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Tedco Recertified as a WOSB

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Progressive-die metal stamper and fourslide operator Tedco, Inc., Cranston, RI, has been recertified from a CCR/ORCA to a Women Owned Small Business. The recertification, says company president and CF Dona Vincent, entitles it to compete for contracts available through government programs. Tedco is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and is TS 16949 compliant;

Movers and Shakers in the Metalforming Industry

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago, IL, named Brad Hite president, having previously served the company as national sales manager and then as general manager of its Stainless Steel Strip Service Center;

SigmaTek Systems, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, appointed Ryan Lustig regional sales manager. The firm provides CAD/CAM nesting software to support plasma, laser, waterjet and oxyfuel cutting, among other processes;

Beckwood Press Co. added Josh Dixon to its staff as a sales engineer. Beckwood manufactures hydraulic presses and automated systems;

Metalforming and Fabricating Leading Manufacturing's Resurgence

Monday, February 13, 2012

U.S. manufacturing-technology orders climbed 66.4 percent in 2011, according to AMT--The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. The associations jointly produce the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) statistical program. “USMTO finished its strongest year in more than a decade as manufacturing led the U.S.recovery into 2012,” says AMT president Douglas K. Woods. “The increase is nearly 20 points higher than forecasters predicted.”  The USMTO report shows that year-over-year orders for metal-cutting technology climbed 64 percent, while orders for metalforming and fabricating equipment climbed 92.1 percent. View the complete USMTO report, including statistics broken out by region, at



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