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S.B. Whistler Acquires Die Shop, Plans to Relocate Soon

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
S.B. Whistler & Sons, Inc., Akron, NY, a manufacturer of modular dies for sheetmetal punching and notching, has acquired Phinney Tool and Die, Medina, NY, a manufacturer of tooling, dies and press lines for heat-transfer coil production, particularly fin dies for air-conditioning equipment. Whistler plans to relocate its operations to Phinney’s 30,000-sq.-ft. plant during 2010. Learn more at; Phinney Tool is online at

Safety Automation Forum Presentations
Available for Download

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Some 200 people attended the Rockwell Automation Safety Automation Forum in November, to learn how to better protect workers, increase productivity and use sustainable manufacturing processes. Now, to help spread the knowledge disseminated at the event, Rockwell Automation has made the event’s presentations available at its online Safety Portal—download the presentations to study best practices and obtain innovative ideas to improve your company’s safety strategies for sustainable manufacturing.

Bosch Rexroth Opens Regional
Service Center in Dallas

Monday, December 28, 2009
Manufacturers in need of repair, upgrade and maintenance of Rexroth hydraulic products—warranty services, repairs and conversions—can now add a new 14,000-sq.-ft. regional service center in Dallas, TX, to their list of resources. The service center will support customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and parts of Florida. It features new hydraulics test stands and will service Rexroth motors and pumps, as well as proportional and servo valves. Visit for more information.


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