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Metalformer Upgrades to Latest ISO Standard

Friday, October 30, 2009
The Bazz Houston Co. has upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 at its manufacturing plants in Garden Grove, CA, and Tijuana, Mexico. The firm manufactures springs, metal stampings and wire forms, and also performs assembly operations and builds tooling; Compared to ISO 9001:2000, the new standard, issued about a year ago, includes some important differences. For starters, according to the website of Praxiom Research Group, it emphasizes the need to ensure that outsourced processes comply with all customer and legal requirements. And, in the area of customer requirements, the new standard holds companies accountable for identifying specific post-delivery requirements such as warranty provisions, contractual obligations such as maintenance, and supplementary services such as recycling and final disposal. Praxiom offers an online ISO 9001:2008 gap analysis at

Metal Stamper/Fabricator Acquires Coatings Company

Friday, October 30, 2009
Matenaer Corp., West Bend, WI, a manufacturer of special washers and other stamped, fabricated and CNC machined components, acquired the assets of Service Coatings, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, a rack-dip and spray coater of Dacromet and Geomet zinc-aluminum dispersion coatings. Read up on the coatings, used in the automotive, heavy truck, marine and other industries, at; Matenaer is online at

North American Stamping Group
Acquires Brittany Stamping Assets

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Brittany Stamping, LLC, Cleveland, OH, has sold its Duffy Tool and Stamping Ltd. and Sovereign Tool and Engineering Ltd. subsidiaries, both in Muncie, IN, to North American Stamping Group (NASG). NASG operates Woodstock Stampings in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada; Ada Stampings in Ada, OH; Tennessee Stampings in Portland and Pulaski, TN; and Troquelados Queretaro S. de R.L. de C.V. in Queretaro, Mexico. Duffy Tool and Stamping supplies the automotive industry with deep-draw heavy-gauge parts and specializes in the manufacture of wrapped tube products; Sovereign Tool and Engineering designs and manufactures complex stamping dies. Learn more about NASG at


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