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Peterson Manufacturing Builds
Waste-Disposal System

Thursday, March 20, 2003
Peterson Manufacturing Co., a Plainfield, IL, metal fabricator, has completed construction of a waste-disposal unit for an environmental engineering company. The 30-ft.-long 12-ft.-dia. unit consists of a vessel, bucket dump system and cart collection system. For the $2-million project, Peterson fabricated the unit in addition to all completing all assembly and finishing work. Peterson was selected, according to company officials, because it was the only company the customer found in the Midwest that provided shop design and fabrications broad enough to handle project requirements. Peterson continues supporting the project through field installation and operation optimization.

JIT Global Earns ISO Certification

Thursday, March 20, 2003
JIT Global Enterprises, Inc., Apollo, PA, has earned certification to the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system through Performance Review Institute. JIT specializes in prototype stamped-part development, design and development of progressive stamping dies, and contract stamping production for automotive, telecommunications, electronics and hardware industries. For more, visit

Steel Technologies to Purchase
Ohio Cold-Rolled-Strip Facility

Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Steel technologies Inc., Louisville, KY, announced that it has agreed to acquire the Ottawa, OH, cold-rolled-strip facility of Cold Metal Products Co. and other assets for about $10 million. “The Ottawa facility was expanded in 1996 and has a broad range of rolling, annealing and oscillating capabilities,” said Bradford T. Ray, chairman and CEO of Steel technologies, noting that the plant has an excellent reputation for producing and servicing cold-rolled strip for precision applications. He hopes the operation will broaden company capabilities and complement its other cold-rolled-strip facilities. Steel technologies processes flat-rolled steel to specified thickness, width, temper, finish and shape requirements for a variety of markets. For more, visit


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