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Wilson Tool Website has Something for Everyone

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, MN, manufacturer of turret-press, press-brake and stamping punch and die components, has revamped its website: The content-rich site eases navigation by organizing information into punching, bending and stamping zones. A “Find A Tool” link displays the tools within each area. The site also provides online ordering, shipment tracking, newsletter and a library of product catalogs.

U of M Sets Plant-Management Course

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
The University of Michigan Business School is offering Leadership in Plant Operations, a five-day course scheduled for May 3-7, and repeated October 4-8, 2004. Attendees will learn how to initiate lean manufacturing practices; reduce manufacturing cycle times; quickly and accurately assess a plant; measure performance; encourage safe environments and practices; and align manufacturing and operations with other business functions. The course is designed for manufacturing and operations managers as well as individuals working in plant operation. The course costs $6,850, which includes tuition, books and materials, living accommodations and all meals. To register or for more information, call 734-763-1000 or visit

Metal Improvement Co. Boosts Finishing Capabilities

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Metal Improvement Co. has expanded the metal-finishing capabilities of its Bensalem, PA, facility by adding fluoropolymer powder and liquid coating systems. The Bensalem facility offers more than 200.000 sq. ft. of processing space to serve the aerospace and other specialty industries. Besides coatings application, the facility performs complementary metal finishing services such as grit blasting, fluorescent penetrant inspection, chromic/phosphoric acid anodizing, glass beading and shot peening. Automated chemical processing tanks allow processing of large single components measuring to 38 ft. long by 10 ft. wide and 2 ft. wide, or large batches of smaller parts. For more information, visit


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