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Ohio Manufacturers Join Forces

Wednesday, November 7, 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 7, 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

Laser Design One of America’s Fastest Growing Firms

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Inc. Magazine named 3D laser-scanner supplier Laser Design Inc., Minneapolis, MN, one of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The 2007 “Inc. 5,000” award honors 5000 U.S.-based privately held independent companies ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. Laser Design, ranked number 1996 on the list, experienced a 44-precent rise in revenue in the last 3 years. The firm manufactures laser-scanning equipment for inspection and reverse engineering, and also operates a services division offering contract scanning and other measurement services. Learn more at


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