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A 3000-Ton 44-ft. Press Brake

Thursday, February 2, 2012
…is being built by Hydrapower International Inc., Marco Island, FL, for SMGT, an investment group based in Singapore. The machine will be shipped to the new SMGT joint-venture company in Northern Louisiana, to support its manufacturing work related to providing LNG to undeveloped regions of the world. Hydrapower is online at

Outlook for the Mexican Auto Industry

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

George Magliano, senior principal economist at IHS Global Insight, recently sat down with The Offshore Group to discuss prospects related to automotive manufacturing in Mexico for 2012. According to Magliano, "Mexico is becoming a magnet for supplier investment. This is due to announcements of sizable investment in the country in new production platforms over the last year by large automotive-industry OEM's such as Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Volkswagen and General Motors."

Those interested in hearing the full discussion regarding automotive manufacturing in Mexico and predictions for 2012 can listen to the full podcast here.

Friend Minster on Facebook

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Minster Machine Company has gone social—it’s inviting metalformers to “like” it’s new Facebook page and join the conversation. Minster will use the page to promote special events, new- and more. product introductions


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