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Let’s take a look at another amazing infographic today, but not one you were probably expecting!  This brilliant chart sorts 303 heavy metal bands into over two dozen categories, and, of course, is in the shape of the “devil horns.”  It was put together by Pop Chart Lab in Brooklyn, and they’re selling it as a limited edition print.  As “metal” people, how could we resist sharing this one?  🙂

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We had an amazing time at Fabtech in Chicago, so we’re looking forward to the next Fabtech events.  And we want to see you there, especially if you didn’t make it the last time!  Circle these dates on your calendar and clear your schedules so you can join us!

MAY 6TH, 7TH, 8TH, 2014 – CENTRO BANAMEX: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

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NOVEMBER 11TH, 12TH, 13TH. 2014 – GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER: ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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With Leveltek based in Benwood, WV, and our obvious, long-time connection to the steel industry, we’ve always had a kinship and interest in nearby Pittsburgh, PA, the city that was once the beating heart of global steel production.  About a year ago, a set of photos showing Pittsburgh during the early 1940s, the period between maximum steel production kicking into high gear and environmental safeguards being instituted, starting appearing on the Internet.  The pictures are genuinely haunting, showing a city that’s alive and vibrant and completely swaddled in the smoke and soot from the steel mills.  They look like something out of some lost Humphrey Bogart film, or like production art from “Blade Runner.”  In short, they’re amazing, and we want to share some of them here, since they’re a  nostalgic reminder of a time when steel was king in our area.  Enjoy!

Let’s give the holiday season a final farewell, and the new year a final “hello” by taking a quick look at how the world celebrating the beginning of 2014 on Wednesday.  Let’s make this new year a great one, everyone!