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Schuler breaks ground on engineering/technology center

July 15, 2015

Metal forming equipment manufacturer Schuler has started construction of the Schuler Innovation Tower (S.I.T.) at its base in Göppingen, Germany. The 12-story engineering and technology center will provide space for 750 employees. The company reports that the $44 million project is the biggest...

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FCA US invests $166 million in Michigan plant

July 14, 2015

FCA US LLC has announced plans to invest more than $166 million in three new press lines at its Sterling Stamping Plant, located in Sterling Heights, Mich., to support increased product demand. The new press lines, already under construction, are expected to begin production in Q4 2015 and reach...

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Aro Metal Stamping changes ownership

July 7, 2015

Aro Metal Stamping Co. Inc., Roselle, Ill., has been purchased by Erica Wiegel, formerly of Wiegel Tool Works Inc. in Wood Dale, Ill. Aro Metal Stamping is a producer of high-volume, precision metal stampings and assemblies, including heatsinks, shields, covers, busbars, clips, springs,...

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Beckwood Press to manufacture presses for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 1, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression molding of various composite materials. The R&D efforts made on the press will ultimately contribute to automotive and aerospace industry...

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Oberg Industries adds horizontal mill, turning center

June 30, 2015

Oberg Industries, a Freeport, Pa.-based contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has invested in new equipment to expand its production of medium and large machined components and assemblies. The most recent additions include a 60-in.-travel...

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Volkswagen, Gestamp expand partnership in Tennessee

June 25, 2015

Tennessee-based Volkswagen Chattanooga and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops, and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, have announced plans to expand Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility and build a new facility to accommodate stamping of Class A...

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Kenmode adds to engineering and sales management team

June 24, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has added two senior managers. Harry Dickerson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. In this role, he oversees the firm’s tool design-and-build program and all engineering functions. Before joining the company, he operated...

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Schuler to acquire majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer

June 23, 2015

Göppingen, Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler AG has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake of at least 51 percent in Chinese machine tool manufacturer Yangzhou Metal Forming Machine Tool Co. Ltd. (Yadon). “China is our fastest-growing sales market and the world’s largest...

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Mate Precision Tooling hires VP of North American sales

June 22, 2015

Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of sheet metal fabrication tooling based in Anoka, Minn., has hired Kevin Jordan as vice president of North American sales. He has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience for both public and private companies. Jordan has held executive leadership...

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Schuler to provide two laser blanking lines to Daimler

June 22, 2015

Schuler, located in Göppingen, Germany, has received an order for two laser blanking lines from Daimler AG for its Mercedes-Benz facility in Kuppenheim, Germany. The two lines cut blanks out of a moving sheet metal coil, which then are formed into car body parts in subsequent steps. Fiber...

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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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Talan Products adds deburring machine

June 17, 2015

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a full-service metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has added a remanufactured Hammond Roto-Finish deburring machine to its metalworking lineup. The automated vibratory deburring machine uses a ball-burnishing deburring process...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires accountant/office manager

June 12, 2015

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lana Hixson as accountant/office manager. She has an associate’s degree in accounting from Trumbull Business College and has previous experience in accounts payable. The company is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils...

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Tower Intl. receives Gold Award from Ford

June 11, 2015

Tower Intl. Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has received a Gold Award from Ford Motor Co. The company’s Bellevue, Ohio, factory received the award, which recognizes supplier manufacturing sites that demonstrated superior quality,...

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Coe Press Equipment participates in trade mission to Chile, Colombia

June 5, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, a Sterling Heights, Mich.-based provider of coil processing systems to metal stampers and fabricators, has announced that President Hunter Coe and Director of Sales Jeff Grivas recently participated in a trade mission to Chile and Colombia facilitated by Automation Alley and...

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