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Stamtec Launches New Website

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Mechanical-press builder Stamtec, Inc., Manchester, TN, has launched a new, comprehensive website at The site includes information, photos, diagrams and specifications for the firm’s presses. Also included are pages for Service/Parts, Company Profile, and Auxiliary Equipment—servo-feed lines and quick-die-change systems.

Website Explains Press-Technology Solutions
for Solving Metalforming Challenges

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Aida has unveiled a new website at, designed with features to help stampers understand how advanced press technology can solve difficult problems and increase pressroom efficiency. White papers available for download break down press technology into practical application; a metalforming glossary defines equipment and process terminology; and a built-in portal takes visitors to the firm’s network of manufacturing and service locations.

Wisconsin Governor Announces New Manufacturing Plan

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle recently introduced his Next Generation Manufacturing Plan, focusing on efficiency and lean-manufacturing principles to modernize the state’s manufacturers and create jobs. The plan, launched during the governor’s visit to metal fabricator GenMet (General MetalWorks), Mequon, WI, a customer of Mitsubishi Laser, calls for $85 million in existing and new tax credits to leverage $1.6 billion in private capital investment. It hopes to create 5000 new jobs and train 4000 workers.

GenMet (, which has grown from $3 million in revenue in 1999 to $12 million in 2007, recently upgraded its Mitsubishi flexible-manufacturing system to include two 4000-W laser-cutting machines, a 16-shelf material tower and an automated material-handling system. Learn more about Governor Doyle’s plan:


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