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Multifaceted Manufacturer Earns ISO Registration

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Robinson Metal, Inc., Green Bay, WI, a group of five divisions employing 320 people, has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. Among the company’s divisions is Robinson Machine, which provides custom machined components; Robinson Custom Enclosures, which fabricates sound-attenuated enclosures, fuel tanks and other products for the power-generation industry; and Robinson Heating and Cooling;

Bystronic Names New Distributor for Western Canada

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Akhurst Machinery Co., a machinery distributor based in Delta, British Columbia, has been named a new distributor representative in Western Canada for Bystronic Inc., Elgin, IL. Bystronic manufactures laser- and waterjet-cutting machines, press brakes, automated material-handling equipment and software; Learn more about Akhurst, which also represents manufacturers of woodworking machinery, grinding and sharpening equipment, tooling and more, at

Service Centers Invest in New Red Bud Blanking Lines

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, announced equipment sales to Viking Materials, Minneapolis, MN, a subsidiary of Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co., and to Ryerson Inc. for its facility in Charlotte, NC. Viking installed its second Red Bud precision blanking line, capable of processing stainless steel to ¼ in. thick and aluminum and carbon steel to 0.312 in., with coil weights to 50,000 lb. Blank-length tolerance is plus or minus 0.005 in. Ordered by Ryerson is a multi-cut blanking line rated for material to 72 in. wide and ¼ in. thick, also capable of producing blanks with width and length tolerances of plus or minus 0.005 in. The line should be in place and operational by the third quarter of 2012. More at


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