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Nylok Appoints OEM Sales Rep.
for Southern States

Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Nylok Corp., Macomb, MI, a supplier of value-added fastener products and processes, has appointed Budd Sales Co., Arlington, TX, as representative for OEM sales in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The appointment, according to Nylok officials, helps the company serve the growing demand for self-locking self-sealing and thread-protecting processes by manufacturers in the Southwest.

Fanuc Announces Name Change

Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Formerly Fanuc Robotics North America, Inc., the robotics supplier has changed its name to Fanuc Robotics America, Inc. The company, based in Rochester Hills, MI, provides robotic systems for a variety of industries in both North and South America, which precipitated the name change. For more, visit

Stamco Installs Slitting and Inspection Line
for Flat Rock Metal Processing

Monday, February 17, 2003
Stamco, New Bremen, OH, has installed a new slitting and inspection line at the 300,000-sq.-ft. Perrysburg, OH, facility of Flat Rock Metal Processing. The line is designed to process a diverse product mix, focusing on cold-rolled, galvanized and prepainted sheet in widths to 80 in. and thicknesses to 0.156 in. The line can handle coils weighing to 100,000 lb. and runs at speeds to 1200 ft./min. Featured are rotary storage trays for the slitters and coil winds, a powered strip threader with loop doubler and a cassette-type corrective leveler. The line performs top and bottom inspection along with defect mapping. Stamco has installed similar lines at Flat Rock’s Portage, IN, and Eldridge, IA, facilities.


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