As part of the John Deere Achieving Excellence program, the industrial-coatings business of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA, has earned recognition as the Enterprise Indirect Material and Services Supplier of the Year. PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment chemicals to John Deere’s global operations. Suppliers participating in John Deere’s Achieving Excellence program are evaluated for quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and other key performance categories; learn more here. Visit PPG at www.ppg.com/.
German Building-Products Fabricator Adds Seventh Blanking Line
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Schrag Edging Profiles, a German manufacturer of press-brake-formed purlins, box gutters and other profiles for industrial and commercial buildings, has commissioned its seventh Schuler blanking line. The line includes a decoiler, Vario straightener, coil laminator, roll feed, Vario hole punch and cut-to-length shear, and handles coils to 12 metric tons and 1600-mm wide. Sheet thickness range: 0.75 to 4.0 mm. More at www.schulergroup.com/; Schrag is online at www.schrag.eu/.
OMCO Expanding Rollforming Operations
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Custom rollformer OMCO, Wickliffe, OH, has broken ground on a 42,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its facility in Pierceton, IN. The $6.7 million project will increase plant capacity by more than 50 percent, and will welcome new rollforming lines as well as the redesign of existing lines; www.omcoform.com/.
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