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Two Firms Form Fabrication-Stamping Alliance

Tuesday, December 04, 2001
 
Salmon Falls Precision Fabricators, Inc., Rochester, NH, a precision sheetmetal fabricator, and Trend Technologies, Inc., San Jose, CA, a stamper and designer and developer of tooling and dies, have formed a strategic alliance to provide customers in the Northeastern United States with one-stop shopping for fabrication, stamping and plastic-molding needs. Trend operates 14 facilities globally, with 250 molding presses, 197 stamping presses and 190 CNC turret presses. It also runs seven mold and die fabrication centers in Singapore, the United States, Mexico, Ireland and Hungary.
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Nucor Diversifies into Steel-Framing Market

Tuesday, December 04, 2001
 
Nucor Corp., Charlotte, NC, has purchased ITEC Steel, Inc., Denton, TX, and its subsidiary Steel Truss and Frame Corp.. ITEC manufactures load-bearing light-gauge steel framing products-roof and floor trusses, panelized wall-framing systems, fabricated structural steel and steel-roof and floor-decking systems. Don Moody, Nucor manager of light-gauge framing development, will manage the ITEC operations. Its Internet location: www.itecsteel.com.
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Laser Job Shop Adds High-Speed Tube-Fab Setup

Monday, December 03, 2001
 
LAI East, Westminster, MD, a laser and waterjet contract manufacturer, has installed a high-speed tube cutting and welding laser station in its 40,000-sw.-ft. manufacturing plant. The 4000-W CO2 laser workstation with open-architecture CNC control will produce tens of thousands of parts per week of tubing 17 to 24 feet in length. Among the workstation features is built-in statistical-process control functions, and automatic detection of a dirty lens or mirrors. Learn more about LAI East, and its sister plants in Minneapolis, MN, and Phoenix, AZ, at http://www.laico.com/.
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