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Plastic-Molding Company Moves
into Metal Stamping and Assembly

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Dickten Masch Plastics LLC (DMP), Nashotah, WI, a thermoplastic and thermoset molder, has entered the metal stamping and assembly business by taking over the dipstick and tube business from the production facility of Charter Automotive, in nearby Milwaukee. DMP, which had been supplying molded plastic components to Charter Automotive, has installed and begun to run in limited production one of Charter’s stamping presses, and by the end of 2010 it expects to have four of Charter’s presses—from 50 to 300 tons--up and running. In addition, 60 Charter employees will transfer to DMP’s facility. The company has contracts with GM, Chrysler, and Nissan, a verbal commitment from Ford, and is in negotiations with Honda, according to an article in BizTimes Milwaukee penned by reporter Eric Decker. Read the article here; DMP is online at

Browse Magnetic-Products Catalog Online

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Magnetic Products, Inc., Highland, MI, has launched a redesigned website that catalogs more than 1000 magnetic and nonmagnetic material-handling products. The website,, also offers online shopping, printable technical materials and dozens of images.

Ice Industries Expanding Monterrey Operations

Monday, October 19, 2009
Deep-draw and high-tonnage metalforming company Ice Industries, Sylvania, OH, has acquired the air-tank manufacturing assets of two U.S. companies and will move those assets to its facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Ice purchased automated rolling and welding lines from Truck Equipment Manufacturing Co., Charlotte, NC, and Quest Mfg., Springfield, MO, to manufacture steel and aluminum tanks for the heavy truck and off-high industries. The company’s Monterrey facility currently manufactures HVAC-industry compressor components and fire-extinguisher cylinders;


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