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Pro-Eco Slitting Line Headed
for ThyssenKrupp Service Center

Monday, December 2, 2002
ThyssenKrupp Steel Services will install a new Pro-Eco, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, slitting line at its steel-processing and distribution center in Richburg, SC, for a January 2003 startup. The line will run material to 1/4-in. thick by 72-in. wide, on coils to 60,000 lb, at speeds to 900 ft./min. It will include scrap choppers, two quick-change tension-roll cartridges, tension pads and a downender.

New Tool Coater Serving Dayton, OH, Market

Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Dayton Coating Technologies (DCT), LLC, Dayton, OH, opened for business this past summer to serve the local market of 600 tool-and-die shops with tool-coating services. The firm provides hardened finishes to cutting tools, stamping dies and mold tooling. Owners George Korenyi-Both and Jeffrey Tomczak were previously product engineers at the former Dayton Thermal Products plant of DaimlerChrysler AG. DCT offers vacuum hard-coating products applied using cathodic-arc physical-vapor deposition. Coatings are single- or multiple-layer TiN, TiAlN, CrN, ZrN, TiCN and Cr. Learn more about the firm at

GM Consolidating its Tooling Operations

Wednesday, November 27, 2002
General Motors has begun to combine its tool-center operations in Grand Blanc, MI, announcing plans to close its tool centers in Lansing and Pontiac, MI, and in Mansfield, OH. The tool centers build welding tools for GM assembly and metal-stamping plants. The firm plans to relocate employees early in 2003 and to open the revamped Grand Blanc tool center, after spending $20 million to refurbish and expand the facility, by the end of 2003. Its workforce is expected to grow from 170 to 600.


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