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Joint Venture to Serve India’s Needs for Fasteners

Thursday, March 1, 2007
Continental/Midland, LLC, Park Forest, IL, and its affiliates Jacobson Mfg, Medina, OH, MSD Stamping, Livonia, MI, and Minuteman Distribution, Millersport, OH, have agreed to form a joint venture with Right Tight Fasteners of Nasik, India, to produce and market engineered fasteners and components. The alliance is being formed primarily to supply the Indian and global automotive industry. RTF will position the venture to Indian and global OEMs as a one-stop shop for fastening solutions, joining American processes, world-class technology and low-cost manufacturing. Continental/Midland, LLC manufactures cold-headed and roll-threaded automotive-grade fasteners. Jacobson Mfg. produces standard and custom-designed threaded and non-threaded components. MSD Stamping specializes in metal stamping, nut insertion clips, wireforming, fasteners, and staking of automotive-grade assemblies. Minuteman Distribution distributes fasteners. Learn more at

Small Prototype Stamper Outgrows its Original Home

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Duggan Manfuacturing, Shelby Township, MI, a 7-yr.-old manufacturer that originally built a niche in rapid prototyping of small and medium-sized parts, has purchased a 75,000-sq.-ft. facility on 9 acres in Shelby Township in order to more efficiently provide low- and medium-run production stampings and welded assemblies for its customers. With its 50 presses, three robotic-welding cells, seven CNC laser-cutting machines and six coordinate-measuring machines, it needed a dedicated and consolidated facility in which to efficiently operate, says Duggan CEO Rod Westich.

S. Carolina Service Center to add Third Red Bud Blanking Line

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Jemison Demsey Metals will receive its third multi-cut blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, later this year. It will install the line, with 0.135-in. sheet-thickness capacity, at its service center in Sumter, SC. Line capacity: 72-in.-wide coils weighing as much as 60,000 lb. Red Bud is online at


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