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GM to Make $32-Million Hydroforming Investment

Thursday, February 16, 2006
 
Included in the General Motors announcement of a few days ago to invest $545 million in five Michigan assembly and component plants is a $32-million investment to update the hydroforming equipment in its Pontiac metal-stamping plant. The plant hydroforms components for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky roadsters. Other investments include $152 in the GM Ypsilanti transmission plant, and $138 million to expand the body shop of the Lansing Grand River assembly plant.
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Great Designs in Steel is Right Around the Corner

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
 
Space is limited and there is no on-site registration for the Great Designs in Steel Seminar, slated for Wednesday, March 8, in Livonia, MI. To download the program and to register, log on to www.autosteel.org/seminar. The all-day four-track program features more than 35 presentations on advanced high-strength steels, automotive safety and manufacturing technologies.
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Automatic Feed Co. Partners
with German Metalworking-Equipment Suppliers

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
 
Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, OH, a manufacturer of coil-handling and press-feeding automation equipment, has formed Graebener Group Technologies, Ltd., a joint venture with Graebener Maschinentechnik GmbH and with REIKA GmbH. Graebener supplies hydroforming, hot-stamping and milling machines; REIKA manufactures tube-processing equipment. The new company, also based in Napoleon, will be the sole North American sales and service distributor for Graebener and REIKA equipment. Learn more at www.graebtec.com.
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