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New Ion-Nitriding Service Center Coming to ‘Bama

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), Waterloo, IA, announced plans to open its fourth UltraGlow ion-nitriding service center in the spring of 2007, in Cullman, AL. The facility, on Interstate 65 between Huntsville and Birmingham, represents an investment of more than $7 million to bring added surface-treatment capabilities—for production components, tooling and stamping dies—to the region. Learn more at

Copper-Alloy Strip Producer Gains ISO Registration

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Miller Co., Meriden, CT, has received ISO TS 16949:2002 registration for design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products. The firm supplies precision copper-based alloy strip used in electronic and electrical connectors, terminals and components for electromechanical devices. Learn more at

Laser Shop Makes Room for its 11th Machine

Friday, November 10, 2006
Prototech Laser, Inc., a contract sheet and plate fabricator specializing in two- and three-axis laser-cutting, has added 6000-sq.-ft. of manufacturing space, to accommodate a new Trumpf 4-kW laser-cutting machine with material-handling capability, as well as a new Accurpress 175-ton press brake. The Trumpf machine is Prototech's 11th laser-processing system. The firm operates two Michigan plants—in Clinton Township and in Chesterfield Township. Learn more at


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