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Kevin Roberts, Owner of Perfecto, Acquires Littell

Friday, December 04, 2009
Littell, LLC, owned by Kevin Roberts, has purchased the operating assets of Littell Intl., Inc., Schaumburg, IL, a manufacturer of uncoilers, straighteners, feeds and accessories for the pressroom and coil-processing industries. Roberts also owns Perfecto Industries, Piqua, OH, and Gaylord, MI, a manufacturer of coil-handling and feed equipment; Littell is online at

Here’s a Hot Automotive Market for ‘Ya

Friday, December 04, 2009
According to the Brazil Automobile Forecast to 2013, a new report available at, sales of passenger cars and other vehicles in Brazil are expected to post a compound annual growth rate of more than 10 percent from 2009 to 2013. Market growth is driven by strong domestic demand as well as tax reforms implemented proactively by the Brazilian government. Brazil manufactured 3.3 million automobiles in 2008, dominated by passenger cars. The report, available here, highlights current and future trends in vehicles and automotive components, and includes business profiles for the major automotive OEMs operating in Brazil.

Illinois Stamper Adds Deep-Draw Hydraulic-Press Line

Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Performance Stamping Co., Carpentersville, IL, has added a new deep-draw hydraulic-press line to its 80,000-sq.-ft. facility. The firm offers press capacity to 600 tons and can draw to a depth of 5 in. It also offers offshore tooling and production management;


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