Punching and Other Holemaking News

Making holes is a critical capability for fabricators. This technology area covers ironworkers, perforating machines, piercing machines, drills, slotting machines, single-station punch presses, turret punch presses, and combination laser/punch presses.

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Wilson Tool names VP of global marketing

June 18, 2015

Wilson Tool Intl. has hired Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing. He leads the company’s strategic marketing, new product and service development, and branding initiatives worldwide and also is responsible for sales in South America and Southeast Asia. Landgraf brings more...

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American Punch Co. earns recertification to ISO 9001:2008

June 5, 2015

American Punch Co., based in Cleveland, has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 credentials. The firm manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades used in the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal...

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Watlow installs special punching machine

March 6, 2015

Hannibal, Mo.-based Watlow, a producer of electric heaters, temperature sensors, power controllers, temperature controllers, and supporting software, has installed the thousandth TruPunch 1000 punching machine manufactured at the TRUMPF factory in Hettingen, Germany. The entry-level machine is...

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Wilson Tool unveils website for AEM

March 5, 2015

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Wilson Tool International®, a provider of sheet metal fabricating tooling, has launched a website for Advance Eng. & Mfg. (AEM), acquired by the firm in 2014. AEM offers tablet punches and dies and related accessories and services for numerous industries. The new...

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Wilson Tool appoints director of sales, North America

January 28, 2015

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has named Ron Palick as director of sales for North America. In this position, he is responsible for building and leading the...

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Dayton Lamina names VP of sales and marketing

January 21, 2015

Dayton Lamina™, Dayton, Ohio, a producer of punching and stamping tools and components, has added Bill Mills to the executive management team in the position of vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for all U.S. sales and marketing functions for the company’s divisions,...

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Cole-Tuve named as exclusive distributor in U.S., Canada for Apollo s.r.l.

October 16, 2014

Cole-Tuve Inc., White Marsh, Md., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada by Apollo s.r.l., a manufacturer of high-speed CNC tube and pipe punching and drilling machines based in Italy. Apollo manufactures 22 different hydraulic punching machines for punching and...

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Haco Atlantic launches new website

June 23, 2014

Haco Atlantic, Houston, has launched a newly designed website at www.hacoatlantic.com. The site presents the company’s metalworking machinery with large images and product...

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Partners in THINC welcomes Allied Machine & Eng.

May 27, 2014

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a Dover, Ohio-based manufacturer of tooling systems related to holemaking and finishing, has joined Partners in THINC. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come...

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Wilson Venture Group seeks to acquire small to midsize businesses

April 9, 2014

Wilson Tool Enterprises, a manufacturer of tooling for the sheet metal industry in White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of Wilson Venture Group™, an acquisition arm dedicated to acquiring small to midsized manufacturing businesses. The family-owned firm is focused on the...

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Voortman Steel Machinery opens Voortman Experience Center

March 25, 2014

Voortman Steel Machinery has opened the Voortman Experience Center, a showroom and training facility in Rijssen, Netherlands. All of the manufacturer’s plate-, flat-, and angle-processing machines are ready for demonstration in the showroom. The facility also includes office space and meeting...

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Drilling Tools Intl. acquires Reamco

March 10, 2014

Private equity firm Hicks Equity Partners, Dallas, has announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals Inc., has acquired Reamco Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents, and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products used in the drilling industry....

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Accurate Perforating & Metal Fabricating facilities earn ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 27, 2014

Accurate Perforating & Metal Fabricating has announced that its metal perforating and precision metal fabrication facilities in Chicago have received certifications to ISO 9001:2008. The company serves industries from OEM and fabricating to architects and point-of-purchase display design...

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Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

November 4, 2013

Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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Murata Machinery Fabrication Div. adds Canada distributor

October 23, 2013

Murata Machinery Fabrication Div., Charlotte, N.C., has named Fabricating Machinery Solutions (FMS), Mississauga, Ont., as a machine distributor for Motorum series turret punch presses and Muratec automated loaders. FMS distributes the equipment exclusively from Ontario to the east and...

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