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Industrial-Roll Fabricator Names Sales Agent
for North American Auto Market

Tuesday, November 12, 2002
FKM-USA, Glenwood, IL, the North American division of FKM-Walzentechnik, Duisburg, Germany, and Industry Scope, LLC, Grand Blanc, MI, have entered into an agreement assigning Industry Scope as the FKM-USA sales agent for the North American automotive industry. FKM is a fabricator of industrial roll products. FKM rolls are configured for diverse automotive applications: providing support for tailor-welded blank systems; as wash rolls within sheetmetal blank washers and as tensioning rolls for steel mills and toll processors. The FKM product line includes nonwoven roll covers, lightweight carbon-fiber roll-core technologies and patented rotary-cast polyurethane rolls. Industry Scope provides business knowledge, strategic business consultation and training, marketing communications and direct sales representation. For more, visit and

New Website Describes In-Line Thickness Gauge

Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Original Systems Inc., Dayton, OH, now offers a website,, that describes the T-Gage, an in-line strip-thickness gauge highlighted in the November issue of MetalForming, p. 32. Included are specifications, photos and a rundown of advantages for metalformers employing the gauge. From the site, visitors can request additional information.

New Website for Buying, Selling
Coiled Strip and Wire

Friday, November 08, 2002
A new online service, is advertised as “a new to buy and sell continuous-coiled metal strip and wire.” The service gives sellers an organized to post surplus materials, and provides buyers with a searchable database of materials that are ready to ship. The only charge is a processing fee to the buyer when a purchase is made. Included on the site are most ferrous and nonferrous materials, according to service officials.


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