can help operators understand the mechanical components of machinery and the hazardous mechanical motion that occurs at or near these machines.

Bladeserpent Launches Subscription Option

08/08/2019 is an e-commerce bandsaw blade resource offering a bandsaw blade subscription service delivering blades every 2 or 4 weeks. offers its own proprietary line of USA-welded Hellbender metal cutting bandsaw blades as well as an extensive selection of Lenox metal cutting bandsaw blades supplied by a certified Lenox weld center. Hellbender blades are welded by factory-certified technicians and ensure maximum cutting performance and durability. features a simple Blade Finder feature and expert technical customer support through live chat and informative blog posts.

Amada Holds Open Houses


Amada Marvel Inc. and Amada Machine Tools America Inc. released a joint open house schedule for 2019. The events will be located at Amada’s showroom in Schaumburg, Ill. The final three open houses are scheduled for Aug. 14, Sept 18. and Nov 13. Featured machines include bandsaws, circular saws, ironworkers, grinders, blades, milling machines and chip compactors. Attendees should contact their local district manager.

Scotchman Worker Celebrates 45 Years


Scotchman Industries Inc. announced John Hart (left) celebrated his 45-year work anniversary. Hart joined the team full-time in 1974 after graduating from high school and by 1977 was involved in the development of the company’s first inventory control system. In 1978, he became Scotchman’s purchasing agent – a position he has held ever since. Hart established an efficient purchasing process and shaped it into a functioning and effective system that continues to work well for the company today. Currently, he handles Scotchman’s purchases, which exceed $10 million in product annually.