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MW Industries Under New Ownership

Wednesday, October 01, 2003
A private equity firm, Quad-C Partners Management, Inc., Charlottesville, VA, has acquired MW Industries from Harbour Group Industries, St. Louis, MO. MW companies manufacture springs, fasteners and stamped products, and includes these companies: Matthew-Warren Inc. and Hyperco, both of Logansport, IN; Automatic Spring Coiling Chicago, IL; Century Spring Corp., of Los Angeles and Vernon, CA; Peck Spring Corp., Plainville, CT; Accurate Screw Machine Corp., Fairfield, NJ; and Rumco, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL. MW reportedly is the third largest American-owned spring manufacturer.

Chicago Manufacturers Learn to Compete Globally

Tuesday, September 30, 2003
The International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC) and the Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) have combined to launch a five-part seminar series designed to help U.S. manufacturing and tooling companies compete in the global marketplace. The series, titled Discover the Keys to Competitive Manufacturing, runs October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2, 2003. It will be held at the TMA conference center in Park Ridge, IL. Learn more at

SME to Hold Automation & Assembly Summit

Monday, September 29, 2003
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will hold its new Automation and Assembly Summit May 10-12, 2004, at the American Airline Training Facility in Fort Worth, TX. The event is scheduled to include a comprehensive conference, exhibition and student program. During the conference, industry experts and endusers will address advances in lean manufacturing, quality, controls, communication, automation, assembly, management, information technology, process optimization and more. For more information, visit the event homepage at, or call 800/733-4763.


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