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L.A. Welcomes New Laser Tech Center

Monday, February 25, 2002
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, NY, announced the opening of a new regional technical center near Los Angeles, CA, to serve the needs of its laser-cutting customers in the western United States. The center houses laser machinery for product demonstrations, applications assistance and training programs, and will hold software programming classes, presented in English or Spanish. The center is a cooperative venture between Bystronic and its southwest representative Precision Fabricating Systems, Inc. Learn more about Bystronic laser-cutting machinery, automated material-handling and storage/retrieval systems at

Wabash Alloys To Shutter NY Alloy Plant

Friday, February 22, 2002
Wabash Alloys, LLC, Wabash, IN, in the final stage of a plan to consolidate manufacturing operations, cut costs and enhance customer service, announced the closure of its Syracuse, NY, aluminum-alloy production plant effective February 28. The plant produces alloy from recycled aluminum scrap. As the closing completes restructuring at Wabash, the company “is now better able to improve efficiency, utilization and our focus on customer service and quality,” according to Bruce A. Warshauer, president. “Customer deliveries and volumes won’t be affected by this necessary action.” Wabash produces aluminum alloys and steel-deoxidation products for the steel, automotive and appliance industries.

Styner+Bienz Companies Combine Under One Name

Thursday, February 21, 2002
Styner+Bienz Ltd., Styner+Bienz Machinery Ltd. and Styner+Bienz Metall Ltd, which constitute the European portion of the sheetmetal-forming division of the Adval Tech Group, have combined to form one unit called Styner+Bienz FormTech Ltd. The change is administrative and legal only, and products and services will continue to be provided by each unit as before. Styner+Bienz FormTech is located in Niederwangen, Switzerland. The Adval Tech Group supplies tools, subassemblies, systems and volume components via stamping, forming and injection molding. For more information, visit


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