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Kentucky Fab Shop Expanding by More than 30 Percent

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Greenheck Fan Co., Schofield, WI, has broken ground on a 22,000-sq.-ft. addition to its manufacturing plant in Frankfurt, KY. The addition will allow Greenheck, a manufacturer of air-movement and control equipment, to increase manufacturing capacity of dampers and louvers for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. Learn more at

Taiwanese Fastener Company
Opens Michigan Facility

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The privately owned Lih-Ta group, a fastener-manufacturing company headquartered in Taiwan, has opened Pierce Fastener Products (PFP) Inc., in Manchester, MI, a manufacturer of pierce nuts. Expected to employ 30 people by second-quarter of 2009, PFP has an annual capacity of 250 million nuts and is currently tooled to manufacture three body styles—R205, S281 and S311. The ISO 9001:2001-certified company offers online Poke-Yoke with two camera systems for checking hole and thread presence. Learn more at

Hill Engineering Restructures, Moves

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Hill Engineering, Carol Stream, IL, a Formtek company, has sold off its gasket tooling division and moved to new facilities. The firm manufactures equipment for rollforming and tube manufacturing, including flying cutoff and punching dies, inline flying saws, pneumatic and hydraulic presses and rotary punching machines;


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