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Macsteel to Add Heattreat Capacity

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Macsteel will be adding a fourth quench and temper line with induction heating, similar to three existing lines, at its heattreat operation in Huntington, IN. The new line, to be completed early in 2007, is part of $6.2 million plant expansion that will add 16,000 tons of bar and tube capacity. For more, visit the website of Macsteel’s parent company, Quanex Corp., at

New SmartMove Conveyors Website
with Video Demonstration

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
SmartMove Conveyors, Fall River, MA, has debuted a website,, featuring video demonstrations and price estimators for the company’s “plug-and-play” modular conveyors. The site describes a broad line of plug-in plastic-belt conveyors that can be installed without technicians. The site, for users looking to select direct from the factory, without an integrator, describes short and long lines, multi-level turns, 90-deg. turns and walkthrough gates. The site includes all product documentation and features a “mouse-over” factory floor that highlights and describes each conveyor type.

Updated Site Showcases Part-Handling Equipment

Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Distech Systems, Rochester, NY, has unveiled its redesigned website,, promising system designers and integrators all they need to incorporate Distech part-handling equipment. The site now offers simpler navigation with more technical and application information and photos; and allows visitors to download a request-for-quote form. Also, visitors can view video clips of each system and download CAD drawings to help them integrate Distech equipment into their automated systems.


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