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PTM Corp. founder Charles Russell dies

June 29, 2016

Charles “Charlie” T. Russell, founder of metal stamping manufacturer PTM Corp. and partner of Modified Technologies, Fair Haven, Mich., died on June 21, 2016. Born in Mississippi, Russell moved to Chicago at 20 years old and became a tool- and diemaker, then moved to Detroit to start his...

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Reliable Metalcraft launches new website

June 20, 2016

Reliable Metalcraft Corp., Mishawaka, Ind., has released a new, updated website at The site features a new design and layout, providing information on the company’s custom and precision metal stampings. The site also details the company’s equipment and the...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints new general manager

June 20, 2016

Stamping company Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Anthony Matti as general manager. He has more than 27 years of quality, engineering, and operations management experience. Matti worked most recently at Tarkett, North America, as director of engineering. Before that he spent 15 years...

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Aro Metal Stamping certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

June 15, 2016

Aro Metal Stamping Inc., Roselle, Ill., a metal stampings and assemblies business, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints COO

June 14, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the promotion of Linda Rosati to COO. She joined the company in 2014 as proposal and estimating manager. Before joining Coe, she worked for Ingersoll-Rand and most...

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Coe Press Equipment hires regional sales manager

June 3, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the appointment of Ed Wynn as a new regional sales manager based in the Chicago area. Wynn has more than 25 years of sales experience, serving most recently as regional...

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Dallas Industries launches redesigned website

June 2, 2016

Dallas Industries, a Troy, Mich.-based manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, has announced the launch of a redesigned website at that works on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. The site details the...

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Larson Tool & Stamping supports entrepreneurial venture

May 26, 2016

Larson Tool & Stamping Co., Attleboro, Mass., has collaborated with Micah Baclig, a freelance designer based in Providence, R.I., to bring his conceptualized design of a compact and reusable utensil to life. Baclig approached Larson Tool to help him find the right tool, material, and stamping...

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SelfLube manufactures 1 millionth wear plate

May 24, 2016

SelfLube, a manufacturer of mold and die components in Coopersville, Mich., has made its 1 millionth wear plate. The wear plates guide and control the moving parts in complex tools such as metal stamping dies and plastic injection molds. They come in a variety of sizes to handle very heavy loads....

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Wilson Tool celebrates 50 years in business

May 19, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, will mark its 50th year in business on June 2, 2016. The company was founded by Ken and Ruth Wilson as The Wilson Tool Co. in a basement shop in St....

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Danly opens die spring distribution center in California

May 16, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Danly, a subsidiary of Dayton Lamina™, a provider to the tool, die, metal stamping, and mold industries, has opened a die spring distribution center in Torrance, Calif. The facility houses an extensive inventory of compression springs for immediate shipment to customers and...

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Talan Products hires materials manager

May 6, 2016

Talan Products, Cleveland, a metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts, has hired Brad Partee as materials manager. In this role, he oversees all aspects of supply chain management and warehousing, including materials procurement and shipping/receiving. Partee spent...

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B&G Machine acquires W-Technologies

May 5, 2016

B&G Machine Inc., Mount Carmel, Ill., has acquired W-Technologies, a provider of hydraulic shock damper technology for heavy-gauge stamping equipment. B&G has been manufacturing the W-Technologies dampers for more than 15 years. The company will continue to market and sell the hydraulic dampers...

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Beckwood manufactures hot forming presses for Ducommun facility

May 4, 2016

St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of sheet hydroforming equipment, has partnered with aerospace industry company Ducommun Inc. to design and manufacture two new hot forming presses for Ducommun’s Parsons,...

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Sko-Die Inc. acquires fineblanking/metal stamping business of Harig Mfg.

May 2, 2016

Morton Grove, Ill.-based Sko-Die Inc., a manufacturer of custom steel laminations and heavy gauge metal stampings, has acquired the fineblanking and metal stamping business of Harig Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of precision parts for the automotive, appliance, power tool, aerospace, and controls...

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