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Precision Cylindrical-Grinding Services for Steel Fabricators and Coil Processors

Friday, December 21, 2012
The maintenance and repair facility of Menges Roller Co., Wauconda, IL, has expanded its service offerings to include precision cylindrical-grinding services. The facility is equipped to breathe new life into straightener rolls, work rolls, flattener rolls and other related equipment. It can regrind rolls as large as 24-in. dia. and 20 ft. long;

Metalformer Recognized for Job-Creation Track Record

Friday, December 21, 2012
Inc. magazine’s inaugural Hire Power Awards, recognizing private businesses for job creation, features metalformer Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, WI, which has generated 45 new jobs since 2008. That places the company fifth among the 10 private-business job creators recognized within the state of Wisconsin. “The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. “Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one-third of the Hire Power list.” Waukesha Metal Products is online at; learn more about the Inc. Hire Power Awards here.


Jon Jenson, Rest in Peace

Thursday, December 20, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jon E. Jenson, former president of the Precision Metalforming Association (1975-2000). Jenson was born in Madison, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. He completed post-graduate studies at the Universities of Frankfurt and Cologne, in Germany, and spent 2 years at the Naval Officer Candidate School.

During his tenure at PMA, Jenson directed the growth of the association to a membership of more than 1600 companies. He also initiated the PMA Educational Foundation, established and managed the association’s subsidiary, PMA Services, Inc., and served as publisher of MetalForming magazine.

Under Jenson’s leadership, PMA became the first and only U.S. trade association to be registered to ISO 9002 (in 2000). He also helped lead PMA to prominence in the International Council of Sheet Metal Presswork Associations (ICOSPA), which in 2003 bestowed upon Jon its highest honor, the ICOSPA Silver Medal.

Until 2005, Jenson served as chairman of the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition, a national organization seeking trade-law reform. And, he sat on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods until its discontinuation in 2010.

Prior to joining PMA, Jenson served for 16 years as director of marketing and technical services of the Cleveland, OH-based Forging Industry Association, and as executive director of the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation.  He was editor and publisher of Forging Topics magazine, and authored the Forging Industry Handbook.

In retirement, when he wasn’t bowling, hunting or fishing, Jenson enjoyed spending time with his wife Jeannette and their children and grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made in Jenson’s honor to the PMA Educational Foundation, 6363 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH 44131.



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