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Trumpf Names New Caribbean Sales Agent

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Metalformers in the Caribbean can now purchase Trumpf equipment from Materials Integrity Testing, Inc. (MIT), Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The family- and veteran-owned company will sell Trumpf press brakes, laser-cutting machines, and punching and combination machines throughout Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands; Here MIT’s website.


Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Superior Die Set, Oak Creek, WI, has elected Frank Janiszewski president and chief operating officer. The firm, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, operates four plants—two in the United States and two in Europe;

Metal service center Central Steel and Wire Co., Chicago, IL, appointed Harry Kiafoulis director of sales—east region. He’ll work out of Detroit, MI, and manage sales in lower Michigan and Northern Ohio;

IPG Photonics, Oxford, MA, a manufacturer of fiber lasers, announced three senior-management appointments. The firm promoted Trevor Ness to senior vice president worldwide sales and marketing, adding that Ness will continue to supervise the firm’s Asian operations. Also, David Gray was appointed vice president—strategic development and systems solutions; and Yuri Erokhin was appointed vice president—strategic marketing. More at

Murata Machinery, Charlotte, NC, appointed Rick Dorman western regional sales manager for the fabrication division. The firm manufactures mechanical, servo-drive, laser hybrid and punch-plasma hybrid turret punch presses;

Service Center Adds Heavy-Gauge Slitter

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
TCT Stainless Steel, Inc., Lebanon, TN, has commissioned a new 64-in.-wide heavy-gauge (0.035 to 0.3125 in.) Emag slitter. The machine can handle coils to 40,000 lb. and 72-in. OD, and includes an Alcos eight-position carousel packing line. The new slitter joins the firm’s 20-in. Stanat light-gauge slitter commissioned late in 2012. Learn more at


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