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Indiana Metalforming Group Earns Training Grant

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has awarded a $196,500 grant to the Indiana District of the Precision Metalforming Association to fund two training programs: press-operator and die-setter certification, and advanced manufacturing certification. Vincennes University will oversee the programs; program administrator is the Indiana Business Modernization and Technology Corp. Eleven Indiana companies have enrolled 105 employees in the press-operator and die-setter classes, and 93 employees in the advanced-manufacturing classes.

Jade Corp. Acquires NY Stamper

Monday, February 14, 2005
Jade Corp., Huntingdon Valley, PA, acquired Johnson & Hoffman LLC, Carle Place, NY, a supplier and manufacturer of deep-drawn and thin-walled stampings. The firm supplies stampings for the air-bag industry. It’s online at Jade is online at

Minster and Amada Ink Strategic Relationship

Friday, February 11, 2005
Officials from The Minster Machine Co. and Amada, Inc. finalized their strategic relationship with the signing of an agreement on Jan. 7, 2005, at Amada’s corporate headquarters in Japan. The agreement, signed by Minster president John Winch, Kimio Horie, president of Amada Press Technology Co., and Katsumi Kamimura, president of Amada America, Inc., establishes Minster as the exclusive provider of Amada gap-frame presses and service for North America. Amada America will continue to sell and service its lasers, press brakes, turret presses and other metalforming products in North America, and refer its stamping-press customers to Minster.


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