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Ohio Manufacturers Join Forces

Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Jacobson Mfg.-Tiffin, LLC, an affiliate of Continental/Midland, Jacobson Mfg., MSD Stamping and Minuteman Distribution, acquired the assets of HTG Tiffin, LLC, Tiffin, OH. The move is described as a natural progression of the strategic alliance between the two firms that dates back to November 2005. HTG Tiffin is a full-service cold-forming operation with complementary secondary manufacturing machines;

Large-Scale Fabricator Banks on New ERP Software

Wednesday, November 07, 2007
D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI, has invested in new enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) software in order to realize “substantial time and cost-savings benefits for our customers through the corporate-wide elimination of needless waste,” says company president Michael Dougherty. The software selected: Vantage, from Epicor Software Corp., Irvine, CA. Vantage houses modules that allow D&S to manager the entire order cycle, from quoting, production and planning to logistics, billing and payroll. D&S supplies large-scale components, assemblies and complete weldments to customers such as Caterpillar, Oshkosh Truck, The Trane Co. and Parkson; Learn more about Vantage software from Epicor at

Canadian Slideformer Acquired and on the Move

Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Hamond Industries, Concord, Ontario, Canada, has been acquired by Bohne Spring Industries Limited, Toronto, Ontario. Hamond equipment, tooling and personnel will move to the Bohne facility on or before Nov. 30, 2007. Learn more at


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