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Talan Products Wins 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award
Talan’s commitment to efficiency is demonstrated in its investment in new equipment. The company purchased a remanufactured 600-ton Minster Hevi-Stamper press, to go online in the spring. The press will be paired with a new deburring machine capable of handling stampings to 14 in. dia. Both new machines will be installed as part of a new production line that will allow Talan to bring previously outsourced work inhouse.
"We are extremely honored to receive a 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Award," says Talan CEO Steve Peplin. "It’s a tremendous source of pride for us, because it has come as the result of hard work and commitment from all of our people as we continue to work to maintain high standards in everything we do and continue taking steps to increase the ease of doing business with Talan."
Talan was among 10 companies honored at the 2015 Evolution of Manufacturing Conference Feb. 19 at the Advanced Technology Training Center on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College.
American Welding Society Elects 2015 President and Board Chair
Landon’s passion for training new welders and mentoring others is the main focus of his presidential year. Consistent with that, the Iowa Section of AWS has launched the David J. Landon Scholarship. The endowment is made possible by donations of the Iowa Section of the American Welding Society, Vermeer Corp. and the matching gift program of the American Welding Society.
Living in Pella, IA, Landon is manager of welding engineering for Vermeer Corp., an industrial and agricultural equipment company.
Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
Arku Maschinenbau GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany, has appointed Marcus Bartle to the newly created position of co-managing director. The company manufactures levelers and coil-handling equipment; www.arku.com.
Lake Air Companies, Minneapolis, MN, has appointed Craig Rix as general manager of its Lake Air Metal Stamping division. The organization provides metal stamping and other forming and fabrication services; www.lakeairmetals.com.Dengensha America, Bedford, OH, has added Curtis Dietrich for customer sales and service support for the Southern United States. The company supplies resistance-welding and feeder equipment; www.dengensha.com.