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Unist Under New Ownership, Keeps it All in the Family

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Lubrication-system manufacturer Unist, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, has transitioned to new ownership, as Chuck Boelkins has purchased the company from his father, Wally. Wally Boelkins had been the company’s sole owner since he acquired the business, then called Uni-Mist, in 1968. Learn more at

Rollforming Companies Unite

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Roll Forming Corp. (RFC), Shelbyville, KY, has acquired Sharon Custom Metal Forming (SCMF), Farrell, PA, a supplier of custom rollformed and welded shapes. RFC is a member of the Profilform Division of voestalpine AG, Krems, Austria, and operates rollforming facilities in Shelbyville and in Jefferson, IN. SCMF, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, employs more than 50 and has annual sales of $20 million. RFC, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, employs 250 and has annual sales in excess of $70 million. More at

Magna Sticks with Simulation-Software Provider

Friday, January 18, 2008
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Oakville, Ontario, Canada, has renewed its corporate-wide agreement with Magna Intl. to provide Magna with computer-aided-engineering software for design and simulation of sheetmetal components. FTI software is designed to reduce development time and material costs;


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