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TRW Set to Support DaimlerChrysler in China

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
TRW Fawer Automobile Safety Systems Co. Ltd. (TFASS), Changchun, China, a subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., has established a manufacturing plant in Beijing, China, to produce chassis modules for Beijing Benz-DaimlerChrysler Automotive Co. TFASS, a joint venture between TRW and Chinese automaker First Auto Works, produces braking and steering systems, as well as airbags and steering wheels. The new plant, a 4500-sq.-m facility, will supply rear axles, brake assemblies, front struts and knuckle assemblies.

Paulo Products Facility Passes Upgrade Audit

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
The St. Louis, MO facility of Paulo Products Co. has been awarded accreditation to ISO/TS 16949:2002, recognizing its abilities to continually measure, monitor and improve in order to prevent defects and reduce waste. The firm, a supplier of heattreating, brazing and metal-finishing services, also is approved to the Ford HTX standard and has received the Ford Preferred Supplier Award. Paulo also operates facilities in Willoughby, OH, Kansas City, MO, and Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN. Look online at

Leifeld Takes on Lisse Line of Leveling Machines

Monday, December 4, 2006
Leifeld USA Metal Spinning, Colorado Springs, CO, has taken over representation for Lisse machines in North America. Lisse, of Louvroil, France, manufactures critical-tolerance leveling machines for coil and sheet. The machines include patented felt-coated intermediate rolls and an automatic device for cleaning the leveling rolls. The firm also provides two- to four-roll bending and curving machines. Learn more at


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