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Lee Spring Gains ISO Registration

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Lee Spring Company’s Greensboro, NC, Gilbert, AZ, and Monterrey, Mexico (Lee Spring de Mexico) manufacturing/distribution facilities have been registered to the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Assurance Management System. All five of the firm’s domestic locations are ISO 9001:2000 registered, including its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, its Bristol, CT, manufacturing facility, and its St. Charles, MO, manufacturing/distribution facility. The ISO 9001:2000 certification applies to the design, manufacture and distribution of mechanical springs, including compression, extension and torsion springs, washers, wire forms and four-slide parts, stampings, assemblies and other related products. Launches Online Auctions

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Surf to for a new service that allows for online auctioning of used machine tools and accessories. Users can place items for auction online within several categories for no initial cost. If the item sells, the seller pays a fee on a sliding scale of about 1 percent depending on sale value. Items can be auctioned to the highest bidder, or for a fixed price that can be purchased instantly at any time during the auction. Pictures also can be placed for free alongside the description, and potential buyers can make direct contact with sellers to confirm additional technical information. Main auction categories include Machinery (CNC and Non-CNC), Tooling (Punch, Press Brake), Hand Tools, Materials, Spare Parts and Welding Equipment. Visit the site to learn auction details and enhancements.

Software Company Forming Technologies Inc.
Ready to do Business with French Automakers

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Oakville, Ontario, Canada, has signed up French software firm CRIL Technology as a Preferred Partner, expanding its reach to the French-based automotive community. FTI develops and markets software for design, simulation and costing of sheetmetal components. CRIL provides computer-aided engineering and finite-element analysis software, consulting and training services. Learn more at


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