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Wayne Long, R & B Machining operations manager, dies

July 17, 2012

Wayne Long, 69, of Wilmington, Ohio, died June 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Long most recently served as operations manager at R & B Machining Inc. His employment also included Cincinnati Milacron, Randall Textron, Ferno-Washington, Wilson Concepts, McKee Machine Tool Corp.,...

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Chemetall Metalworking Group receives Nissan approval for non-oil lubricant

July 16, 2012

Chemetall, New Providence, N.J., has announced that its Gardolube® VP 10300/2 non-oil stamping lubricant has received approval from Nissan Motors for use on all automotive components processed through paint and e-coat systems by Nissan North America facilities and affiliates. It is the first fully...

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Centria Coating Services forms alliance with Metal Koting

July 12, 2012

Centria Coating Services, Moon Township, Pa., has announced a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Metal Koting - Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. The new partnership gives Centria exclusive distributorship of Metal Koting's niche coil printing capability into the architectural and construction...

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SMS Siemag to deliver record-capacity annealing, pickling line

July 11, 2012

SMS Siemag, Düsseldorf, Germany, will install what it says is the world's highest-capacity annealing and pickling line for hot strip at Tisco (Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co.), a steel producer in Taigang, China. The line, which is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2013, will process...

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Lee Steel purchases acidless pickling coil line

July 10, 2012

Lee Steel Corp., Novi, Mich., has purchased an eco pickled surface (EPS®) coil line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. The line removes scale from HRS material up to 0.375 in. at 72 in. wide and coil weights up to 70,000 lbs. The acidless pickling process uses a slurry-blasting mixture of...

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Anchor Danly hires new components technology manager

July 9, 2012

Anchor Danly, a manufacturer of die sets and tooling components, has hired Steve Noga to the position of components technology manager, based at the Farmington Hills, Mich., office. He is responsible for the technical support of the special components line, as well as developing marketing...

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Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages

June 26, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website in five languages — American and British English,...

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Stripco installs new coil line -

Stripco installs new coil line

June 25, 2012

Stripco Inc., Mishawaka, Ind., has installed a Red Bud Industries EPS® (eco pickled surface) coil line. It can remove scale from hot-rolled black material up to 0.375 in. at 72 in. wide and coil weights up to 60,000 lbs. The process uses a slurry blasting mixture of water and angular steel...

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Coe Press Equipment adds to distribution network

June 24, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the addition of Midwest Press and Automation to its distributor network serving the state of Michigan. Midwest has offices in Clinton Township and Grand Ledge and a repair facility in Caledonia. In addition to Coe's coil handling and...

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Ice Industries acquires Blue Chip Mfg.

June 11, 2012

An affiliate of Ice Industries Inc., Sylvania, Ohio, has completed its purchase of the assets of Blue Chip Mfg. & Sales LLC, a metal fabrication, machining, welding, kitting, and assembly company in Columbus, Ohio. The new entity, known as Ice Industries Columbus Inc., continues to operate at...

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Winners named in Dayton Progress high school manufacturing competition -

Winners named in Dayton Progress high school manufacturing competition

June 8, 2012

Dayton Progress Corp., a supplier of metal stamping and forming tools and accessories in Dayton, Ohio, has named Greene County Career Center as the winner of its Manufacturing Challenge competition aimed at promoting careers in manufacturing to high school students. Located in Xenia, Ohio, GCCC...

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Stewart EFI expands manufacturing capabilities with new press

May 29, 2012

Stewart EFI LLC, Thomaston, Conn., has added a 200-ton Minster press with a transfer mechanism to expand its offering of metal stamped and assembled precision components. The press allows the company to produce deep-drawn parts up to 5.875 in. deep and blank diameters as large as 8 in. from metal...

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Mike Chester wins TMA's Winzeler Award

May 16, 2012

Mike Chester, CEO of IMS Buhrke-Olson, Arlington Heights, Ill., has been selected as the 2012 winner of the Winzeler Award from Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA), Park Ridge, Ill. The award is given annually to an individual in recognition of outstanding service to the tool and die...

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Coe Press Equipment installs straightener, reel at Wellman Friction Products

May 10, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has installed a new CPPS-406-42 clamshell power straightener and a CPR-PO-15042 coil reel at Wellman Friction Products in Akron, Ohio, replacing the company's current equipment. Wellman is using the straightener in a line that feeds an existing 600-ton...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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