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Impax Tooling Expands its Mfg. Facility

Friday, January 31, 2003
Stamping punches and dies will be manufactured more efficiently than ever at Impax Tooling Solutions, a division of Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, MN, thanks to new CNC machinery added to the firm’s metalworking facility. Impax special shapes are available with CNC straight-line grinding to minimize friction, dimpling, metal pickup and galling, all of which helps to maximize punch life.

Workshop Focuses on Coil Slitting
and Cut to Length

Thursday, January 30, 2003
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, will sponsor a workshop, Coil Slitting and Cut-TO-Length, at the Sheraton Cleveland (OH) Airport Hotel on March 4. Topics include The Geometry of Shape Variations, How to Make Flat-Rolled Flat, and Slitting and Shearing—The Knives’ Point of View. Attendees will also take in a tour of local service center Atlas Steel Products. For more information and to register, call 800/851-4612, or surf to Fee: $69.

Global Brands Takes on Press-Brake Product Line

Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Global Brands Group Ltd. has purchased the Hydrapower trademark and product line of large press brakes from Hydrapower Intl. Inc., Marco Island, FL. Hydrapower is one of the world’s largest exporters of press brakes and shears, and will maintain its presence in North America. View its complete product offerings, including C-frame and straight-side presses, online at


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