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Reko, Radix Form Factory-Automation Alliance

Friday, February 15, 2002
Reko Automation and Machine Tool, Inc., Tecumseh, Ontario, and Radix Controls Inc., Oldcastle, Ontario, have formed a strategic alliance to provide turnkey factory-automation systems. Radix specializes in integrated software, vision-guided robotics, and vision inspection and control systems while Reko focuses on design, fabrication and installation of turnkey manufacturing systems. The alliance will help the companies capture an increased share of the North American automation-system market and expand into larger projects in a variety of industries, according to officials from both companies.

Cold Metal Products Transfers CMI Division

Friday, February 15, 2002
Cold Metal Products, Pittsburgh, PA, has begun processing strip steel and rod-and-bar stock for its CMI division at the Cold Metal Products plant in Indianapolis, IN. This follows transfer of processing equipment to that location. CMI had been based in New Britain, CT, but that location was shuttered last year. A pivotal piece of equipment at the new CMI location is an 18-in. slitter. Previously CMI work was done on a 25-in. slitter at the Indianapolis plant. Also installed is an automatic band saw for cutting specialty electrical core iron rod and bar. Cold Metal Products provides a range of steel-strip products for precision-parts manufacturers.

Winco Achieves ISO Certification

Thursday, February 14, 2002
Winco Stamping, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI, has achieved ISO9001:2000 certification. The contract metal stamper has invested in robotics for press operations, to reduce throughput times.


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