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Wisconsin Service Center
Installs New Stretch Leveler

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Dalco Metals, Inc., Walworth, WI, has installed a new stretch-leveler cut-to-length line capable of handling panel flat and memory-free 80,000-psi yield-strength sheet products. The line, from Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, is targeted at customers that laser-cut parts and components. It features a computer-controlled hydraulic roller-leveler equipped with exchangeable thin-gauge and heavy-gauge leveling cassettes, to eliminate strip cross-bow prior to the stretch-leveling process. Learn more at; Dalco Metals, which provides numerous steel grades in slit coil, blanks and cut-to-length sheets, is online at

Japanese Automotive Suppliers Still Operating

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Despite the earthquake and tsunami, numerous automotive suppliers throughout Japan want the world to know that they are up and running, according to an article in Crain’s Detroit Business. Among the suppliers noted: BorgWarner, Delphi, TRW Automotive, Visteon and Denso, all with offices and plants relatively far from the quake’s epicenter. Also noted, however, are announcements from Toyota, Honda and Nissan to suspend production, expected to affect exports of certain models to the United States. Read the entire article here. For the latest information on OEM facilities in Japan, production losses and supply-chain disruptions, consult the website of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA):

Supplier of Precision Cleaning Products
Adds to its Applications Lab

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Kyzen, Nashville, TN, has added a Rosink 850 parts cleaner to its applications laboratory. The unit, which made its debut at IMTS 2010, will allow Kyzen to test new cleaning formulations and help customers develop cleaning-process parameters. Learn more about the parts cleaner at; Kyzen is online at


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