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Wilson Tool Acquires Italian Maker of Press-brake Tooling
Scholarships Aimed at Students Eyeing Automotive-Industry Careers
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Diamond Bar, CA, is accepting applications until March 29, 2013, for a series of academic scholarships available through its Memorial Scholarship Fund. Awards, which range from $2000 to $5000, are available for students preparing for careers in the automotive or automotive-parts industries and are based on academic achievements, work experience, community involvement, essay content and recommendations. SEMS also offers a loan-forgiveness award, available to recent graduates working for SEMA-member companies and paying off existing student loans. For details and applications for both award programs, visit www.sema.org/scholarships.
Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
Precision sheetmetal fabricator and stamper Laystrom Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL, hired Eric Hauser as manufacturing manager. He’ll oversee the firm’s manufacturing and operations support departments, and lead its continuous quality- and process-improvement activities; www.laystrom.com/.
Bunting Magnetics, Newton, KS, named Robert Bunting, Jr. business strategist—metal detection. The firm manufactures magnetic products for a variety of industries; www.buntingmagnetics.com/.