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Spanish Stamping Company
Taking over Tier One Plant in Alabama

Tuesday, December 07, 2004
 
Oxford Automotive Inc, Troy, MI, has sold its newly renovated stamping plant in McCalla, AL, to Corporacion Gestamp of Madrid. The 382,000-sq.-ft. plant, near Birmingham, has a $1.3 billion contract to provide underbody assemblies to Mercedes, and employs more than 200. Gestamp operates facilities in 12 countries with more than 10,000 employees. It’s online at www.gestamp.com.

California Service Center Adds New Blanking Line

Monday, December 06, 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 03, 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 www.autosteel.org.

 

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