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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...

January 04, 2002
Good News for 2002?

The results of the November Business Conditions Report, released by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), reflect the first forecast of optimism among member manufacturers since the September 11 attacks. Twenty-four percent of 198 responding manufacturing companies feel economic activity...

January 04, 2002
Strippit/LVD to Establish Mexico Subsidiary

In order to provide direct sales and service support o the Mexican marketplace, Strippit/LVD, Akron, NY, has announced plans to establish a sales and service subsidiary in Queretaro City, Mexico. The new company should be fully operational during first-quarter 2002. It will sell and service the...

January 03, 2002
Aida Establishes New Distributor for Central Corridor

Aida-Dayton Technologies Corp., Dayton, OH, has named Methods Metalforming Group as its distributor for Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Methods MetalForming Group is based in Cleveland, OH, and operates regional centers in Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA....

January 02, 2002
A.J. Rose Launches Plastics Venture

A.J. Rose Manufacturing, Cleveland, OH, a manufacturer of precision steel automotive drivetrain products, and Design Molded Plastics, a Cleveland manufacturer of plastic molded products, have established RMP-Rose Molded Plastics. The joint venture will provide a combination of over-molded steel...

January 02, 2002
Three-Axis Probe Earns Patent for Portable CMM

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, FL, has received approval by the European Patent Office for a patent covering portable coordinate-measuring machines having seven axes with three degrees of freedom at the probe end. This additional rotation at the probe end allows use of a laser-type scanner with...

December 20, 2001
Orchid to Supply Die-Handling System to Canadian Tier One

The Accuride Canada manufacturing facility in London, Ontario will soon take delivery of an automated storage and retrieval system for stamping-die storage and handling. The system will include an automated retrieval unit and three triple-level storage racks, to accommodate dies weighing up to...

December 20, 2001
Steel Prices Heading Up, Already

Come February, steel purchased from USX-U.S. Steel and from Bethlehem Steel will carry slightly higher price tags. USX-U.S. plans to raise prices on some steel plates by $20 per ton, a 7 percent hike, while Bethlehem also plans a $20-per-ton price hike, on hot-rolled sheet, representing a 9...

December 19, 2001
A First for Precision Metalforming Association

Cleveland, Ohio-December 19, 2001-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has become the first trade association to chair the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) Communications Council. Karen K. Kittle, director of membership and development for the PMA Educational...

December 19, 2001
Christopher E. Howell Earns Certified Association Executive(CAE) Designation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-January 14, 2001-Christopher E. Howell of Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), in January of 2001.

Prior to certification, applicants...