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Smith West Adds Heattreating Capacity in Mexico

Friday, December 12, 2003
Phoenix, AZ-based Smith West Inc. has added heattreating capacity at its 32,000-sq.-ft. facility in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, where it performs component manufacturing and electromechanical assembly for aerospace and semiconductor industries. “Adding heattreating capabilities at our Mexican facility enables us to serve a wide range of customers, and is a critical step toward establishing a complete assembly infrastructure,” says John Mohnach, Smith West president.

Siempelkamp Consolidates in Krefeld, Germany

Thursday, December 11, 2003
Hydroforming-equipment supplier Siempelkamp Pressen Systeme announced that it is closing its R&D (hydroforming-die technology and prototyping) facility in Aalen, Germany, and will concentrate its operations in Krefeld, Germany. The company also announced it will intensify its strategic alliances with group members Strothmann (feeder technology) and ATR (industrial electronics) in order to produce complete production lines. For more, visit

Empire Purchases Name,
Designs of Blast-Room Supplier

Thursday, December 11, 2003
Empire Abrasive Equipment Co., Langhorne, PA, has acquired intellectual properties of Hoffman Blast Room Equipment, Inc., giving Empire exclusive rights to market Hoffman products. In addition, Empire, a producer of air-blast equipment, has acquired rights to all Hoffman blast-room designs. For more, visit


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