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Hydraulic-Press Builder Under New Ownership

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Pacific Production Technologies (PPT), Mt. Carmel, IL, which operates the Brown Machinery division, a manufacturer of thermoforming machines, and Pacific Press Technologies division, a manufacturer of hydraulic presses, press brakes and shears, has been acquired by Spell Capital, Minneapolis, MN. Spell Capital has eight portfolio companies, and PPT represents the fourth portfolio company in its third fund and its first investment in a capital-goods manufacturing company. Learn more about PPT at Spell Capital is online at

CPA and Software Firms form
Manufacturing-Consulting Alliance

Friday, January 25, 2008
Plante & Moran LLC, Southfield, MI, a CPA and management-consulting firm specializing in technology consulting for businesses, has formed a strategic alliance with Plexus Systems, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI, providers of Plexus Online on-demand manufacturing-enterprise software. Under the alliance agreement, Plante & Moran will provide implementation services for Plexus Online, which provides 350 modules of functionality for managing the manufacturing process. Learn more at;

Commercial-Construction Firm Opens in Alabama

Friday, January 25, 2008
Delta Industrial, Chesterfield, MI, specialists in design and construction of machine and press foundations and other concrete flatwork, as well as steel fabrication, has opened a facility in Irondale, AL. Learn more about the company and its new facility at


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