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Lubricant Supplier Expands into Chinese Market

Monday, October 18, 2004
D.A. Stuart Co., Warrenville, IL, and its Chinese partner Shanghai Razor Blade Co. have opened D.A. Stuart Company (Shanghai) Limited. The Shanghai-based manufacturing plant will expand the coverage of Stuart-brand rolling oils and metalworking fluids in China. Construction of the facility begins early in 2005. Learn more at

Canadian Stamper Expands into U.S. Market

Friday, October 15, 2004
Fleetwood Metal Industries, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, a supplier of metal stampings and welded assemblies, is building a 65,000-sq.-ft. stamping and production facility in Sylacauga, AL. The firm operates three plants and a sales and engineering facility in Canada, with press capacity to 2000 tons. It makes a variety of white-body, underbody and steering hanger-beam components and assemblies. Learn more at

Hexagon AB of Sweden to Purchase Romer CimCore

Thursday, October 14, 2004
Hexagon AB has entered into a formal agreement to purchase Romer CimCore Inc., which has operations in Carlsbad, CA, and Farmington Hills, MI. Romer CimCore focuses on portable metrology, manufacturing and measuring equipment used in the automotive, aerospace and general industrial markets. Products include portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), software and accessories. Customers include ABB, Boeing, Caterpillar, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as their suppliers. “The purchase of Romer CimCore solidifies Hexagon’s position within the articulated arm market,” states Bill Gruber, president of Hexagon Metrology North America. “It’s an important and growing hardware segment, and a perfect complement to our bridge-CMM lines.”


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