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Metalforming Educator Receives
First-Ever Leadership Award

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Metal stamper E.J. Ajax and Sons, Inc., Fridley, MN, has presented its first-ever American Eagle Leadership Award, a lifetime-achievement award for the metal-stamping industry, to Joe Fredkove, director of training and business development for Hennepin Technical College (HTC) Customized Training Services. Fredkove has worked for 22 years in higher education, served on the board of directors of the PMA Educational Foundation and, as a member of the foundation’s board of trustees, oversees a $2 million endowment in PMAEF funding used to strengthen the metalforming industry. HTC, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, serves more than 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, MN, and at its Customized Training Center in Plymouth. In addition to a plaque, the award includes a $1000 scholarship in Fredkove’s name.

Fabricating-Equipment Vendor Signs New Ariz. Distributor

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, NY, a supplier of laser- and waterjet-cutting systems, press brakes and software, has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, AZ, as its distributor for the Arizona sales region. Bystronic is online at

Wisconsin Short-Run Stamper Expands in NC

Monday, January 9, 2006
Dynamic Stampings Inc., Sussex, WI, a short-run stamper specializing in production lots of 50 to 50,000, has opened a plant in Chapel Hill, NC, named Dynamic Stampings of North Carolina. It will service the firm’s customers in the Carolinas as well as in Georgia and Virginia. Learn more at


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