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Schuler Press Lines Bound for Russia, China

Monday, March 10, 2008
 
Car manufacturing is Russia and China is booming, according to a press release issued by Schuler AG, Goeppingen, Germany. With annual growth rates of more than 20 percent, Russia is Europe’s fastest-growing car market, Schuler says. And, double-digit growth for China’s automotive market is expected for several years. In December of 2007, Schuler completed the turnkey manufacture and installation of an automated warm-forming line, featuring a knuckle-joint press, for Russia’s largest car manufacturer, Avtovaz (a General Motors partner). The line will form parts for constant-velocity joints. In February 2009, Schuler supply the same type of line to Chinese auto-part supplier Huazhong Group in Shanghai. Schuler is online at www.schulergroup.com. Read up on GM-Avtovaz at www.gm-avtovaz.ru.
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New Sales Reps for Coe and Sesco

Monday, March 10, 2008
 
Coe Press Equipment and Sesco Products Group, Sterling Heights, MI, named new sales representatives to cover nine states throughout the Eastern United States: Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc., Harrisburg, PA; Southern States Machinery, Inc., Greensboro, NC; and Southern States Machinery Florida, Inc., Tampa, FL. Coe produces pressroom feed equipment and integrated coil-processing systems, blanking and cut-to-length lines, oscillating shear dies and presses and more; www.cpec.com.
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OEM Supplier Development, from the Supplier’s Perspective

Friday, March 07, 2008
 
Michael Dougherty, president of metal fabricator D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI, will be a featured speaker at Industry Week’s Best Plants Conference, April 1-3 in Milwaukee, WI. Dougherty’s presentation, titled Accelerate: A Powerful Model for OEM Supplier Development, is slated for Thursday, April 3, 10 am. He will describe an OEM supplier development model created in 2005 by a consortium led by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Oshkosh Corp., John Deere Co. and Harley-Davidson. The four-step model combines the use of value-stream mapping and manufacturing critical-time path to eliminate production delays and determine a supplier’s order-fulfillment capabilities. D&S participated in the pilot program launched last year. Learn more about the conference at www.iwbestplants.com; D&S is online at www.dsmfg.com.
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