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Misumi to Acquire Dayton Progress, Anchor Lamina

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By the end of November, Japan-based Misumi Group is expected take ownership of Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, OH, and its subsidiary PCS Co., from Connell Limited Partnership.  The acquisition will include the Anchor Lamina die-components business of Connell, known for its Danly, IEM, Lempco and Lamina brands. Connell hangs on to the die-set and fabrication divisions of Anchor Danly. Dayton Progress and Anchor Lamina manufacture tooling and die components for stamping and forming. Combined they operate 14 plants worldwide; and

Sparrows Point Steel Mill Changes Ownership

Monday, October 15, 2012
The former RG Steel Mill at Sparrows Point, MD, idle since May 2012, has been acquired by joint-venture partners Hilco Trading and Environmental Liability Transfer. The partners are “evaluating all of our options for the property,” says a spokesperson, including operating the mill in its entirety or partially, or removing and reselling the equipment and redeveloping the site. The mill, the only fully integrated mill on the east coast of the United States capable of producing flat-rolled steel, houses North America’s second largest blast furnace. Learn more about its other assets at

Two Cloud-Based ERP Deployments Earn National Recognition

Friday, October 12, 2012
Plex Systems, Auburn Hills, MI, has received four Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, which recognize companies for delivering innovative products, case studies, public-relations and marketing campaigns, and customer-satisfaction programs. Among the awards presented to Plex, provider of Plex Online cloud-based ERP services, were two awards for Case Studies and Best Deployments, for its work with EaglePicher Technologies and Vassar Foundry. Learn about the awards program, now in its fourth year, at; Plex is online at


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