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Powdercoat Services Retains
ISO Cert., Adds Assembly Facility

Thursday, February 2, 2006
Southern California powder-coating shop Powdercoat Services, Inc., Anaheim, CA, has retained its ISO 9001:2000 registration originally awarded in 2003. Also, to meet customer demands for completing coating projects from one location, including coating, assembly, packaging and shipping, the firm has added 16,500 sq. ft. to its facility. Learn more at

Week-Long Course Addresses
Weldability of Metal Alloys

Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The Hobart Institute, Troy, OH, will offer its Weldability of Metals, Ferrous and Nonferrous, March 6-10; cost, $540. The course is designed to provide non-metallurgists with the basic knowledge of various metal alloys and their weldability. Students will learn about alloy properties, heat input, preheating, post-heating, filler-metal selection and more. Register online at

Metal-Framing Manufacturer Installs Coil Line

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, has installed a turret-head coil-slitting and automatic slit-coil packaging line at the new 279,000-sq.-ft. plant of Marino/Ware, a metal-frame manufacturer in East Chicago, IN. The firm produces cold-formed steel construction products. The slitting line can process cold-rolled and galvanized-steel coils to 60,000 lb. by 72-in. wide in thicknesses from 0.012 to 0.25 in. Line speed peaks at 1500 ft./min. Its turret-head slitter employs three quick-change slitter heads, and a loop-control strip tensioner enables processing of oily and surface-critical coil. The packaging line features a four-arm turnstile, downender, semiautomatic strapping machine and six-station coil-sorting turntable. Learn more at


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