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GM Consolidating its Tooling Operations

Wednesday, November 27, 2002
General Motors has begun to combine its tool-center operations in Grand Blanc, MI, announcing plans to close its tool centers in Lansing and Pontiac, MI, and in Mansfield, OH. The tool centers build welding tools for GM assembly and metal-stamping plants. The firm plans to relocate employees early in 2003 and to open the revamped Grand Blanc tool center, after spending $20 million to refurbish and expand the facility, by the end of 2003. Its workforce is expected to grow from 170 to 600.

New Tool Coater Serving Dayton, OH, Market

Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Dayton Coating Technologies (DCT), LLC, Dayton, OH, opened for business this past summer to serve the local market of 600 tool-and-die shops with tool-coating services. The firm provides hardened finishes to cutting tools, stamping dies and mold tooling. Owners George Korenyi-Both and Jeffrey Tomczak were previously product engineers at the former Dayton Thermal Products plant of DaimlerChrysler AG. DCT offers vacuum hard-coating products applied using cathodic-arc physical-vapor deposition. Coatings are single- or multiple-layer TiN, TiAlN, CrN, ZrN, TiCN and Cr. Learn more about the firm at

Developer of Fastener Distribution Software
Nets Two New Clients

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Faspac Systems, Inc., La Jolla, CA, has announced that NiFast Corp. and RevCar Fasteners have selected the company’s Uniquity software to manage their distribution operations. Uniquity is an industrial distribution and manufacturing enterprise software suite. NiFast is a distributor of fasteners and cold-heading-quality wire, has nine locations including two foreign subsidiaries. RevCar Fasteners supplies fasteners and related products to OEMs, and in addition to its main facility, has three other office and warehouse locations. For more, visit


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