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Red Bud Multi-Blanking Line to McNeilus Steel

Monday, March 3, 2003
After evaluating the steel-supply needs its local market area, management at steel-service center McNeilus Steel Inc., Dodge Center, MN, decided to expand its facility and add a precision multi-blanking line for coils to 72-in. wide and 80,000 lb. The line, from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, will run at production speeds to 250 ft./min. and process stock to 0.312 in. thick. It will feature two Bradbury levelers, a heavy-gauge stretcher leveler, CNC programmable slitter and grip-feed system, and slit-stack separator.

Italian Press-Brake Tool Provider Expands into U.S.

Friday, February 28, 2003
Toolspress SRL, Parma, Italy, has opened up shop in Greenwood, IN, providing precision-ground press-brake tooling and its quick-release SmartClamping System to U.S. customers. The sales-office and warehouse location will stock European and American-style tooling in standard and special profiles. Visit its website at

Online Classroom Training For CAD/CAM

Thursday, February 27, 2003
Engineering Geometry Systems, Salt Lake City, UT, developer of CAD/CAM software, has launched a web-based Online Classroom Training program. Students receive training from a live instructor in a classroom environment, without having to travel or leave their jobs for more than a few hours. The program uses interactive web conferencing and teleconferencing. Students connect via the Internet and phone, for 3-hr. sessions and a maximum of six students per session. Learn more at


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