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St. Paul Metalformer Acquired
by Defense-Industry Supplier

Thursday, December 23, 2010
Quality Tool, Inc., St. Paul, MN, has been acquired by Demmer Investments IV, Inc., an entity formed by Demmer Corp., Lansing, MI. Quality Tool operates 110,000 sq. ft. of production space in St. Paul and in a second shop in Brookings, SD, supplying stampings, fabricated- metal products and machined parts to diverse industrial, medical, telecommunications and defense-industry customers. Vertically integrated Demmer Corp. is known primarily for supplying the military market with components and assemblies for tanks, personnel carriers, bomb-resistant vehicles and the like. Learn more at and

Indiana Distributor Takes on
Slovakian Fab-Equipment Lines

Thursday, December 23, 2010
The line of shears and folding equipment manufactured in Slovakia by HM Transtech will be exclusively marketed in North America by S Tech, LLC, Chesterton, IN. HM Transtech manufactures machines rated to 10-gauge by 72-in. capacity; S Tech is online at

New Website for Chrome Plater

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Empire Hard Chrome, Inc., Chicago, IL, has launched a new and improved website at loaded with fascinating before and after photos, and featuring a slew of useful information on all of the appropriate finishing and plating choices. Information is organized in two s—by application or type of item to be plated (such as production component, die component, etc.), or by finishing option. Empire offers a proprietary hard-chrome process, PTFE-infused hard chrome, moly-difulside-infused hard chrome, tin and other processes.


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