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January 25, 2002
PA Service Center Now Produces Close-Tolerance Blanks from Coil

Thanks to its new Red Bud high-speed multi-cut blanking line, Genmak Steel, LLC, Sharon, PA, now boasts increased ability to compete in the market for smaller close-tolerance blanks. The firm recognized a market shift that required it to deliver more accuracy with quicker setups, so that it...

January 24, 2002
Metal Spinner Gains Patents

Specialty Rim Supply, a supplier of spun aluminum rims to the automotive aftermarket since 1992, has been awarded two patents for its development of a "soft-look" outer. The rim design gives the wheel a big, deep look and enables wheel manufacturers to offer several offset options to consumers...

January 24, 2002
New Minster Distributor in So. Cal.

Machinery Consultants Inc., Duarte, CA, has been appointed the new distributor for The Minster Machine Company in the Southern California region. Machinery Consultants is a 20-year-old family-run business that specializes in metal-stamping and sheetmetal-fabricating machinery. It's on the web at...

January 23, 2002
Alabama Service Center Eyes Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers

Hanna Steel Corp., Gadsden AL, recently passed its intensive 2-day audit, following an 8-month preparation and implementation period, to earn QS 9000 certification for quality manufacturing management systems. As one of the few steel-service centers in the south to receive QS 9000 certification...

January 23, 2002
Braner Slitter Headed for Ferguson Metals

Late this year, stainless-steel and nickel-ally distributor Ferguson Metals Inc., Hamilton, OH, will take delivery of a 50-in. dual-head slitter from Braner USA, Schiller Par, IL. The slitter will process sheet 0.009 to 0.135-in. thick. "The new equipment will allow us to process more material...

January 21, 2002
Boeing Orders Laminated Aluminum Sheet

Bolsan Company Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, will provide laminated aluminum sheet to Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Wichita, KS, and Seattle, WA. Delivery of the sheet begins this month-Boeing-Wichita will convert the material into shims and spacers for closing small gaps in complex fabricated parts....

January 21, 2002
Brankamp Receives Q1 Award

Ford Motor Company recently presented Brankamp Process Automation, Cambridge, MA, with its Q1 Award, for its process-monitoring devices. Requirements for the award are an ongoing relationship with Ford, certification to ISO 9000 as well as implementation of the Ford Quality Operation System....

January 17, 2002
Toyota to Build Plant in Mexico

The Toyota Motor Co. plans to construct an automotive manufacturing plant just outside Tijuana, Mexico. Slated for a 2004 opening, the plant would produce beds for pickup trucks built at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a General Motors/Toyota joint-venture facility in Fremont, CA. The plant...

January 16, 2002
Mori-Seki Lathes Headed for Roll-Kraft

Roll supplier Roll-Kraft announced the acquisition of two Mori-Seki CNC lathes in the fourth quarter of 2001. Roll-Kraft expects that the additional machine capacity, coupled with several recently implemented continuous-process improvements, will shorten manufacturing lead times at its Mentor,...

January 15, 2002
Conference-Call Briefing on Light-Truck Accessory Aftermarket

Frost & Sullivan will host a 30-minute conference call on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 2:00 p.m. (EST) to discuss its new market research collected on the light-truck accessories aftermarket. Designed to inform manufacturers, distributors and other industry participants on market opportunities, the...