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New Tooling Company Formed
to Support OMCG Slide Machines

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Users of OMCG slide machines have a new source for tooling—Precision Metal Form Inc., Bensenville, IL. The company will design (in 3D), build and test wire and strip tooling for wire sizes from 2 to 10 mm. Visit the company online at to learn more about its capabilities and view completed projects.

Butech Bliss Partners with UK Supplier
on New Tension-Leveler Line

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Bronx Engineering Ltd., West Midlands, England, selected Butech Bliss, Salem, OH, to supply a scrap chopper to be installed on a tension-leveling line being designed and built for Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products. Butech Bliss ( will deliver the scrap chopper in the second quarter of 2011. Bronx Engineering designs and builds coil-processing equipment, including cut-to-length, slitting and multiblanking lines, strip joiners and roller-coater machines;

A Reshoring Initiative Comes Ashore in Illinois

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Join with other manufacturers in the five-step program that is the Illinois Reshoring Initiative, launched recently to help large manufacturers and their local suppliers understand the total profit-and-loss impact of offshoring, and the benefits that can be realized from the reshoring of production. The program leaves the dock March 16, 2011, with a conference titled Rethinking the Total Cost of Offshoring. Venue: the Wojcik Center in Palatine, IL, 7:45-11 a.m. Speakers include Peter Perez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration; and Harry Moser, founder of the national Reshoring Initiative, who will unveil his proprietary software called the Total Cost of Ownership Estimator. Learn more and register to attend the conference here..


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