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A GM Supplier Excellence Award Goes to

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Fastener manufacturer Spirol International Corp., Danielson, CT, has earned a General Motors 2012 Supplier Excellence Award, based on statistics related to quality performance in the areas of line interruptions, recalls and corrective actions. Spirol employs rollforming and stamping technology, fourslide machinery, lasers and other technologies to produce precision shims, coiled and slotted spring pins, disc springs, pin and insert installation equipment and similar products;

Agreement Brings Stainless and Nonferrous Tube to the Automotive Industry

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Phillips Metals Inc. (PMI), Plainfield, IL, a supplier of engineered tubing and tubular products, has forged an exclusive sales arrangement to market and sell stainless-steel and related nonferrous tubing and pipe from Marcegaglia USA to automotive customers in North America. Marcegaglia USA operates a 300,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Munhall, PA, featuring 16 tube-producing lines and secondary-operation equipment to turn out coils and straight lengths of tube and pipe from 0.25- to 12.75-in. dia.; PMI is online at

EJ Ajax Acquires Local Tool and Die Company

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Third-generation metalforming company EJ Ajax & Sons, Fridley, MN, has acquired Swirtz Tool & Manufacturing, Blaine, MN. Owner Paul Swirtz has joined EJ Ajax and is working in the toolroom to help the company continue to expand its inhouse tooling capabilities. More at



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