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January 15, 2002
Tower Announces Restructuring, Possible Plant Closure

Tower Automotive Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, as part of a restructuring effort, will cut 215 engineering, finance, information-technology and human-resource personnel at the company's technical and administrative centers in Novi, Rochester Hills and Grand rapids, MI: Milwaukee, WI; and some U.S. and...

January 14, 2002
Schuler to Supply Heavy-Duty Laser to GM-Canada

Schuler Inc., Canton, MI, has received an order for a second Pedilas heavy-duty laser system from General Motors of Canada, Ltd., London, Ontario. The new system, to be installed early in 2002, will complement a nearly identical system purchased by GM-Canada seven years ago. Both units can cut...

January 10, 2002
Foerster Move

Foerster Systems, designer and builder of turnkey nondestructive-testing equipment, moved to a modern 17,250-sq.-ft. facility in Salem, OH, in order to better support its systems business. The new facility houses sales and service groups, a component-testing application lab, and engineering and...

January 10, 2002
Ohio Roll Form Forms Die Company

Ohio Roll Form Equipment, Hudson, OH, has formed a new subsidiary called Flying Die Company. The subsidiary designs and manufactures pre-punch and cutoff dies for rollforming systems. It also looks to play an increasingly larger role in the supply of stamping dies. Kelly Johnson was appointed...

January 10, 2002
Over 30 New Metalforming Seminars Introduced for 2002!

Cleveland, OH-January 8, 2002-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) will conduct over 30 new metalforming educational programs in 2002. Seminar topics include stamping, tool and die, press operation, punch and die, metalforming controls, lean manufacturing, advance quality...

January 09, 2002
Coe Expands Production Facilities

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, recently completed a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility located adjacent to its existing 52,000-sq.-ft. production facility. The new building will house manufacturing of Coe and Sesco Products Group mid- to heavy-duty coil-processing equipment. It features two 150...

January 08, 2002
Fagor Installs Slitting Line for Glossy Stainless

The Birmingham (UK) facility of stainless-steel manufacturer Acerinox has completed its installation of a complete slitting line, provided by Fagor Arrasate. The line processes high-gloss stainless steel in coils to 30,000 lb., widths to 63 in., and thicknesses from 0.007 to 0.100 in. Line speed...

January 08, 2002
OSHA Revised Recordkeeping Rule Takes Effect

On January 1, the OSHA revised recordkeeping rule went into effect, meaning metalformers with more than 10 employees at any time throughout the year must keep OSHA injury and illness records. The records must be kept on the new OSHA Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, which...

January 07, 2002
Soudronic Opens Welding Technical Center

Soudronic Automotive Division, Livonia, MI, which designs, builds and installs welding equipment and systems for the automotive industry, has opened its TechCenter and After Sales Service Center in Livonia, MI. Soudronic showcased laser-welding technology at its recent open house. The company...

January 07, 2002
Ulbrich Acquires Wire Producer

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., North Haven, CT, has acquired the Flat Wire Division of Steel Heddle, Inc., Greenville, SC. The new company, called Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire LLC, will operate as a complement to Ulbrich Shaped Wire. The two will comprise the Ulbrich...