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California Service Center Adds New Blanking Line

Monday, December 6, 2004
Douglas Steel, Vernon, CA, has purchased a high-speed multi-cut blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The 60-in.-wide by ¼-in. line incorporates a Bradbury hydraulic leveler with its Flat Trak system, a coil car, uncoiler, inspection table, expandable arbor slitter, adjustable shear, stacker and pallet loader and discharge conveyors. It produces parts with length tolerances to plus or minus 0.005 in. at speeds to 400 ft./min.

Great Designs in Steel Seminar Coming Soon

Friday, December 3, 2004
Register now to attend the AISI Great Designs in Steel Seminar, March 9, 2005, at the Laurel Manor Conference and Banquet Center, Livonia, MI. Automotive engineers and steel-industry representatives will provide technical presentations on, among other topics, forming characteristics of advanced high-strength steels; innovations in advanced high-strength bumpers; steel springback; hot stamping; and laser-welded blank technology. Register online at

Stamper Opens Powder-Coating Company

Thursday, December 2, 2004
Weber Specialties Co., Schoolcraft, MI, a manufacturer of precision metal stampings, tooling and assembled components, has formed a new company called Applied Coatings Solutions, LLC, Kalamazoo, MI. The 18,000-sq.-ft. subsidiary houses two powder-coating lines, production-welding and finished-assembly operations. Learn more at


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