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Shop Online for Carbide-Tipped Piercing Punches
and Other Specialty Tooling

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Major Industries Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with a U.S. office in Port Huron, MI, has launched a website for the cold-heading industry: Surf there to peruse its hexagon tooling, segmented hex inserts, extrusion punches, carbide dies, trimming dies and solid carbide punches.

All About Powder Coating

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Hot off the presses and available for purchase is the revised and expanded third edition of Powder Coating—The Complete Finisher’s Handbook, from the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Alexandria, VA. The nearly 500-page book covers all aspects of setting up and running a powder-coating operation. It includes a glossary of terms and a troubleshooting guide, and covers the latest information in powder materials, pretreatment, paint-booth design, powder application methods, conveyors, dry-off methods and curing. Learn more at

Alcoa Consolidates Automotive Businesses in Detroit

Monday, October 11, 2004
Alcoa has formerly opened its new Automotive Center in Farmington Hills, MI, consolidating its seven automotive businesses into a new 86,000-sq.-ft. office building. The new building houses more than 300 design, engineering, sales and marketing personnel. The firm’s automotive business units include Automotive Castings, Advanced Transportation Systems, Cast Wheels, Forged Specialty Wheels and Engineered and Mill Products. They manufacture electrical-distribution and crash-management systems, body structures, HVAC systems, suspension components, closure panels, aluminum wheels and more.


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