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Wiley Metal Fabricating Earns Customer-Service Award

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wabash National Corp., a manufacturer of semi-trailers and liquid-transportation systems, recently presented a Platinum Award for excellence in supply-chain performance to Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc., Marion, IN. Wiley, which custom-fabricates parts and assemblies for the truck and trailer, high-end motor home, compressed-natural-gas-vehicle and similar industries, earned recognition for its performance related to  quality, delivery, cost and innovation.  More at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, named Lieven Decloedt manufacturing manager, leading the firm’s machine shop, assembly and manufacturing-engineering initiatives. He previously served as the firm’s product engineering manager in Belgium. Also recently added to the LVD Strippit manufacturing-management team is Michael Stanchak, appointed assembly supervisor. LVD Strippit manufactures turret punch presses, laser-cutting machines, press brakes, shears and programming software;

Welding-equipment manufacturer Fronius USA, Brighton, MI, added Rick Whitfield as area sales manager, working out of Chattanooga, TN. The firm provides arc-, resistance-, and plasma-welding equipment, automation products and welding accessories;

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, a supplier of coil-handling equipment, named Benjamin Goers quality manager, a new position within the company. He’ll oversee the firm’s quality-management system and implementation of ISO 9001;


Would You Like Forming-Simulation Software With That Sheet-Hydroforming Press?

Monday, November 5, 2012
Pryer Technology Group (PTG), Tulsa, OK, manufacturer of Triform sheet-hydroforming presses, has formed a strategic partnership with ESI Group to provide ESI’s Pam-Stamp 2G forming-simulation software with its presses. Says PTG president Scott Pryer: “With our presses…in combination with ESI’s simulation software, OEMs and parts manufacturers will see even greater cost and time savings in experimenting with new parts and materials.” Learn more at


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