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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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Coe Press Equipment appoints regional sales manager

April 25, 2016

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

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Feed Lease announces staff additions

April 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Feed Lease Corp., a manufacturer of press feeding equipment and systems, has announced two staff appointments. Brian Thompson has been named CFO. He previously was owner of Brio Services, a business dedicated to CFO consulting, training, and management. He has a...

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PTM Corp. completes building addition

April 20, 2016

PTM Corp. has completed a 29,600-sq.-ft. addition to the west end of its Plant 1 in Fair Haven, Mich. The company has invested more than $2.7 million into the project, which includes a 15-ton bridge crane and a 550-ton AIDA mechanical press. The addition is designed for future expansion to the...

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Schuler acquires Aweba

April 14, 2016

Göppingen, Germany-based forming equipment manufacturer Schuler AG has acquired Aweba, Aue, Germany. Aweba, previously held by private and institutional investors, employs about 600 people. Its products include forming, cutting, hydroforming, and die-casting dies, as well as fixtures and...

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Coe Press ships coil processing line to Broan-Nutone Mexico facility

April 6, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a new press feeding line for Broan-Nutone, a supplier of residential ventilation products, at the company’s Tecate, Mexico, facility. The new line, which feeds a SEYI-America press, comprises a 42-in.-wide ServoMaster series 3...

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Bridge Tool and Die buys American Die and Mold

April 5, 2016

Buckley, Mich.-based Bridge Tool and Die, a manufacturer of carbide and steel tooling for the extrusion, deep draw, cold heading, and end form tooling markets, has purchased American Die and Mold (ADM). ADM supplies tooling for the automotive, building trades, medical, and aerospace industries....

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Jacar Systems releases corporate video featuring in-die transfer system

April 4, 2016

Jacar Systems, Fair Haven, Mich., has released a new corporate video at that provides an in-depth review of the Micro Transfer™ standardized, all-mechanical, in-die transfer system for the metal stamping industry. The video shows how small stamping companies can integrate...

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Talan hires engineering manager

March 30, 2016

Cleveland-based metal stamping company Talan Products Inc. has hired Fred Chordas as engineering manager. He has 31 years of experience in high-speed stamping, heavy stamping, progressive die, and transfer and line dies. In this position he assists customers in designing products for...

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Hexagon AB acquires Forming Technology Inc.

March 23, 2016

Stockholm-based information technology provider Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a provider of manufacturing software for sheet metal forming. FTI serves OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance...

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NADDRG to hold deep-drawing research symposium May 12 in Michigan

March 22, 2016

The North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG) will hold its Spring Symposium, hosted by Aleris, on May 12, 2016, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s Conference Center in Plymouth, Mich. The symposium will comprise informal, off-the-record, in-progress presentations. To...

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Wiegel Tool Works to be featured on March 16 episode of Manufacturing Marvels™

March 16, 2016

Wiegel Tool Works Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., will be featured on the nationally televised show Manufacturing Marvels™ on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. CDT and 8:30 p.m. EDT on the Fox Business Network. This episode showcases the 75-year-old manufacturer’s processes and products, which include a variety...

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Defiance Metal Products awarded Caterpillar certifications

March 14, 2016

Fabricator and stamper Defiance Metal Products’ Heber Springs, Ark., plant has received Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) certification – Bronze Level. SQEP Bronze Level requirements include quality PPM less than 400, on-time PPAP more than 90 percent, and shipping...

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Phoenix Stamping Group verified as veteran-owned small business

March 1, 2016

Phoenix Stamping Group LLC (PSG), Atlanta, has announced that it has been verified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a veteran-owned small business (VOSB). The company has been added to the Veteran Business database ( PSG...

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AP&T first to produce line for hot forming of aluminum with HFQ

February 25, 2016

AP&T, with a U.S. location in Monroe, N.C., has developed what it says is the world’s first production line for hot forming of aluminum with the HFQ® (solution heat treatment, forming and in-die quenching) method. This technology enables one-step manufacturing of parts that have low weight, high...

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