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Lee Spring Partners with Misumi USA for Distribution

Thursday, November 18, 2004
Misumi USA, Schaumburg, IL, has become a stocking distributor for more than 1250 stock compression and extension springs from Lee Spring, Brooklyn, NY. Misumi supplies custom mechanical components for assembly automation, press and plastic die components, cutting tools and gauges. In addition to supplying springs, Lee produces wire forms, washers, stampings, four-slide parts and assemblies. Learn more about Lee Spring at Request the full-line Misumi catalog at

Strippit/LVD Opens new Demo and Training Center

Thursday, November 18, 2004
At its Akron, NY headquarters, Strippit/LVD has opened a new 6000-sq.-ft. demonstration and training center. It showcases the company’s punching, bending and laser-cutting equipment and includes a classroom training area, meeting rooms and visitor greeting area. Learn more at

Chicago’s Mapes & Sprowl Steel Expands Southward

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Chicago-based steel-service center Mapes & Sprowl Steel Ltd. has acquired the steel-processing, warehousing and transportation operations of JIT Terminal Inc., Chattanooga, TN, and plans to expand the location’s role in servicing the southeast-U.S. market. Mapes & Sprowl, Elk Grove Village, IL, specializes in electrical steels and steels for porcelain enameling. JIT specializes in toll processing of coils for steelmakers, and operates a 72-in. Stamco slitter and a cut-to-length line with a 72-in. Iowa precision blanking line. Mapes & Sprowl expects to expand the Chattanooga operation to supply cold-rolled, galvanized and other coated-steel products.


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