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Hatch Stamping Opts for Online Integrated MIS Package

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The Plexus Online manufacturing-information system has been adopted by Hatch Stamping Co., Chelsea, MI, to integrate its 13 separate operating systems, manage its growth and help maintain lean practices. The system, from Plexus Systems, Auburn Hills, MI, also provides Hatch with key metrics, supply-chain management, a continuous-improvement module and detailed traceability. Plexus Online allows customers to track and manage their businesses in real time through a web browser, including electronic data interchange, sales, purchasing, production, quality, production, shipping and accounting. Learn more at

Trumpf Cutting Machine Earns Honors from CT

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
For the fourth consecutive year, Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, has earned a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award, this year taking home a silver-level award for its TC L 3040 laser-cutting machine and its inventive high-speed axis. Learn more about the cutting machine at

Roll-Kraft Invests in Ontario Facility

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, OH, a supplier to the tube, pipe and rollforming industries, has purchased a new vertical CNC machine for its growing plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, which started up in December 2004. The machine will be installed by the end of 2005 and will expand the shop’s ability to produce rolls as large as 50-in. dia. The firm also expects that the machine will reduce setup time by 25 percent and machining time by almost half. Learn more at


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