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Contract Manufacturer to Double in Size

Monday, February 14, 2011
 
Accrotool, Inc., New Kensington, PA, a contract manufacturer offering metal stamping and fabricating, CNC machining, painting and other services, is adding 120,000 sq. ft. to its existing 100,000-sq.-ft. facility. The firm also can now apply silk-screen images to its products, following the December 2010 acquisition of MTEC, a silk-screening company in Jeannette, PA. Lastly, the company has added flat-screen television panels throughout its facility to provide production teams real-time access to job schedules—a change the company expects will increase productivity by 30 percent and accelerate on-time deliveries. More at www.accrotool.com.

Stamper Named Manufacturer of the Year

Monday, February 14, 2011
 
EJ Ajax and Sons, Fridley, MN, has been selected Manufacturer of the Year 2011 by Minnesota’s Manufacturers Alliance. The firm was recognized for sharing its best practices in education, safety and lean manufacturing, including hosting 13 programs on Building a Safe and Lean Culture in the Workplace. Learn more about EJ Ajax at www.ejajax.com; the Manufacturers Alliance is online at www.mfrall.com.

12-Ton-Capacity Die Table
at Automotive-Parts Supplier

Friday, February 11, 2011
 
Serapid, Inc., Sterling Heights, MI, has designed and built a 12-ton-capacity die table, using its RollBeam telescopic push-pull actuator, to enable quick die changes at an automotive-parts supplier. The table handles dies to 54 by 120 in. and indexes 110 in. in and out of the press at speeds to 10 ft./min. A pair of engineered bolster extensions hinged at the die table provide a retractable 42-in. bridge to keep the area clear during production. Learn more at www.serapid.com.

 

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