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Hirschmann Engineering USA Moves

Thursday, November 12, 2009
A new 4800-sq.-ft. facility in Schaumburg, IL, is the new home of Hirschmann Engineering USA, Inc. The facility will be used for product demonstrations, technical support, sales and marketing activities and distribution of Hirschmann products—dielectric and grinding fluids, EDM tooling and supplies, and more. Also operating out of the facility is Hirschmann Automation LLC, a systems integrator. Learn more at

Honda Adds Multi-Material Blanking Line to ‘Bama Plant

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, OH, has installed a new blanking line at the new Honda plant in Lincoln, AL. The line features automatic changeover capability to process aluminum and steel coil at speeds to 91 m/min. and blanking-press speed to 80 strokes/min. It stamps material from 0.4 to 2.0 mm, for large parts such as body sides as well as smaller interior parts, and uses Automatic Feed’s Soft Piling stacker technology that ensures precise stacks regardless of material type. Soft Piling results in stacks located to within plus or minus 1 mm of total stack height. Learn more at

Ohio Module Mfg. Expands into Detroit,
Rescues ArvinMeritor Plant

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ohio Module Manufacturing Co. (OMMC), Toledo, OH, announced plans to invest $21 million to revive a 167,000-sq.-ft. Detroit plant it leased recently from ArvinMeritor. OMMC will hire 200 employees at the plant to build chassis modules for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango assembled at the Chrysler Jefferson plant. A Michigan panel recently handed out $187 million in long-term tax credits to woo seven companies, including OMMC, to expand or locate in Michigan; OMMC’s tax credit is valued at $1.8 million over five years. OMMC is a subsidiary of Korea-based Hyundai Mobis.


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