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Methods Machine Tools Adds L.A. Location
to Aid Marketing Alliance

Friday, February 6, 2004
Methods Machine Tools has added a new location in southern California. The facility, at 6200 Artesia Blvd., Buena Park, is part of a new marketing alliance between MA-based Methods and Sel Machine Tool Co., Union City, CA, a West Coast distributor and Methods representative. “Joining forces with Sel means we will have more engineers and service technicians to provide better response times, expert advice, training and technical support,” says Bryon Deysher Methods president. “In addition to a larger sales force, this alliance also means larger inventories of machine tools and spare parts (as well as a larger showroom).” Methods supplies precision machine tools, such as CNC machining centers and EDM machines, and accessories, and is headquartered in Sudbury, MA. For more, surf to

Better Financial Results Expected
for Auto Suppliers

Thursday, February 5, 2004
The benefits of new platform launches and increased vehicle production, though offset somewhat by price-downs and higher material and operating costs, should allow automotive suppliers to deliver improved financial results in 2004. That’s according to Moody’s Investor Service in its 2004 Outlook for the Industry report. In addition, suppliers should be able to generate cash flow and pay down debts. In 2004, Moody’s expects light vehicle production to rise 3 percent to 16.3 million vehicles.

Pacific Press Launches New Website

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, IL, has updated all of the product information on its new website, There, you’ll find information on hydraulic C-frame and straightside presses, press brakes, production shears, compression molding presses and other pressworking equipment. You’ll also find customer success stories and other news releases.


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