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Macsteel Service Centers Adds CA Operation

Monday, February 9, 2004
Macsteel Service Centers USA has acquired Hokin-Katz, a metals service center located in Los Angeles, CA. The center will operate under the Hokin-Katz name under the Macsteel umbrella. Macsteel will relocate the flat-rolled business of its Western Division to this location. Hokin-Katz specializes in close-tolerance slitting and precision blanking of products including thin-gauge and surface-critical coated and noncoated steels. It supplies high-end niche markets. Macsteel Service Centers USA, headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, has a network of 29 locations, distributing carbon and stainless steels as well as aluminum and specialty metals to customers throughout North America and Puerto Rico. For more, visit

International Surface Preparation to Tap Latin Markets

Monday, February 9, 2004
International Surface Preparation Corp., Golden, CO, plans to expand sales of its portable surface-preparation equipment in Latin American markets. Under the program, specific equipment offered to Mexican, Caribbean, South and Central American markets include Blastrac shot blasters and hand tools as well as Schmidt abrasive airblasting systems. For more, visit

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


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