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Good News for Users of Light-Gauge Stainless

Wednesday, November 08, 2006
 
Ulbrich Stainless Steels, North Haven, CT, is building a 12,000-sq.-ft. addition to its plant in Wallingford, CT, for the production of thin-gauge stainless-steel and special-metal strip. It’s targeting applications in the medical-equipment, power-generation, aircraft and other industries. For more information, log on to www.ulbrich.com.

Two More Toyota Plants Coming Ashore

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
 
A Japanese newspaper recently reported that Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build two more assembly plants in North America toward the end of the decade. The firm is considering building a plant in the Midwest to assemble Yaris compact cars, beginning in 2009 and with a capacity of 200,000 units. It’s also going to build a sport-utility-assembly plant, by 2010. Final location decisions for the two plants should be announced by year’s end.


Prima Expands its Laser
Manufacturing and Technology Center

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
 
Prima North America, Inc. recently completed a 20,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its manufacturing and technology center in Chicopee, MA, also the site of its headquarters. The expansion, which brings the total space at the facility to 88,000 sq. ft., will be used for manufacturing CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers, as well as for expanded service operations and for demonstrations of its laser-cutting equipment. Prima North America is the North American subsidiary of Prima Indsutrie S.p.A., based near Torino, Italy; www.prima-na.com.

 

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